The TEN: 7/18/2018

(“The TEN” is not a top ten but ten items worth being included in “The TEN”)

1. Alex Bregman and George Springer hit back to back home runs in the 10th inning to give the AL an 8-6 win over the NL in the MLB All-Star Game. There were 10 home runs hit in the game – five by each side – which is an All-Star game record.

2. The Rams signed receiver Brandin Cooks to a five-year, $80 million extension.

3. As per sources the Baltimore Orioles have a deal in place to trade shortstop Manny Machado to the Dodgers. Details should be finalized Wednesday.

4. The Arizona Cardinals have suspended GM Steve Keim for five weeks and fined him $200,000 after he pleaded guilty to an extreme DUI.

5. Lakers guard Josh Hart is named Summer League MVP.

6. San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard is considering participating in the USA Basketball National team’s minicamp in Las Vegas next week to showcase the status of his recovery to prospective trade partners. Note: Leonard was traded Wednesday to the Toronto Raptors along with Danny Green for DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a top-20 protected first round pick.

7. Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and is expected to be fully recovered in time for training camp.

8. On this date in 1999 New York Yankees pitcher David Cone threw a perfect game in a 6-0 win over the Montreal Expos.

9. Former major league/Angel outfielder Torii Hunter turns 43 today.

10. 29 days until the high school football season kicks off.

5 Comments to "The TEN: 7/18/2018"

  1. theurenaexpress's Gravatar theurenaexpress
    July 18, 2018 - 2:19 pm | Permalink

    I agree. The game is changing drastically. The long ball is fun and like they say, chicks dig the long ball but sometimes it’s not the best way to manufacture runs.

  2. RAMS FAN's Gravatar RAMS FAN
    July 18, 2018 - 2:15 pm | Permalink

    Steve, maybe I’m old school. I’d rather see my team win than see who can hit the most home runs. You are right about how teams are managed now a days. Not since 2002 when Scioscia won the World Series has a team consistently used all the tools available. Hitting a solo home run usually means the batters in front of you didn’t do their jobs. How many times have I watched a lead off batter, like Chris Taylor recently, hit a lead off triple. The next 3 guys swinging for the fences because home runs are sexy, and they choke. Or first and second no outs and they come away empty handed. That’s how it’s Roberts and every other MLB managers fault. The only exception obviously is if the home run comes from the lead off batter. ie Ricky Henderson

  3. theurenaexpress's Gravatar theurenaexpress
    July 18, 2018 - 12:18 pm | Permalink

    How are solo home runs Doc’s doing? I had a friend tell me that the Dodgers need to hit home runs with men on base. Simply ridiculous. Home runs are not planned. The most important thing is to make solid contact. This is the direction in which the games is going. Can you name me one team in the MLB that regularly steals, sac bunts (other than the pitcher), hit and runs, etc? MLB teams do not play small ball. Small ball is more of a college or high school concept.

  4. Done Deal's Gravatar Done Deal
    July 18, 2018 - 11:42 am | Permalink

    Looks like Kawhi Leonard won’t have to work too hard showcasing his recovery after all, as he is being shipped north to Toronto in a player swap that sends Demar DeRozan to the spurs. For his part, DeRozan has expressed extreme displeasure with the prospect of playing in San Antonio, so the dust has not settled on this thing.

  5. RAMS FAN's Gravatar RAMS FAN
    July 18, 2018 - 10:36 am | Permalink

    #1 Maybe it’s a Dave Roberts thing where his teams hit a lot of home runs with no one on base. Didn’t the Dodger’s recently have a game where they hit 7 home runs and only scored 8 runs? Now 5 home runs and only scored 6 runs. Is the concept get em on, get em over and get em in eluding him?

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