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THE INJURY BUG BITES THE PHILLIES AGAIN

Article Written by Billy Schweim

Originally Published on June 28, 2024

On Thursday, the Phillies placed Right-Handed Pitcher Spencer Turnbull on the Injured List and reports say he could miss six to eight weeks with a Right Lat strain.  With Starter Taijuan Walker already on the IL, the team will be depending on prospect Michael Mercado moving forward.


But Thursday proved to be a more costly day than just the pitching staff depth.  Both Bryce Harper and Kyle Schwarber left the game with injuries with both placed on the Injured List on Friday.  Schwarber left Thursday's game with a Groin Injury and Harper sustained a Hamstring Injury on the final play of the game.


The Phillies will continue their four-game series versus the Marlins on Friday night.  Cristopher Sanchez gets the ball for the Phillies who will be without Harper, Schwarber, and Realmuto for at least a few more weeks.


Wednesday night, the 2024 NBA draft was held and the Sixers selected Jared McCain from Duke University with the 16th overall pick.  McCain only played one season with the Blue Devils and was named to the ACC All-Freshman team averaging 14.3 points a game. With their second-round pick and Number 41 overall, the Sixers selected Big Man Adem Bona from UCLA. 


The Locker Room will review the week in Philly sports Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to Noon on 973 ESPN Radio South Jersey.


On Saturday’s show, Producer Nick Earnshaw and Mike Carlin join me in the studio.  We will talk about the Phillies and all of their injuries.  In Hour I, we will hear from the Phillies 2023 First round draft choice who was promoted to the Jersey Shore Blueclaws, Aidan Miller.  Miller has been called the best Phillies prospect since Mike Schmidt.


In Hour Two, we will look at the Sixers Draft picks.  Mike Carlin likes the 76ers' choices and we will find out why.  The Beach Patrol report rounds out the show brought to you by McCann Realtors of Sea Isle City and the Ocean City Beach Patrol Lifeguard Alumni Association.  Former Lt. of the Ocean City Beach Patrol Jack Brooks assists me as we talk with the Chief of the Longport BP Tom Kresz.  Chief Kresz will talk about his patrol and this year's racing outlook. 


On Sunday’s show, my Locker Room youth movement is back in studio; Producers Danny Ryan and Nick Earnshaw join me for a very special show.  In Hour One, we go “On the Mound” with former Phillies Pitcher Tommy Greene brought to you by Blitz’s Market in Ocean City.  Tommy recaps the Phillies week and previews Sunday’s game.


In Hour Two, Debbie MaVilla, who will be representing Local Gym in Ocean City at the 2024 Battle for the Belt Bodybuilding competition Bikini division.  Debbie will talk about the sacrifices she’s making to win and challenge my Locker Room Youth Movement in the studio to a sit-up competition during the show!! You do not want to miss this!!! 


Plus Sixers and Flyers draft talk and more this weekend in The Locker Room with Billy Schweim, heard every Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to Noon on 973 ESPN Radio South Jersey  


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