“What I Saw-What I Think”
WORLD SERIES….Enough tension for you. Clayton Kershaw at war against he Astros batting order…..then the Astro start pound the ball including a barrage of home runs……Then LA plays long ball to get back into it….A struggling Dallas Keuchel gets knocked out…then both bullpens get scorched….Manager Dave Roberts misses his bullpen again-yanking Kenta Maeda after just 2/3rd inning…forcing him to use a gassed bullpen….Who would ever think a game started by Kershaw-Keuchel would wind up with 25-runs..28-hits..10-walks….Add to that…….Yu Darvish getting strafed in his start…LA erupting for 5-runs in the 9th inning infront of raging Astros fans …some mood swings….What a Fall Classic as we come back for Game 6-and maybe Game 7-in LA.
PADRES…Andy Green’s coaching staff keeps changing. Wondering if GM-AJ Preller is pulling all those strings about all those changes? Seems to be happening lots of places in the major leagues, where the analytical guys are bossing around the guys in the dugout.
CHARGERS…Yes the defense front played hard, but not much else good happened in the loss to the Patriots. Tom Brady’s offense piled up (414-yards) and had an (82-52) edge in snaps…It would have been a lot worse had it not been for a couple of missed Patriots field goal attempts in the rain and wind…Melvin Gordon’s 87-yard TD run was special, but so many mistakes destroyed virtually the rest of the game.
CHARGERS…The 1st family of football (Spanos family) has seen its team lose 30 of its last 43-games….Just saying.
CHARGERS…So we got to the midseason with the Bolts (3-5), and special teams continue to be a horror. Travis Benjamin retreats 11-yards on a punt return and gets tackled for a safety. The free kick is poor and that gives the Pats get field position. It also forces the defense to go back on the field for what would be 19-snaps in a row…..The Bolts trying to bring kickoffs out of the end zone-fail 4-times to get beyond the 20-yard line…Taking a penalty on a fair catch punt….12-men on the field twice in the game….Just pitiful leadership.
CHARGERS IN MOURNING….Iconic AFL running back Paul Lowe has lost his two grand children, aged 7-and-10, who died in an apartment fire in Rancho Bernardo early Saturday morning…
AZTECS…Return to normal, with Rashaad Penny running for a 243-yard night at Hawaii and the defense chokes off the Warriors….SDSU headed to a (10-2) record…but it was a surprising Saturday night with Colorado State and Fresno State both losing.
FIESTA BOWL….Still 4-weeks of football to play, but how would a USC-Washington-Washington State-Oregon to represent the PAC-12, to go against a Michigan-Wisconsin- rep from Big 10?
LAKERS…They continue to play and lose…Lonzo Ball is still not scoring, and over the weekend was a (-15) and (-19) on the floor.
KINGS…This is some start for Rob Blake’s-John Stevens team hockey team. LA is (9-1-1) heading into St. Louis.
GULLS…Wow-some wild night for Stu Bickel in Texas….Fighting penalty…instigator and then a triple misconduct….40-minutes worth of penalties….I’ve never seen that before, and I was in the Eastern Hockey League…’Snapshot’ and all.