Might be too late for the Phillies

July 26, 2019

The Philadelphia Phillies have a big series this weekend in Philly against the Atlanta Braves, who are 6 1/2 games ahead of the Phillies as of right now. So the Phillies need to win at least two out of three games to gain ground.

Last week, the Phillies played pretty well, winning 4 of 5 against the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Detroit Tigers. Now mind you, they are two of the worst teams in the league. The Phillies definitely want to try and win the division so they don’t have to get a wildcard position, because it is only a one-game playoff guarantee.

The British Open golf tournament, held in Northern Ireland for the first time in 68 years, ended in storybook fashion. Ireland's Shane Lowry won by an impressive 5-stroke margin over Tommy Fleetwood from England. The winning score was 15 under par.

From the start, there were only five players from Ireland in the entire field of 156 players. Shane really played well, shooting a 63 on Saturday to go ahead by 4 shots entering into Sunday.

I can also almost guarantee that the Royal Port Rush course will be getting another British Open in the somewhat near future. All the players seemed to really like the course. As a fan, I thought holes five and six were pretty cool.

You can tell summer is almost over already when NFL training camps begin. The Philadelphia Eagles have some very high expectations this year. They think they can win the NFC East division again and contend for another Super Bowl championship. I hope the season lives up to those expectations.

Carson Wentz comes back to play quarterback. I hope he makes it through the whole season healthy so the offense can succeed, with the addition of Deshawn Jackson. He is coming back to the Eagles along with running back Jordan Howard who signed from Chicago.

Go Eagles!



  • A 2002 Cape grad and 2007 UD grad, Lewes resident Sumner Spence is one of the Cape area's biggest sports fans. Wheelchair-bound his entire life, he has lived vicariously through his sports-playing father, brother, and friends, who gave him his love of sports. He hopes to provide new and interesting perspectives on the sports stories and issues of the day. Email Sumner at

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