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

Syracuse 22, Virginia 20
— Orange led 13-0 at halftime.
— Syracuse kicked 31-yard FG with 1:14 left for the win.
— Virginia had ball near midfield at the end, but lost ball on downs.
— Syracuse is off to an impressive 4-0 start; they were 11-24 last three years.

Air Force 48, Nevada 20:
— Total yardage was 541-242. Bad game.
— Air Force even threw an 80-yard TD pass.
— Air Force ran ball for 461 yards.
— Nevada is in a total rebuild; this’ll be long year for them.

Texas-El Paso 27, Boise State 10:
— Boise was favored by 16.5 points.
— Boise is now 9-7 under Andy Avalos, after going 69-19 under Bryan Harsin, and before that, 92-12 under Chris Petersen.
— Boise completed only 13-34 passes, gained total of only 177 yards.
— Big win on national TV for UTEP, which ran ball for 199 yards.

Cardinals 8, Dodgers 0— Albert Pujols hit his 699th/700th career home runs. He is the 4th big leaguer to hit 700 home runs.

Jeremy Frank posted on Twitter that Pujols’ average home trot is 26 seconds, meaning that he has spent over five hours of his life on his 700 home run trots.

This obviously wasn’t a close game; Cardinals are 12-3 on the road in games where the winning run scored from the 7th inning on.

Orioles 6, Astros 0— Baltimore won its last three games, with starting pitchers getting 80 of the 81 outs. They shut Houston out the last two nights.

— When the Astros’ win again, Dusty Baker will become the 4th manager in MLB history to win 100+ games in a season in both leagues, joining Sparky Anderson, Whitey Herzog and Tony La Russa, all Hall of Fame managers.

— Bowling Green football coach Scot Loeffler will miss Saturday’s road game at Mississippi State due to a personal health matter; he is expected to return next week for the Falcons’ game at Akron.

— Aaron Rodgers has thrown only three pick-6’s in 4,692 NFL passes; two of the three came in Tampa, where he has only played four times.

— Amon-Ra St. Brown has scored a touchdown in six straight games for the Lions. St. Brown has 9 TD’s in his last eight regular season games.

— Dodgers utility guy Hanser Alberto has pitched in nine games this season, most of any position player. He threw two innings against the Cardinals Friday.

Guardians 6, Rangers 3— Cleveland has won 16 of its last 19 games; they lead the AL Central by 8 games, with 11 games left to play. Terry Francona is a great freakin’ manager.

— If the playoffs started today (they don’t)
NL Mets, Cardinals, Dodgers. Wild Cards: Braves, Phillies, Padres
AL New York, Guardians, Astros. Wild Cards: Rays, Blue Jays, Mariners

— Wild Card races:
AL— Orioles trail Seattle by 3 games for the last playoff slot.
NL— Brewers trail San Diego by 2 games for the last playoff slot.

— Seattle looks like a tired, staggering team- they batted Jarred Kelenic 6th Friday night; the guy is hitting .142. 

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.