Last week, Angels outfielder and big time Eagles fan Mike Trout bought all Nike-wearing Eagles players a new pair of Nikes. Trout is, in particular, close with Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz and tight end Zach Ertz. Trout and Wentz recently went hunting and this Sunday Trout was at the Eagles game at Lincoln Financial Field.
In the third quarter, with the Eagles trailing 13-10 against the division-rival Cowboys, Wentz threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Ertz. After celebrating, Wentz delivered the touchdown ball to Trout, who was very appreciative.
Pirates center fielder Starling Marte was carted off the field during the eighth inning of Friday’s contest against the Giants. Marte was racing in to field a fly ball from Yangervis Solarte when he collided at full speed with shortstop Erik González. The two were knocked down by the impact and quickly attended to by the Pirates’ staff, who helped Marte sit up on a cart and removed him from the game.
The extent of either player’s injuries, if any, have yet to be revealed. Following the incident, both Marte and González were officially removed from the lineup, with JB Shuck shifting from left to center field, Jung Ho Kang moving over to shortstop, Colin Moran covering third base, and Jason Martin in the left field corner.
The Pirates currently lead the Giants 4-1 in the ninth.