July 11, 2016 |
DENVER - Aaron Nola returned to the mound on Saturday to pitch a simulated game, but the pitcher denied that his time away had been a mental break. "My body's healthy, I don't really think it's a mental break," Nola said. "Mentally, I feel fine. I just felt like the past month, I struggled. The ball was up. It wasn't where it should be. When you're elevating balls and not getting ahead of guys, they make you pay for it. That was the main part. " Nola, whose start was skipped Thursday, had a 13.50 ERA in his last five starts.
May 13, 2016 |
Kyle Wenclawiak earned the MaST Charter school record for single-game strikeouts with 17 in the host Panthers' 14-1 Bicentennial League win over Phil-Mont Christian on Wednesday. Wenclawiak threw a complete game, allowing one hit and three walks in the historic showing. Kalen Mundy chipped in with a three-run home run and Matt Carter added a solo homer. In other Bicentennial League action, Patrick Morrin pitched six innings, allowing five hits, no walks and striking out seven in Jenkintown's 10-0 win over Faith Christian.
April 18, 2016 |
When Jason Lincoln took the mound for Interboro, the nonleague baseball game was practically over. The Buccaneers starter put up a dominating performance, tossing a complete game and allowing one run, as the hosts defeated Cardinal O'Hara, 3-1, on Saturday. C.J. Cardell provided most of the offense that Lincoln would need as he ripped a two-run double in the bottom of the second inning. Lincoln gave up two hits, walked one, and struck out five en route to victory. In other nonleague action: Pat Lofton struck out six to earn his first varsity win as Radnor downed Upper Merion, 2-1, at Frawley Stadium in Wilmington.
April 3, 2016 |
For the first two innings of Friday's baseball game, West Chester East's bats were asleep, trailing Ches-Mont rival Avon Grove, 4-0. The alarm went off in the bottom of the third when the Vikings scored five runs, lifting the hosts to a 6-4 win. Pat Kelley drove in a pair of the Vikings' runs in the inning, thanks to a double. Tom Luckner started the game on the hill for West Chester East, surrendering four runs, but still earned the victory. Ben Foti took the mound for the Vikings in the fourth and tossed two innings of shutout ball to shut the door on any potential comeback that the visitors had planned.
March 20, 2016 |
Rookie coach Dave Hakstol selected Michal Neuvirth to start the Flyers' latest critical game, but the goalie was unable to play Saturday against Pittsburgh because of a mysterious illness or injury. Neuvirth played brilliantly on Wednesday in a 3-2 win in Chicago; it was his first game since he missed a scheduled March 12 start because of a stomach virus. Oddly, general manager Ron Hextall, when asked if Neuvirth was sidelined Saturday because of an injury or illness, replied, "we will know [Sunday]
January 26, 2016 |
The Flyers, coming off two straight one-goal losses, will face one of the many teams they are chasing in the wild-card hunt, Boston, on Monday night at the Wells Fargo Center. "We've got to be better than we have been the last couple games," winger Wayne Simmonds said Sunday after practice in Voorhees. "We've been out of sorts a bit. We haven't been playing 60-minute hockey. We've been playing here and there, but not the full games. " Before losing to Toronto and Pittsburgh, the Flyers were on a 5-0-1 run. In the last two games, they were outscored at even strength by a combined 5-1 margin, and they allowed a total of 80 shots.
October 29, 2015 |
AFTER THE Flyers got off the ice following Tuesday's morning skate - ahead of their game with the Buffalo Sabres - Sean Couturier made his way to his locker stall a little bit later than most of the group. He was straggling behind after doing a little more skating since he remained out of Tuesday's lineup. Couturier was on the ice for only the second time since being struck by Boston's Zac Rinaldo last Wednesday. He had also practiced Friday. The Flyers listed him as day-to-day with an "upper-body" injury since that night in Boston, but Couturier revealed Tuesday afternoon that he was indeed concussed, the first time in his career.
August 21, 2015 |
Knowing how to say goodbye to Chase Utley would be a lot easier if he ever really said hello. In that case, there would be stories to tell from his 13 seasons, and insights from across the years that would help put his place in franchise history into perspective. There would be emotions and feeling and the poignant sense that someone we knew so well was moving on. That wasn't the deal Utley made with Philadelphia, however, and, hometown or not, it's not the one he will make with Los Angeles, either.
July 27, 2015
Rhys Hoskins, who had a great first half with low-A Lakewood, is starting to adjust to the Florida State League. Hoskins, a 22-year-old first baseman, spiked his batting average to .277 in his first 27 games. He entered Friday batting .308 with a homer and four RBIs in his last 10 games. He struck out just 10 times in his last 89 at bats. . . . Brandon Leibrandt pitched seven innings Thursday night, his longest outing since a complete game on May 18. The lefthander had a 1.96 ERA in his last four starts.
May 30, 2015 |
Claire Emplit got a haircut. The Villa Maria softball coach promised her team that it could cut off her braids if it won a district crown. After a 1-0 win over top-seeded Chichester in the District 1 Class AAA final Thursday at Strath Haven, the Hurricanes grabbed the scissors. "They did what they had to do," Emplit said. "They've been waiting all season to cut off my braid, and it feels amazing. " Junior Maddie Abbot struck out seven and walked none in a three-hitter to lead No. 3 Villa Maria (16-6)