Hacksaw’s Headlines–Wednesday

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Phillies-L-Arizona. (4-2)….Diamondbacks shock Phillies to earn trip to World Series……winning games 6-7 at Citizens Bank Ballpark….Corbin Carroll 3-hits..2RBIs…Brandon Pfaadt and 3-relievers choke off Phillies bats…..
..Phillies scored 3-runs in final 18-innings
..Nick Castellanos was (0-23) in final 5-games
..Trey Turner (0-14) end of series
..Kyle Schwarber-Bryce Harper went (1-12) final 2-games
..Phillies went (7-45) with Runners in scoring position in 6-games in series

(MLB Notes)

Padres…Manager Bob Melvin is hired to become Manager of the Giants…Melvin met Monday evening with Giants ownership and accepted the job on Tuesday morning ending his 2-years stay with the Padres-an era fraught with disagreements with GM-AJ Preller….Melvin has a career record of (1,517-1,425) over 20-years of managing….He has back to back winning seasons with the Padres.

Padres…Ex-Cardinals manager Mike Schildt expected to be the lead candidate for the job, thought Braves veteran coach Ron Washington, and Padres bench coach Ryan Flaherty will get strong consideration.

Houston..Manager Dusty Baker indicating he will retire at age (74) after shocking playoff elimination…Astros lost 4-playoff games at Minute Maid Park to Texas.

Red Sox..offer President of Baseball Operations job to Cubs assistant GM-Craig Breslow

Texas Rangers…Lost 102-games in 2021…headed to World Series….Rangers spent (521M) in free agent contracts in 2-years to turn franchise around

MLB-Confirms passing of veteran players:
..Tom Walker (74)..ex Tigers-Montreal pitcher
..Dan McGinn (79)..first closer with Expos
..Sandy Valdespino (83)..played with Washington Senators-Minnesota Twins
..Ted Savage (85)..once power hitting prospect Phillies-Cardinals

Chargers…Head Coach Brandon Staley says he is responsible for (2-4) start
..Loss to Kansas City…4-big pass plays our DBs lost the WRs
..Mahomes moved the pocket-our DBs lost coverage of WRs
..Must do better job ‘after the catch’
..Tackle the guy-not the ball
..Herbert dealing with something not used to..had injury.\
..He can manage the nick
..Gerald Everett has hip issue-not quad
..We must refocus our focus on fundamentals
..We need to put 1-foot infront of the other to fix this
..I won’t question how good this team is
..In this locker room-we believe in us
..Kansas City blocked us well…we didn’t win the matchups

Justin Herbert…’Blame me for the 5-QB sacks..Did not get the ball out quick enough’

Rams..Release veteran K-Brett Maher…missed 6-FG attempts this year and PAT

Rams..Sign FA-K- Lucas Havrisik-off Browns practice squad
(NFL Notes)

Saints..WR-Chris Olave arrested-speeding 75-in-35 zone in New Orleans
49ers..Lost 2-in a row..have to win the ‘grimy games’ we are playing
Chiefs..WR-Justyn Ross charged with domestic abuse
(Roster Moves)

Chiefs..Sign FA-DT-Mike Purnell-ex Lions
Chargers..Sign FA-LB-Blake Lynch
Patriots..Release DE-Trey Flowers
Miami..IR-OT-Isaiha Wynn-quad..Activate LB-Nick Needham
Carolina..IR-S-Jeremy Chinn..LB-Yetur Matos-hamstrings

Arizona..IR-TE-Zach Ertz-quad
Denver..CB-K’Wuan Williams-will miss year with foot surgery
Patriots..CB-Marcus Jones will miss rest of season-torn labrum
Titans..QB-Ryan Tannehill-held out of workouts-ankle sprain flare up
(College Football)

UCLA..Coach Chip Kelly refuses to name starting QB for Colorado game
Ohio State..Lose backup QB-Devin Brown-sprained foot

(Scoreboard)..Opening Night

Lakers-L-Denver (119-107)…Nuggets jump out to 18-point lead in first half..Nuggets hit 7-3’s early in the game…Lakers shot just 30%-from floor in opening quarter….LA cut lead to 3-points in second half…Denver went on (9-1) lead and coasted to win…Nikola Jokic (29P-13R)…Jamal Murray (21P)…Kantavious Caldwell-Pope (20P)….Anthony Davis (17P) in first half-no points in 2nd half..LeBron James (21P) in loss..Taurean Prince (18P) in debut in LA……

Golden State-Suns..Phoenix led (61-49) at halftime at Press Time
(Schedule)…12-games on Wednesday schedule

Clippers-vs-Portland Trailblazers..Life after Damian Lillard begins
Celtics-NY Knicks..Boston debuts its ‘Big 3’ lineup
Spurs-Dallas..Victor Wembenama debut
(NBA Notes)

NBA…Record 125-International players make opening night rosters

Charlotte..Sign FA-G-Ish Smith-ex Atlanta
Suns..G-Brad Beal misses opening night-back tightness
Pistons..F-Boj Bogdanovich-out 4W-calf
Lakers…C-Jared Vanderbilt-out of lineup-heel issues
Lakers..G-Jordan Schefino-out with bruised knee
Pelicans..G-Jose Alvarado-ankle injury

Rady Hospital Invitational…announces teams for 2024 tourney..Arkansas-Notre Dame-BYU-Purdue to be played Thanksgiving weekend…2023 tourney field is USC-Iowa-Seton Hall-Oklahoma

San Diego State..Coach Brian Dutcher says MESA Foundation, which has raised 350,000 and 500,000 in first two years, needs to get to 1M-fund raising within next year to keep Aztecs program at upper echelon in college basketball.

Ducks-W-Columbus Blue Jackets (3-2) OT….Frank Vatrano scores in OT for a surprise win…G-Luka Dostal (35-saves) in win…….Tuesday game…Game delayed because of power failure at Nationwide Arena in Columbus

Kings-Arizona Coyotes..LA scored 3-goals in first period…led (3-1) in 2nd period at Press Time…Tuesday game

San Diego Gulls-L-Tucson Roadrunners (2-1)….Mid-day road game…G-Callie Clang made 33-saves in loss….Gulls went (0-6) on power play in game…Gulls now (2-2) on season…Tuesday-AHL action…return home on Friday night.

Montreal..D-David Savard-shoulder injury
Minnesota..Sign FA-D-Andy Welinski-ex Ducks

Vancouver..1st Canucks goaltender Dunc Wilson-passes away (75Y)…ex Canucks-Toronto-Rangers-Penguins

(Soccer)…Michael Bradley-longtime member MLS-Toronto FC and US National team-retires at age (36)…will take assistant coaching job with his father Bob Bradley in Norway.





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