TODAY'S FEATURE STORYPHILLIES BEAT CUBS, 11-5!! Aaron Nola followed up Cole Hamels' no-hitter with an impressive start
of his own in leading the Phillies to an 11-5 win over the Chicago Cubs
at Wrigley Field on Sunday. The win gave the Phillies a three-game
sweep of the Cubs. It was the Phils' first road sweep in over a year.
Their last was July 7-10, 2014, at Milwaukee. Nola went 7 2/3 innings
to earn his first big-league win in his second start. He was supported
by eight extra-base hits. He even drove in a run. In all, Nola gave up
five hits, two of which were homers, and four runs in 7 2/3 innings. He
walked two and struck out six. Nola threw just 74 in seven innings
and finished with 92. Maikel Franco and Ryan Howard both smacked
two-run home runs. Franco, Howard, Cesar Hernandez, Domonic
Brown, and Cameron Rupp all had multiple hits. Brown had a single,
an RBI double and a two-run triple.
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most powerful franchises in Major League Baseball and dismantles
it to the point that the Phillies organization is the worst team in all of
baseball. The player development system was decimated in order to
acquire players whose tenures were short-lived, and aging players
remained, being signed to contracts that prohibited moving them as
they began to decline. Ruben needs to go, now. We'll be following
his last days here. The PFC Amaro watch begins. Today's Story |
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