Once again, the Suns set in the West. And the Bucks stop here, too.
Playing at home in Game Seven, Phoenix scored 27 points in the first half against the Mavs. No, Suns fans were not screaming, “Lou!”
The Celtics picked a good time to win two straight, something neither they nor the Bucks had done previously in their Eastern Conference title series.
The City of Dallas broke even in Sunday Game Sevens.
Look, I like birdies. But that looked like a remake of the Hitchcock classic at the Byron Nelson. Even Tippi Hedren was hitting it stiff to the flag. K.H. Lee wins at 26 under? 26 under? In four days, there were 2,228 birdies. Fourteen players finished at 20 under or lower. I’m hoping Par Fights Back at this week’s PGA.
Yeah, I caught some of that USFL game Sunday between Birmingham and Philadelphia. Man, that was a rough watch. It almost looks to me like that league has regressed in the last couple of weeks.
A day after seeing their 11-game winning streak broken, the Astros went right back to work Sunday in D.C., blanking the Nats 8-0. It’s mid-May and Verlander already has five wins. And I guess we can stop worrying about Yuli Gurriel, who went 3-4 and homered.
How bad is it in Cincinnati? So bad that the Reds’ pitching staff did not allow a hit in Sunday’s game in Pittsburgh, but the Pirates still won 1-0. It wasn’t an official no-hitter since the Bucs did not have to bat in the bottom of the ninth, but it was still only the sixth time in MLB history that a team lost a game without surrendering a hit. That’s what life is like for a team that is 9-26.
No, you were not hallucinating. That was in fact 22-year veteran Albert Pujols on the mound for the first time in his career in the ninth inning of the Cardinals’ 15-6 rout of the Giants. Just for funsies, I guess, although Pujols did give up two homers.
Of more lasting significance in that game was the fact the Cards’ Adam Wainwright and Jadier Molina broke the MLB record for wins by a starting battery. They’ve teamed up for 203 W’s. That’s a lot. And it’s one more than Warren Spahn and Del Crandall posted for the Boston and Milwaukee Braves between 1949 and 1963.
Pray for Buffalo.