Saturday’s Den: Clearing out a cluttered mind…….

13) Friday night in Florida, Dick Vitale’s V Foundation raised $11.1M for cancer research; coach Vitale has now raised over $100M overall for this cause. Lot of great work by a passionate guy. 

12) Weird night Friday; six major league games were rained out, the most in one day since 2018, so the night didn’t get busy until the west coast games started.

Had the Arizona-Colorado game on my TV, the Tampa Bay-Seattle game on Apple TV on my phone and my fantasy team’s boxscore on my laptop, plus a fantasy baseball podcast on Sirius radio. You never know when you might learn something. 

11) Arizona 4, Colorado 1— Last week, I tried really hard to trade Merrill Kelly in our fantasy league; had couple deals cooking, but nothing happened, which is good, because he threw 8.2 IP in this game, getting his third win of the year.

Daulton Varsho homered in the bottom of the 8th inning to put Arizona ahead; then David Peralta also homered (in his 900th big league game).

Arizona has won eight of its last ten games, after a dismal start. 

10) Houston 3, Detroit 2:
— Astros’ #8/#9 hitters hit back/back homers in second inning.
— Detroit had only two hits.
— Houston has won five games in a row.

9) Milwaukee 6, Atlanta 3:
— Eric Lauer is a surprising 3-0, 1.82 for the Brewers.
— 1B Rowdy Tellez has 12 RBI in his last four games.
— Braves lost five of their last seven games. 

8) Chicago 4, Boston 2:
— Luis Robert his a 2-run homer for the Pale Hose.
— Red Sox lost 10 of their last 13 games.
— White Sox have won four in row, after an 8-13 start. 

7) Minnesota 2, Oakland 1:
— Winder has allowed one unearned in 12 IP, in two starts.
— A’s had bases loaded with one out in last inning, couldn’t tie game.
— Byron Buxton hit his 9th homer of the season. 

6) Angels 3, Washington 0:
— Diaz threw five shutout innings in his first ’22 start.
— Trout had two hits, knocked in couple runs.
— Nationals had only four hits. 

5) Tampa Bay 8, Seattle 7:
— Margot hit a 3-run homer in top of 9th.
— Gilbert needed 99 pitches to get thru five innings.
— Mariners lost nine of their last ten games. 

4) San Diego 3, Miami 2:
— Darvish threw 7 innings, got his third win.
— Marlins have lost six games in a row.
— All five teams in NL West are over .500.

3) Philadelphia 26, Michigan 25:
— Michigan missed a 21-yard FG on last play of the game.
— Michigan was only 9-17 passing, for 51 yards.
— Panthers lost despite running ball for 251 yards.
— In his first start in three years, Philly QB Cookus threw for 190 yards and two TD’s. 

2) 76ers 99, Heat 79:
— Embiid had 18 points, 11 boards in his first action of series.
— 76ers were +27 with Harden on court, minus-7 in 10:00 with him on bench.
— Heat was 7-30 on arc, Philly 16-33. 
— Miami still leads series, 2-1. 

1) Dallas 103, Phoenix 94:
— League’s accountants are happy; both these series get at least a 5th game.
— Brunson scored 28, Doncic 26 for Dallas.
— Home side has won all three series games. 

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.