The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 4

The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 4

The Bobby Valentine Sport Show: Episode 4

Welcome back to another episode of the Bobby Valentine Sport show, and I’m your host Frank Ramppen. We’re going to get into another episode of the MLB recap. We’ll go into a weekly recap, as we do every week, a game of the week, and then we’ll discuss the biggest trades that have happened because the trade deadline was yesterday (August 2nd).

This week, we’ve seen some unexpected things happening in Major League Baseball. For instance, the Yankees entered August in last place for the first time since 1990, and the Reds entered August in first place for the second time in the last 25 years. The Orioles lead the AL East for the first time since 2016, and the Texas Rangers lead their division for the first time since 2016. The Cardinals, usually contenders, entered August in last place for the first time since 1995. This season has been full of surprises.

One interesting trend is that the top four teams in payroll in the MLB are the New York Mets, the Phillies, the Padres, and the Yankees. However, three out of these four teams are not in playoff contention at the moment. The Mets, with the highest payroll ever, just had a fire sale, and the Padres and Yankees are also struggling this year. It’s a stark contrast to what was expected at the beginning of the season.

In terms of player performance, Shohei Ohtani continues to dominate. He was named the American League Player of the Week for hitting .300 with three home runs and a 1.282 OPS. He also threw a complete game shutout with eight strikeouts in one game. On the National League side, Pete Alonso of the New York Mets was named Player of the Week after hitting .304 with four home runs and a 1.197 OPS.

Now, let’s discuss the game of the week. On July 28th, the Cardinals faced the Cubs, and it was a thrilling contest. Lars Nootbaar of the Cardinals hit two home runs in the early innings, but the Cubs made a comeback. There were incredible defensive plays, including a spectacular throw by Tyler O’Neill and a game-saving catch by Mike Tauchman to rob a walk-off home run.

It was a back-and-forth affair with great defensive plays throughout, and the game ended with an unforgettable robbery of a potential walk-off home run. The Cubs celebrated the win as if they had won the World Series. It was an incredible game.

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