Scene of the Week: Nationals Clinch a Home Playoff Game for Tuesday Night
The Washington Nationals clinched a playoff berth Tuesday Night against the Phillies, where, rather fittingly, Bryce Harper was there to witness it all. The ex-National player will not be playing in a postseason game this year.
The party doesn’t end there though, as on Saturday the Nationals also clinched their now home game Wild Card game. The opponent is yet to be determined, either it being the Cardinals or Brewers. But, the Nationals finally got the playoff berth they were hoping for, even after their 19-31 start.
The Nationals play their final regular season game today against the Indians at 3:05 PM, in which the Nationals are looking to get a 93-69 record.
Take of the Week: Jay Gruden Keeps His Job for Another Week, but Not for Long
The Redskins play the New York Giants Sunday, and it is a must win. The Redskins are currently sitting at 0-3, and need a win in order to have some hope of making the playoffs, or to get back to semi-winning ways. The Redskins have a chance to start some sort of winning streak today, against a 1-2 and Daniel Jones-led Giants squad.
Jay Gruden is also in the hot seat. We knew coming into the season, but now with the Redskins sitting at 0-3, Bruce Allen and this team might have to pull the trigger really early. Today’s game could’ve determined it all.
Pete Alonso Breaks the Rookie HR Record
Pete Alonso is a beast, and a legend in the making for this Mets team. On Saturday, Pete Alonso broke the HR Record for a rookie by hitting 53 home runs, breaking Aaron Judge’s record. Aaron Judge had some words of encouragement for Alonso, saying “No better person to share it with. He’s eventually going to break it, I know that for sure.”
Alonso and the Mets had a successful season, going 85-76, even though they did not make the MLB Playoffs. The Mets have a very bright future ahead of them, and will look to build off Alonso next season.
#1 Ranked Clemson Escapes an Upset From UNC
On Saturday, Clemson defeated UNC in what was a great game, and a scare for this Clemson Tiger team. Clemson was up 21-14, when UNC RB, Javonte Williams, scored a TD with 1:16 left in the game. Mack Brown then elected to go for a 2 point conversion, a decision I completely agreed with. The Tar Heels did not get the conversion, and Clemson won the game 21-20.
While many will disagree with Mack Brown going for 2, I loved it.. You have a chance to beat the best team in College Football right then and there. While I do disagree with the play call, it was the right decision.