Over the past week Mookie has gone 9-24. By itself that would not be too impressive of an accomplishment, except five of those nine hits have been home runs. Betts had back to back multi home run games this week putting up three and then two home run performances. On top of his five home runs, Mookie has also drove in 10 runs and scored seven times. Mookie’s recent power explosion has enhanced the already potent Boston offense.
The Golden State Warriors are 2-0 in the NBA Finals even though the Splash brothers have not been at the top of their game. This is thanks to great bench play and Draymond Green. In game one, Draymond put up a double double with 16 points and 11 rebounds along with important contributions in assists and steals. In game two, Green was the leading scorer for the Warriors with 28 points including going 5-8 outside of the arc. Green’s impressive showing so far in the finals has been a invaluable asset for Golden State and has put him in the MVP conversation for the finals.
The slugger for Tampa Bay has been scorching hot the past week going 13/28 with five long balls and nine rbis. The former all-star has been a source of consistency and leadership for the struggling Rays. If Longoria continues to put up great numbers similar to this week, and the Rays continue to sit below .500 look for him to potentially be a trade piece as the deadline approaches.
The Cleveland guard has been ice cold through the first two games of the finals. In the first two match ups, Smith recorded three and five points. In the first game of the series J.R. had more fouls (5) than points (3) through out the game. For a starting member of the Eastern Conference champion Cavilers this is a pathetic performance for the sports biggest stage. For Cleveland to have a hope of making a comeback, Smith and the rest of the Cavs need to step it up.
The Yankee’s hard throwing setup man has not looked sharp as of late. In his last four appearances Betances has given up at least one earned run in each game. In the 4.2 innings pitched this week Betances has a 11.57 ERA and an astronomical 2.11 WHIP. Luckily the Bombers, have Miller and Chapman to shoulder the weight until Dellin regains his form.
The reigning AL MVP has been struggling recently at the plate. Over his past 15 at bats Donaldson has only two hits. Adding up to a mediocre .133 average. The slugger looks to be in the midst of a power outage with neither of Donaldson’s hits going for extra bases this pass week. Josh looks to be in a normal mid-season slump and should be able to regain his all-star form in the near future.
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