Monday’s Den: Wrapping up a sports weekend……..

13) Sounds like college presidents/AD’s are going to pull the plug on fall sports this week; if they do that, and the NFL goes ahead and plays, would the NFL move games to Saturday nights to further their TV exposure?

12) Golden State’s Draymond Green got a $50,000 fine from the NBA for saying on TNT that Devin Booker should leave the Phoenix Suns- that’s called tampering.

11) Some courageous soul in Las Vegas wagered $600 this week on the Washington Redskins to win the Super Bowl, at 300-1 odds.

10) This week at the PGA, Rory McIlroy was 10-over par on holes 12-14; he was 12-under par on the other fifteen holes.

9) Major league teams have been getting quality starts from their pitcher (6+ IP, 3 or fewer runs allowed) 28% of the time; Sunday in LA was the first time in 17 games the Giants got a quality start, from Kevin Gausman.

8) Reds’ P Sonny Gray has allowed six or fewer hits in 37 consecutive starts, which is apparently a major league record, if you don’t count short starts as an opener.

7) Indians’ pitcher Zach Plesac threw six shutout innings against the White Sox Saturday, then went out with friends in Chicago after the game. Uh-oh. Not good.

Thats frowned upon in today’s pandemic world; the Indians sent Plesac home in a rental car Sunday.

6) Cleveland 1B Carlos Santana was only 3-16 this week, but he also walked 15 times; his on-base %age for the week was .581, pretty impressive.

Baseball leaders so far this season:
5) Total bases:
51— Fernando Tatis Jr, SD
43— Aaron Judge, NYY
42— Nicholas Castellanos, Cin
41— Charlie Blackmon, Colo
39— Mike Yastzremski, SF

4) Runs batted in:
19— Judge, NYY
18— Blackmon, Tatis Jr
16— Castellanos, Nelson Cruz
14— Kyle Seager, Solano
13— Olson, Swanson, Urshela

3) Runs scored:
15— Freeman, Merrifield, Tatis
14— Judge, Story, Swanson, Yastzremski
13— Blackmon, Castellanos, JP Crawford, Nunez
12— Acuna, Jose Ramirez

2) OPS (on-base% + slugging %age)
1.226— Fernando Tatis Jr, SD
1.187— Charlie Blackmon, Colo
1.139— JaCoby Jones, Det
1.113— Mike Yastzremski, SF
1.111— Donovan Solano, SF

1) If the baseball playoffs started today (they don’t):
AL East- New York, TB/Balt
AL Central- Minnesota, Detroit
AL West Oakland, Texas
AL Wild Cards- Cleveland, Balt/TB
NL East- Miami, Atlanta
NL Central-  Chicago, Milwaukee
NL West- Colorado, Los Angeles
NL Wild Cards- San Diego, Reds/Mets

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.