The TEN: 9/16/2020

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

1. The Denver Nuggets beat the Clippers 104-89 in Game 7 Tuesday night to advance to the Western Conference Finals to face the Lakers. The Clippers blew a 3-1 series lead.

2. The Miami Heat beat the Boston Celtics 117-114 in overtime Tuesday night to take a 1-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference Finals.

3. LSU Head Coach Ed Orgeron said that “most of his team has caught the coronavirus.”

4. Tennessee kicker Stephen Gostkowski missed three field goals and an extra point before finally hitting a 25-yard field goal with 17 seconds left to give the Titans a 16-14 win over the Denver Broncos Monday night.

5. MLB has announced that the World Series will be played entirely at the Texas Rangers new ballpark, Globe Life Park, in Arlington, Texas as part of a “bubble agreement” with the player’s association for the post season. The American League Championship Series will be at San Diego’s Petco Park, and the National League at Globe Life Park. The AL Division Series will be at San Diego and Los Angeles’ Dodger Stadium, and the NL Division Series at Globe Life and Houston’s Minute Maid Park.

6. The Pac 12 is formulating a plan to return to football by mid-to-late November according to sources.

7. Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 3-1 Tuesday night to take a 2.5 game lead over San Diego in the NL West.

8. On this day in 1975 Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Rennie Stennett became only the second player ever to go 7 for 7 in a nine inning MLB game in the Pirates 22-0 win over the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.

9. Also on this day in 1988 Cincinnati Reds pitcher Tom Browning threw a perfect game in a 1-0 win over the Dodgers at Riverfront Stadium.

10. “@gavinnewsom We have sat by for two weeks watching teams across the country play the game we love safely. Most schools have a fraction of the resources that our school and conference have provided to play safely. You are the only thing holding us back. Please #LetUsPlay.” – USC Quarterback Kedon Slovis on Twitter.

4 Comments to "The TEN: 9/16/2020"

  1. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    September 16, 2020 - 11:49 am | Permalink

    Tony Gonsolin pitched seven strong innings in the Dodgers’ 3-1 victory in San Diego last night. He improved his record to 1-1 and lowered his earned-run average to 1.51.
    Justin Turner served as L.A.’s designated hitter and went 3-for-4, driving in a run and also scoring a run in his first game back from the injured list..
    Closer Kenley Jansen, who infamously gave up five runs in blowing a save against Houston on Saturday night, barely hung on for the save against the Padres. Jansen escaped a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the bottom of the ninth inning by striking out the last two San Diego batters.

    The question I have is whether the 32-year-old Jansen’s recent struggles are an anomaly or the new normal for him.
    I believe that Blake Treinen, Dylan Floro, and Adam Kolarek are capable of filling the closer role should Jansen falter down the stretch this season.
    The Dodgers have also been taking an extended look at hard-throwing rookies Victor Gonzalez (3-0, 1.13 ERA) and Brusdar Graterol (0-2, 3.06 ERA). Either one of them, or both, could be Dodger closers of the future.

  2. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    September 16, 2020 - 11:16 am | Permalink

    According to a New York Times story published online today, the Big Ten Conference has reversed its decision not to play football this fall in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The conference now intends to begin play as soon as late October.

  3. September 16, 2020 - 10:02 am | Permalink

    Well said Kedon, but this is CA. We don’t do anything if it doesn’t result in a favorable political outcome. How can we continue to blame POTUS if we return to normalcy?

  4. Three's Gravatar Three
    September 16, 2020 - 8:33 am | Permalink

    The infected LSU players have a greater chance of being struck by lightning on Mars than of dying from COVID. These updates on who has tested positive pack the same dramatic punch as hearing that the sun came up this morning.

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