BALTIMORE, MD – JULY 24: New York Yankees’ Nestor Cortes #65 plays in the second inning during a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on July 24, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryalnd. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
It is that Davey Mac sports report for Monday, July 25th, 2022! Catch up on what you missed yesterday Sports with the article below!
Let’s start with baseball…where the Yankees knocked out the Orioles with great pitching from All Star Nestor Cortes and another home run from Aaron Judge. “Nasty” Nestor was excellent…thrown six innings…didn’t give up runs…knocked out seven…while not walking any. Great performance from Nestor and he improves to 8th and 3rd for the year with a 2.48 ERA. Meanwhile, Aaron Judge has two hits, including his 37thth Homer of the Year. Since the Yankees returned from the All-Star break, Judge has homed in four of the five games.
Meanwhile, the Mets defeated the Padres… 8 to 5… when the Mets were led by Pete Alonso… who had four RBIs, including his 25th home game of the season. Met reliever Drew Smith earned the win and closer Edwin Diaz grabbed that 21St rescue of the season. The Mets improve to 59 and 37 … and lead the Braves by a game and a half in NL East.
The Phillies fell to the Cubs…4 to 3. The Phils are still three games over .500 at 49 and 46…and despite being nine and a half games behind the Mets…they’re still in wild card competition.
Over to basketball. Big news in the NBA as rumor has it that the Boston Celtics are looking to trade Kevin Durant from the Brooklyn Nets. The Heat, Suns and Raptors are all teams also interested in Durant…as KD looking to leave Brooklyn…probably to get away from Kyrie Irving (in this jock’s opinion).
Soccer. Colts owner paid $6 million for a championship belt worn by Muhammad Ali. The belt is the one Ali won when he defeated George Foreman at Rumble In The Jungle in Zaire in 1974.
NASCAR. In a decision some found controversial, NASCAR ruled that the Toyotas owned by Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch were not up to the inspection. So yesterday in Pocono they were disqualified and Chase Elliott was awarded the win. Nuts.
Finally, Cooperstown held its annual induction ceremony into the Baseball Hall of Fame yesterday. And “Big Papi” David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox headlined that class. Papi won three titles with the Red Sox. Ortiz DID had an unofficial positive PED test in 2003 … but that was the MLB poll test not intended for the public. So we’ll see what that means for Roger Clemens, A-Rod and Barry Bonds.
And this is the Davey Mac sports report for Monday, July 25th, 2022! BAMM!
“East Side” Dave McDonald. Co-host of the Morning Rat Race (6am to 10am). Coordinator and producer of digital content.