The Astros scored a season-high 17 runs Saturday night to close within a game of Texas in the AL West. Jeremy Pena posted a career-best four RBIs in a 17-4 laugher over the Rays at Minute Maid.
The Rangers lost to the Padres (again), but then announced the acquisition of RHP Max Scherzer in a trade with the Mets. The 39-year-old Scherzer waived his no-trade clause and was then dealt to Texas in exchange for hot prospect Luisangel Acuna. The Rangers will pay the three-time Cy Young Award winner $22.5 million this season while the Mets still owe him 35-mill. This is a “right now” move for the Rangers, since Scherzer can opt out of his contract at the end of the year.
We move into August with a hot two-horse race in the West!
Rams coach Sean McVay says he has nothing but love for running back Sony Michel following his surprise retirement. The two-time Super Bowl champ with the Rams and Patriots hung ‘em up Saturday following the Rams third training camp practice, saying his body had had enough. McVay described the 28-year-old Michel as “the epitome of a pro.”
Zeke to the Patriots? That could happen. Elliott is still the most vicious pass-protecting back in the league, and could make Mac Jones more comfortable in the pocket. The Hoodie knows that.
Dak turned 30 Saturday. Yeah, I’ve heard all the “If you don’t get it done by 30, you’re not going to get it done” stuff. I disagree. Prescott has the skill set and resolve necessary to get the Cowboys where they want to go, providing Mike McCarthy makes good on his promise to run the ball more.
Can the marriage between Colts RB Jonathan Taylor and club owner Jim Irsay be saved? Nope, at least IMO.
Have I mentioned I’m not a Kyler Murray fan? What? I have? Oh…
What is it about male radio sportstalk hosts and their death wishes? D.C. motor-mouth Michael Sorse, whose on-air name is (was?) Don Geronimo, committed career hara-kiri Thursday at the Commanders’ training facility. After spotting local television anchor Sharla McBride at the facility, Sorse called out on-air, “Hey look! Barbie’s here. Hi Barbie girl!” He later referred to McBride as “that chick” and said, “I’m guessing she’s a cheerleader.” Gee, who could have guessed that McBride didn’t like that? And, particularly given Dan Snyder’s series of workplace scandals, the Commanders wasted no time asking radio station WBIG to fire “Geronimo.” WBIG wasted no time, either. Bye.