Wednesday’s Den: Mid-week musings……..

— Labor Day afternoon around 5:00, my phone rings; I normally don’t answer calls from strange numbers, but it was an Albany number so I answered. Guy wanted to buy my house, which was kind of surprising, seeing how its not for sale.

How he got my phone number, I have no freakin’ idea, but its a national holiday, go out and do something fun. I politely declined and that was that; I do need somewhere to live 🙂

Probably should’ve asked him how much he was offering……..

— Patrick Mahomes has played five Week 1 games in his career; Chiefs have averaged 36.4 points/game in those five contests.

— Duke 28, Clemson 7
Clemson lost two fumbles in the red zone, had two FG’s blocked.
Duke QB Leonard had a 44-yard TD run.
First time Blue Devils beat Clemson since 2004.

— Oregon State has covered its last eight football games, longest active streak in the country. Beavers’ QB this year is DJ Uiagalelei, who started for Clemson the last two years.

— Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce hyperextended knee during practice Tuesday, is a ??? for the Chiefs’ opener with Detroit Thursday night.

— Baylor’s QB Blake Shapen is out 2-3 weeks with a knee injury.

— When I was a kid, loved to eat Cracker Jack; very good snack food. Had no idea until couple of days ago that there was a dog on the box, sitting at the sailor’s feet on the label. Turns out the dog’s name is Bingo, if you care about stuff like that.

— Word of the Day— Obsequious— obedient to an excessive degree.

— NFL Trend of the Day—Last three years, Miami Dolphins are 17-8 ATS at home.

— When the Rays lost at home to Boston Monday, it ended the Red Sox’ 13-game losing streak at Tampa Bay.

— Lucas Giolito got traded from the White Sox to the Angels on July 26. He is 1-6, 9.34 since the White Sox traded him- the Angels have since traded him to Cleveland, in a waiver deal.

Strange how a guy who is a pretty good pitcher just lost it in August.

— Astros 14, Rangers 1— Jose Altuve hit home runs in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd innings; he’s hit five home runs the last two nights.

— Rays 8, Red Sox 6 (11)— Brandon Lowe hit a walk-off homer in the 11th inning.

— New York 5, Detroit 1— Giancarlo Stanton hit his 400th career home run.

— Dodgers’ P Julio Urías was arrested on felony domestic violence charges; he isn’t with the team on their road trip in Miami. Urias was suspended for 20 games in 2019, after the pitcher shoved his girlfriend to the ground in the parking lot of a Los Angeles shopping mall.

With this being his second offense, the penalty figures to be longer.

— Cubs 11, Giants 8— Wind was blowing out at Wrigley; Cubs scored six runs in 7th inning, with Christian Morel hitting a 3-run homer.

— Padres 8, Phillies 0— Pedro Avila allowed two hits in 6.2 shutout IP (he walked six guys).

— Orioles 5, Angels 4 (10)
Orioles scored twice in 9th, took 4-3 lead.
Angels tied game in bottom of the 9th.
Baltimore is 30-14 this year in games where winning run scored from 7th inning on.

— If the playoffs started today (they do not):
NL: Braves, Brewers, Dodgers. Wild Cards: Phillies, Cubs, Reds
AL: Orioles, Twins, Astros. Wild Cards: Rays, Mariners, Blue Jays

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.