The Phils got beat by the Astros by a score of 2 -1. The Phillies were completely shut down by Astros' starter Roy Oswalt (who, frankly, was due to punk some team....he was 0 - 3 coming in), who allowed 1 run in 7 innings of work. Kyle Kendrick did a fine job of matching Oswalt's effort, going 7 innings and giving up only 2 run, but unfortunately, he did not get the stellar offensive support that he normally enjoys. Former Phil Michael Bourn came back to hit a home run; something that must have made Astro GM Ed Wade feel good about himself.
Jimmy Rollins missed another game with the same ankle injury he had the Mets series and he apparently won't return until this weekend. For reasons unbeknownst to me, Ruben Amaro thinks it's a good idea to have kept Jimmy off the DL.
They close out the Astros series in a day game at the Cit House. Myers vs. Backe.
The Flyers play Game 4 of their first round series with the Caps tonite. Kimmo Timonen will be ready for action tonight and you can bet the Caps (especially Ovechkin) will poke and prod Timonen on that injured arm/shoulder/wrist to see if they can get the injury to recur.
The puck drops at 7.
Also, please keep the Modry family in your prayers as Jaroslav Modry lost his father to colon cancer. In all liklihood, he will be flying out for the funeral in the coming days and will be missed.
The Sixers lost a meaningless game to the Charlotte Bobcats last night to end their season with a record of 40 - 42. More meaningful is the release of the NBA playoff schedule.
Game 1 - Sun April 20 Philadelphia at Detroit 6:00PM ET
Game 2 - Wed April 23 Philadelphia at Detroit 7:30PM ET
Game 3 - Fri April 25 Detroit at Philadelphia 7:00PM ET
Game 4 - Sun April 27 Detroit at Philadelphia 7:00PM ET
Game 5 * Tue April 29 Philadelphia at Detroit TBD
Game 6 * Thu May 1 Detroit at Philadelphia TBD
Game 7 * Sat May 3 Philadelphia at Detroit TBD
I'll have a Sixers playoff preview up by Friday night.