Welcome to The Truda Report everybody. Today I just want to quickly give my initial reaction to the World Series so far. I'm not a crazy good baseball analyst, but I think that this World Series deserves a quick spotlight. Make sure to share this article as it helps TTR grow.
This has been possibly the most entertaining World Series in my lifetime. Games 2 and 5 are ones for the ages as constant lead changes, great hitting, and overtime heroics have lead to Houston victories. Last night's game especially was incredible, with Clayton Kershaw pitching like the All Star he is, until the Astros ran all over him in the 4th inning. I, along with many, feel that this World Series is in the hands of Kershaw. He is a major reason the Dodgers lost last night, which could be the deciding factor in this series. If LA forces a Game 7, there is a chance Kershaw pitches again. If he once again can't contain the Astros bats, his legacy as one of the games best pitchers could suffer.
I think that this series is also solidifying the idea of Jose Altuve as the AL MVP. Many still want to believe Aaron Judge or Mike Trout could end up winning the award, but this Postseason is proof of Altuve being the clear winner. He is averaging .344 at bat right now, has 7 homers, and 13 RBIs. The stats don't say it all though. Altuve continues to come up clutch in big moments this Postseason. The Astros wouldn't be here without him.
Overall this series has been incredible, and with the games heading back to LA, the Dodgers have to win the final two at home to bring home a pennant. I'm extremely excited to see how the rest of this series plays out, and if it is just as exciting as the beginning, this will be one of the great match ups in history.
Welcome to The Truda Report everybody. I don't have much to write today but I just wanted to post something about the two biggest story lines in sports today. Make sure to share this article as it helps TTR grow.
Yankees Come Back:
As a New York Yankees fan I can attest to the notion that all of us are walking on water today. It is most definitely true. I haven't felt this good about this team in 5 years, and although New York has to take on the Houston Astros in the next round, who are arguably the best team in the MLB this season, I'm happy with this season. We didn't perform to the best of our ability for a long stretch of the season, and yet we are making up for it now. This is a young squad that has the ability to get better season after season. I think this is going to be the Aaron Judge era for the Yankees, and this series is the official beginning to it. (By the way I know people are going to say, "but Judge didn't play well!" That doesn't matter to me because he is young, and as time goes on he'll get better.)
Ezekiel Elliot's Suspension Reinstated:
In just the last hour it has been reported that Ezekiel Elliot's six game suspension has been upheld by a federal appeals court. The NFL reportedly is going to enforce it immediately, which means that an already struggling Dallas Cowboys team will be without an offensive star. Elliot can still appeal again, but in the meantime it is expected that he will have to sit out games.
Welcome to the Truda Report everybody. Nothing extremely important is happening in sports today, but here are the highlights:
Duke plays North Carolina tonight at 8pm Eastern time and the NFL Scouting Combine takes place for the wide receivers, quarterbacks, and tight ends. This could be a huge day for Patrick Mahomes to boost his draft stock and for Deshaun Watson to show he can be an effective NFL passer. John Ross was the true highlight so far of the combine though, as he broke Chris Johnsons 40 yard dash record set back in 2008. Ross ran a 4.22, beating Johnson's 4.24 record.
I personally think that the 40 yard dash is an overblown event, but breaking the record definitely has Ross shooting up my Big Board as a deep threat receiver able to take the top off the defense. With speed like that, he has the potential to emerge as a Kenny Stills/ Brandin Cooks type player.
Expect more updates later in the week on the combine and on whatever else headlines the news. Open up the "Contact" tab to give me your opinion on how Ross breaking the record will impact his draft stock.
High School Senior from Connecticut obsessed with sports stats, facts, and management.