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.
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Former University of Kansas basketball player Josh Jackson pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor traffic violation for backing into a car and driving away.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports that Jackson entered his plea Tuesday in Lawrence Municipal Court to striking an unattended vehicle. Two other charges, inattentive driving and improper backing, were dismissed.
Jackson, who is expected to be a top draft pick in next month's NBA draft, will be on probation for six months and must pay a $250 fine. If he violates his probation, Jackson would have to serve 30 days in jail.
Coach Bill Self suspended Jackson for the opening game of the Big 12 Tournament because of the incident.
The 6-foot-8 Jackson has now resolved two cases that had dogged him during his lone year at Kansas. He earlier reached a diversion agreement that requires him to attend anger management classes, write a letter of apology and refrain from using alcohol or recreational drugs for a year for his confrontation with a Jayhawks women's basketball player last year.
Jackson had pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor count of criminal property damage after he argued with McKenzie Calvert on Dec. 9 outside a bar in Lawrence. He signed the diversion agreement on April 26.
It appears the Big3 League media blitz is already underway.
Allen Iverson and his Killer 3s team doesn't start play until the end of June and doesn't roll through Philadelphia until the middle of July, but that hasn't stopped the Answer from doing a little promo for the gimicky league.
A.I. sat down with actor and general hoops junkie Michael Rapaport for Fox Sports 1 for a segment that will air next month but they shared a teaser online.
In it, the topic of trash talking comes up. Iverson says he wasn't much of a talker himself but witnessed plenty from the likes of Michael Jordan who used intimidation to get to Aaron McKie.
You can check out the Big3 League's full season schedule right here.