Monday Extras

Monday Extras

-Raye and Foye say goodbye [Inqy]
-Boston College advances to the Final Four Frozen Four. [Boston.com]
-The Eagles convinced Jon Runyan that New York isn't as nice as
Philly.  Eagles resigned him to a 3 year deal when it looked like the
Jets were offering more money. [Eagles.com]
-Terrell Owens Calls Dallas 'A Good Place to Spend the Summer' [TheOnion]
-Howard Eskin is raising money to pay the fine of any Eagle who takes out Terrell Owens.  This is the kind of crap Eskin resorts to for some press.  Give it up. [Deadspin]
-George Mason.  Wow.  That was the kind of game that makes you love sports. A Major Victory for a Conference, Too. [NYT]
-"I soaked up Philly like a sponge." [YouTube]
-Paulie Walnuts clipping coupons was classic.  I'm not so sure how I feel about Christopher trying to dabble in the movie business.  Hopefully things will pick up a bit with Tony back in the mix.  Poor little Stevie can't even take a dump in peace.

George Mason winning makes people happy.

Tonight's lineup: WIth only RHP left, could Ryan Howard start every game?

Tonight's lineup: WIth only RHP left, could Ryan Howard start every game?

If healthy, Ryan Howard is expected to start all three games in the Phillies' final series of the season Sept. 2-4 at home against the Mets.

He might also start the entire Braves series.

The Phillies' final six games are all against right-handed starting pitchers: Julio Teheran, Mike Foltynewicz and Josh Collmenter in Atlanta; Robert Gsellman, Bartolo Colon and Noah Syndergaard with the Mets. That could mean six starts for Howard before his time with the Phillies expires.

Howard's batting average has been below .200 for practically the entire season, but he's been much better since the All-Star break, hitting .259/.325/.598 with 11 homers, five doubles and 25 RBIs in 123 plate appearances (see game notes). He went 0 for 6 in his last two starts but homered in each of his two previous starts to reach 23 for the third year in a row.

Here's the Phillies' full lineup Tuesday against Teheran:

1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
2. Roman Quinn, LF
3. Odubel Herrera, CF
4. Maikel Franco, 3B
5. Ryan Howard, 1B
6. Cameron Rupp, C
7. Freddy Galvis, SS
8. Aaron Altherr, RF
9. Jerad Eickhoff, P

Matt Kemp is out of the Braves' lineup.

1. Ender Inciarte, CF
2. Adonis Garcia, 3B
3. Freddie Freeman, 1B
4. Nick Markakis, RF
5. Tyler Flowers, C
6. Jace Peterson, 2B
7. Dansby Swanson, SS
8. Mallex Smith, LF
9. Julio Teheran, P

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Howie Roseman makes complete 180 with latest roster move

Howie Roseman makes complete 180 with latest roster move

Howie Roseman solidified his hold on Executive of the Year Tuesday when he re-signed guard Darrell Greene to the practice squad and released JaCorey Shepherd from the practice squad. Shepherd was signed on Wednesday when Greene was previously released.

The Eagles were undefeated with Shepherd on the practice squad this year.

But they're also undefeated with Greene on the practice squad.

Roseman did not return messages requesting comment about Shepherd's seven-day stint with the Eagles.

Once Roseman realized he had actually NOT signed Lito Sheppard, the deal was voided.

The Eagles don't play this coming weekend so we were hard-pressed for any actual news.