Sunday’s Den: Wrapping up a summer Saturday

— Twins 3, White Sox 2— Chicago P Lucas Giolito did an in-game interview; he talked about how he prepares for his starts by playing a video game, with him pitching in the game against the lineup he expects to see the next day, in the real game.

Interesting stuff; Giolito has a future on TV, if he wants one. His grandfather was Warren Frost, an actor who appeared in Twin Peaks and in five episodes of Seinfeld.

— Pirates 3, Angels 0
Trout, Ohtani and Rendon are getting paid a total of $105,688,096 this season.
Pittsburgh’s entire payroll is $75,814,651.

— Brewers 4, Braves 3
Austin Riley has homered in five straight games.

— Rockies 4, Marlins 3
Marlins led 3-0 after six innings.
Miami is 0-8 since the All-Star break.
Kris Bryant got hit by a pitch for third game in row; he left the game.

— Orioles 6, Rays 5
Orioles led 5-0 in 6th inning, blew the lead, then won game in 9th.
O’Hearn’s pinch-hit single was the game-winner.
Baltimore leads Tampa Bay by three games in the loss column.
Rays have already used 31 pitchers this year; they’ve had lot of injuries to their pitching staff, with starters Springs/Rasmussen out for the year.

— Guardians 1, Phillies 0
Tanner Bibee allowed two hits in seven shutout IP.
Jose Ramirez knocked in the only run.

— Padres 14, Tigers 3
Campusano went 4-5 with four RBI.
Soto/Machado knocked in three runs each.
Padres improve to 48-51; they’re 6-16 in one-run games.
This was the 4,000th win in San Diego’s franchise history. 

— Red Sox 8, Mets 6
Max Scherzer is getting paid $43,333,333 this year; if he made the standard 32 starts, that works out to $1,354,167 per start.
For his $1,354,167 Saturday, Scherzer gave up 5 runs in six IP.

— Dodgers 16, Rangers 3— Corey Seager was hitting  .350 this year when he sprained his thumb on a head-first slide into second base. Now he’s on the Injured List.

— A’s 4, Astros 1— A’s beat Houston for first time in nine tries this season. Rookie Zach Gelof hit his first major league homer.

— Movie of the Day: Hard Eight (1996)— A professional gambler teaches a young aspiring gambler the tricks of the trade; the young guy does well, until he falls for a cocktail waitress.

Philip Baker Hall plays the older gambler, who used to be a hit man; John C. Reilly is the young gambler, Gwyneth Paltrow is the cocktail waitress, Samuel L. Jackson is also in this movie.

When good luck is a long shot, you have to hedge your bets.

— College Football Trend of the Day: Under Kyle Whittingham, Utah is 25-15 ATS as a road underdog.

— New Jersey Giants added RB James Robinson, WR Cole Beasley; Robinson is insurance in case Saquon Barkley holds out. Beasley is familiar with Brian Daboll’s system from their time together in Buffalo. 

— Denver Broncos signed K Brett Maher; he kicked for Sean Payton in New Orleans, kicked for the Cowboys last year— he only made 1 out of 6 extra points during the playoffs last year, and that is why he was unemployed.

Denver also has Elliott Fry in camp as a kicker.

— If the baseball playoffs started today (they don’t):
NL: Braves, Brewers, Dodgers. Wild Cards— Arizona, Giants, Reds
AL: Orioles, Twins, Rangers. Wild Cards— Rays, Astros, Blue Jays

Author: Armadillo Sports

I've been involved in sports my whole life, now just write about them. I like to travel, mostly to Las Vegas- they have gambling there.