Phillies manager Pete Mackanin called for a little powwow after his club suffered a 5-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night (see Instant Replay). The loss was the Phillies' 21st in the last 26 games. Cincinnati starting pitcher Tim Adleman entered the game with a 6.19 ERA, but he pitched like an ace in holding the Phillies to just a first-inning single over his eight shutout innings (see story).
Editor’s note: Sage Karam, 3GT Racing Lexus driver in IMSA, a past Indy Lights and USF2000 champion and Verizon IndyCar Series podium finisher, will file a series of blogs for NBCSports.com this month for a second straight year (2016 archive here).
While everyone is enamored with Aaron Judge, there is another New York ballplayer that might be better. Plus, the Dodgers gave up on Urias, should you on your fantasy team? CHEERS Michael Conforto, NYM - While all of the Big Apple attention has been on Aaron Judge, there is another New York outfielder playing just as well. Conforto's and Judge's stats are nearly identical across the board, and Conforto has made his mark with inconsistent playing time to start the season. What's even better for Conforto is that he's already gone through his adjustment phase after struggles last season. Judge will hit his at some point, and it's why he carries a lower floor than Conforto. Judge is already slipping