Howard is a Beast

Howard is a Beast

Friday it was Cole Hamels making his much anticipated debut to lead the Phillies to a win.  Saturday it was Jon Lieber flirting with perfection to shut out the Reds.  And Sunday it was Ryan Howard, after spending the night in the hospital, coming off the bench to hit two homers to lead the Phillies to a win.  Different players of the game, same winning result.  13 of 14 games is ridiculous.  With the Phillies only 1 game back of division leading New York, who has St. Louis on tap, the Phillies are off to Milwaukee with a great chance to make up even more ground.  The Phillies are on fire.  Are you on board?

MLB.com videos
-Jimmy Rollins can play some D.
-Ryan Howard is a Beast

-Friday: Cole Hamels, a live blog of his first ever performance [BS&S]
-Saturday: Lieber almost perfect in win [Inky]
-Sunday: Howard Homers Twice, Phils win [Inky]

-Charles Barkley, along with Jordan and Magic, wants to buy an NBA franchise. [Deadspin]
-I wish people paid me insane amounts of money to leave my job.  Larry Brown, best job in sports. [Deadspin]
-The Eagles had a little mini-camp, ending today, and Eagles.com is all over it.  Perhaps the biggest news to come out of the mini-camp, Donovan McNabb got a haircut.  Inky, picture 10.
-The Rocky blog has a new clip of the movie up.  Eh. [RockyBlog]
-For those of you who miss Heather Mitts and A.J. Feeley.  And I hate the Patriots with a passion, but Tom Brady does alright. [Sports Illustrated's Power Couples]
-I was on a flight Friday from Chicago to Philly with Eagles prospect Levonne Rowen. [Eagles.com]
-Bruins Sign Future Flyers All-Star to 3-Year Deal. [TheOnion]

Penn can't stop Chase Edmonds in loss to Fordham

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Photo: Penn Athletics

Penn can't stop Chase Edmonds in loss to Fordham

BOX SCORE

NEW YORK -- Chase Edmonds ran for 152 yards, added 49 yards receiving, and scored four total touchdowns to help lead Fordham to a 31-17 win over Penn on Saturday.

Kevin Anderson threw for 231 yards and one TD and Austin Longi added 92 yards receiving for the Rams (2-1).

Edmonds scored three times in the first half and Fordham opened up a 24-10 lead at halftime.

Penn responded late in the third on an Alek Torgersen 2-yard plunge which cut the score to 24-17. The Quakers (0-2) had an opportunity to tie it late but were turned away on downs at the Fordham 27-yard line.

Edmonds added his fourth score on the ensuing drive to put the game out of reach.

Torgersen had 125 yards passing for Penn.

Fordham has won three straight in the series and is now 25-2 at home since 2012, third best in FCS during that time frame.

Tonight's Lineup: Jorge Alfaro catches, bats 8th vs. Mets

Tonight's Lineup: Jorge Alfaro catches, bats 8th vs. Mets

Jorge Alfaro is behind the plate for the Phillies tonight and bats eighth. Alfaro has appeared in just four games since being called up earlier this month, and has just one hit in 10 at-bats. 

Tommy Joseph is back in the lineup and batting fifth. Pete Mackanin has said that Ryan Howard would get a lot of playing time during the last few games, but it is Joseph who gets the start tonight. Joseph is batting just .154 against the Mets this season. 

Odubel Herrera, who has been hitting well in September, will remain in the three spot. He has two homers and is batting .391 over the past week. Herrera has two hits in six at-bats against Mets' starter Sean Gilmartin. 

Phillies

1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
2. Roman Quinn, RF
3. Odubel Herrera, CF 
4. Maikel Franco, 3B 
5. Tommy Joseph, 1B
6. Darin Ruf, LF
7. Freddy Galvis, SS
8. Jorge Alfaro, C
9. Alec Asher, P