There were a lot of great things that came from the game last night between the Mets and division rival Atlanta Braves in Suntrust Park. It was a matchup featuring Steven Matz for the Mets, who was coming off a very solid performance but only 5 innings. Yesterday, they really need him to be able to go deeper into the game.
It was Kevin Gausman on the hill for the Braves. He is considered the ace of the staff since Mike Foltynewicz is currently on the shelf with an injury.
The Maple Leafs have had quite the turnaround from their miserable state a couple of years ago, ascending to prominence behind a talented young core led by burgeoning superstar Auston Matthews. However, the Leafs have yet to break through with this core in the playoffs. They gave Washington all they could handle in the first round two years ago, and last year couldn’t quite overcome a 3-1 deficit to the rival Bruins. Having acquired superstar John Tavares in the offseason, the expectation is to not just make the playoffs, but win once they reach them and eventually hoist the Stanley Cup for the first time since the original six era (1967).
Their journey yet again begins in Boston, against their old rivals, the Bruins. The Bruins have reestablished themselves as one of the titans of the east with three straight playoff appearances and two straight hundred-point seasons. The Bruins have experienced some success in the last decade or so, winning a Cup in 2011 and making another Final in 2013. The Bruins will lean on their experienced core plus some of their talented youth to bring them back to the Finals and potentially win their second Cup this decade.
On April 10th, the WNBA Draft will take place at Nike’s New York Headquarters. The first round will be live on ESPN2 starting at 7 p.m. ET, with the second and third rounds moving to ESPNU at 8 p.m. The draft will also be available to stream on the ESPN app. Each round consists of 12 picks. The league requires draft entrants to be at least 22 years old during the year in which the draft takes place, and that they either have no remaining college eligibility or renounce any future college eligibility.
On January, earlier this year, John McEnroe believed that when Greek rising star Stefanos Tsitsipas stood out mightily to deny 2018 champion Roger Federer of recording a back-to-back title at the Australian Open after grabbing a 6-7(11), 7-6(3), 7-5, 7-6(5) victory at Rod Laver Arena—and, boy, oh boy, just a couple of months later, it can be fully claimed that the guards are almost changed.
It’s March 16th and two of the biggest free agent pitchers on the market still haven’t signed. Dallas Keuchel is a former Cy Young award winner, a 2X all-star, and a 4X gold glover. Keuchel wasn’t the best starting pitcher on the market but he is solid number 3 in the rotation for any team. The other is Craig Kimbrel, a 7X all-star, 3X top reliever award winner, and one of the best relief pitchers in major league history. Why haven’t they signed, where will they sign, and when will they sign?