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Monday, September 01, 2014

Phillies - Braves Recap Quickie Game 1

The Phillies picked up their first combined no-hitter in team history, 11th combined no hitter in MLB history, in their 7-0 won over the Braves on Monday afternoon. Cole Hamels ( 6 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 5 BB, 7 K), Jake Diekman ( 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 K), Kenny Giles ( 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K), and Jonathan Papelbon ( 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER) combined for the no hitter. Ben Revere led the offense going 2/5, with a triple, and 5 RBI. Jimmy Rollins had a RBI triple, and Ryan Howard picked up an RBI with a bases loaded walk. The Phillies (63-74) guarantee they won't lose 100 games with the win, and the Braves drop to 72-66.

Players of the Game:

Hamels, Diekman, Giles, Papelbon, Phillies: 9 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 5 BB, 12 K
Ben Revere, CF Phillies: 2/5, 1 3B, 5 RBI 

The Sports Den's 2014 NFL Division Predictions - AFC North

Here is how The Sports Den sees the AFC North ending up at the end of the season. At least the Sports Den will get the team that comes in last right.

AFC North

1. Cincinnati Bengals - Won the division last season with an 11-5 record. No major off season incidents, or injuries. If they stay healthy they should be able to at least duplicate last season.
Prediction: 12-4

2. Baltimore Ravens - Finished last season in third place with an 8-8 record after winning the Superbowl the previous season. Ray Rice is suspended the first two games, but should still be able to rebound from last season to be the second best team in the division. Prediction: 10-6

3. Pittsburgh Steelers - Finished in second place in the division with an 8-8- record. The Steelers have been in a decline fort he last couple of seasons, and it looks like it's going to continue this season. The Steelers have issues on both sides of the ball which is going to make for a long season.
 Prediction: 7-9

4. Cleveland Browns - Finished last in the division last season with a 4-12 record. Josh Gordon is suspended for the season. Mike Pettine is in his first year as head coach. How long will it take until Browns fans to want Johnny Manziel as the starter? This team has a long way to go before it is a contender. Prediction: 4-12

Next: AFC South

CFL Picks - 9/1/14

Here are The Sports Den's picks for today's CFL games. The lines are according to Sportsbook at the time of this post.

             Monday Sept. 1, 2014

   Game                                    Pick                       Line

Argonauts @ Tigercats            Argonauts              + 2.5
Eskimos @ Stampeders          Stampeders             - 4

Last Night: 1-0

Season: 13-11-1

Phillies - Braves Series Preview

The Phillies open up the last month of the season by making their last visit to Turner Field in Atlanta to take on the Braves. Both teams are chasing teams ahead of them, the Braves are chasing the Nationals for first in the NL East, and the Phillies are chasing the Mets to get out of last place. The Phillies come into this series coming off a 6-5 loss to the Mets, while the Braves are coming off a 1-0 win over the Marlins.  The Braves hold an 8-5 lead in the season series. The Braves and Phillies will meet one more time with the Braves heading to Philly to close out the season. Hopefully the Phillies can play the roll of spoiler this series.

NCAA Picks - 9/1/14

Here is The Sports Den's pick for tonight's college football game. The line is according to Sportsbook at the time of this post.

         Monday Sept. 1, 2014

    Game                                         Pick                            Line

Miami (FLA.) @ Louisville             Louisville                    - 3.5

Last Night: 1-0

Season: 7-6-1

MLB Picks - 9/1/14

Here are The Sports Den's MLB picks for today. the money lines are according to Sportsbook at the time of this post.

               Monday Sept. 1, 2014

     Game                                    Pick                   ML

Mets @ Marlins                         Marlins             -  122
Red Sox @ Rays                       Rays                 -  174
Brewers @ Cubs                       Brewers            -  141
Mariners @ A's                          A's                    -  137
D'backs @ Padres                    Padres              -  164

Last Night: 5-0

Season: 427-316

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Philadelphia Phillies Standings Update

Here are the current standings for the Philadelphia Phillies in the NL East as of Sunday August 31, 2014.



Lost 15-5

Won 16-4

Lost 13-7
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Won 15-5

Lost 17-3

Phillies Record 8/25-8/31:  4-2

vs. Washington Nationals: 3-0
vs. N.Y. Mets:  1-2

Upcoming Games: 9/1-9/7

9/1-3: @ Atlanta Braves
9/5-7: @ Washington Nationals