Saturday’s Den: Random stuff on a quiet Friday night……..

— Baseball game in Cleveland got rained out Friday; Guardians will play a day/night twinbill Saturday, then a day game Sunday, then an 11am road game Monday morning in Boston, where Patriots’ Day is a holiday. Will be a busy 48 hours for them. 

— Rangers 12, Astros 8
Last three games, Houston starting pitchers gave up 24 runs in 7.2 IP.
Astros are 4-11, their worst 15-game start since 2013.

— Padres 8, Dodgers 7 (11)
Dodgers led 7-3 after three innings, didn’t score again. 

Yamamoto allowed three runs in 5 IP; he hasn’t lasted more than 5 IP in any of his four starts for the Dodgers.

— A’s 2, Nationals 1
Lawrence Butler had the walk-off hit as the spunky A’s won for sixth time in seven games. Paul Blackburn threw 6.1 more scoreless innings, has now thrown 19.1 innings this year, without giving up any runs.

— Angels 7, Red Sox 0
Reid Detmers is the first Angel pitcher to win his first three starts of a season since Jered Weaver won six straight games to start the 2011 season.

— Cardinals 9, Diamondbacks 6
St Louis blew a 6-0 lead, but Goldschmidt’s 7th inning single put them ahead for good.
Nolan Arenado was 3-5 with three RBI.

— Pirates 5, Phillies 2
Bailey Falter allowed one run in 5 IP, beating his former team- they dealt him to Pittsburgh at the trade deadline last summer. 

Famous birthdays for April 13th:
Dennis Thurman, 68
Garry Kasparov, 61
Bo Outlaw, 53
Dan Campbell, 48
Quentin Richardson, 44
Hunter Pence, 41

— All 30 NBA teams played Friday night; there are no NBA games Saturday, then all 30 teams play again on Sunday, the last day of the regular season.

— Eastern Washington hired Dan Monson as its new basketball coach; Monson coached the last 17 years at Long Beach State. Monson got fired just before last month’s Big West Tournament, but then he won the tournament, and led Long Beach to the NCAA’s for the second time.

— AAC has 80 players in the college basketball transfer portal, the most of any league; ACC, Pac-12 and Missouri Valley are next, with 68 players each.

— Flying home from Las Vegas on Southwest Airlines this week was easier, because you can watch movies for free on your phone. The flight from Baltimore to Albany is short anyway, plus the only empty seat on the plane was the middle seat next to me, making life a little better.

— NHL’s Arizona Coyotes are going to move to Salt Lake City next season; Coyotes have made the NHL playoffs once in the last 12 seasons. 

— Vegas Golden Knights have been in the NHL for seven years, have never had a losing season, making the playoffs six times now, after they clinched a playoff spot with Friday’s 7-2 win over Minnesota.

— Last time an NBA/NHL player from teams in same city both won MVP in the same season was 1988-89, when Magic Johnson/Wayne Gretzky did it. 

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.