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NEW YORK, NY - JULY 30: Aaron Hicks #31 of the New York Yankees reacts after striking out against the Kansas City Royals during the seventh inning of a game at Yankee Stadium on July 30, 2022 in New York City. The Yankees defeated the Royals 8-2. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
It’s the Davey Mac Sports Reportfor Tuesday, August 16th, 2022! Catch up on what you missed yesterday in Sports with the article below!
Yankee Struggles Continue
Let’s start with baseball…where the Yankees’ offensive slump continues as the Yanks were shut out by the Tampa Bay Rays last night…four to nothing. Gerritt Cole pitched well for the Yankees…throwing six innings and giving up the one run which only happened in the first inning because Aaron Hicks badly misplayed a fly ball (Hicks had an overall terrible game…also grounding out to force an inning-ending double play with the bases loaded). The Yankee bullpen did not pitch well and let up three runs. And as we all know by now…the Yankee lineup is struggling BIG TIME. The Yanks were shut out for the second straight game…and are now 20 and 26 in their last 46 games. Still 72 and 44. But still a brutal to watch right now. It’s not like we wanted the Yankees to get a good hitter at the trade deadline. Oh, wait…me…Davey Mac…went on the air on the Morning Rat Race and BEGGED Yankee GM Brian Cashman to acquire Juan Soto!! But Cashman did NOTHING!! And now we can’t hit!! HELP!!!!!
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 15: Anthony Rizzo #48 of the New York Yankees reacts after striking out during the eighth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on August 15, 2022 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Rays won 4-0. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
Mets Lose To Braves
Meanwhile, the Mets were crushed by the Braves…13 to 1. The Mets’ Carlos Carrasco receives the loss. The Mets are still obviously in good shape at 75 and 41.
ATLANTA, GA – AUGUST 15: Carlos Carrasco #59 of the New York Mets pitches in the first inning against the Atlanta Braves at Truist Park on August 15, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Phillies Beat Reds
The Phillies beat the Reds…4 to 3. Ex-Met now-Phillie Noah Syndegaard picked up the win…throwing seven innings, striking out seven, and giving up three runs. With the victory, the Phillies are back in the second, National League, Wild Card spot. A half game over the Padres who are in the third spot.
CINCINNATI, OH – AUGUST 15: Noah Syndergaard #43 of the Philadelphia Phillies throws a pitch during the second inning of the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on August 15, 2022 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)
McKinney Names Defensive Playcaller
Looks like Giants head coach Brian Daboll may make Giants safety Xavier McKinney the defensive playcaller. Traditionally this responsibility goes to the linebacker. So it’s a good sign for McKinney that Daboll is likely going with him for this role…it sorta makes McKinney the defensive captain.
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – JULY 28: Safety Xavier McKinney #29 of the New York Giants runs a play during training camp at Quest Diagnostics Training Center on July 28, 2022 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
Durant Still Feuding With The Nets
The word on the street is that Kevin Durant is currently in a stalemate with Brooklyn Nets management. Durant wants to be traded if the Brooklyn front office doesn’t fire the head coach and general manager. Meanwhile, the coach and GM are getting backed by the Nets brass. Weird situation.
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – APRIL 17: Kevin Durant #7 of the Brooklyn Nets looks on during the first quarter against the Boston Celtics of Round 1 Game 1 of the 2022 NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs at TD Garden on April 17, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Tiger To The Rescue!
Tiger Woods will meet with several of the top golfers in the world today in an effort to rally support for the PGA Tour as it continues its rivalry with the LIV Golf series out of Saudi Arabia. Interesting!
AUGUSTA, GA – APRIL 12: Tiger Woods of the United States watches his tee shot on the first hole during the final round of the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12, 2015 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)