It's been tough to watch the Phillies lately. The offense has been anemic. As Larry Andersen joked yesterday, Roy Halladay is walking three straight batters. Cole Hamels is balking twice during one game. And the Phillies defense is putting up three errors in one game. These things aren't supposed to happen to the Phillies.
With the Flyers being incredibly exciting to watch over their playoff run, it's been easy to put the Phillies struggles on the back burner. But for the team itself those problems are still front and center.
Here's what they're saying about it :
"It's been a while since we've played this bad. I look at it like this is a test. We've got to stay with it and we've got to come and get 'em." -Charlie Manuel
"It's baseball. You don't like it. And you certainly want to correct it as quick as you can and move forward and keep doing your work and believing in the fact that it will turn around." -Jim Thome
"These last three games I've had no hits. I've done a whole bunch of hurting the team. But there's going to be stretches where that goes on and we've got to pick each other up and we will. There's going to be a day that comes when I catch fire and a lot of us are gonna catch fire. When we get a couple of these bats hot at the same time, you'll see good things." -Hunter Pence
ST. LOUIS -- Vincent Trocheck scored with just under 5 seconds remaining to lift the Florida Panthers to a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Monday night.
Jonathan Marchessault also scored and James Reimer stopped 26 shots to help the Panthers complete a 5-0 road trip -- their first perfect trip of at least that many games in franchise history.
Reimer has won five straight decisions and has not lost in regulation since Jan. 7 against Boston, going 6-0-1 since.
The Panthers moved into a tie with Boston for third place in the Atlantic Division, but have the edge because they have a game in hand on the Bruins.
Kyle Brodziak, playing for the second time after missing 10 games due to a broken foot, scored for the Blues and Jake Allen finished with 31 saves. St. Louis lost its second straight since winning six in a row (see full recap).
Coyotes use three-goal 1st period to beat Ducks
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Radim Vrbata capped Arizona's three-goal first period and the Coyotes held on for 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night.
Christian Dvorak and Jakob Chychrun also scored for Arizona, and starting goalie Mike Smith had 27 saves before leaving about 4 1/2 minutes into the third period after a collision in the net. Marek Langhamer helped kill a power play after being pressed into action for his NHL debut and stopped six of the seven shots he faced.
The Coyotes have won four of their last six.
Langhamer gave up Ryan Getzlaf's second goal of the night with 26.8 seconds to play, but thwarted two quality shots in the final seconds.
Jonathan Bernier gave up three goals on six shots in the first period for the Ducks. John Gibson came on to start the second and stopped all 14 shots he faced (see full recap).
Joel Embiid trusts the Process, more so than anyone — the process of patience.
After sitting out two whole seasons because of foot injuries, Embiid learned the importance of patience the hard way.
Appearing on NBA TV's Open Court, Joel Embiid opened up about how he reaggravated the fracture in his foot that cost him the 2015-16 season.
"I didn't know how to deal with patience," Embiid said on the roundtable discussion. "I just wanted to do stuff, that's why I think I needed a second surgery, because after my first one, I just wanted to play basketball again. I just wanted to be on the court and I pushed through what I wasn't supposed to.
"At one point I thought about quitting. I just wanted to come back home and just forget everything."
Embiid goes on to discuss the Sixers' turnaround this season and his mindset during his recovery. Watch the full clip below.
Embiid also said he models his game after Hakeem Olajuwon.