I Love Chase Utley

I Love Chase Utley

Wolf, Madson, Cormier, and Wagner performed their roles perfectly last night and the Phillies beat the Brewers 4-2.  The Phillies got on the board with 4 solo home runs by Michaels, Utley, Abreu, and Utley again in the 9th to give Billy Wags some insurance.  Chase Utley seems to be the new favorite among Phillies faithful, the few that there are around.  Hopefully his 2 HRs last night will get him in the lineup more consistently.

Jimmy Rollins got the night off and Polanco got the start at short.  I wonder if Polanco's recent playing time at positions other than second base are an attempt to showcase him to other teams in hopes of making Chase your everyday second baseman.  I think Polanco is a solid player, but the fact that he is blocking Utley's progression is a little irksome.

Ryan Howard continued to look horrific going 0-4 with a couple of his now patented ground outs.  His batting average is .056, that is point ZERO FIVE SIX.

Hopefully the Phillies can continue the bit of momentum they have in tonight's match up:

Padilla (0-4, 10.57 ERA)

Glover (2-1, 5.02 ERA)

Another award: Carson Wentz named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month

Another award: Carson Wentz named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month

Three games into his NFL career, Carson Wentz might need a bigger trophy case.

The 23-year-old, who picked up his first NFC Offensive Player of the Week award for his performance against Pittsburgh, has been named the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Month for September.

Yes, Wentz's first NFL month was a special one.

The No. 2 pick from North Dakota State has completed 64.7 percent of his passes for 769 yards, five touchdowns and zero interceptions. He's the first rookie in NFL history to put up those numbers in the first three games of a career. And his 102 straight passing attempts without an interception is also a rookie record.

It's hard to believe that a little over a week before the season began, Wentz was scheduled to be the Eagles' third-string quarterback and have a redshirt year. That all changed when de facto GM Howie Roseman traded away starter Sam Bradford and the team decided to start the rookie.

While many thought the decision to start Wentz was the beginning of a long rebuilding year, the rookie has the Eagles off to a fast 3-0 start. Wentz has played very well, but has also been aided by a stout defense, led by NFC Defensive Player of the Month Fletcher Cox.

This week, Wentz is spending some time hunting while the Eagles are on their bye week. He bagged another trophy on Thursday.

The team will be back in action on Oct. 9 in Detroit to face the Lions.

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Watch: Joel Embiid can't get over how much he trusts the process

Watch: Joel Embiid can't get over how much he trusts the process

Joel Embiid really trusts the process. 

And he'll tell you as much over and over.

In fact, JoJo said it so much yesterdady that he was cracking himself up about just how much he trusts the process.

By most accounts, Joel was a bit rusty in the first couple of practices to kick off training camp, but, you know, you've just got to trust the process.

And he does. Trust the process.