Posts Tagged ‘phi’

Flyers-7 Red Wings- 2- Post-Game Recap

March 15th, 2015 by Kyle Lutz | Comments Off on Flyers-7 Red Wings- 2- Post-Game Recap | Filed in Flyers, Hockey
1st 4 15
2nd 18 6
3rd 11 15
Total 33 36

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Cliff Lee may require elbow surgery, if so, would miss entire season/6-8 months, possibly end career

March 11th, 2015 by Kyle Lutz | Comments Off on Cliff Lee may require elbow surgery, if so, would miss entire season/6-8 months, possibly end career | Filed in Baseball, Phillies

Unfortunately, the Phillies didn’t get any good news on starting pitcher Cliff Lee today. Dr. James Andrews determined that Lee has a tear in the common flexor tendon in his left elbow. This is not-surprising, but it’s unfortunate news in the long list of Phillies’ off-season problems.

The common flexor tendon, left-elbow tear is the same injury from last year and matches the initial diagnosis from last weekend. Lee will try to throw through it, to see if his condition improves, but surgery would sideline him for 6-8 months, if that option is explored- which seems like the most-likely case now, after Andrews’ opinion.

Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. isn’t optimistic about Lee’s chances of avoiding surgery, so it’s starting to look like Lee won’t pitch at all this season, which many fans, analysts and writers anticipated, considering the previous problems with his elbow. Although Amaro, Jr. isn’t optimistic, he noted today, succeeding the news, that there’s still a chance that Lee plays this year.

Lee is owed $25 million this season and has a $12.5 million buyout on his 2016 club option. All of this is according to Phillies’ Comcast Sportsnet insider Jim Salisbury, who is following the team first hand in Spring Training, especially the Lee injury updates and Cole Hamels’ continuous trade news. We’ll see what happens ultimately, but we hope for the best, for both Lee and the Phillies.

With this news bit, it looks as if, at least for now, the Phillies will lose a huge chunk of their remaining investment in Lee, who, as mentioned, is owed over $20 million in 2015. This afternoon, prior to the injury update, Lee played catch, with Phillies’ pitching coach Bob McClure noting that he saw Lee increase his distance throughout the (throwing) session.


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Cowboys- 38- Eagles- 27- Post-Game Recap

December 17th, 2014 by Kyle Lutz | Comments Off on Cowboys- 38- Eagles- 27- Post-Game Recap | Filed in Eagles, Football, General

(AP Photo)

Team Stats

Dal Phi
First Downs 26 19
Total Yards 364 294
Turnovers 1 4
Time of Possession 41:55 18:05
First Downs 26 19
Passes for First 17 11
Rushes for First 6 5
Penalties for First 3 3
Third Down Efficiency 5-13 5-11
Fourth Down Efficiency 0-0 0-0
Total Yards 364 294
Total Plays 76 53
Avg Gain Per Play 4.8 5.5
Net Yards Rushing 115 75
Rushes 42 21
Yards Per Rush 2.7 3.6
Net Yards Passing 249 219
Comp-Att 22-31 17-28
Yards Per Pass 7.3 6.8
Times Sacked 3 4
Yds Lost To Sacks 16 33
Interceptions 0 2
Punts 5 3
Punt Average 41.0 52.0
Penalties 11 8
Penalty Yards 79 95
Fumbles 1 3
Fumbles Lost 1 2

The Eagles on Sunday night didn’t exactly come out the gate with flying colors, as they not only faced a 14-0 deficit after one quarter, but were in the negatives, yardage wise, at -5.


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Eagles’ kicker Cody Parkey’s on his way to a Pro-Bowl season

December 11th, 2014 by Kyle Lutz | Comments Off on Eagles’ kicker Cody Parkey’s on his way to a Pro-Bowl season | Filed in Eagles, Football, General

(Yong Kim/ Staff Photographer)

It would be his first, and a well-deserved selection for Parkey, too.

The Eagles’ rookie kicker’s only 22 years old, and was an undrafted free-agent out of Auburn, one that was picked up by Indianapolis this past May. Parkey was signed by the Colts to be their kick-off kicker, since every-day kicker Adam Vinatieri, at age 41, accepted a more limited role with the team, due to his age. Parkey was described, coming out of Auburn, as a kicker with a big leg, and one that was considered as one of the top kickers in this past-year’s draft.

Three-months later, he was traded by Indianapolis to the Eagles for running back David Fluellen, who was also undrafted. Each team’s trash ended up being the opposite team’s treasure, after the trade went down. Oddly enough, both were released just prior to the trade, but it was approved, due to the releases not being official until 4 PM of that day.

Fast-forward a bit, Parkey’s made tremendous strides and has been fantastic thus far this year, making Eagles’ fans easily forget about the failed experiment that was Alex Henery, Parkey’s predecessor, who’s now a free-agent. Henery had signed with the Lions, following his release from the Eagles three-weeks prior, on September 22nd, replacing Detroit’s struggling kicker, Nate Freese.

Shortly after, however, after three field-goal misses in one game vs. Buffalo, Henery was cut again, following the Buffalo game two-weeks after his signing. He had gone just 1/5 in his two games with Detroit, and 0-2 from 40-49 yards. Despite his criticisms in Philadelphia, in three years, from 2011-13, with the team, he went 74/86 in field-goal attempts; an 86% efficiency. But he was mostly criticized for his weakness, in not being able to be consistently good on long field-goal attempts and kick-off returns, many of which weren’t touchbacks or deep kicks.

Back to Parkey, first off, to give you an idea of how great he was at Auburn, too, he went 15/21 (71.4%) on field-goals in his collegiate career, and impressively led all of college football in that time span in touchbacks, with 69. Despite his success, he was only 1/4 (25%) in 50+ field-goal attempts, although this year he’s improved dramatically in that category, going an incredible and perfect 4/4, including a 54-yard field-goal on October 26th at Arizona. His leg strength, and deep field goals, have been very impressive, surprisingly good, and vital to the team’s success thus far this year. Parkey’s also been extremely clutch, too, as shown by the numerous 50+ made field-goals this season.


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Flyers- 0- Rangers- 2- Post-Game Recap

November 20th, 2014 by Kyle Lutz | Comments Off on Flyers- 0- Rangers- 2- Post-Game Recap | Filed in Flyers, Hockey

Rick Nash celebrating a second-period goal (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)



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Flyers-Avalanche preview

November 9th, 2014 by Kyle Lutz | Comments Off on Flyers-Avalanche preview | Filed in Flyers, General, Hockey

(Flyers’ team captain Claude Giroux/AP Photo)

The Flyers, coming off of their 4-1 victory over Florida on Thursday night, will continue their four-game home-stand tonight with a match-up against the Avalanche. Colorado’s off to a rough start, as they’re 4-6-5 so far. Despite beating Toronto Thursday night 4-3 in the shoot-out, they’ve lost five out of their last seven games, although three of those five aforementioned losses were either overtime or shoot-out losses. In that 4-3 shoot-out win, Colorado went a perfect 3-3 on their shoot-out attempts, which is only the second time that’s occurred in the NHL this season, to date. The only-other time that occurred was when Washington did that in their October 18th game against the Panthers.


Philadelphia– 6-5-2-  3.2 goals/game, 2.9 goals against/game, 18.6% power-play percentage, 78% penalty-killing percentage, 8.85 penalty minutes/game
Colorado– 4-6-5,  2.4 goals/game, 2.9 goals against/game, 14.5% power-play percentage, 91.5% penalty-killing percentage, 12 penalty minutes/game

Philadelphia’s team rankings

Philadelphia, by any means, has no problem scoring goals this season, as they rank in the top five — fourth best, to be specific– in the NHL in goals for/game. They have three six-goal scorers, in Jakub Voracek, Wayne Simmonds and Michael Raffl. Voracek, who’s been on a tear lately, not only leads the team in points (6 goals, 13  assists), but is tied with Sidney Crosby for the league lead, with 19. Voracek ranks first overall in assists, and is second on the team in total shots, with 44, behind team-captain Claude Giroux, who has 58. With his second-period goal vs. Florida on Thursday, Voracek continued his point streak, which now stands at seven games (4 goals and 8 assists).


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Flyers- 4- Panthers- 1- Post-Game Recap

November 7th, 2014 by Kyle Lutz | Comments Off on Flyers- 4- Panthers- 1- Post-Game Recap | Filed in Flyers, General, Hockey
1st 6 10
2nd 17 9
3rd 12 11
Total 35 30

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