Much needed win for the Eagles
The first round of the baseball playoffs is over and the series were not very dramatic. There haven't been any game 5's. There were only two game 4’s, between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees, and the Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves.
On the National League side, the Los Angeles Dodgers will play the Milwaukee Brewers. I think whoever wins the series between the Boston Red Sox and the defending World Series champions, the Houston Astro’s, will be the favorite to win the whole thing this year. I think the American League has the better selection of teams overall.
In the Boston verses New York series, there was one pretty cool thing that happened as far as statistics go. Boston’s reserve infielder, Brock Holt, became the first player in MLB playoff history to hit a cycle, one batter hitting a single, a double, a triple, and a home run in the same game, in over 1000 playoff games. Pretty amazing!
In the next week, the basketball and hockey seasons will be in full swing. I don’t think the 76ers or the Flyers will have a chance to win the championship, but they will probably both make their respective playoffs. I think the 76ers could probably make it to the second round of the playoffs. However, the Boston Celtics will most likely win the Eastern Conference.
In the Western Conference, it will be interesting to see how the Los Angeles Lakers do with LeBron James joining the team. This might break the Golden State Warriors’ streak of 2 straight championships.
In hockey, I think the Flyers may be a fringe playoff prospect. The Washington Capitals are the defending champions, but I don’t know how good they are going to be. It's one VERY long season, so who knows.
The Philadelphia Eagles finally showed up land beat the New York Giants by the score of 34 to 13. The Eagles’ offense performed well and protected their franchise quarterback. It didn't hurt that the Giants’ poor overall performance added to the ease of the win. Next week, the Eagles play the Carolina Panthers, who just barely beat the Giants last week. The Eagles should be able to get another win against the Panthers.