I suppose after the weekend the Phillies had dropping a series to the Mets at Citizens Bank Park that was capped by a demoralizing loss yesterday, you wouldn't lose your fan card for calling it a night and hitting the sack early instead of watching the Phillies take on the Padres in a 10:10 pm start. You might even be smart for getting some extra sleep.
Then again, Cliff Lee is pitching this evening. It's always worth tuning in to watch the Phife dog do his thing.
Lee (9-2, 2.53) will take on San Diego lefty Eric Stults (6-5, 3.25). While the Phillies have struggled to get and stay at .500 (36-40), the Padres are right at the even mark (38-38). The Pads have fared well when Stults takes the hill at home this season. He's 3-1 with a 2.90 ERA (13 ER, 40.1 IP) at Petco this season and the Padres are 5-1 in his six home starts, winning each of his last five.
The Cliff Lee game notes are pretty enjoyable to read:
- Streak Stopper: Is 7-1, 2.30 ERA (19 ER, 74.1 IP) in 10 starts following a Phillies loss this season; Phils are 8-2 in those 10 starts
- Has pitched at least 7.0 innings in each of his last 9 starts
- Has the 3rd-lowest road ERA among all ML starters this season
- Is 5-0, 1.57 ERA (8 ER, 46.0 IP) over his last 6 road starts
As for the bats, not as promising: Ryan Howard is not in the lineup due to a cranky knee.
Pen Issues: Mike Stutes was placed on the DL yesterday and RHP Phillippe Aumont was called up. Mike Adams is also seeing doctors and there are fears a labrum issue could require surgery. No official word on that yet.
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.
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If anyone knows about an underdog from Philadelphia finding that storybook ending, it's Sylvester Stallone.
The man who personified the Philly attitude as Rocky Balboa posted a message to Eagles fans on his social media.
Sly is wearing a custom "Stallone" Eagles jersey in the video and tells viewers he's a diehard Birds fan. He shouts out the great Timmy Brown as his favorite player as a kid.
"I got the ring, I got the jersey, I got the will, I've got the optimism that the Birds are going to fly triumphant over Philly tonight!" Stallone says.
"Keep punching, Philly."
The original Rock also shared an image of the Rocky Statue near the Art Museum decked out in Eagles gear.
"Now here is a statue that REALLY knows how to dress like a WINNER!!!!! I have tremendous respect for Tom Brady and the Patriots, but “… It’s about how much you can TAKE and keep moving forward! That’s how WINNIN’ is done!!!!” EAGLES BY KNOCKOUT!!!," the caption says.