Your Tuesday Morning Roundup

The Phillies are still in first place in the National League East, but so are the Braves.

The Phils split a day-night doubleheader up in Queens against the New York Mets yesterday, which isn’t the worst thing to happen.

The scoring got started early in the first game, with the teams plating six of their seven total runs in the first three and a half innings. But a Wilmer Flores walk-off homer in the 10th sealed things up for a 4-3 loss.

Zach Eflin gave up three runs off five hits in five innings while striking out four batters. Phillies pitchers only struck out five total batters, with Seranthony Dominguez recording the non-Eflin one. Mets pitchers struck out 13 Phils batters, but allowed seven walks compared to none from the Phils.

Maikel Franco hit a solo shot in the fourth inning to tie the game at three. His improved play is coming at the perfect time.

In the night cap, Aaron Nola took over for the entire game in a 3-1 win. He struck out 10 and gave up a walk and a hit in seven innings, but he also drove in three runs in the fifth:

Both teams had two hits each in the less-than-exciting part of the doubleheader.

The teams play again tonight at 7:10 PM on NBC Sports Philadelphia, as Enyel De Los Santos will make his major league debut. The team announced who will be sent down for the meantime with a corresponding move later today (which will be De Los Santos):

While you wait, Odubel Herrera wasn’t snubbed from the All-Star game, though it would’ve been nice to have him playing in it.

The Roundup:

Another loss for the Sixers in Summer League play, as they dropped an 87-75 decision to the Washington Wizards. Chris McCullough led the way with 20 points, including this jam:

But the shooting sucked. The team went 35.1% from the field and 24% from three. Furkan Korkmaz recorded a single point. He’s had five total since dropping 40 Friday night against the Celtics.

As for other Sixers people care about, Jonah Bolden had 10 points, nine rebounds, and a steal, while first round pick Zhaire Smith scored two points on 1-for-9 shooting, though his athleticism is beginning to show.

Tournament play begins Wednesday.

As for the current team, the GM search could take a long time to complete, and what a way to describe it:

“I think general-manager experience and a track record is a plus,” Harris said. “Obviously, we lived through a science project [by hiring Sam Hinkie, who had no GM experience]. It had its benefits, but we may not be able to get that [a former general manager].”

“A science project” to describe Sam Hinkie’s tenure. Wow.

The team also thinks LeBron James “strongly” considered Philly before officially signing with the Lakers yesterday.

Is Ben Simmons’ ex-girlfriend, Tinashe, stalking him? Do you care?

Also, another new court?

We’re less than a month away from the start of Eagles preseason, but it’s always great to remember the Super Bowl. Malcolm Jenkins describes the team choosing Dreams and Nightmares and the moment after winning the whole thing:

It’s time for the Union to sit C.J. Sapong after a 2-0 shutout to Atlanta United FC.

In other sports news, the FIFA World Cup resumes this afternoon as France takes on Belgium in the semifinals. That match begins at 2 PM on Fox. And thanks to our friends at Draft Kings, you can get a free entry for today.

The Fanatic’s Mike Missanelli accused WIP’s Jon Marks of making fake Twitter accounts to trash his show.

Kevin and Kyle put together some thoughts on what NBC Sports Philadelphia is doing.

In the news, all 12 boys and their soccer coach have been freed from a cave in Thailand.

A man accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend was arrested after stabbing a homeless man last night.

George Clooney was involved in a scooter crash and was released from a hospital in Italy.

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