In general Hakeem Butler Jersey , the Green Bay Packers are one of those NFL teams far better known for their brilliant personnel moves than their bad ones. sent a mid-first-round pick to Atlanta for their backup quarterback, a mostly unproven kid named Brett Favre? Or Wolf's 1993 free agent signing of Reggie White? Then you've got the draft picks, including first-round gems such as Aaron Rodgers, and 17th-round steal Bart Starr. As any Packers fan should know, those two (along with Favre) are among the greatest Packers of all-time.Yes indeed, it's much easier to talk about the good things the Packers did, as opposed to the bad things. But we were nonetheless able to identify seven bad trades, seven bad free agent signings Chris Lindstrom Jersey , and seven bad draft picks in the Packers' long history because as the old saying goes, everybody makes mistakes. We've tried to include as many modern examples as possible, but don't be surprised if you see several major blasts from the past in this list â" the Packers may have often been among the NFL's best since the dawn of the Favre era, but the team was, after all, once referred to as the NFL's equivalent of Siberia during their two decades of struggles from the early '70s to the early '90s. At the end of a sweltering afternoon, Andrew Knapp kept the Philadelphia Phillies on a red-hot streak. Knapp hit a game-ending pinch-hit homer just inside the right field foul pole in the 13th inning as the Phillies came from behind to beat the Washington Nationals 4-3 Sunday.
âThat was cool,â Knapp said. âThat was a huge team win â" huge team series.â
The win was the Phillies third in this four-game set with Washington. All the wins have come by one-run margins. Over the past two weekends http://www.falconsauthorize...ary-jersey , Philadelphia has gone 5-2 against the two-time defending National League East champions, increasing their edge on the Nationals to three games for second place in the division.
âIt shows weâre here to stay,â Knapp said. âObviously, thereâs a lot of games left, and we have to keep playing well. But weâre up there with a lot of those teams. This was a huge series win for us, especially coming off the series win in Washington. They wanted to come here and sweep us. For us to take 3 of 4 was cool.â
The Nationals are now 6-15 in their past 21 games dating back to June 8. Washington is six games behind Atlanta for the lead in the NL East.
On Sunday, Washington managed only four hits in eight innings against the Philadelphia bullpen, never moving a baserunner past second base in that stretch while striking out seven times.
âWeâve got to start striking out less Kendall Sheffield Jersey , putting the balls in play, driving in runs when we have the ability to drive in runs,â Washington manager Davey Martinez said. âBut itâll turn. Our offense is good. I know itâs good. And I truly believe that itâll turn around.â
Knapp ended the game when he turned on a Justin Miller fastball and lofted it into the bleachers in right field. Miller (5-1) gave up the run in 1 1/3 innings of work.
Nick Pivetta (5-7) got the win pitching a scoreless inning. Pivetta- normally a starter- was roughed up for seven runs in 1 2/3 innings of work on Friday night. He entered the game as the final pitcher that Philadelphia had available.
âHe wanted the opportunity bad,â Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said. âI asked him and pushed him to make sure that this is something that he was going to fight for and he did.â
Washington jumped out early, scoring an unearned run in the fourth on an Anthony Rendon sacrifice fly. In the fifth, the lead expanded to 3-0 when Adam Eaton singled to right to score Daniel Murphy and Mark Reynolds.
However, Gio Gonzalez labored in the bottom of the fifth after cruising through the first four innings with only one hit and one walk allowed. He walked three guys in the fifth inning, including Cesar Hernandez with the bases loaded http://www.falconsauthorize...sky-jersey , that put Philadelphia on the board. Rhys Hoskinsâ sacrifice fly to right made it 3-2 then Odubel Herrera singled to score Carlos Santana to tie the game.
Knapp became the first Phillie to hit a walk-off, pinch-hit homer since Cody Asche did it back on Sept. 12, 2015 against the Chicago Cubs. Ryan Howard hit the last walk-off homer for Philadelphia back on April 29, 2016. . The Phillies bullpen posted a 0.60 ERA with 13 strikeouts in 15 innings pitched on Saturday and Sunday. .. Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez has never allowed more than three earned runs in 14 career starts at Citizens Bank Park. He has tossed five or more innings in every start.
Philadelphia placed right-handed starting pitcher Vince Velasquez on the 10-day disabled list on Sunday with a right forearm contusion.
Velasquez was hit in the second inning just below the elbow on a liner back up the middle by Washingtonâs Adam Eaton. Velasquez would eventually record the out by picking the ball up and throwing it lefthanded to first base to get Eaton to end the inning, saving a run from scoring during Philadelphiaâs 3-2 victory.
This is the fourth trip to the disabled list for Velasquez in three seasons since Philadelphia acquired him.
In addition to Velasquezâs trip to the disabled list, the Phillies optioned lefthanded reliever Zac Curtis to Triple A Lehigh Valley. They recalled right-handed reliever Jake Thompson and reinstated reliever Pat Neshek from the 10-day disabled list. Neshek, who was signed by the Phillies during the off-season, has been on the disabled list since Opening Day with a forearm injury.
Nationals: Washington returns home on Monday night to begin a three-game interleague series against the Boston Red Sox. RHP Max Scherzer (10-4 Qadree Ollison Jersey , 2.04 ERA) will face former Detroit teammate Rick Porcello in a battle of former Cy Young Award winners.
Phillies: Philadelphia has Monday off, but will begin a brief two-game interleague series at home against the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night. Zach Eflin (6-2, 3.02 ERA) will get the start against Baltimoreâs Alex Cobb.