Tuesday’s Den: Nobody asked me, but…….

— Edmonton 3, Vancouver 2
Oilers led 3-0 after two periods, hung on for the Game 7 win.
Edmonton faces Dallas in the Western Conference final.

— Padres 6-0, Braves 5-3
Braves led opener 4-0 in 5th inning, but Padres rallied for the win.
Chris Sale threw seven shutout IP in the nightcap.
Atlanta’s win snaps a 4-game losing skid.

— Red Sox 5, Rays 0
Tanner Houck allowed 3 baserunners in 7 shutout IP.
Rafael Devers homered in his sixth consecutive game, the first Red Sox hitter to do that.

— Angels 9, Astros 7
Houston led 6-1 after the fourth inning.
Schanuel, O’Hoppe both hit 3-run homers for the Halos.

— Mariners 5, New York 4
Seattle scored four runs in the top of the ninth.
Mariners SS JP Crawford was activated off the IL; he missed 23 games.

— Nationals 12, Twins 3
Washington snaps a 5-game losing skid.
Minnesota has now lost seven games in a row. 

— Dodgers 6, Diamondbacks 4
LA scored six runs in 3rd inning, hitting three homers; it appeared as if P Slade Cecconi was tipping his pitches. After the inning, Arizona coaches got him on an iPad in the dugout to watch something, and he retired all nine batters he faced after that. 

Famous birthdays for May 21st:
Ed O’Bradovich, 84
Bobby Cox, 83
Pete Banaszak, 80

Al Franken, 73
Mark Landsberger, 69
Judge Reinhold, 67

Kent Hrbek, 64
Lisa Edelstein, 58
Josh Allen, 28

— Golf majors are usually played on tough golf courses, but this week, the golfers did really well at Valhalla, shooting a combined 214 under par at the PGA Championship.

The previous best scoring in PGA Championship history was +40 at Riviera in 1995; that’s a 254 shot difference. Wow.

— Mississippi State gave basketball coach Chris Jans a contract extension through 2028, worth $4.2M a year.

— RIP to Jim Otto, 86, Hall of Fame center for the Oakland Raiders, who was easily noticeable because he wore 00, unique for an offensive lineman. Otto played 15 years for the Raiders, after playing college ball at Miami. 

RIP, sir.

— NFC West titles over last 20 years:
9- Seattle
5- San Francisco
3- Rams (all in the last seven years)
3- Arizona (last one in 2015)

— Oakland A’s had three catchers in the lineup Sunday; one at DH, one catching, the third guy at first base. Reminds me of 1979, when the A’s were also terrible; they had Jeff Newman, Mike Heath and Jim Essian in the same lineup some days.

Heath was playing LF; he ran into the side wall down the line, trying to catch a foul ball, damn near knocked himself out. A’s went 58-104 that year; hopefully they’ll do better this year.

  Pat Sajak’s last show hosting Wheel of Fortune is scheduled to air June 7th; his last shows have already been recorded. Sajak has been hosting the gameshow for 41 years. What a great run, 41 years in the same job.

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.