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October 10th Sports Update
by Pietro DiSante Jr,posted Oct 10 2012 11:23AM
Big day in sports today. 4, that is right, 4 MLB Playoff Games. I will preview each here. Talk a little NFL and give my new Power Rankings, but first, let's start with the KHL. Yep, not NHL, KHL. ESPN2 aired a game yesterday featuring Alex Ovechkin's Dynamo Moscow. They were able to get the 1-0 victory and who do you think scored the goal? Yep. The Great 8, Alexander Ovechkin. (Ironically, The Great 8 wears #32 in the KHL). It was fun to watch, but hopefully the NHL Lockout ends soon.
Game 3: Cardinals at Nationals (Series tied 1-1) 1:07 Start
Chris Carpenter vs. Edwin Jackson
I have to say, the Cardinals are outplaying the Nationals. Carpenter is better than Jackson. Nats Park crowd could feed the Nats the energy they need, but if not, I see the Cards getting the Curly W.
Game 4: Giants at Reds (Reds lead series 2-1) 4:07 start.
Barry Zito vs. Mike Leake
Giants won in extras yesterday and they can do it again. Barry Zito has had his best season as a Giant, but Leake has been good too. Tough call here but I am saying this is going 5!
Game 3: Orioles at Yankees (Series Tied 1-1) 7:37 start
Miguel Gonzalez vs. Huroki Kuroda
First off, don't take that starting time too seriously. Games 1 and 2 did not start on time and rain is in the forcast in New York. I said this series would go back and forth and i'll say it again here. Yankees win Game 3.
Game 4: Detroit Tigers at Oakland A's (Tigers lead series 2-1) 9:37 Start Max Scherzer vs. AJ Griffin
Can the A's keep the magic going? I said they were a great story, but felt the Tigers would win the series and I am sticking by that. Scherzer puts a new ending to Moneyball tonight. Still not the ending A's fans want though.
To the NFL!
"Umm Mr. Sanchez, this is
Pietro DiSante from Sports Radio 1340 WEPM in Martinsburg, WV and I am just calling to let you know that we know it is not all your fault. The offense is a mess, filled with injuries, Tim Tebow keeps throwing off your flow when he comes in for a play or two, but don't worry about it. It will all get back on track soon. Okay now you go back out there and let your Tight End tip another pass to the Texans. See you later."
Good week in the NFL. I really enjoyed the Texans-Jets game. The Texans pulled off the 23-17 win, but the Jets played them very well and if not for a few mistakes, could have won. Same thing happened to Peyton Manning in New England. Too many mistakes from his teammates cost Denver the win as Tom Brady and Patriots won it
31-21. The Saints got their first win, as I predicted, over the Chargers and Drew Brees threw a touchdown in his 48th straight game, an NFL record. Week 6 begins tomorrow night in Tennessee, where the Titans host Big Ben and Steelers.
WEEK 6 POWER RANKINGS:
1. New England Patriots (3-2)
2. San Francisco 49ers (4-1)
3. Atlanta Falcons (5-0)
4. Houston Texans (5-0)
5. New York Giants (3-2)
6. Baltimore Ravens (4-1)
7. Chicago Bears (4-1)
8. Denver Broncos (2-3)
9. Green Bay Packers (2-3)
10. Minnesota Vikings (4-1)
Teams that dropped out of Top 10:
-Arizona Cardinals (#6 last week)