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Weekly Awards

August 19, 2019

 

PTP’ER OF THE WEEK: Rafael Devers  

TEAM OF THE WEEK: Boston Red Sox

SHOCK OF THE WEEK: Rublev over Federer

STOCK UP: Madison Keys

STOCK DOWN: Baltimore Orioles

 

 

 

This and That

Week of August 19, 2019

 

Each week I’ll write about the world of sports:

*Not one baseball guru would have predicted that Gio Urshela and DJ LeMahieu would be a dynamic duo this year for the ⁦Yankees. Urshela is here to challenge LeMahieu for the batting title.

*Word from my many sources from the Motor city area, Emoni Bates is the real deal. Please lets stay away from the better than LeBron James scenario. Let him simply be the best he can be and enjoy his scholastic days.

*A very proud moment for ⁦⁦Yasiel Puig, who was a fantastic pickup by the Indians. He became an⁦ American citizen.

*Prayers go out to Dale Earnhardt Jr. and ⁦his family after a scary plane crash. Hoping and praying for the best.

*Excited for the US Open next week. I am looking forward to seeing all the stars at Flushing Meadow.

*Pete Alonso hit his 40th home run Sunday. With Fernando Tatis Jr. hurt, Alonso should by the NL Rookie of the Year.

Stock Up and Down

Week of August 19, 2019

Up

Rafael Devers had a six-hit game.

Kyle Seager had a three-homer game.

Chris Sale became the fastest to 2000 strikeouts.

The Blue Jays scored 19 runs vs. Texas.

The Indians scored 19 runs vs. the Yankees.

Antwan Jamison was named Wizards' director of pro personnel. 

Josh Gordon was reinstated  by the NFL.

Pete Alonso hit his 40th HR.

Justin Thomas shot a 61 en route to the BMW Championship.

Madison Keys won the tennis tournament in Cincinnati.

The Red Sox won five straight.

 

Down

Nick Kyrgios was fined $113,000 for a series of violations.

DeMarcus Cousins suffered a torn ACL.

Pirates P Jameson Taillon needed Tommy John surgery.

Andrew Luck has an ankle injury.

Jake Arrieta is expected to miss the rest of the season.

Raiders’ Nevin Lawson suspended first four games of the season.

Chargers S Derwin James suffered a foot injury.

Fernando Tatis Jr. Was sidelined with a back injury.

Jets LB Avery Williamson suffered a torn ACL.

The Royals designated Billy Hamilton for assignment.

David Robertson was scheduled for Tommy John surgery.

The Orioles lost seven in a row.

Alabama RB Trey Sanders had foot surgery.

BYU’s Yoeli Childs suspended nine games by NCAA for filing improper paperwork after leaving NBA draft.

Nelson Cruz went on IL (wrist).

Oklahoma DB Tre Norwood our for the season (knee).

Browns WR Antonio Callaway suspended four games for violating substance abuse policy.

Quote of the Week

"It is going to be an incredible race for the Wildcard berths in the majors."

-Dick Vitale