Celebrate a Phillies Win! Cliff Lee Too!

Celebrate a Phillies Win! Cliff Lee Too!

Chase Utley bashed a two-run home run in the seventh inning to provide Cliff Lee and the Phillies with some hope of getting one of those pesky win things that have been eluding them. Carlos Ruiz stepped into the batter's box next and bashed a homer of his own to put the Phillies up 3-2. They never looked back.

Utley and Chooch. Chooch and Utley. Happy 4th of July.

Cliff Lee finally earns his first win of the season and the rock on the bottom seems a few inches farther away than it did yesterday.

Glad we can get past the big zero in Lee's win column and now focus on how he's actually pitching, which for most of the season has been decent enough for a few wins.

They piled it on in the eighth and ninth to win by a final of 9-2.

Rubber match tomorrow night. Enjoy the rest of your July 4th knowing that Cliff Lee has a win in this world.

[watch Utley's home run here]

[watch Chooch's blast here]

[watch Lee highlights here]

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The Phillie Phanatic got an awful makeover

The Phillie Phanatic got an awful makeover

The 2017 Philadelphia Phillies look quite a bit different than the team that trotted out on the field last season.

One constant, however, is the Phillie Phanatic who brings his A-game every single year for most of our lives.

His consistency is remarkable.

Until now!

In a new promo video, the Phanatic attempts to get a makeover at the hands of shortstop and stylish dude Freddy Galvis.

The only problem is: if you're going to give the Phanatic dreadlocks -- and really, this sounds like a great idea to me -- you have to give him GREEN dreadlocks.

You'll notice they give him a 'fro at the end which is greeted with approval and it matches.

Carson Wentz talks Derek Barnett, that Cowboys hat and crazy Eagles fans

Carson Wentz talks Derek Barnett, that Cowboys hat and crazy Eagles fans

Carson Wentz has had a whilrwind few days in Philadelphia as the city hosts the 2017 NFL draft.

He took some time between posing for selfies with Eagles fans and messing with Dallas Cowboys fans and hitting trick shots on live TV to talk about his busy week with CSNPhilly's Danny Pommells.

Obviously that pesky Cowboys' fan was a topic of interest.

"He was coming up and was getting booed. I was like, 'I can't take this picture.' So I nicely took his hat off and set it down and took the picture. He was cool with it. It was all in fun," Wentz said.

Carson also spoke about the record-setting Philly crowd and impressive atmosphere on Day 1 of the draft

"It was crazy. I didn't know what to expect being at the Draft Experience. The fans just kind of all circulated, it was nuts. That's Eagles fans. So much passion."

As for the Birds' first round pick Derek Barnett? Wentz had to look him up just like many Eagles fans.

"I watched some film of him. He's a dynamic player. He can really turn that corner and bend around that corner. I'm happy he's on our team I'll tell you that."

"I've heard he's a hard-working kid so that will serve him well," Wentz said.

The NFL Draft Experience continues on Friday and Saturday and is free for all fans.