IT’S going to be tough to top that Sunday. A week has passed since I made the journey to watch LeBron win Game 7 against the Pacers. He continues to redefine logic in these playoffs (see final play of Game 3 last night), but he isn’t the only star in action right now. Two very important Game 4’s get underway later today with a handful of relevant MLB games also on the cards this Sunday.
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Game 4, GSW lead 2-1 – #2 Golden State Warriors at #6 New Orleans Pelicans
I was a little surprised to see NOLA take down the Warriors in such dominant fashion. Game 3 belonged to the Pelicans, but I think that Dub Nation has too much firepower to stay out of the winner’s column today.
Verdict: Warriors W
Game 4, HOU lead 2-1 – #1 Houston Rockets at #5 Utah Jazz
VERY similar to the Dubs/Pels series the higher ranked team has a chance to take a crucial Game 4 on the road. The pesky Jazz aren’t going to lie down and let the Rockets take it, even if Donovan Mitchell continues to star. I think that Houston is just too good.
Verdict: Rockets W
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Colorado Rockies (19-15) at New York Mets (17-14)
SOME hot pitching from the Rockies has them on the verge of a series sweep over the Mets. With New York in danger of going 0-6 over their six-game homestand, they need Noah Syndergaard (2-1, 3.10 ERA) to deliver. I’m backing Thor in.
Verdict: Mets W
Toronto Blue Jays (18-16) at Tampa Bay Rays (15-16)
THINGS haven’t gone well recently for the Blue Jays. After such a hot start they are on the verge of being swept by their AL East rivals in the Rays as they ride a three-game skid. Given the fact that Marco Estrada is 1-8 in 14 career starts against Tampa Bay I won’t have a lot of hope they can pull this one out.
Verdict: Rays W
Philadelphia Phillies (18-14) at Washington Nationals (17-17)
A classic matchup between two star pitchers might just be the game of the weekend. Jake Arrieta (3-1, 3.49 ERA) and Max Scherzer (6-1, 1.79 ERA) who have combined to win the last three NL Cy Young awards. While it should be great to watch, I have my money on Scherzer and the Nats getting the W.
Verdict: Nationals W
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Houston Astros (21-14) at Arizona Diamondbacks (22-11)
HOUSTON continues to put up impressive numbers in most major stat categories, yet they aren’t dominating the wins tally. Justin Verlander (4-0, 1.13 ERA) heads to the mound trying to change that as the Astros and Diamondbacks compete for a series win. I have faith in the reigning champs.
Verdict: Astros W