Saturday’s Den: Weekend thoughts…….

— Nine years ago this week, the world lost a great guy; my dad was the best person I’ve ever met, a nice man, a decent man, and boy, we do need more decency in the world.

He was an excellent role medal for his nerdy son; he loved the Mets/Knicks, he enjoyed playing golf, going to Saratoga racetrack. Above all things, he was honest.

When he would come home from work, I’d be watching re-runs of the Odd Couple or M*A*S*H or Mister Ed, and he’d come into the room and say, “How can you watch that stuff?” Five minutes later, he’d be laughing harder than I was.

I’m guessing he is up in heaven, wondering why the Mets don’t win more games. 

It’s been nine years, and he is missed every day.

— Pirates 9, Cubs 3
Rookie P Skenes struck out the first seven batters he faced.
He didn’t allow a hit in his six IP (100 PT), in his second MLB start.

— Marlins 8, Mets 0
Marlins haven’t allowed a run in their last three games.
Jesus Luzardo threw 6 shutout IP, allowing five baserunners.

— Giants 10, Rockies 5
Colorado’s 7-game win streak comes to an end. 

— Rays 4, Blue Jays 3
Tampa’s Tyler Alexander had a perfect game thru seven innings.
Rays are 10-4 in their last fourteen games.

— Guardians 3, Twins 2
Ramirez hit the game-winning homer in 8th inning.
Minnesota has lost four games in a row.

— Tigers 13, Arizona 0
Skubal tossed six shutout IP, allowing one hit.
Baez went 3-4 with 5 RBI.

— Giants’ OF Jung Hoo Lee (shoulder) had an operation, is out for the year.

— Pacers 116, Knicks 103
Indiana outscored Knicks 32-21 in second quarter.
Siakam scored 25 points, had 5 assists, 7 rebounds.
Game 7 is in New York Sunday afternoon.

Famous birthdays for May 18th:
Reggie Jackson, 78
Jim Sundberg, 73
Tina Fey, 54
Vince Young, 41
Robert Quinn, 34
Clint Capela, 30

NFL schedule notes:
— Only one of Detroit’s first 14 games is outdoors, Week 9 in Green Bay.

— 49ers are the only team playing four teams that are coming off a bye.

— Bears/Steelers don’t play their first divisional game until Week 11.

— There are nine games this season that are rematches of playoff games from last year.

— Eagles play four of last five games at home, for the first time since 1951; their only road game in that span is against Washington, so the Eagles won’t fly at all after Week 13.

— Chicago’s first three games are all against AFC South teams. 

— Carolina Panthers are only team that doesn’t have a primetime game.

— Four teams have three consecutive road games:
Bills, Bears, Browns, Vikings.

— Chiefs have a game on every day of the week except Tuesday.

— Patriots/Panthers are an underdog in every game thru Week 17.

Jets are favored in 14 of their first 16 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.