The World Isn't Ending Because Cliff Lee Is Here to Stop It

The World Isn't Ending Because Cliff Lee Is Here to Stop It

Hey, did you hear? The Philadelphia Phillies have played seven games and the world is coming to an end. Thankfully, Cliff Lee is here today to save us all from destruction.

Lee (1-0, 0.00) will take on New York Mets right-hander Dillon Gee (0-1, 1.42) on a night with the temperature somewhat resembling the famed "hitting weather." Quite the different climate from Lee's fantastic first outing down in Atlanta last week. Cliff Lee don't worry about the weather.

Here are some fun Lee notes to get you exited about this evening:

Lee has pitched at least 6.0 innings and issued 1 walk or none in each of his last 18 starts (7/04/12-current), which is a new modern-era major league record (since 1900) ... Christy Mathewson (1908) and Greg Maddux (1997) each made 14 straight starts in which they went 6.0+ with <= 1 walk. (Elias Sports Bureau)

Lee's been real good against the Mets: 4-1, 2.09 in 8 career starts. He's also pitched 8.0 innings and earned the win in each of his last two starts against the Mets in 2012.

7:05 start per usual. You can still probably get a cheap ticket and get your wiener on. For real, it's like 80 degrees right now. Perfect night for some baseball. Get down here.

Get a win tonight from Lee and then hope from a step-up performance from Kendrick tomorrow and things don't seem so bleak.

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Tonight's Lineups:

Phillies

1. Ben Revere, CF
2. Jimmy Rollins, SS
3. Chase Utley, 2B
4. Ryan Howard, 1B
5. Michael Young, 3B
6. Domonic Brown, LF
7. John Mayberry, Jr., RF
8. Erik Kratz, C
9. Cliff Lee, P

Mets

1. Collin Cowgill, CF
2. Daniel Murphy, 2B
3. David Wright, 3B
4. John Buck, C
5. Marlon Byrd, RF
6. Lucas Duda, LF
7. Justin Turner, 1B
8. Ruben Tejada, SS
9. Dillon Gee, P

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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Jordan Hicks leaves game vs. Redskins with ankle injury

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Jordan Hicks leaves game vs. Redskins with ankle injury

The Eagles lost middle linebacker Jordan Hicks on the second play of Monday night's game against the Redskins. 

Hicks suffered an ankle injury and was almost carried off the field without being able to place any weight on his right leg. After getting checked out on the sideline, he was carted into the Eagles' locker room. 

After the Eagles originally said Hicks was questionable to return, they ruled him out a little while later. 

Hicks was in some clear pain coming off the field. As he waited for the cart, he was consoled by injured safety Chris Maragos, who was lost for the season in Carolina. 

Coming into Monday's game, Hicks was listed as questionable with a calf injury. He said he hurt his calf after overcompensating for his injured ankle. On Saturday, when asked if he was 100 percent, Hicks said "who is?" 

Hicks played in all 16 games last season but has struggled with injuries dating back to his years in college. He played eight games as a rookie in 2015 before tearing his pec. 

Mychal Kendricks (hamstring) was inactive on Monday, so the Eagles are down to Nigel Bradham, Najee Goode and Joe Walker in their base defense.