The Eagles silenced a lot of their critics today by defeating Minnesota relatively easily. The starters never showed signs of rust after their extended break from real action. Jermiah Trotter played the best game of his career making big play after big play. The defense made some huge plays and shut down Randy Moss.
The offense seemed to be clicking just fine. FredEx came up with some huge plays and really stepped up. Mike Tice proved to be an idiot by calling a horribly executed fake field goal and then going for it on 4th and 22.
Donovan played with a lot of confidence and had two TD passes. Minnesota was just over matched. You have to love Freddie Mitch's mocking of Randy Moss's mooning last week in Green Bay. After scoring his first of two TDs on the day, Freddie mockingly pulled his pants up, then proceeded to put on the Belt as the Peoples Champ!
Bring on Mike Vick.
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.