The Marlins got hammered by the Phillies on Wednesday afternoon, losing 10-3 and dropping the three-game series against their lowly division rival. The Phillies, who still own baseball’s worst record at 32-61, banged out 20 hits, including four doubles and two triples. Giancarlo Stanton tried his hardest to lead his team to victory.
The Boston Red Sox missed out on Todd Frazier, but they reportedly have another third baseman on their radar. The Red Sox allegedly were close to trading with the Chicago White Sox for Frazier, but the New York Yankees won the sweepstakes Tuesday, landing the 31-year-old and relievers David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle in exchange for right-hander Tyler Clippard and prospects Blake Rutherford, Ian Clarkin and Tito Polo. But according to USA TODAY Sports’ Bob Nightengale, it didn’t take Boston too long to move on. While Nightengale has the most detailed report of the Red Sox’s supposed interest in Eduardo Nunez so far, the Boston Herald’s Mike Silverman confirmed the team scouted the San Francisco
Having fun while playing sports is harder than it seems from the sofa. This is as true for amateur athletes as it is for professionals but certainly moreso when one’s livelihood is on the line. Every athlete feels the frustration of failure. If those failures pile up, the sport stops being fun. That predicament only multiplies when every performance is also an audition. Of course “pile-up of failures” is in the running for Phillies video-yearbook title. Suffice it to say, it’s been tough for anyone to have fun on the Phillies. This, not just because they are losing two of every three games. Some highly competitive people have fun only when they win, or so they say. But not every successful athlete