Worth Losing Sleep Over: Halladay vs. Lincecum

Worth Losing Sleep Over: Halladay vs. Lincecum

The Phillies bats will be tested on their West Coast swing that gets under way this evening in San Francisco. After tonight's spectacular pitching matchup of Roy Halladay (2-0, 0.60) and Tim Lincecum (0-1, 12.91) the Phils will get LHP Madison Bumgarner and RHP Matt Cain.

Little Timmy hasn't had his best stuff to start the season and his 12.91 ERA demonstrates that but any time he takes the hill he could be a force.
From CSN's "What You Need to Know:"

Halladay (2-0, 0.60 ERA) makes his third start of the season as the
Phillies look to again reach .500. Halladay has allowed eight
baserunners and one run in 15 innings this season. Doc is no stranger to
hot starts. In 2011, he gave up one run in his first 19 innings. In
2010, Halladay allowed one run in his first 21. 
the other clubhouse, the Giants are looking for a bounce-back outing
from Tim Lincecum. The ace has struggled mightily in two starts this
season, allowing 11 earned runs in 7 2/3 innings. Lincecum’s 12.91 ERA
is the highest in baseball among pitchers with at least five innings.
His fastball velocity is down from 92.3 miles per hour last season to
90.3 this season.

Charlie's lineup this evening: 1. Pierre, 2. Polanco, 3. Rollins, 4. Pence, 5. Victorino, 6. Nix (1B), 7. Ruiz, 8. Galvis, 9. Halladay.

Staying up for this one? 10:15 EST start this evening on TCN. My money is on Doc who has been filthy thus far in 2012.

Watch every single minute of Joel Embiid's super fun NBA debut against OKC

Watch every single minute of Joel Embiid's super fun NBA debut against OKC

Oh, man. Remember that time Joel Embiid did the Dream Shake?!? And then that time he did the crossover. And when he was pumping the crowd up on his way back down the court after drilling a three ball?!?

Well now you don't have to just remember it. You can watch it all again.

Our friendly video team cut together a video featuring every single minute of JoJo's action in his NBA debut. Sadly, he was on a 20-minute restriction, but that didn't stop Brett Brown from getting him out there for a couple of extra minutes.

Enjoy. And as Dario Saric would say, "I love him so much."

If reading is more your thing, check out Jess Camerato on Embiid's debut and Andrew Unterberger on The Process being secured.


Report: Sixers anthem singer Sevyn had contract barring political statements

Report: Sixers anthem singer Sevyn had contract barring political statements

Sevyn Streeter, the performing artist who claimed Wednesday that the Sixers replaced her for the national anthem because of her intent to wear a jersey with the words "We Matter," signed a contract that prohibited political statements, according to CBS3's Jan Carabeo.

Per the report, Streeter was offered an alternate shirt and told she could wear her own shirt in the stands after the performance.

"I was angry, extremely, extremely angry and disappointed and honestly brought to tears by all of it. It broke my heart," Streeter told The Associated Press. "Honestly, I was very excited about being able to perform the national anthem. I was really looking forward to that."

The Sixers didn't directly confirm or deny the allegation but responded with the following statement:

"The Philadelphia 76ers organization encourages meaningful actions to drive social change. We use our games to bring people together, to build trust and to strengthen our communities. As we move from symbolic gestures to action, we will continue to leverage our platform to positively impact our community."

This statement is consistent with efforts being made throughout the NBA calling for action over gestures, as detailed in a feature in B/R Mag. 

“I’m past the gestures,” Carmelo Anthony told B/R Mag. “I’m past that. It’s all about creating things now and putting things in motion. So, that’s what I’m on. I’m trying to get guys on board with that and help them understand that — enough of the gesturing and talking and all of that stuff — we need to start putting things in place.”