The Phillies played two games yesterday and unfortunately I chose the wrong one to watch. I'm not even entirely sure the Phillies showed up to play in the second game at Jimmy Buffett Stadium in Florida. Chase Utley had two hits and the rest of the squad had zero. Jamie Moyer's domination in the state of similarly aged retirees came to an end. The Phillies were bad. But they were good enough in the earlier game to get the win, so a split was mostly acceptable.
But today, with Cole Hamels on the mound facing Rick VandenHurk -- love the capital 'H' -- they need to show up and put an end to the Marlins season.
The 24-year old righty is an imposing 6 foot 5 inches with a much less imposing 12.79 ERA against the Phillies in two career outings, both losses.
Cole Hamels on the other hand is a freaking WFC and World Series MVP who just so happens to star in advertising for really expensive apartments high atop one of Philadelphia's tallest building.
With the playoff rotation yet to be determined, these next few games and how sharp Cole and Cliff are could tip Charlie's hand as to who goes in game one of the first series. Will Cole's resurgence over the past month earn him the throne back, and can he continue to show that he's still the man in Philly?
Tune in at 7:05 tonight to find out.
The Eagles have signed former Dolphins offensive guard Dallas Thomas to a reserve/futures contract.
Thomas, 27, was drafted by the Dolphins in the third round (No. 77) out of Tennessee in 2013 and was with them until this past season.
In his four-year career, Thomas has played in 37 games with 26 starts. He started nine games in 2014 and started all 16 games at left guard in 2015.
Thomas (6-5, 315 pound) and 2014 third-rounder Billy Turner were both released in October after a poor showing agains the Titans. While Thomas was the team's starter at left guard in 2015, rookie Laremy Tunsil took over that position with the Dolphins in 2016.
In 2015, when Thomas started all 16 games at left guard, he was ranked as the worst guard in football by ProFootballFocus. He gave up 10 sacks, 10 QB hits and 36 QB hurries.
Mike Trout sure does win a lot when the Eagless beat the Cowboys.
Not only did the Los Angeles Angels outfielder get a touchdown ball from Carson Wentz during the Eagles win over the Cowboys to cap off the season, but he also won a bet on the game with a friend.
Turns out, Trout had some sort of bet with DJ Cottrell, whose Twitter profile says he is from Trout's hometown of Millville, NJ. Cottrell is likely a Cowboys fan and came up on the losing end.
"The fact I have to wear an entire Eagles uniform to the gym for a week is going to be the death of me," he Tweeted on Tuesday.
Then he posted a photo of himself in the ridiculous football uniform while posing alongside Trout.
It's good to be Mike Trout. Not so much a Dallas Cowboys fan these days.