One Big Ginormous Update!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008 ·

Sorry, today I was helping my sister move into Manayunk and I was unable to post any news until now, so instead of making multiple posts, I am just going to post one rather large post today mentioning everything from the Phillies to the Flyers.

First, the Eagles were dealt a substantial blow today when they learned that starting WR Kevin Curtis would require sports hernia surgery and will be out indefinitely. I've heard his time table ranges from a few weeks to nearly two months. Some have even said 8-10 weeks with October 26th as a likely return date. Andy Reid has said he has no desire to bring any other wide receiver in for competition. [Comcast Sportsnet]

Greg Lewis and Hank Baskett will split time in Curtis' spot on Friday and DeSean Jackson will start for the Eagles other injured wide receiver, Reggie Brown. Oh...boy. We're slowly inching toward the days of where the average fan could not name one Eagles wide receiver. There isn't much really available right now, but I'm sure the Eagles will be "interested" in every wide receiver who is upset with their current contract. Jordan Raanan has wrote about his opinions of what the Eagles could do.

It's not all bad news in Philly though because Andy Reid also announced that pro-bowl guard Shawn Andrews will make his first start on Friday for the Eagles. The starters will play the first three quarters.

In other news, the Flyers reportedly have interest in Mats Sundin. It's a stupid move and I really do not want to expand on it. The Flyers have absolutely no salary cap space and for the move to happen the Flyers would likely have to move Carter, Gagne, or Briere. Definitely not worth signing an aging center.

And then we have the Phillies. Brett Myers pitched a complete game shut out tonight to help the Phillies win their third straight game after Jayson Werth played hero with a late home-run to cap a comeback last night. Myers curve ball was downright filthy tonight and he is leaving hitters off-balance with movement and better velocity with his fastball. Great defense and one run was all they needed, but the offense provided four, including a two-run home run from Greg Dobbs.

Now, more on Myers. Since returning on July 23rd, Myers has thrown 41.2 innings in 6 starts allowing only 9 ER for a 1.94 ERA. He's also had a 30/10 K/BB ratio, but he allowed 5 of those walks in his first start back. Myers has also been able to average 6.9 innings per start. One of the biggest reason for his better quality of starts is that the home runs allowed are way down. He's allowed only two home runs since coming back and a lot of that has to do with him being able to locate his fastball more.

Tomorrow, the Phillies will face off against Tim Redding as Jamie Moyer pitches for the Phils. Moyer won the last battle as the Phillies finally put some runs on the board against Redding allowing for a 8-5 victory.

In other Phillies news, Pedro Feliz was activated from the DL today and with Redding pitching, it may be likely that Dobbs will get another start tomorrow.

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