Wednesday’s Den: Mid-week musings……..

— Giants 6, Reds 1
Alex Cobb had his no-hitter broken up with two outs in 9th inning.
Cobb threw 131 pitches, most of any pitcher in the majors this year.
Reds lost five of their last six games.

— Cardinals 6, Padres 5 (10)
Willson Contreras homered twice; second one tied game in 8th inning.
Tommy Edman’s walk-off single ended the game.
San Diego is 8-16 in its last 24 games.

— Cubs 1, Brewers 0
Cubs scored in the first inning, game’s only run.
Loss ends Milwaukee’s nine-game winning streak.

— Dodgers 9, Arizona 1
Dodgers in August the last four years:
2020- 21-7
2021- 21-6
2022- 22-6
2023- 23-4

Dodgers are first team in 140 years (140 years!!!) to have a winning %age of  .750+ in the same month, four years in a row.

— Astros 6, Red Sox 2
Bregman/Alvarez each went 3-5 with a home run.
Boston’s Adam Duvall has seven home runs in his last nine games.

— Pirates 6, Royals 3

Cole Ragans threw 7 shutout IP, but the Royals’ bullpen imploded.
Liover Peguero hit a 3-run homer in the ninth inning.

— Toronto put SS Bo Bichette (quad) on the IL.
Angels put P Chase Silseth on the 7-day concussion IL.

— Movie of the Day— Other People’s Money (1991)— A corporate raider buys up shares in an undervalued company but falls in love with a lawyer for the other side. Things get interesting after that.

Danny DeVito is the corporate raider, Gregory Peck is the founder of the company.

Danny DeVito is great in this; he gives a speech in the climactic scene “……..I’m not your best friend. I’m your only friend……..” that is excellent.

— College Football Trend of the Day— In his career, Miami FL coach Cristobal is 14-26-2 ATS as a home favorite.

— Arizona Cardinals’ over/under win total this year is 3.5 wins; every other team in the NFL has a win total of at least 6.5 wins.

— New Orleans Saints traded kicker Will Lutz to Denver, in exchange for a 7th round draft pick. Lutz is re-united with Broncos’ coach Sean Payton. For now, Blake Grupe is the Saints’ kicker. 

To make room for Lutz, Denver told K Brett Maher to take a hike.

— Philadelphia Eagles cut their punter, don’t have another one on the roster yet, but they don’t play for 11 more days. 

— Green Bay Packers have only three players who are 30+ years old; they had eight last year.

— Watching episode 4 of Hard Knocks with the Jets, it dawned on me that the Jets’ GM, Joe Douglas, hasn’t been on the show at all, not that I can remember at least. When they cut down the roster in next week’s show, you’d think the general manager would make an appearance.

— Virginia Cavaliers have a 34-year old kicker this year, a former Marine.

— If you play fantasy football, keep in mind that in Week 14, a possible fantasy football playoff weekend, two teams have a bye, Arizona and Washington. Draft accordingly. 

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.