Phillies swat Nats

Phillies swat Nats

THE PHILLIES ARE UNDEFEATED!

Brett Myers had a real strong outing to lead the Phillies past the Nats tonight 3-2.  Myers went 6 2/3 innings and let up only 1 earned run to go along with 7 Ks.  Pat Burrell continued his torrid start by hitting a 2 run go a head bomb deep to left in the 7th inning.

The Phillies bats wear silent early but picked up when they needed too.  Zach Day pitched a solid outing for the Nats and seemed to have the Phil's number until Thome and Burrell got their bats going in the 6th.  I am real excited to see Burrell off to a hot start; hopefully he can keep it going.

Other notables include Chase Utley getting the start at 2B.  He had an absolutely nasty play early in the game which may help him get more games over Polanco.  (I took Chase in my fantasy league and was mighty pissed to see him sit on opening day.. then I sat him tonight and he does better than Ty Wiggington.. yeah yeah I went shitty at 2B)

Random aside: If you have been watching the Phillies games on CN8 you had to have seen the Phillies ad running where they say "you never know when something special is going to happen" and as they are saying it they show Thome hitting his 400th home run last year.  Coincidentally.. as Thome was hitting his home run I was walking into the Ball Park and didn't actually see it with my own eyes.. but I saw him celebrating afterwards and i heard it.. so you never know when something special is going to happen.  I still tell people I "was there."

F*CK: I started writing this little post before the game ended.. The Nats just took the lead 4-3.  damnit!  Thats what I get for writing about a game that is still going on.  EVERYTHING I TYPED BEFORE IS WRONG.  I think Tim Worrell is going to be a liability this year.  He just let up a HR to Jose Guillen.  Oh man they just yanked Worrell and he got some loud boos.

The loudest cheers of the night were when they showed Jeromiah Trotter on the Jumbotron followed by E-A-G-L-E-S chants.  You would think they could wait till May to do some Eagles cheers at the Phils games.

Abreu just bobbled a ball that could have saved a run..  Brad Wilkerson just hit for the cycle.  Phillies are losing 6-3..  Rollins grounds out.. Lofton Ks.. Abreu grounds out..  7-3 Nats..  Thome leads off the bottom 9 with a single.. Burrell grounds out.. out. out.

Phillies lose for real.

If it makes you feel any better BryanMKang says, "goddamn the mets suck," and added "goddamn they suck," and finished up with "goddamn."    You can read the full interview here.

Best of MLB: Twins pound out 21 hits, storm back to beat Orioles

Best of MLB: Twins pound out 21 hits, storm back to beat Orioles

BALTIMORE -- Max Kepler homered and drove in four runs, Miguel Sano and Jorge Polanco each had a career-high four hits and the Minnesota Twins roared back to beat the Baltimore Orioles 14-7 Monday night.

Minnesota trailed 5-0 in the second inning and 6-2 entering the fifth before cranking up the offense against Ubaldo Jimenez and an ineffective Baltimore bullpen.

A two-run double by Kepler helped the Twins knot the score in the fifth, Minnesota sent 11 batters to the plate in a six-run sixth and Sano added a two-run homer in the ninth.

Joe Mauer had three hits, two RBIs and scored twice for the Twins, who reached season highs in runs and hits (21).

Adam Jones hit a three-run drive in the second inning off Kyle Gibson (1-4) for Baltimore (see full recap).

Peacock, Astros 1-hit Tigers
HOUSTON -- Brad Peacock and three relievers combined for a one-hitter and Jose Altuve provided the offense with an RBI double to lead the Houston Astros to 1-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night.

Peacock was solid moving out of the bullpen to make a spot start for injured ace Dallas Keuchel. In his first start since September, Peacock allowed the lone hit and struck out eight in 4 1/3 innings. He was lifted after walking Tyler Collins with one out in the fifth inning.

Chris Devenski (3-2) took over and pitched 2 2/3 innings for the win before Will Harris pitched a scoreless eighth. Ken Giles struck out two in the ninth for his 12th save to allow the Astros to bounce back after being swept by the Indians over the weekend.

Detroit's only hit was a single by Mikie Mahtook with one out in the third on a night the Tigers tied a season high by striking out 14 times. The team's only baserunner after Collins was Victor Martinez, who was plunked with one out in the seventh. But Houston still faced the minimum in that inning when J.D. Martinez grounded into a double play to end the seventh.

The Astros struck early against Michael Fulmer (5-2) when George Springer drew a leadoff walk before scoring on the double by Altuve to make it 1-0 with one out in the first (see full recap).

Homers help Yankees top Royals
NEW YORK -- Didi Gregorius, Brett Gardner and Chris Carter homered, and the New York Yankees once again downed Jason Vargas by beating the Kansas City Royals 4-2 Monday night.

A reversed umpire's call in the seventh inning kept the Yankees ahead and enabled Michael Pineda (5-2) to top Vargas for the second time in a week. The Royals, with the worst record in the AL, have lost five of seven.

Vargas (5-3) began the day with a 2.03 ERA, tied for second-best in the majors. But the lefty fell to 0-7 lifetime against the Yankees when he was tagged by Gardner and Gregorius, the only left-handed hitters in the New York lineup (see full recap).

West Chester baseball wins Atlantic Regional, moves on to national championship tourney

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West Chester baseball wins Atlantic Regional, moves on to national championship tourney

West Chester University baseball is moving on to the 2017 NCAA National Championships.

The Golden Rams won the Division II Atlantic Regional Final on Monday with a 12-7 decision over Winston-Salem State at Russell Diethrick Park.

Sophomore first baseman Jared Melone reached base six times, going 5 for 5 with a walk and four RBIs, while shortstop Nick Ward scored four runs and collected three hits to help West Chester capture its fourth regional title in program history.

Senior right-hander Josh McClain picked up the win in relief with three innings of one-run ball, as the Golden Rams scored five in the eighth inning to win their first regional crown since 2012, the year they won the national championship. 

West Chester is now 40-11 overall and will open national championship tournament play on Saturday at 3 p.m. against North Georgia in Grand Prairie, Texas.

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