I had one of those bad nights again when I write up a nice post with some good points, some good links, but then all of a sudden I click on the wrong thing and it all gets deleted. It was just one of those nights. My briefer synopsis:
Things started off horrible for the Eagles when Trotter got ejected before the game even started, and they didn't get much better for the rest of the night.
The defense stepped up in some crucial situations. B-Dawk showed why he is one of the Eagles all time greats, when he wasn't cramping up at least.
The bottom line: Donovan played like shit.
Birds fans shouldn't be expecting a trip to Detroit let alone a trip to the playoffs if Donovan doesn't get his head on straight. We can hope that the tough hit he took early threw him off of his game. If the hit didn't contribute to Donovan missing targets all night long then we are in for a long season.
The rushing game was nonexistent and T.O. was contained rather well by Deangelo Hall who backed his smack up. That kid will be good.
One thing Eagles' fans can feel alright about.. It's only week one. Look for more analysis later today.
There is a fitting quote somewhere on this link for you people who care.
SANDY, Utah -- Joao Plata scored his first goal of the season and Real Salt Lake beat the Union, 1-0, on Saturday night to snap Philadelphia's club-record winning streak at four games.
Plata tapped in his goal in the 36th minute after quickly exchanging short passes twice with Jefferson Savarino. Tony Beltran got the play started by saving the ball just before it went over the goal line.
The Union (4-5-5) had a chance to tie it in stoppage time, but goalie Nick Rimando blocked Haris Medunjanin's belt-high free kick and Salt Lake (4-8-2) cleared it after a scramble in front of the net.
Union goalkeeper Andre Blake made seven saves.
Howie Kendrick on Saturday night made his fourth rehab appearance in Triple A during Lehigh Valley's 13-1 rout of the Louisville Bats in Allentown.
Kendrick went 1 for 5 with a run scored and three strikeouts. He also grounded into a double play and left two runners in scoring position.
It was his second rehab game playing third base. He played third during his appearance in the IronPigs' 8-4 loss Thursday to the Indianapolis Indians. He was 0 for 1 in three plate appearances with a run scored and was hit by a pitch twice (see story).
The Phillies' plan for Kendrick was to have him play a minimum four games at Lehigh Valley. He played left field in two games and third base twice. Pete Mackanin said Wednesday that Kendrick would also get a game at first base but he hasn't gotten a game at first yet.
There is a chance Kendrick could be recalled Sunday before the Phillies’ series finale against the Cincinnati Reds depending on how he feels.
Kendrick has been sidelined since April 15 with an oblique strain. In 10 games before the injury, Kendrick went 13 for 39 (.333) with five extra-base hits and four walks while exclusively playing left field.