A METSIAN PODCAST
with SAM, RICH, and MIKE
WITH SPECIAL GUEST
Greg Prince of
Peace on Earth
You can't a clinch playoff berth in November, but you sure can sabotage your chances. Thus opportunity is presenting itself. By defeating the Hornets, Flatbush leapfrogs into seventh place of the conference standings. It would now behoove them to seize the moment against some lesser competition on their upcoming schedule: Sacramento at home, the Knicks at the Garden, and the Cavs at Cleveland. Injuries be damned, there's enough available talent to get through these next few games. Take advantage now before their showdown versus Boston, then come March there will be less ruing games lost in November.
Christopher Johnson very recently issued his strongest endorsement of head coach Adam Gase to date. Some, not all, players echoed their support (certainly not Quincy Enunwa). Jets fans on the other hand couldn't be more dismayed with the team's present state of affairs. Perhaps a second straight win against the dregs of the NFL may help ease tensions. After defeating the Giants in last week's MetLife Toilet Bowl, the Jets travel to the nation's capital where they'll oppose the moribund Snyders featuring novice quarterback Dwayne Haskins. You would think defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has this one covered like a blanket, right? A strong performance by Sam Darnold is also needed to help silence the growing background noise regarding his perceived regression at quarterback. Before heading there I would first point directly at a woefully performing offensive line which not only puts Sam Darnold in harms way on a weekly basis, but is also largely responsible for Le'Veon Bell's least productive season of his stellar career.
WIN; 34-17 Jets
Criollos de Caguas: est. 1938 - 18 LBPRC Championships; five Serie Caribe championships (back-to-back 2017-2018).
Indios de Mayaguez: est. 1938 - 18 LBPRC championships; two Serie Caribe championships.
Cangrejeros de Santurce: est. 1939 - 15 LBPRC championships; defending champions; five Serie Caribe championships.
Gigantes de Carolina est. 2000 - Two LBPRC championships.
Atenienses de Manati est. 2019 - The Athenians were first formed in 2004, but only lasted three seasons. Due in part to a reorganization of the Santurce Crabbers the Atheniens reemerged for the 2012-2013 season. The new Atheniens are an expansion team. The team name is Manati's traditional local sports identity.
PITCHERS TO WIN CONSECUTIVE CY YOUNG AWARDS: Sandy Koufax; Denny McLain; Jim Palmer; Greg Maddux; Roger Clemens; Pedro Martinez; Randy Johnson; Tim Lincecum; Clayton Kershaw; Max Scherzer.
In only his sixth season in the major leagues Jacob deGrom adds his name to the list becoming just the eleventh pitcher in major league history to win back-to-back Cy Young awards.