We folk over at FanHouse did an early, early mock draft and I ordered up some cheesesteaks and put on my Andy Reid mask to play the Eagles GM. We only did the first round so I had two selections for the Eagles. Also, trading was not an option, so that limited to the plausibility of Big Red selecting the guys I took. One of my selections:
28. Eagles: [Player2]
the Eagles' two great tackles Jon Runyan and Tra Thomas getting up
there in age, they could really use a stud replacement. Andy Reid loves
drafting linemen and he'll be thrilled to see [Player2] fall this
far. He's an all-around player who can pass block with the best of them
as well as open up some holes for Brian Westbrook in the running game.
So what do you think? Could I play Iggles GM? Would you be happy as a fan with those two guys?
Also of note: I made this selection before the news of Jon Runyan's surgery and impending 4-6 month absence. So it looks even smarter now, right?
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.