Saturday, May 25, 2013

Allen fined 5k

Tony Allen if the Memphis Grizzlies was fined 5,000 dollars for a violation if the league's anti-flopping rule.

A flagrant foul was called on Manu Ginobili for grabbing Allen's arm as he drove to the basket. Allen went down holding his head as if he were injured. As replay showed his head never made contact with the floor.

Allen would go on to make the free throws and send the game to overtime. The Grizzles couldn't come back as they lost 93-89 to the Spurs.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Rivers to Brooklyn?

The Brooklyn Nets have recently spoken to the Boston Celtics concerning Doc Rivers. The Nets are interested in having the Celtics coach on their team.

Doc Rivers still has 3 years and 21 million dollars on his contract.

The spot for Rivers opened up when Nets intern coach P.J Carlsimo was released after being knocked from the play-offs. I think that was the wrong move because he turned a team of nobodies into a team filled with somebodies.

I don't think Rivers will except the offer to coach the Nets. My reasoning is simple, he has coached the Celtics for as long as anybody can or wants to remember and he still has 3 years on his contract. Maybe after that he would take the Nets up in their offer.

By David B.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Crabtree- He out

The Sanfransisco 49ers fear the worst has come for wide reciever Micheal Crabtree. They fear that his achiles tendon may be torn, the incident occurred on Tuesday.

He having tests done to confirm the injury.

This would be very bad for the Niners to lose Crabtree. He had over 1000 yards on 85 receptions. He got the ball into the endzone nine times as well.

It used to seem that having this particular injury would be season ending to a football player. But, Baltimore Ravens Linebacker Terrell Suggs came back last year as well as Tampa Bay Defensive end, Da'quan Bowers.

If the Niners lose Crabtree they have a pretty large depth at wide reciever. They have veterans such as, Anquan Boldin, Mario Chalmers, and Kyle Williams. They also selected rookie Quinton Patton in the fourth round of the NFL Draft

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Phillies Walk-off

The Philadelphia Phillies who as of lately couldn't buy a win looked like they would continue that tonight, until the Phillies turned around the game in the ninth inning coming into the inning down 2-1.

The Phillies needed somebody to light a spark and finish the game in the bottom of the ninth in Philadelphia. Erik Kratz who came in to replace Carlos Ruiz who left the game after straining his right hamstring running the bases in the second inning hit a homer to kick off the Phillies rally, that made it a 2-2 game. The very next hitter was Freddy Galvis and he hit one that he said he knew was gone off the bat to win the game on back to back homers.

The Phillies pitching also held up well with the win going to somewhat struggling relief pitcher Antonio Bastardo. Jonathan Pettibone left the game with a no decision through 7 innings and one earned run. The loss went to Reds relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman who gave up the two homeruns in the bottom of the ninth and he is 3-2.

Player of the Game

The player of the game was Freddy Galvis with no doubt in my mind he stepped up to the plate and was 2-4 with a walk-off homer and a single. Also he played great at a position that he doesn't usually play thirdbase. Micheal Young usually plays there and Freddy is moved around the field, but Young had to play first for the injured Howard and Galvis stepped turning a sweet double-play.

By David B.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Jurrjens' Comeback

The Baltimore Orioles have purchased the contract of Jair Jurrjens from Triple-A Norfolk, and the right-hander will start against the Tampa Bay Rays.

The Orioles also placed outfielder Nolan Reimold on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain and recalled right-hander Jake Arrieta on Saturday.

In the 2011 season Jair Jurrjens couldn't go unnoticed he was 13-6 with a 2.96 ERA in only 23 games. Last year he was not nearly as impressive with an ERA of 6.89 and went 3-4 in 11 games.

Last year after his first ten starts going terrible for Jurrjens he ended up at the relief pitching spot with Atlanta, that didn't go well either in fact that was his last game in the MLB until now. He will pitch against the Rays today (Saturday) at 4:05 EST.

By David B.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Knick Top Pacers

The Knicks have been trailing the Pacers all series long,although they are still down 3-2 in the series they have all the momentum going into game 6. Carmello Anthony is coming off a hot game with 28 points and 6 rebounds in the Knicks game 5 win.

Anthony didn't do it alone as usual his point guards Raymond Felton and J.R Smith had a total of 25 points 13 for Smith 12 for Felton. Smith also had 5 rebounds and 3 steals, while Felton had 3 steals and 4 assists.

Chris Copeland a fairly unknown name had a hot hand in this game going 3-4 from long range and had 13 points in only 19 minutes to help the Knicks top the Pacers.\

David West and Paul George took the spotlight yet again for the Pacers, George had 43 minutes leading his team while West was a close second with 39 tied with DJ Augustin this game. Paul George made a huge difference in this game with 23 points and 6 assists. David West didn't go unnoticed either with 17 points and 10 rebounds.

The Pacers couldn't stay in the this one losing by 10 85-75. After this game 5 the Knicks trail the Pacers 3-2 in the series.

By David B.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Zambrano Reporting to Clearwater

The Phillies were looking to add to their pitching stockpile after losing veteran Roy Halladay to a shoulder injury. John Lannan, another member of the team's Opening Day rotation, is expected to be out until June with a knee injury.

Carlos Zambrano was who they decided on for reasons that are questionable and unknown. Zambrano was signed to a minor league deal with the Phils' and the three time All-star will be in Clearwater, Florida for extended Spring Training as he hasn't pitched since last September.

The deal includes an out clause for Zambrano in early July if the Phillies don't add him to the big-league roster by then.
"We're just looking to add some starting pitching depth and some experience," said Phillies assistant general manager Scott Proefrock. "No promises were made. It's low-risk and hopefully high-reward. "We got positive feedback from everybody who has interacted with him recently,'' Proefrock said. "We did our due diligence. It's just good business.
The slumping Phils' might need this one thing to add some veteran pitching to their squad.

By David B.