The TEN: 8/19/2020

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

1. The #8 seed Orlando Magic surprised the # 1 seed Milwaukee Bucks 122-110 in the first game of the Eastern Conference Playoffs Tuesday.

2. Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward will be out four weeks with an ankle sprain that was suffered Monday in a 109-101 win over the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference playoff series.

3. The Dallas Cowboys released defensive tackle Gerald McCoy who had a season ending injury on his ruptured right quadriceps tendon Tuesday.

4. Texas Rangers pitcher Ian Gibaut was suspended for three games and manager Chris Woodward for one after Gibaut threw a pitch at Manny Machado of the San Diego Padres following Fernando Tatis Jr’s grand slam on a 3-0 pitch Monday night. Tatis missed a take sign with the Padres up seven runs in the eighth inning.

5. The Clippers beat the Dallas Mavericks 118-110 Monday night to take a 1-0 lead in their Western Conference playoff series.

6. Dodger right fielder Mookie Betts was hitting .319 with 9 homeruns and 21 RBI coming into Tuesday’s action.

7. The Portland Trail Blazers beat the Lakets 100-93 Tuesday night in Game 1 of their Western Conference playoff series.

8. New Washington Football Team President Jason Wright graduated from Diamond Bar High School in 1999. Wright, who went to Northwestern before playing seven years in the NFL, is the first Black team president in the history of the NFL.

9. “I’ve been in this game since I was a kid. I know a lot of unwritten rules. I was kind of lost on this. Those experiences, you have to learn. Probably next time, I’ll take a pitch.” – Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr.

10. On this day in 1965 Cincinnati Reds pitcher Jim Maloney threw his second no-hitter of the season in 1-0 win over the Chicago Cubs.

3 Comments to "The TEN: 8/19/2020"

  1. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    August 19, 2020 - 4:38 pm | Permalink

    @ Grim Reaper: Thanks for vividly illustrating the enormous amount of money that the Dodgers are (and will be) paying Mookie Betts. And, of course, the deferred money Betts will receive after the projected end of his playing career will be paid out between 2033 and 2044.
    You’re probably right about the contract insurance; any smart organization would’ve already taken care of that.

    Albert Pujols had some good seasons with the Angels, but you’re right about the fact that the team signed him to an excessively long contract.
    Just think of how many good free-agent pitchers the Angels could’ve acquired with the money that they’ve lavished on position players like Pujols and Josh Hamilton. (They’re also spending a lot on Mike Trout, but at least he’s still young and is arguably the best all-around player in baseball.)
    That’s the Angels for you; they hardly ever have enough pitching.

  2. Dodgers Fan's Gravatar Dodgers Fan
    August 19, 2020 - 4:26 pm | Permalink

    I have no concerns about the money, the Dodgers arent hurting for money but they are hurting for a championship.

  3. Grim Reaper's Gravatar Grim Reaper
    August 18, 2020 - 11:07 pm | Permalink

    I will reserve comment on Mookie Betts until he is 37 in 2030, 38 in 2031, and 39 in 2032

    2030: $30 million ($11 million deferred without interest)

    2031: $27.5 million ($11 million deferred without interest)

    2032: $27.5 million ($11 million deferred without interest) Last year of Contract, but his salary payments will continue for 13 more years ending in 2014. Bobbie Bonilla is the only guy who isn’t jealous.

    Dodger fans had better pray for good health, and the team had better take out contract insurance.
    Albert Pujols is a ghost of himself. You would think the Dodgers might have learned something from the Angels.

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