ARE CHEAPY PHILS KEEPING HOWARD IN MINORS TO SAVE BUCKS?

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The Phillies are desperate for pitching help as they chase their fi legend Roy Keane has warned Tottenham’s Dele Alli he might never play for England again.Alli has been hampered by injuries this season and didn’t make Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the Euro 2020 Qualifiers against Czech Republic and Bulgaria.rst playoff spot since 2011.

And they have a top prospect, Spencer Howard, in Douerged City are preparing a new one-year contract offer for the Brazil international, whose current deal expires in June.It’s a development Guardiola effectively confirmed on Friday: “I am very confident that he will stay and I am very happy with the ble-A Reading throwing darts.

The question is:

Why don’t they bring him up to help the big club now?

Instead of keeping him in the minors?

Just like they did with another Howard, Ryan, 15 years ago, which saved them money when Howard blossomed.

Just askin’.

Howard set a career high in strikeouts and carried a no-hit bid into the sixth inning last night for Reading against Trenton in Game 1 of the Eastern League semifinals. However, Trenton did ultimately win the game 4-3. The 23-year-old racked up 12 strikeouts abehind him.Moyes, back at the London Stadium to replace Manuel Pellegrini following West Ham’s alarming slump, had just two days to work with the squad before the match with fellow strugglers Bournemouth.The Scot clearly had an immediate impact as thnd allowed one run on two hits and two walks over seven innings while throwing 66 of 99 pitches for strikes.

Howard’s double-digit strikeout performance was his third of the season and second in seven starts with the Fightin Phils. He generated whiffs (22, to be exact) with each of his four pitches in the outing, mixing a mid-90s fastball that reached 98 mph with a 12-to-6 curveball, tight slider and fading changeup. He was particularly effective in neutralizing Trenton’s left-handed hitters with the latter.

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