The first game in this three game series versus the Cincinnatti Reds started out with promise for our Phightins. Kyle Kendrick retired the first nine batters he faced, the Phillies batters were getting on base despite not being able to score, and it seemed only a matter of time before they were going to bust out against Johnny Cueto and company. Then fate stepped in, as it has many times this season, to put the brakes on any good feelings this team has had as of late.
Monthly Archives: June 2010
LOS ANGELES — Today’s 2010 Entry Level NHL Draft started pretty quietly for the Flyers. Not much news seemed to be coming out of Southern California two weeks after the team lost the Stanley Cup Final to the Chicago Blackhawks. But as day one of the draft winded down the Flyers finnally made a move that got people back east talking.
One of the Flyers’ newest pieces and someone who seemed to be a key component to strengthening this year’s defensive core was sent packing just days after arriving in Philadelphia. The good news for Dan Hamhuis is that he isn’t going too far.
It’s official: the Sixers finally have a true two guard.
No more forcing Andre Iguodala to play out of position, no more acting like Willie Green is anything more than an average D-leaguer at best: with the second overall pick in the 2o1o NBA Draft, the Sixers selected Ohio State guard Evan Turner.
The NHL’s Eastern Conference Champions will begin their re-launched efforts to return to the Stanley Cup Finals beginning on October 7th in Pittsburgh’s brand new arena, the Consol Energy Center. With many teams now gunning to bring the Flyers down after reaching the Stanley Cup, the challenge will become even tougher.
Below are my top five matchups to look forward to now that the complete 2010-2011 Flyers schedule has been released.
It probably wasn’t the perfect night for Jimmy Rollins at the plate (0-4) in his first game coming back from his second stint on the disabled list, but he looked never happier to be back on the field… again…
You could also say it wasn’t the perfect night at the plate for any of the Phillies batters. As a team, it was the second straight game where they recorded only 4 hits. Luckily for them, however, they were playing the Cleveland Indians.
A top story of the Flyers’ series against Chicago was whether our top four defensemen, led by Chris Pronger and Kimmo Timonen, could keep up with their squad, which ran six men deep. The results showed as the opponent’s third line kept the Flyers in check while ours was taken advantage of at nearly every opportunity.
With the hangover from the Flyers’ Stanley Cup Final finally gone (for those of you still feeling the effects, I’d recommend seeing a doctor), anyone whose eyes haven’t turned towards the offseason and the 82 plus games that follow must do so now.
As those of you who listened in on our original offseason podcast would already know, the Flyers have plenty of pieces, especially forwards, that needn’t be tinkered with going into the 2010-2011 season.
Last night, Phillies fans got a glimpse of the dominant offensive team they’ve grown accustomed to seeing over the past few years. The explosive group we used to know and love seemed to go on a rather long vacation, for about three weeks. During these three weeks the season looked grim and like a disappointment to the fans of Philly. However last night the Fightin’s seemed to be eager to come back from their prolonged slump, and show how good of a team they really can be. It felt good to take a series away from the defending World Champs, and get back into the rhythm of Phillies baseball. This game should serve as the turning point for the team to return to their customary high-scoring games.
The Sixers didn’t necessarily shock the Delaware Valley today when they announced the trade of their 6’11” center. In fact, people had been campaigning for Samuel Dalembert’s release for years. But when the news came across the wires today, it was still kind of hard to believe.
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Samuel Dalembert wore number 1 for the 76ers since 2001 when he was drafted in the first round. For eight seasons we saw the Hatian-Canadian blocking shots and rebounding. His raw talent — astonishing. His basketball IQ — troubling.
Today the Sixers shipped Dalembert to Sacramento, in return for Spencer Hawes, a 22-year-old 7’1″ center, and Andres Nocioni a 6’7″ forward out of Argentina.