A nice little weekend for the Phillies and Sixers. It started out tough for the Phillies on Friday when they seemed poised again to win late in the game, but their bullpen floundered. (Link to a nice Phillies Blog) Phillies games played on Fridays this year will be broadcast on 610 WIP such as this one was allowing me to catch the tail end on my drive home from work.
The Sixers topped the Cavs on Friday evening 103-98 led by A.I.'s career high 16 assists. Lebron had an impressive 37, 13, 7, and 5 in a losing effort.
Saturday night the Sixers went up against Washington without Allen Iverson. Willie Green stepped in and showed he can play scoring 20 to go along with 9 assists and 3 steals. I think we need to see more Willie on the court in the future. The Sixers blew a 21 point first half lead and were down by as many as 13 in the fourth quarter but fought back to win 112-106.
The Phillies bounced back from a tough loss Friday with a great outing from the great hope of the Phillies rotation Gavin Floyd. Floyd allowed only 3 hits in 7 "dominant" innings. Notice the heading they use in the AP story on ESPN.com.(Video Highlights Included) They must have read my post last week.
The Phillies bats came alive Saturday putting up 10 runs and they topped that production Sunday by scoring 13. Jon Lieber was on fire in his second start as a Phillie retiring the Cards in order into the fifth inning. He gave up a couple of homers late which were meaningless in this game, but costly to my fantasy team. Phillies fans have to be excited about Pat "The Bat" Burrell living up to his nickname so far this season. He currently leads the Majors in RBIs with 15. This fast start has to be great for Pat's confidence; Should be fun to watch this season if he keeps this up.