The Phillies are going to make baseball fun to watch for the rest of the summer. After taking two of three from the Nationals the Phils remain 2.5 out of the wild card.
The big news of the weekend was the move by Pat Gillick to bring in Jamie Moyer. I think Beerleaguer summed it up well:
What the Phillies are trying to do is avoid the early blowouts that
have plagued them all season long. Moyer is steady. Moving to a new
league, it should take opposing hitters three innings just to figure
out what he's dealing. He’s been tucked away in the AL West for over a
decade. Now, he's exposed to some fresh lineups, including a handful of
clubs that will have nothing to play for by September. Plus, the
intangibles (fresh start, homecoming) would seem to be on his side.
He's old, like really, really, old. Scott Mathieson was barely two years old when Moyer first pitched in the big leagues. But age aside, Moyer is a savvy veteran and for a team who nobody expects to make the playoffs Moyer certainly gives them a much better shot. Look for Moyer to make his first start Tuesday night in Chicago.
-Good news for the Phillies, Cinci's closer goes to the DL [ESPN]
-What if Sal Fasano's stache became infectious in the Bronx! [That'sOnPoint]
-A fun piece done by the NY Times takes a look at where the line between the Red Sox and Yankees really ends. Man, the Yankees completely owned the Sox this weekend. [NYTimes article & video]
-Mark Eckel takes a look at who may get cut from the Eagles [Trenton Times]
-Pro Football Talk first reported Stephen Davis will be in Philly today for a visit. [PFT.com][Philly.com]
-An 18 year old Mets fan scammed his way into obtaining a press pass, used it, may see jail time. [Out of Left Field]
-Gnarls Barkley (who I saw in Atlantic City on Tuesday) and Biggie [Gnotorious]
-Anybody see Snakes on a Plane? Thoughts? I was going to see it but I was too busy watching the Teen Choice Awards, I mean Woody Allen films. Holy Shit: Steve Sanders is still alive.
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BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Karekin Brooks rushed for 268 yards with three touchdowns on 29 carries and Pennsylvania outlasted Lehigh 65-47 on Saturday in the 60th meeting between the defending champions of the Patriot and Ivy leagues.
Brooks became the 12th Quaker to rush for 200-plus yards in a game and moved into second on Penn's single-game rushing record, behind Terrance Stokes' 272 yards against Princeton in 1993. Brooks also threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to David Ryslik early in the fourth quarter, which made it 56-35.
Penn (2-0) scored consecutive touchdowns 1-minute, 9 seconds apart late in the second quarter to establish a two-touchdown lead it maintained during a second half that saw the teams trade scores on virtually every possession.
Will Fischer-Colbrie finished 13 of 20 for 235 yards and three touchdowns, connecting with Christian Pearson on a 43-yard scoring strike, Logan Sharp from 26 yards and Nicholas Bokun late in the fourth from 21 yards out.
Lehigh (0-4) was led by Brad Mayes, who went 26 of 40 for 444 yards with four touchdowns, but also suffered two interceptions.