Werth Walks It Off

Werth Walks It Off

Jayson Werth provided the heroics and the Phillies pitching staff, from Joe Blanton through Chan Ho Park to Clay Condrey, provided the needed outs. It was a 13 inning affair that was certainly worth the price of admission. MLB.com has plenty of highlights including Werth's walkoff home run and Brad Lidge's sick kick save to Jimmy Rollins for the most remarkable 1-6-3 double play in the ninth. [video below]

"Things are going real well in South Philadelphia," as Tom McCarthy put it. They certainly are. The Phils are on their longest winning streak since 1991. It was the year Full House dropped from T.G.I.F on Friday nights and moved to Tuesdays. I was 10 years old and fascinated with a football player named Barry Sanders. What were you doing in 1991?

In other NL East news, the Braves beat the Giants 8-1 and the Mets were shutout by the Nationals by the score of 4-0. The Phils remain 6.5 up.

T.J. McConnell (wrist) in a splint, doubtful to play for Sixers Wednesday

T.J. McConnell (wrist) in a splint, doubtful to play for Sixers Wednesday

Sixers point guard T.J. McConnell is doubtful for Wednesday's home game against the Raptors with a right wrist sprain.

McConnell was in a splint at practice Tuesday and said he would try to play but would leave it up to the medical staff.

McConnell is averaging 4.8 points and 5.4 assists in 38 games. The Sixers went 5-2 in the last seven games he started before his injury, and won 113-104 in Milwaukee without him. Sergio Rodriguez started at PG in McConnell's place and had 10 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Chasson Randle backed up the point and had 10 points and a pair of threes.

Big men update
Joel Embiid did not practice Tuesday and is listed as probable for Wednesday night when the Sixers (13-26) host the Raptors (27-13).

“Joel Embiid ... was a little bit, had the flu,” Brett Brown said.

Brown also added that he does not think Embiid's minutes limit will increase beyond 28 this season.

Jahlil Okafor (probable) did not participate in practice and received treatment. Brown said Okafor had soreness. Gerald Henderson is also probable and had an individualized workout Tuesday.

Wayne Simmonds gets engaged during Flyers' bye week

Wayne Simmonds gets engaged during Flyers' bye week

So far, 2017 has been a pretty big year for Wayne Simmonds.
 
In addition to being named to his first All-Star team this year, Simmonds clearly had big plans on how to spend his bye week away from hockey, before returning to play the New Jersey Devils on Saturday. He popped the question to his girlfriend, Crystal Corey, and she said yes.
 
Simmonds announced the engagement on his Instagram.

11,700 feet and she said YES! I Love you @cryscorey 💛#SimmondsandSimmonds

A photo posted by Wayne Simmonds (@wayne17simmonds) on

It could be good news for the Flyers, too. Simmonds is the second Flyer to get engaged this season after Claude Giroux popped the question in December after winning three in a row. The Flyers made the winning streak an even 10 after. Congratulations, Wayne!