It's not often the Phillies get to laugh at Ryan Braun but they got that rare opportunity last night thanks in large part to the poor base running of teammate Jonathan Lucroy.
Braun has been straight killing the Phillies as of late, having homered against them in five consecutive games, including a big two-run shot off of Cole Hamels in the eighth inning last night, and he almost hit another one earlier in the game.
With two outs in the bottom of the third and Lucroy on first, Braun bashed a ball to left field that bounced of the literal top of the wall, missing a home run by like an inch and bouncing back into play. Instead of going first-to-third on the hit, Lucroy apparently missed the bag at second and went back to re-tag. Only problem with that was he found himself at the same base as his teammate Braun.
It was pretty comical and ended the inning and the Brewers threat.
You can watch Lucroy try to explain his gaffe here and watch Braun with a very visible WTF below.
"I stepped over second," Lucroy said. "I looked up to see where the ball was and I just missed the bag."
"In hindsight, I probably should have kept running. I asked Jimmy and Chase if they saw it and they both said no. Of course I should have kept running, but obviously I didn't do that."
The Phillies won the game, 4-3.
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ST. LOUIS -- Vincent Trocheck scored with just under 5 seconds remaining to lift the Florida Panthers to a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Monday night.
Jonathan Marchessault also scored and James Reimer stopped 26 shots to help the Panthers complete a 5-0 road trip -- their first perfect trip of at least that many games in franchise history.
Reimer has won five straight decisions and has not lost in regulation since Jan. 7 against Boston, going 6-0-1 since.
The Panthers moved into a tie with Boston for third place in the Atlantic Division, but have the edge because they have a game in hand on the Bruins.
Kyle Brodziak, playing for the second time after missing 10 games due to a broken foot, scored for the Blues and Jake Allen finished with 31 saves. St. Louis lost its second straight since winning six in a row (see full recap).
Coyotes use three-goal 1st period to beat Ducks
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Radim Vrbata capped Arizona's three-goal first period and the Coyotes held on for 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night.
Christian Dvorak and Jakob Chychrun also scored for Arizona, and starting goalie Mike Smith had 27 saves before leaving about 4 1/2 minutes into the third period after a collision in the net. Marek Langhamer helped kill a power play after being pressed into action for his NHL debut and stopped six of the seven shots he faced.
The Coyotes have won four of their last six.
Langhamer gave up Ryan Getzlaf's second goal of the night with 26.8 seconds to play, but thwarted two quality shots in the final seconds.
Jonathan Bernier gave up three goals on six shots in the first period for the Ducks. John Gibson came on to start the second and stopped all 14 shots he faced (see full recap).
Joel Embiid trusts the Process, more so than anyone — the process of patience.
After sitting out two whole seasons because of foot injuries, Embiid learned the importance of patience the hard way.
Appearing on NBA TV's Open Court, Joel Embiid opened up about how he reaggravated the fracture in his foot that cost him the 2015-16 season.
"I didn't know how to deal with patience," Embiid said on the roundtable discussion. "I just wanted to do stuff, that's why I think I needed a second surgery, because after my first one, I just wanted to play basketball again. I just wanted to be on the court and I pushed through what I wasn't supposed to.
"At one point I thought about quitting. I just wanted to come back home and just forget everything."
Embiid goes on to discuss the Sixers' turnaround this season and his mindset during his recovery. Watch the full clip below.
Embiid also said he models his game after Hakeem Olajuwon.