Archive for July 22nd, 2015

Report: Sam Bradford should be ready for Eagles Training Camp

July 22nd, 2015 by Sam Shipley | Comments Off on Report: Sam Bradford should be ready for Eagles Training Camp | Filed in Eagles, Football, NFL

The biggest question mark of this entire Philadelphia Eagles season is the health of newly acquired quarterback Sam Bradford.

However, according to a report from Eliot Shorr-Parks the Eagles quarterback looks like he will be fully healthy once Eagles training camp opens on August 2nd.

“According to a person familiar with the situation who requested anonymity, Bradford is “looking great”, has been in the rehab room close to every day this summer, and should be ready to go when training camp opens.”

This news means that come August 2nd, Bradford should be ready for full 11-on-11 drills which is huge.

It is not only huge because he is healthy, but it is also huge for the simple fact that Bradford needs to learn the new system, get comfortable running the up-tempo style offense, and most importantly get reps with a young receiving core.

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Aaron Nola Excels in MLB Debut

July 22nd, 2015 by Joe Buscemi | Comments Off on Aaron Nola Excels in MLB Debut | Filed in Baseball, General, Phillies, Sports, TalkSportsPhilly

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Last night was all about Aaron Nola and the future of the Phillies.

The anticipation for the highly touted prospect had been ongoing since the organization first announced his debut start against the Rays. You could feel the excitement and energy all throughout Citizens Bank Park. The team store was already promoting tons of new Aaron Nola merchandise and prior to the start of the game, fans of all ages gathered around the bullpen to observe the 22 year old, during his warm-ups. The team also saw an increase in attendance as 28,703 showed up in support of Nola. To put it in perspective, it was the largest non-fireworks night crowd on a weekday since May 14th and an increase of a little over 8,000 since Monday night.

After giving up a lead-off double to Rays left-fielder John Jaso, Nola calmly retired the next three batters, including back to back strike-outs to Souza and Longoria. Nola was on cruise control for pretty much the rest of the game with the exception of the third inning. As luck would have it, he gave up his first MLB homerun to Ray’s pitcher, Nathan Karns. Home runs are a rare commodity by American League pitchers and Karns was the first to do so since Zach Britton of the Orioles hit one against the Braves back in 2011.

Apparently none of that phased Nola and yet again he would retire the remainder of the Rays in order.

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