I love Jimmy Rollins

I love Jimmy Rollins

Phillies take two of three from the Braves in two phenomenal endings.  Chase Utley was the hero on Saturday and Brett Myers threw a 4 hit gem Sunday night with the Fightin's coming back in the bottom of the 10th to win another thriller.

Why do I love Jimmy Rollins?  There isn't one single reason, but he had a phenomenal bunt single in the bottom of the 10th.  He is to the Phillies what Andre Iguadola is to the Sixers.  You just love watching the guy play.  I also think it is easy to love a guy who plays phenomenal defense and has tremendous speed.  Everyone loves speed; it gives a player that hustle appeal.

Fans booed the absence of Chase Utley early in Sunday's game, but when Placido Polanco drove in the game winner to end it CBP erupted in cheers.

Sixers weekend wrap after the Jump.

After the Sixers won a convincing game in Indy on Friday night, they moved on to New Jersey Sunday night and must have lost their game somewhere near exit 114.

The Sixers looked horrible Sunday night, especially Chris Webber.  I haven't gone as far as some of the Philly faithful as to boo the guy, but he definitely looks old and rusty as a Sixer.

Jason Kidd had a triple double and the Nets seemed to take command of the 8th seed.  It is likely the Sixers will be the 7th seed going up against the Pistons of Detroit.

Penn can't stop Chase Edmonds in loss to Fordham

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Penn can't stop Chase Edmonds in loss to Fordham


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. 


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