CSNPhilly's Tim Panaccio is reporting that Ilya Bryzgalov is sick and will be a no-go for tonight's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. A disappointing turn of events, Bryzgalov may have been able to use tonight to build on his 1-0 loss of a shutout against the Islanders on Tuesday. Bryzgalov is 4-0-0 with a 1.55 GAA lifetime against the Leafs.
Sergei Bobrovsky will be in net for the Orange & Black.
Jason Bacashihua has been recalled on an emergency basis from Adirondack should Bryz be unable to sit on the bench tonight.
We (I) had previously speculated that the decision to recall Bacashihua instead of AHL All-Star Michael Leighton might have been for specific hockey reasons, but as our own Matt P. pointed out (as well as commenter @andymckechnie below), Bacashihua may not have to go through the same waiver-clearing process as Leighton (though there's also some question as to whether that applies in case of a medical emergency).
In either case, you'll forgive me for being more than a little preoccupied with Michael Leighton. It's been a rough couple years.
NEW YORK -- Chase Edmonds ran for 152 yards, added 49 yards receiving, and scored four total touchdowns to help lead Fordham to a 31-17 win over Penn on Saturday.
Kevin Anderson threw for 231 yards and one TD and Austin Longi added 92 yards receiving for the Rams (2-1).
Edmonds scored three times in the first half and Fordham opened up a 24-10 lead at halftime.
Penn responded late in the third on an Alek Torgersen 2-yard plunge which cut the score to 24-17. The Quakers (0-2) had an opportunity to tie it late but were turned away on downs at the Fordham 27-yard line.
Edmonds added his fourth score on the ensuing drive to put the game out of reach.
Torgersen had 125 yards passing for Penn.
Fordham has won three straight in the series and is now 25-2 at home since 2012, third best in FCS during that time frame.
Jorge Alfaro is behind the plate for the Phillies tonight and bats eighth. Alfaro has appeared in just four games since being called up earlier this month, and has just one hit in 10 at-bats.
Tommy Joseph is back in the lineup and batting fifth. Pete Mackanin has said that Ryan Howard would get a lot of playing time during the last few games, but it is Joseph who gets the start tonight. Joseph is batting just .154 against the Mets this season.
Odubel Herrera, who has been hitting well in September, will remain in the three spot. He has two homers and is batting .391 over the past week. Herrera has two hits in six at-bats against Mets' starter Sean Gilmartin.
1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
2. Roman Quinn, RF
3. Odubel Herrera, CF
4. Maikel Franco, 3B
5. Tommy Joseph, 1B
6. Darin Ruf, LF
7. Freddy Galvis, SS
8. Jorge Alfaro, C
9. Alec Asher, P