Saturday Matine: Cole's Last Stand at the Bank?

Saturday Matine: Cole's Last Stand at the Bank?

The Phillies are back at it this afternoon in a 4:05 start against the San Francisco Giants. The story of the day is the fact that there is the chance that today's start by Cole Hamels could be his last at Citizens Bank Park as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies. I think we can all agree we don't want to see that happen, but the possibility that he will be dealt before the deadline is real.

Hamels (11-4, 3.07) will go up against San Fran ace Matt Cain (10-3, 2.56) in what should be a pretty entertaining pitcher's duel. Cain has had dominate numbers against the Phillies he'll face this afternoon.

So there's that.

It's a 4:05 start today for the FOX national telecast. Good news for you Philly transplants.

Mike Trout joins push in trying to lure LeBron James to Sixers

Mike Trout joins push in trying to lure LeBron James to Sixers

LeBron James to the Sixers. It would take a miracle, right?

Sure, but one MVP is in on the push for the four-time MVP landing in Philly.

Enter Mike Trout.

The Angels' star outfielder, a two-time AL MVP and native of Millville, New Jersey, took to Twitter on Thursday to make a quick pitch for the King. Trout, a well-known fan of Philadelphia sports teams, responded to a 94WIP tweet about reporter Howard Eskin shooting down the LeBron James chatter.

First, it was Ben Simmons tweeting James. That's really how all the buzz started and now the idea is taking on a mind of its own. Clearly, it's being talked about. And what Sixers fan wouldn't want a player like James putting "The Process" into hyperdrive?

And hey, once James comes to Philly, he can then return the favor: bringing Trout to the Phillies.

We can dream, right?