Chase Utley bashed a two-run home run in the seventh inning to provide Cliff Lee and the Phillies with some hope of getting one of those pesky win things that have been eluding them. Carlos Ruiz stepped into the batter's box next and bashed a homer of his own to put the Phillies up 3-2. They never looked back.
Utley and Chooch. Chooch and Utley. Happy 4th of July.
Cliff Lee finally earns his first win of the season and the rock on the bottom seems a few inches farther away than it did yesterday.
Glad we can get past the big zero in Lee's win column and now focus on how he's actually pitching, which for most of the season has been decent enough for a few wins.
They piled it on in the eighth and ninth to win by a final of 9-2.
Rubber match tomorrow night. Enjoy the rest of your July 4th knowing that Cliff Lee has a win in this world.
[watch Utley's home run here]
[watch Chooch's blast here]
[watch Lee highlights here]
US Presswire photos
Position Title: Intern
Company: NBC Sports Philadelphia
# of hours / week: 10 – 20 hours
Deadline: November 20
This position will work closely with the Vice President of Sales in generating revenue through commercial advertisements and sponsorship sales. The intern will gain first-hand sales experience through working with Sales Assistants and AEs on pitches, sales-calls and recapping material.
Duties and Responsibilities
• Assist Account Executive on preparation of Sales Presentations
• Cultivate new account leads for local sales
• Track sponsorships in specified programs
• Assist as point of contact with sponsors on game night set up and pre-game hospitality elements.
• Assist with collection of all proof of performance materials.
• Perform Competitive Network Analysis
• Update Customer database
• Other various projects as assigned
1. Good oral and written communication skills.
2. Knowledge of sports.
3. Ability to work non-traditional hours, weekends & holidays
4. Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
5. Must be 19 years of age or older
6. Must be a student in pursuit of an Associate, Bachelor, Master or Juris Doctor degree
7. Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the US
8. Must have sophomore standing or above
9. Must have a 3.0 GPA
Interested students should apply here and specify they're interested in the ad/sales internship.
About NBC internships
Another old friend is joining the Phillies' coaching staff as a guest instructor in Clearwater this spring.
Bobby Abreu will make his coaching debut, while Larry Bowa, Brad Lidge, Charlie Manuel, Dan Plesac and Mike Schmidt will all be back to assist in spring training.
Gabe Kapler has a lot of experience on his side as he prepares for his first camp as a major-league manager.
Abreu was a polarizing player in these parts, drawing criticism from fans for a perceived lack of hustle and not nearly enough praise for hitting .303/.416/.513 in his nine seasons with the Phils. He was one of the most complete players in the game during his peak from 1998 to 2006.
The Phillies' first workout with pitchers and catchers is Feb. 14 in Clearwater. Full-squad workouts begin on Feb. 19.