Mets at Orioles Series Preview

zack wheeler new york metsThe Baltimore Orioles (35-84) will look to wrap up their six-game homestand on a high note when they clash with the New York Mets (50-66) for a short two-game series.

After losing four straight games to the Boston Red Sox at Camden Yards Baltimore will also be looking to snap a five-game losing streak before heading to Cleveland to play the Indians.

It marks the seventh time that the Orioles have lost five or more in a row this season.

The Mets come into town in decent form and in the middle of an 11-game road trip. They’ve gone 3-1 so far during their spell away from Citi Field and have won six of their last nine contests overall. Read more »

Lance Lynn Shines With Two-Hitter Against Chi-Sox

lance lynn new york yankeesBefore the trade deadline New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman made a flurry of moves to improve an already deep roster.

One of those moves was for veteran right-hander Lance Lynn (8-8, 4.58 ERA), who was to have an undefined role with the Bronx Bombers, but yesterday against the White Sox in Chicago he stamped his name in the Yankees rotation for good.

The right-hander pitched like an ace while making his first start for the Yankees since being acquired in a July 30 trade with the Minnesota Twins. Read more »

Orioles Visit Yankees Looking To Extend Winning Streak

Alex+Cobb+2018+OriolesThe Baltimore Orioles (32-74) head to the Bronx for a quick two-game series against the New York Yankees (67-37) after finishing their seven-game homestand with three straight wins against the Tampa Bay Rays.

The Orioles, who won three of four against the Rays, will be looking to carry their winning ways into their upcoming nine-game road trip.

The Birds have scored 10 or more runs in three straight games producing a total of 37 runs while allowing just 12 runs during their current three-game win streak. It’s the longest winning streak the Orioles have logged since winning four in a row from May 9 to May 12. Read more »

Raiders’ Most Pressing Questions Of The Offseason

navorro bowman raiders 2017With the NFL preseason less than a month away here’s a quick rundown at some of the most pressing issues the Oakland Raiders still need to answer:

Is NaVorro Bowman Coming Back?

He’s still available as a free agent which is a concern for Oakland Raiders fans everywhere as he led all defenders with 89 tackles in 10 games after joining the team last year from the San Francisco 49ers.

He gives the Raiders a true presence at linebacker. He’s a force at his position and as the season advanced he turned into the quarterback of the defense with his leadership. The Raiders may be waiting to finish talks with Khalil Mack (who remains unsigned) before agreeing to terms with Bowman. Read more »

Why Trae Young Will Succeed In The NBA

trae young atlanta hawksWhen Trae Young hit the college basketball scene last year no one had ever witnessed such a young guard with such high usage and the audacity to shoot deep threes off the dribble.

His stellar play in the first half of the season caused him to be compared to Steph Curry, although his willingness to pass and his incredible court vision put him in a slightly different category.

His production took a dive in the second half of the season and the critics pointed to his slight frame and short stature as evidence that his skills certainly wouldn’t translate to the NBA. Read more »

Rondo Will Run Lakers Attack And Help Lonzo’s Development

rajon rondo new orleans pelicans Rajon Rondo has signed a one-year $9 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers after coming off a great season with the New Orleans Pelicans, who even made the playoffs but lost in the Conference Semifinals to the Golden State Warriors in five games.

Rondo helped the Pelicans postseason run by being a double-double machine in the playoffs and helped New Orleans upset the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round.

Rondo is going to be an interesting fit in Los Angeles, a team that already has Lonzo Ball, who was expected to be the starting point guard for years to come when the Lakers drafted him with the second-overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft. Read more »

Three Great Role Players The Warriors Can Sign This Offseason

corey brewer okc thunderThe Golden State Warriors are coming off yet another championship and now that the festivities have passed it’s time to think how they can keep improving to continue their NBA supremacy of the last few years.

With free agency coming up it’s necessary to look at three solid free agent players that they could sign this offseason for cheap to get even better due to the fact that they don’t have a lot of cap space available.

Although these players aren’t the flashiest of names they could play a valuable role for the Warriors in the upcoming NBA season.

Without further ado here’s the list: Read more »

Marvin Bagley III NBA Draft Outlook

marvin bagley blue devilsThe top of the 2018 NBA draft is loaded with athletic and tall, big men. Although there may be a few players rated higher, few players have as much potential as Duke’s Marvin Bagley III.

Bagley skipped his senior year of high school to enroll at Duke early, Bagley’s development might be behind almost every other lottery pick. However, based on what he did in college it seems clear that he’s been catching up quick.

His shooting bordered on elite at Duke by shooting 40 percent from long range and 61 percent from the floor. He averaged 21 points and 11.1 rebounds while playing 33.8 minutes per game. Read more »

Mets Host Orioles Looking To Snap Four-Game Losing Streak

zack wheeler ny metsAfter losing two games of a weather-shortened series against the New York Yankees at the Bronx, the Baltimore Orioles will now head to Queens to take on the New York Mets for a quick two-game series before traveling to Toronto to play the Blue Jays.

The Orioles (17-41) are looking to snap a seven-game losing streak tonight at Citi Field, but winning on the road this season has been a real struggle for the Birds this season. Baltimore went 4-13 while on the road in May and have a horrendous 7-23 record this season away from Camden Yards.

The Mets (27-30) season has been a major disappointment in the first two months. After being swept by the visiting Cubs over the weekend, the Mets have lost six straight contests at home and own a dismal 3-11 record over their last 14 games. Read more »

2018 Belmont Stakes Preview

150th belmont stakesJustify will be the center of attention at the 2018 Belmont Stakes as he looks to become just the second horse since 1978 to win the Triple Crown.

American Pharoah finally made history in 2015, becoming the first Triple Crown winner in nearly four decades. Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert is back just three years later trying to repeat the feat.

Justify’s pursuit of history begins with a Belmont Stakes post time of 6:37 p.m. ET on June 9 at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. The race is widely known as “The Test of the Champion” due to its 1.5-mile length making it the longest of the three Triple Crown qualifiers. Read more »