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WASHINGTON -- The Philadelphia Phillies certainly got a good return on their investment when they traded veteran left-handed pitcher Cole Hamels to the Texas Rangers in July, 2015. Tyrel Dodson Jersey .Philadelphia got in return pitchers Alec Asher, Jake Thompson and Jerad Eickhoff.Asher started for the Phillies on Thursday night and got the win against the Washington Nationals. Thompson will get the ball Friday as he faces Tanner Roark of Washington in the second game of the four-game set.Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said after Thursdays 4-1 win it is good to see all three pitchers from the Hamels trade get a shot with Philadelphia.He looked very confident, said Mackanin, of Asher. Asher really pitched well. He got away with a few line drives here and there. I didnt realize he had that good of a changeup. It was good to see the confidence he showed.Thompson is 1-5 with a 6.48 ERA in six starts this year -- the first of his major league career. In 33 1/3 innings he has allowed 33 hits and 18 walks with 22 strikeouts.He is 0-1 with a 2.57 ERA in one start against the Nationals, when he went seven innings and gave up seven hits and two runs.Roark, a 25th-round draft pick by the Texas Rangers in 2008, is 14-8 with a 2.89 ERA this year and has been a thorn in the side of the Phillies.A former University of Illinois pitcher, Roark is 3-0 with a 0.64 ERA in four starts against Philadelphia. He has gone at least seven innings in each start.Despite that, several members of the Phillies have enjoyed success against Roark.Odubel Herrera is hitting .429 in 14 at-bats against him, while Cesar Hernandez has a mark of .364 in 11 trips to the plate.Freddy Galvis is hitting .300 in 10 at-bats against Roark while Maikel Franco -- who did not start Thursday -- is hitting .286 in 14 at-bats. Ryan Howard has a mark of .267 in 15 at-bats against Roark.Roark won 15 games in 2014 and he is line to be one of the top three starters for the Nationals if they make the playoffs.His role could take on more meaning as Stephen Strasburg left his start on Wednesday in the third inning after just 42 pitches with a flexor mass strain. His return is uncertain but he will not need a second Tommy John surgery.The Nationals are also without Joe Ross, who has been on the disabled list since July.Its important but we cant rush him because wed have two of them down, Baker said of Strasburg and Ross.A.J. Cole started Thursday for the Nationals and could see more action down the stretch.In the third inning I had two bad pitches but coming out of all of this its learning for me, he said. I need to shake off. Howard hit a good pitch but at the same time if Im going to throw that changeup I have to throw it in the ground. Tremaine Edmunds Jersey .Y. -- The Buffalo Sabres have placed centre Cody Hodgson on injured reserve and recalled two players from their AHL affiliate in Rochester. Cory Carter Jersey . The FA rejected Wilsheres appeal that the length of his punishment was "clearly excessive" and said Thursday his suspension begins with immediate effect. He will miss league matches against Chelsea on Monday and West Ham on Dec. http://www.wholesalebillsjerseys.com/ . But when it comes to determining if Raymond will find a place on the Leafs roster when training camp concludes in a week, well, that decision will ultimately fall to the head coach. EVANSTON, Ill. -- Justin Jackson ran his way into the Northwestern record books in just three seasons and could finish his career as the schools all-time leading rusher.Still, he is content right now to share the running back position with emerging newcomer John Moten.Jackson rushed for 173 yards and three touchdowns, Moten added 128 yards and two touchdowns and Northwestern became bowl eligible with a 42-21 victory over Illinois on Saturday.Its cool, Jackson said. I think Johns come a long way. Hes obviously shown the player he can be. Its pretty exciting.Clayton Thorson completed 13 of 20 passes for 121 yards and a touchdown as the Wildcats improved to 6-6 and 5-4 in the Big Ten.Im excited that I get one more opportunity to be with them on the field in a game, Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald said.The first couple of weeks certainly didnt look good, but its a credit to the seniors we were able to come back.Wes Lunt completed 28 of 54 passes for 377 yards and two touchdowns (with one interception) for Illinois (3-9, 2-7), which closed out its first season under coach Lovie Smith with three straight losses.We have an idea of what we need to do and what direction we need to go in all areas, Smith said. This is the start. You dont like to be in this situation, but thats normally how it happens.After trailing 21-0, Illinois rallied for two touchdowns to pull within 21-14 at halftime and appeared headed for a game-tying score on its first possession of the second half when things fell apart.First, running back Reggie Corbin fumbled at the 8-yard line and safety Godwin Igwebuike recovered to give the ball -- and momentum -- back to Northwestern.Two plays later, Illinois safety Stanley Green was ejected after a targeting penalty for a hit on wide receiver Flynn Nagel. The 15-yard penalty (on top of the 10-yard completion) advanced the ball to the NU 46. Jackson then broke a 54-yard scoring run to make it 28-14 with 9:24 remaining in the third quarter.Leading 35-21 early in the fourth quarter, Northwestern put the game away on a 4-yard TD run bby Jackson. Cam Lewis Jersey. The score was set up by a 66-yard interception return by Montre Hartage to the 5.THE TAKEAWAYIllinois: The Illinis 28 first-time starters this season heading into Saturday were the most in the nation, which is a sign the program is in the early stages of a rebuilding plan. To have any chance of flipping the record next season, more consistent offensive production is a must. Lunts 19-yard TD pass to Malik Turner in the second was the Illinis first TD in nine quarters.Northwestern: Although its a far cry from last years 10 wins, winning two of the final three games to become bowl eligible is an accomplishment for a program that doesnt take winning for granted -- especially after losing to Western Michigan and Illinois State to start the season.MOVING UPJackson moved into second place on NUs all-time rushing list -- passing Darnell Autry (3,793) and Tyrell Sutton (3,886) -- with 3,905 yards. Jackson, who has 27 career rushing TDs, trails only Damien Anderson (4,485).Its pretty cool, Jackson said. Theres obviously a history of good running backs coming through here. Im just glad we could get a win on a day like this.1-2 PUNCHMoten, a redshirt freshman, set the tone with two first-quarter touchdowns, including a 43-yarder. Jackson answered with three of his own, including a mesmerizing 54-yarder.He said his long run was aided by watching. Sometimes you can see stuff from the sidelines you dont necessarily see on the field, he said. I saw some things from his long runs and applied it when I was on the field.INJURIESIllinois running back Kendrick Foster suffered an apparent right-leg injury on the third play from scrimmage and did not return. Foster took the handoff and immediately dropped to the ground -- without being touched -- for a 1-yard loss.UP NEXTIllinois: The Illinis season is over.Northwestern: The regular season is over, but the Wildcats will make a second straight bowl appearance. Wholeslae Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale NBA Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Cheap MLB Jerseys Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Cheap College Jerseys Cheap Football Jerseys Cheap Basketball Jerseys Cheap Baseball Jerseys ' ' '