This is where I write about how ridiculous it is that the NL and AL have different rules, and that the DH is stupid, but I'd be totally fine with it if it existed in both leagues, but baseball is archaic and ridiculous, and that it was the pitcher who actually caught that double-play relay the other night, and that the first baseman who did not catch the ball wasn't even on the bag, and that the K-zone on TV is a patently absurd proposition because it exposes umpires even more than they already are WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY PROVING that we have the technology for a robot strike zone.
That's where I write about that.
After playing two games in Boston, the Phillies return home tonight to play out the latter half of their four-game set with the Red Sox.
Because we're switching from the AL to the NL, Delmon Young returns to right field for the Phillies, while John Mayberry and the Red Sox's* David Ortiz have been pushed to the bench.
Michael Young, meanwhile, has been placed on the bereavement list, meaning Freddy Galvis will fill in at third and Kevin Frandsen will play second. Cesar Hernandez (.308/ 2 HRs / 18 RBI in 48 games at Triple A) has been called up from the minors.
On the mound, Kyle Kendrick is looking to shake off his last two starts in which he allowed nine runs over 15 innings and raised his ERA .82 points. We tried to find the bright spots.
Finally, Dom Brown is still batting sixth, because of you-know-like-baseball-is-like-he'll-you-know-show-me-like-when-he's-ready Charlie Manuel.
7:05 first pitch from South Philadelphia. Here's how they'll face John Lackey in order:
*The English language
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# of hours / week: 10 – 20 hours
Deadline: November 20
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About NBC internships
It shouldn't come as much of a surprise, but the Eagles have added a safety to their roster.
They claimed Trae Elston off waivers from the Buffalo Bills Wednesday, a day after the Bills released him.
The Eagles were in desperate need of some depth at safety after hamstring injuries have ripped apart their secondary. Rodney McLeod, Corey Graham and Jaylen Watkins all missed Wednesday's practice with hamstring injuries and are in danger of sitting this Sunday against the Giants. Cornerback Ronald Darby (ankle) will also still be out for a few more weeks.
The Eagles had just two safeties healthy Wednesday: Malcolm Jenkins and Chris Maragos.
It won't be easy for Elston to come in and pick up the defense in time to play. Jenkins said if the team brought in a new player, that guy would probably be used more in a special teams role or in an emergency situation. The Eagles also have linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill, who can play safety, and Jenkins thinks the Eagles' cornerbacks have the ability to slide back too.
Elston, 23, went undrafted out of Ole Miss last year. He has bounced around from the Saints to the Bucs to the Browns and then to the Bills. He spent all of training camp with the Bills and made their initial roster out of training camp before getting waived on Tuesday.
Since the Eagles had just 52 players as of Wednesday, they won't need to make a corresponding roster move. They got down to 52 last Friday when they placed rookie running back Donnel Pumphrey on IR.