Saturday’s Den: Random stuff with weekend here……..

13) Warriors 107, Celtics 97:
— Golden State outscored Boston 58-43 in second half.
— Steph Curry scored 43 points, had 10 rebounds.
— Series is tied 2-2; the accountants are happy. 

12) Warriors have won at least one road game in 27 consecutive playoff series, which is an NBA record. Golden State was +13 on the boards in Game 4. 

11) Charlotte Hornets are expected to hire Kenny Atkinson as their new coach; he would be the second Warriors assistant to be hired as a head coach this spring. Mike Brown will be Sacramento’s coach next season. 

10) New York 2, Cubs 1 (13)— Teams combined to go 1-37 with runners in scoring position. Cubs played nine games last week; this was their second game this week.

9) Giants 7, Dodgers 2— LA starter Walker Buehler will undergo an MRI on Saturday after leaving this game early because of discomfort in his right elbow. 

8) Indians 3, A’s 2— Oakland led 2-0 in ninth inning, but because this is the A’s worst season since the end of the Charlie Finley era in the late 70’s, Cleveland scored three times in the ninth inning, sending Oakland to its 10th consecutive loss. 

7) Friday was also an especially dreadful night for my fantasy baseball team, so I watched a movie on HBO Max; Card Counter, which was only a little bit about poker, and mostly about an ex-military interrogator haunted by the ghosts of his past.

Pretty good movie until the end, which was extremely disappointing, but it was still better than watching the under-achieving Armadillos go 8-35 with one RBI. 

6) Phillies 7, Arizona 5— Philadelphia has won eight games in a row, is 7-0 under interim manager Rob Thompson, who may not be an interim manager for long. 

5) Washington 11, Milwaukee 5— Brewers have lost seven games in a row. 

4) Hot teams:
Braves have won 9 in a row.
Phillies have won 8 in a row
Marlins have won 4 in a row

Cold teams
Angels have lost 15 of their last 16 games.
Oakland has lost 10 in a row
Milwaukee has lost 7 in a row

3) Baseball injuries:
— Detroit P Casey Mize (elbow) is out for the year
— Boston P Garrett Whitlock (hip) is on the IL
— Tampa Bay P Andrew Kittredge (elbow) is out for the year
— Minnesota SS Royce Lewis (knee) is out for the year.

2) If the baseball playoffs started today (they do not):
NL— Mets, Cardinals, Dodgers Wild Cards: Milwaukee, San Diego, San Francisco
AL— New York, Twins, Astros Wild Cards: Blue Jays, Rays, Red Sox

1) Los Angeles Chargers owner Dean Spanos has been accused of “misogynistic” behavior, “self-dealing” and repeated “breaches of fiduciary duty” by his sister in a lawsuit that escalates the siblings’ ongoing legal battle over control of the team.

Four Spanos siblings each own 15% of the team; a trust owns 36% of the team, 4% is owned by non-family members. The legal struggle is over control of the trust.

Also, Baltimore Orioles CEO John Angelos was accused in a lawsuit this week of seizing control of the team at the expense of his brother, Lou — and in defiance of their father Peter’s wishes.

Orioles’ owner Peter Angelos turns 93 next month; there will be a struggle over who controls the franchise, because the franchise is worth a ten-figure sum.

It is good to know that rich people have problems too. 

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.