LAst Night's Action: Lakers Look Unbeatable
LA Lakers over Utah Jazz 120-110. The same script from game one followed in game two. The Lakers pulled away from the Jazz in the second quarter, but the Jazz made it close with five minutes left in the fourth quarter. The Lakers woke up and snatched the win convincingly in the final minutes. The biggest difference was in this game Kobe Bryant received his MVP trophy before the game and played like he needed to prove he deserved the award. Kobe led all scorers with 38 points but also notched eight rebounds and six assists. Before we get too excited remember a playoff series doesn't start until the visiting team beats the home team. The Lakers will try to step on the throats of the Jazz on Friday night.
Kansas City Royals (15-18) defeat Los Angeles Angels (22-14) 9-4. Angel's starter Jered Weaver (2-5) had a very rough night going only 3 1/3 innings giving up eight earned runs on ten hits. It was his shortest outing since April of last year against the Detroit Tigers. Although catcher Mike Napoli hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning and Garrett Anderson hit a solo shot in the ninth inning, it just wasn't enough to overcome the deficit.
NY Mets (17-15) defeat LA Dodgers (19-15) 12-1. It just wasn't Brad Penny's day. Penny (5-3) gave up ten earned runs on ten hits and three walks in 4 2/3 innings. It's one of those games where once the last out is notched you just forget about it and move on. Highlight of the game was Met's left fielder Angel Pagan attempting a diving catch into the stands in foul territory in the first inning. Met's starter John Maine (4-2) was also brilliant pitching a shut out into the eighth inning.
Dodger starter Esteban Loaiza was placed on the 15-day disabled list following tightness and spasms in his throwing shoulder. This will make room for most likely Yhency Brazoban (remember him?) to come in to the bullpen. With quite a few days off in the next week the Dodgers won't need a fifth starter until next weekend against the Angels. Can we say Clayton Kershaw?
While I was out watching a Dodger game Tuesday night, did anyone catch game one of the Boston Celtics-Cleveland Cavaliers? That 76-72 Celtic victory set basketball back 15 years. Actually that would be an insult to those Pat Riley coached New York Knicks teams because at least they could score a point here or there. Lebron James went 2-for-18 shooting and the Celtic's Ray Allen had zero points for the first time since 1997.
Did I ever mention how much I love rugby players? Seriously they're the best lay. Anyhow the Austrian national rugby team lost 48-0 against the Lithuanian team in Vilnius. After the game they walk through downtown Vilnius, strip off and sing and chant to cheers from a nearby bar. And yes there's NSFW video. Just scroll to the bottom of the page. Wow.
Nothing. It's a night off for me! WOO HOO!
AP Photo by Kevork Djansezian