Reno 911; Moats Doesn't Mess Around

Reno 911; Moats Doesn't Mess Around

The Eagles lost to the Giants in an overtime effort.  This loss upsets me more than the blowout last week against Seattle simply because I hate the Giants.  Allowing the Giants to beat you at home is a horrible thing.  Giving Eli, who loves interceptions, the joy of victory irks me.

The Eagles played okay for the squad they had out there.  What I was wondering is what hap pend to Ryan Moats down the wire?  He looked like a mini Westbrook in the first half breaking some nice runs.  I am not a fan of Reno Mahe getting the bulk of the carries in clutch situations.  I suppose it doesn't really matter in the end.  Moats was back to his blogging self early Sunday evening commenting on the loss:

We played our hearts out. We played to the bloody end. Our defense
played awesome. We were supposed to win this game as a team, but we
didn't get it. We're going to pick it back up.

Last night, I met
with Coach Shuey after all the meetings for an hour to beat in
protections and knowing the checks and all that type of stuff. I had a
feeling in my mind during practice this week that I got it. I felt that
I had gotten the look off the run. I felt that I would run better in
this game.

It's hard not to like this kids attitude.  It is a pretty interesting idea to get inside of a players head in blog form.  I enjoy the fact that you can hear straight from the MVP of the game for the Eagles on whatever topic he feels necessary.  Nice addition to PhiladelphiaEagles.com  As of early Monday morning the Bunny Blog was silent on the loss.

I suppose a loss is better for the Eagles in the long run, moving them into a better position on draft day, but it still hurts the morale of the city and team to lose to the stinking Giants.

Union see 4-game winning streak end in shutout loss to Real Salt Lake

Union see 4-game winning streak end in shutout loss to Real Salt Lake

BOX SCORE

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 makes 4th rehab appearance in Lehigh Valley

Howie Kendrick makes 4th rehab appearance in Lehigh Valley

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.