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Mets Sweep Nats In Twinbill, O’s Lose Game And Davis, WFT Drops Opener
Pete Alonso’s walk-off home run in the bottom of the 7th gave the New York Mets a 5-4 win and a a doubleheader sweep over the Washington Nationals yesterday. In the opener, Brandon Nimmo drove in all 4 Mets’ runs in a 4-1 win over the Nats. The Nationals, who have now lost 9 of their last 10, will host the Atlanta Braves in a weekend series starting tonight at 7:05 on Sports Radio 1450.
The Baltimore Orioles dropped a 6-4 decision to Detroit ysterday, as the Tigers completed a 3-game sweep. The Orioles also lost first baseman Chris Davis, who announced his retirement, citing injuries and his recent hip surgery. The announcement comes as Davis still has one year remaining on his franchise-record 7-year, $161 million contract. Davis led the majors in home runs twice, including 53 in 2013.
And the New England subs scored 13 points in the 4th quarter to top the Washington Football Team 22-13 in the NFL Preseason opener for both teams. Washington starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick was solid in his brief time on the field, completing 5 of 8 passes for 58 yards. WFT defensive standout Chase Young added a sack in his limited action. Washington will now host Cincinnati next Friday at 8.
Brady And Bucs Win SB 55, Young & Smith Garner NFL Awards, Caps Drop Third Straight
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won Super Bowl 55 yesterday in dominating fashion by a score of 31-9over the Kansas City Chiefs at Raymond James Stadium. Tom Brady threw 3 touchdown passes, including 2 to familiar target Rob Gronkowski, and the Tampa Bay defense kept Patrick Mahomes and the KC offense out of the end zone for the entire contest. Brady picked up his record fifth Super Bowl MVP award and becomes just the second quarterback to win a Super Bowl with 2 different teams.
Over the weekend, the league handed out it’s NFL Honors awards and Washington’s Chase Young was named Defensive Rookie of the Year, while WFT quarterback Alex Smith was named Comeback Player of the Year. Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers earned his third MVP award.
Peyton Manning leads the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2021, which was also named this weekend. Also joining Manning among the 8 inductees are Charles Woodson and Calvin Johnson.
To the NHL, where the Washington Capitals lost their third straight game yesterday, a 7-4 decision to the Philadelphia Flyers. Philly broke 4-4 tie with a 3-goal third period, as the Caps fell to 6-3-3 on the season. Alex Ovechkin had 2 goals and 2 assists for the Capitals, who return to the ice tomorrow at 6 against the Flyers.
On the Shenandoah University docket, Men’s Basketball will play at Hampden-Sydney tonight at 7, while the Hornet Women entertain Ferrum this evening at 7 at the Wilkins Center.
In this week’s Sports Dogs Podcast, I’m joined by Honorary Dog Scott Bradley as we break down some of the games on NFL Super Wild Card Weekend, specifically the Washington Football Team’s matchup against Tom Brady and the Bucs. We’ll also talk about the feel-good stories of Ron Rivera and Alex Smith, as well as our predictions for Saturday night.