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Sidelines: Phillies are plagued with injuries

June 7, 2019

As of right now, the Phillies only have a one and a half game lead in the National League East division over the Braves. Earlier this week, the Phillies had some very bad news; their outfielder, Andrew McCutchen, is out for the season after blowing out his ACL during a rundown play.

Their bullpen has also suffered a lot of injuries recently. This week their promising young pitcher, Seranthony Dominguez, hurt his arm and is out for a significant period of time. This does not bode well for the team. A rash of injuries like this certainly presents them with a huge challenge of being able to remain in first place.

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Both the NHL and NBA finals are happening right now. When the hockey season started, everyone was saying that Boston was going to win over St. Louis. They are currently tied with 2 games each. I will be rooting for St. Louis to pull off the big upset.

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In the NBA, Toronto is one game up on Golden State. Golden State is missing two of their best players, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson. If they can come back, it will make it an interesting series. If not, Toronto should win.

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The French Open tennis tournament will finish up this weekend. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal face off in yet another semifinal matchup. You never know how many more times this will happen.

On the women’s side, the title is wide open because Serena Williams lost in round 16. She hasn't played much this year, so it is not surprising that she was not able to advance in this grand slam.

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The men's soccer season finished with a great win by Liverpool in the Champions League final over Tottenham last Sunday. Liverpool hasn't won a major trophy since 2005.

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Cape boys’ lacrosse captured the state championship in a great game against the Sallies on Thursday evening. This game had to be rescheduled a number of times due to previous bad weather cancellations.

The teams were incredibly well-matched and the score was tight up to the third period. Then Cape's awesome offense was able to get a strong lead and keep it. This was a great win for the seniors on the team because this was a rematch from their freshman year.

Good work, Cape!

 

See you on the sidelines!

 

 

 

 

  • 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 sumspence@gmail.com.