It’s the Davey Mac Sports Report for Friday, August 5th, 2022! Catch up on what you missed yesterday in Sports with the article below!
Let’s start with baseball……where the Mets got a big win over the Braves last night….6 to 4. Pete Alonso hit his 29th home run of the season…and new Met acquisition Tyler Naquin slugged two homers as well. The Mets, at 67 and 38, are now 4-and-a-half games in front of Atlanta for first place in the N.L. East.
The Phillies defeated the Nationals…5 to 4. Rhys Hoskins hit his 21st home run of the year in the victory. The Phillies, at 57 and 48, are tied with the Cardinals and Brewers for the third and final N.L. Wild Card spot.
The Yankees were off last night. Tonight the Yanks begin a series against the Cardinals in St. Louis. The Yankees are 70 and 36…which is still the best record in the American League.
By the way, staying with baseball for a second…the L.A. Angels lost yesterday to the A’s (final score: 8 to 7)…despite hitting SEVEN homeruns. It’s only the sixth time a team has lost after hitting seven homeruns! Ouch!
Football. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has chosen former New Jersey Attorney General Peter C. Harvey to hear the appeal of the six-game suspension for Browns QB Deshaun Watson. Goodell is seeking a longer suspension.
NASCAR. This is scary. Two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Busch and his family were in the Mall of America in Minneapolis when someone fired gunshots. Busch and his family safely escaped. Local police stated that no one appeared to be injured and they said they were still searching for a suspect.
Basketball. WNBA star Brittney Griner has been convicted of drug possession and smuggling, and was sentenced to nine years in a Russian prison. She was also fined about $16,700. The U.S. calls it “unacceptable.”
LeBron James and the Lakers apparently had “productive” talks yesterday. LeBron is entering his contract’s final year with L.A. He’ll be 38 years old when his current deal is up. Too old to get on the Knicks?
And that’s the Davey Mac Sports Report for Friday, August 5th, 2022! BAM!