Monday’s Den: Wrapping up a sports Sunday………

— Padres 7, Red Sox 0— San Diego has been struggling really badly; they loaded the bases in the first inning in this game, scored on a bases-loaded walk, then Rougned Odor cleared the bases with a 3-run double, giving them a 4-0 lead.

The Padres’ TV crew was noticeably relieved by Odor’s double, you could hear it in their voices. The stress level gets high when a team has been losing; this was a big win for San Diego.

Michael Wacha has allowed only one run in his last four starts, covering 25 innings.

— Dodgers are 29-19, lead Arizona by 1.5 games in NL West, but their pitching staff has lot of injuries; Dustin May/Jose Urias both got hurt this week. LA’s next two games in Atlanta will be started by rookies, Gavin Stone Monday, Bobby Miller Tuesday.

— Milwaukee is 7-11 in May, but they’ve come from behind and now lead the NL Central by a game, mostly because the Pirates are 4-13 in May.

This is very good news for St Louis, which is 11-8 in May. Cardinals scored 64 runs in their last eight games.

— Cardinals 10, Dodgers 5— Oscar Mercado drove in five runs from the #9 spot in the order.

— Orioles 8, Blue Jays 3 (11)— Cedric Mullins went 5-6, with two doubles and three RBI. Orioles are 31-16, have the 2nd-best record in the American League.

— Nationals 6, Tigers 4— Detroit starter Joey Wentz faced 16 batters; 10 of them got hits, which is a bad thing. Washington wound up with a season-high 18 hits.

— Mets 5-2, Guardians 4-1— Guardians wrap up a 1-5 road trip by losing pair of one-run games in this doubleheader. Cleveland’s last three losses were all by one run.

— Texas 13, Colorado 3— Rangers swept Colorado this weekend, scoring 31 runs.

— Phillies 2, Cubs 1— Bryson Stott hit a pinch-hit, 2-run homer in the 7th inning. Tiajuan Walker tossed 5.1 scoreless innings. Craig Kimbrel got his 399th career save.

— Astros 2, A’s 0— Framber Valdez threw a 104-pitch complete game.

— Angels 4, Twins 2— Mickey Moniak’s 2-run double in the 7th inning was the game-winning hit.

— Heat 128, Celtics 102
Miami leads this series, 3-0.
Heat shot 56.8% from the floor, made 19-35 on the arc.
No one on Boston scored more than 14 points.

— Purdue big man Zach Edey still hasn’t decided whether he’ll enter the NBA Draft or go back to Purdue for another season. Pretty big decision; I’m unsure why the kid would pass on making the big bucks in the NBA, but it is his choice.

— NBA teams that have fallen behind 3-0 in a best-of-7 series are 0-149 all-time; this doesn’t mean the Celtics/Lakers can’t win their series, just means it is highly unlikely.

— If the baseball playoffs started today (they don’t):
NL: Braves, Dodgers, Brewers. Wild Cards: Arizona, Pirates, Mets
AL: Rays, Twins, Rangers. Wild Cards: Orioles, New York, Astros

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.