SOUTH WILLAMSPORT, PA - AUGUST 30: Fans cheer during the fifth inning of the Mid-Atlantic team from Red Land Little League of Lewisberry, Pennsylvania and team Japan game during the Little League World Series Championship game at Lamade Stadium on August 30, 2015 in South Willamsport, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
It’s the Davey Mac Sports Report for Thursday, August 11th, 2022! Catch up on what you missed yesterday in Sports with the article below!
Let’s start with MLB baseball….where the Yankees lost another tough game to the Mariners yesterday…final score…Seattle 4, Yankees 3. Despite Aaron Judge slugging his MLB-best 45th home run of the season… Kyle Higashioka hit a homer…and Nestor Cortes pitched a solid game…the Yankees blew a 3 to 2 lead in the 7th inning when reliever Albert Abreu gave up a two-run home run and that was that. Yankees lose. The only good thing for the Yankees is that the Astros also lost so the Yankees and Houston remain tied in the American League for the best record at 71 and 41.
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – AUGUST 10: Carlos Santana #41 of the Seattle Mariners hits a two-run home run during the seventh inning against the New York Yankees at T-Mobile Park on August 10, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images)
Meanwhile, the Mets have now won six games in a row as the Mets took down the Reds…10 to 2. Met outfielder Tyler Naquin had two hits including his 10th home run of the year. The Mets improved to 73 and 39…and now lead the Braves by seven games in the N.L. East.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 10: Tyler Naquin #25 of the New York Mets rounds the bases after hitting a home run during the third inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field on August 10, 2022 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
The Phillies beat the Marlins…4 to 3. Kyle Schwarber had three hits in the game for the Phils…who at 62 and 48…are in the second National League Wild Card spot.
PHILADELPHIA, PA – AUGUST 10: Kyle Schwarber #12 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning against the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park on August 10, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies defeated the Marlins 4-3. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Basketball. Kobe Bryant’s widow Vanessa and her legal team started their trial against Los Angeles deputies and firefighters who shared pictures of Kobe’s deceased body at the site of his helicopter crash.
WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 02: (Editors Note: Image has been converted to black and white) Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on against the Washington Wizards in the first half at Verizon Center on December 2, 2015 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
NASCAR. Kurt Busch will miss his fourth consecutive Cup Series race because of concussion-like symptoms. Busch has been on the sidelines since his July 23rd crash at Pocono Raceway. This weekend’s race is Sunday at Richmond Raceway.
SPARTA, KENTUCKY – JULY 13: Kurt Busch, driver of the #1 Monster Energy Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Quaker State 400 Presented by Walmart at Kentucky Speedway on July 13, 2019 in Sparta, Kentucky. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)
Tennis. Serena Williams lost in the National Bank Open in the second round. This was seen as a tune-up for Serena for the U.S. Open…which will be final tennis tournament. Serena has won 23 Grand Slam titles.
TORONTO, ON – AUGUST 10: Serena Williams of the United States hits a shot against Belinda Bencic of Switzerland during the National Bank Open, part of the Hologic WTA Tour, at Sobeys Stadium on August 10, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
Football. Tonight is the first preseason game for the Giants as the G-Men take on the New England Patriots. The game will take place at 7 PM on the NFL Network. Check your local listings for more info.
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – JULY 28: Head coach Brian Daboll of the New York Giants talks with quarterback Daniel Jones #8 and wide receiver Kadarius Toney #89 during training cal at Quest Diagnostics Training Center on July 28, 2022 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
Meanwhile, the Jets and Eagles play each other tomorrow night.
EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – DECEMBER 05: Brandin Echols #26 of the New York Jets runs the ball for a first down during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium on December 05, 2021 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
Finally…the Toms River Little League beat Connecticut yesterday…3 to 1…to advance to the Regional Finals and now Toms River is just one game away from returning to Williamsport! Toms River will take on Massapequa, New York on Friday for a trip to PA! Go, Toms River!
And THAT’s today’s Davey Mac Sports Report! BAM!
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