Baseball has been played for a long time, so it’s not often there’s a true first. But there was earlier this week, as a game was played in front of no fans. That was in Baltimore. Fifty miles south on I-95, the Nationals are starting to heat up, propelled by a ridiculous comeback win. All that and more in my latest MLB recap for CBS Local.
Before the season, I wrote that this could be the year the Mets take back New York from the Yankees. The Mets enter this weekend’s Subway Series with the best record in baseball and an 11-game win streak. I wrote about their perfect week, as well as an accomplishment from a former Met, an MVP matchup (the first of its kind in MLB history), and some fun catches in my recap for CBS Local.
The wait is over for Cubs fans: Kris Bryant is set to debut today, playing third base and batting cleanup. Meanwhile in Arizona, another rookie is already impressing. Learn about those players, watch video of two ridiculous home-run-robbing catches, and more in my latest for CBS Local.
On the heels of Duke’s national championship, I spoke with Kevin Cullen, the program’s director of information technology. In his role, he’s responsible for opponent scouting, which includes analyzing data provided by SportVU cameras.
I’ll be writing a weekly Major League Baseball recap each Friday for CBS Local. My first one has been published, and includes notes on Adrian Gonzalez’s historic start, Matt Harvey’s dominant return, and some of the big-name players who changed teams this offseason.
Duke freshmen accounted for 60 points last night, a record for a national championship game. Tyus Jones hit huge shots down the stretch and was named the Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player. Jahlil Okafor was slowed by foul trouble but scored a couple of critical baskets late. And Grayson Allen came off the bench and provided a tremendous offensive boost. The result was a 68-63 win over Wisconsin. Read more about it in my recap for CBS Local.
He’s not even the third best freshman on Duke, but that doesn’t mean Grayson Allen isn’t a talented player with the chance to make an impact on tonight’s national championship game against Wisconsin. He’s my latest Rising Star for CBS Local.