The Penguins defeated the Predators 2-0 yesterday to win the Stanley Cup. These are some facts about this feat...... 1. They have won 5 cups 2. Sidney Crosby won the Conn Smythe Trophy for being the MVP of the Playoffs, for the third time 3. They are the first team to win back-to-back since the Detroit Red Wings in 1997 and 1998
German was supposed to start today, but Manager Joe Girardi will put him in the bullpen and start Chad Green today, moving ace Masahiro Tanaka's start to tomorrow. German's Stats for 2017 AAA: 2-1, 3.76 ERA, 4G, 3GS AA: 1-4, 3.00 ERA, 6G, 6GS
The Yankees are first place in the AL East with a record of 35-23 (as of Sunday, June 11) and are second in the American League behind the Astros. They are going to make it far- all because of their hitting. With powerhouses such as Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Matt Holliday and Aaron Hicks, they are unbeatable. The only problem is their pitching, with so-so outings from Masahiro Tanaka and Jordan Montgomery. Other than that, the Yankees are a pure playoff team looking for number 28.
The Red Sox miss Big Papi, not just because of his personality, but his power. The Red Sox sit 28th in baseball in homeruns with Betts leading the team with only 9. With Pablo Sandoval returning and breakout stars from last year Andrew Benintendi and Jackie Bradley Jr. starting to hit, the offense might come alive very soon.