Phils out for Four in a Row, Matt Garza Though

Phils out for Four in a Row, Matt Garza Though

Finally, the Phillies put together a three-game win streak with their extra-inning victory over the Astros Tuesday.
Wednesday, the Phils kick off their second straight two-game set when they meet the Cubs at 8:05 (CSN / 94.1 FM). 
Pitching matchupIn four career starts against the Phils, Matt Garza is 2-1 with a 0.96 ERA. He's surrendered just three earned runs and 13 hits in 28 innings of work. Two starts ago on Apr. 29, he went seven innings in Philadelphia before leaving the game having surrendered zero runs and only one hit. Overall this year, he's sporting a sub-1.000 WHIP.
Standing opposed for the good guys, Kyle Kendrick is filling in for Vance Worley, who has hit the 15-day DL with elbow soreness. Ace has struggled in his three starts this season, coming into this evening with a 6.43 ERA and 1.929 WHIP, not to mention that, courtesy Corey Seidman's evening game notes, the Phillies have lost all eight games in which Kendrick has appeared this season.
Fun Facts leftover from YesterdayThe people at Elias are simply stunning with the shi--stuff they come up with. Two fun notes from the Phils' Wednesday win:

-- Prior to Hunter Pence doing so against the Astros, only two major leaguers in the last 30 years have hit a walkoff home run after making the error that allowed the opposing team to tie the game or take the lead in the ninth inning or later. One was the Chicago White Sox' Juan Uribe in 2007. The other was Jimmy Rollins in 2010. Both times, it happened to the Cleveland Indians.
-- Jake Diekman became just the third Phillies reliever over the last 20 years to win his major league debut, joining Sergio Escalona (2009) and Wayne Gomes (1997).
-- Wayne Gomes

Charlie's 5/16 lineup1. Rollins, SS2. Pierre. LF3. Victorino, CF4. Pence, RF5. Ruiz, C6. Polanco, 3B7. Mayberry, 1B8. Galvis, 2B9. Kendrick, P
Chooch moving up to the 5-hole. Now if we could just get Charlie to start batting him ahead of Wigginton.
8:05, guys. Come on, Kyle.

NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales

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NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales

Position Title: Intern
Department: Advertising/Sales
Company: NBC Sports Philadelphia
# of hours / week: 10 – 20 hours

Deadline: November 20

Basic Function

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

Requirements

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.

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Nigel Bradham catches a break in loaded gun case

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Nigel Bradham catches a break in loaded gun case

It's been a positive few weeks for Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham.

He had arguably the best game of his NFL career in Week 6 against the Panthers, and he is now no longer facing second-degree misdemeanor charges for a legal issue dating back to 2016, Miami-Dade County court records show.

Bradham had a court date at 9:30 a.m. on Monday morning; he was presumably represented by his attorney. 

TMZ Sports first reported that charges were dropped. 

Bradham, you'll remember, was arrested around this time last year at Miami International Airport for carrying a loaded weapon in a seldom-used zippered compartment of his backpack. 

"How does that happen?" Bradham said last year. "I forgot — it's as simple as that."

He's now off the hook.

"The state had no case against him and they found that it wasn't something he should be criminally sanctioned for," Bradham's attorney, Adam Swickle, told TMZ, also adding that Bradham had a valid concealed weapons permit.

The incident did prompt defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz to offer maybe his best quote.

"You do dumbass things," Schwartz said, "pretty soon, you're going to be labeled as a dumbass."

In July, Bradham also avoided punishment for a felony battery charge he faced for an altercation with a Miami hotel worker in July of 2016. This July, he entered a deferred prosecution program to avoid jail time and to stay out of court. 

Without the legal issues hovering over his head, Bradham is playing his best football.