Dakota, an aspiring ghost show producer, & some of his friends, came down to St. Anthony Main a few weeks back & chatted with Zach & Katy, two of our ghost tour guides, & shot some video. Here’s a clip, talking about one of the more freaky areas on our tour. (look at 1:20 to 2:35)
Peter Keane has kept the faith with all the Kerry XV in the attracted All-Ireland final, before Saturday’s lawsuit against Dublin.
The Kingdom boss has opted together with Adrian Spillane also expected to play alongside the duo, for its midfield pairing of Jack Barry and David Moran.
Meanwhile, there is not any room at the team for Tommy Walsh.
The club guy of the Kerin O’Rahilly produced a contribution in the bench playing a critical part in Killian Spillane’s target and kicking a point, and most speculated that he would be thrown in from the start. It seems that Keane will hold back him .
The Munster kingpins are all bidding to bring down Dublin’s’drive for five’.
1. Shane Ryan
2. Jason Foley
3. Tadhg Morley
4. Tom O’Sullivan
5. Paul Murphy
6. Gavin Crowley
7. Brian ?? Beaglaoich
8. David Moran
9. Jack Barry
10. Gavin White
11. Sean O’Shea
12. Stephen O’Brien
13. David Clifford
14. Paul Geaney
15. Adrian Spillane
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Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and I shall detract from our regularly scheduled plan of NFL debate to dip our toes and then also render our college football selections on the Monday night game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals.
It will most likely be the very first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster in comparison to some regular-season sport of NCAA soccer comprising one of the greatest teams in the nation, and a mythical football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, lets begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week while I supported the Titans. Weve been placing wins forth and back so it looks like it is my turn for the wreath, as I will accompany each of the squares putting the thick lumber on a public road favorite and heartily endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the college football odds almost six days ahead of this Monday night affair, I see the line has spiked a half-point on the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its now offered in a solid -20 throughout the board whatsoever the very best online sportsbooks.
I love the Irish but youre currently leaning within this season-opening battle on the Cardinals. Apart from the venue, why is it that you believe Louisville will hang with the boys?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, at least and a successful win IMO, said a lot about the Steelers and Titans direction. Let us move to soccer, in which the games rely and so will our records on this one.
Remember Louisville utilized to play against competitions that are big-name? They held their engineered and own upsets. These were enjoyable games and the Cardinals were an exciting club.
But just for example the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its phony (in real life) proprietor, Louisville soccer last season was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield worked miracles and will be out to change the civilization and win games. This wont happen immediately as the ability level is down from theVille. However this is a huge time for Louisville, a team that has the chance.
Ive read in which the Cards coaches have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and that I like Hassan Hall because the direct running back. Than using a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 for season 23, the shield, well, that makes me more worried. You have up your Irish, please do tell.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much since the Notre Dame defense will keep them cozy inside their nest, flying in the game. Scott Satterfield is currently in the big leagues and hes got a group coming off of a dismal record last year, in which they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to trying to turn it and carrying a hot air balloon.
While that may eventually happen, the issue is that Louisville is facing a group that made it to the CFP this past year and owned only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, surrendering just 17.2 points over the regular season and moving a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson in the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders as well, averaging over 33 points per game.
So, my question is, how is a quarterback like Pass who is slow to discharge, supposed to get some traction against a swarming defense that is Irish? Particularly when he is working with an entirely new offensive scheme and a new coach?
Please, Doug, save me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville will be able to keep pace and Im desperate to your brand new wisdom and prodigious handicapping expertise!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im happy to read in your last sentence you are coming on to the glowing side of sports gambling, or you are simply being the same wise a** you are. Ill allow the SBR readers that are making this is decided on by school football selections. I am the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not only 2-10 and completely sucked past year.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons, but that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A fresh mindset is brought by A new coach on building a statement and with this being a national match, his staff will be sold by Satterfield. Louisville does need to hope the Irish will take them and never have much fight.
Lets also consider, Brian Kelly with gold and the blue is simply 10-13-1 ATS as a road favorite, also a ATS, when dishing out 20 or more specimens. This defense you said may improve as the year progresses but replacing five starters, when you dont/can not amuse like Bama or Clemson, it will take some time.
Swinging Johnson: Well Doug, I was being a bit facetious because though youve got an impressive handicapping resume, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this event, you happen to be shooting, since Louisville might be better compared to last year but I would submit that they could be coached by a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their document left by an coach such as Petrino.
I understand that laying nearly three touchdowns on the street would be square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by betting the heavy road chalk, but at times the general public is right, and in this instance they are. Until once we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, lets see what happens on Monday night once the Irish come ready to squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)
When in doubt, always check with Vegas.
Is your star running back hurt, or is your coach just exercising a bit gamesmanship and calling him day-to-day? Is the point guard poised for a big match, or did he have a little too much fun last night from home? Vegas doesn’t always know, however, the handicappers can oftentimes be a good guide to the reality.
Those trusty betting lines can teach us things if we are paying attention. What can Vegas teach us about Alabama?
Well, if you’ve been paying attention to college football, then you understand Alabama coach Nick Saban has played his starting quarterback position near the vest. At first he wouldn’t name a starter, and now he’s dividing time between Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts. Why? It’s not from the graciousness of heart.
Saban has two great quarterbacks, and he wants every advantage over his opponents. Why allow Ole Miss to prepare just one quarterback this weekend if he could make the Land Sharks prepare for two?
Is Tagovailoa and Hurts going to continue to split time today that SEC play has started? Vegas believes it knows the answer, and the handicappers are all in on Tua. Earlier this week, the Heisman futures made Tagovailoa the obvious favorite for the award, decreasing his likelihood of winning it to 3-to-1.
He is now the odds-on favorite to win it, which is a fairly good indication that Ole Miss is about to have a huge dose of this Tua Show on Saturday at Oxford. You understand who continues to fail at putting on a display? Joe.
Joe went 4-4 against the spread last week after beginning the season 1-7. He cried, in different words, but Joe will need to perform a great deal better to grab the Pro. Take a look at last week!
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From Luke Reddy
BBC Sport in Las Vegas
A fun-filled showman turned to some angry bloodied and owned fighter in Las Vegas on Saturday.
Even in this city in which the turn drunk by gamblers and afternoon see hope turn to despair, Tyson Fury’s transformation was crude to the eye.
As he returned to his corner, blood pouring down the perfect side of his head from the cuts inflicted by Otto Wallin, he looked at trainer Ben Davison and just yelled:”I live for this.”
After the cuts have healed, there’ll be several critics of how he only landed a points triumph with this could be viewed as joyous for its sport, but the fact Fury is living.
At a fight-week where he cried as dogged fighter, showman and, finally, salesman, the parties possibly will be his heavyweight competitions, even though they again watched a guy with seemingly endless solve.
About Monday Fury delivered voucher slogans and knocked out interviews at his house the barrel of cameras from 1 take. At a restaurant he served Tacos on Tuesday on Wednesday he staged for media. This is the salesman.
On Saturday, sombrero and all, he chased in his dressing room before faking turned into know-how, resilience, grimaces plus a sheer refusal to lose. This is the boxer.
He is a mix.
From depression, to being hammered into the floor from Deontay Wilder and now this survival in circumstances that are torrid, it is clear that it takes something enormous to conquer him.
He seems to revel along with his face expressions turning angry as he thumped back in Wilder, plus they did again in Sin City against Wallin.
“I’m grinding like an amateur who has not had a struggle in their life,” he said on Tuesday. From Saturday night this felt like an understatement.
“The clip occurs and Tyson had to fight outside of his strategy, battle ugly and show more aspects of his game,” said former world middleweight champion Andy Lee on BBC Radio 5 Live.
“The fighters that cross are blood and nerve fighters. Tyson revealed he could do that.
“You’re hugely influenced by a cut like this. It is so draining but when you defeat a struggle like that, it sort of builds your resolve. You believe’nothing can be as awful as this so what have I have to worry about’.”
Those close to Fury talk of his iron will. That is a man who says he once sat at a sauna enough for Wladimir Klitschko to depart only so when they finally foughthe knew he had out-lasted him.
1 question is if the salesman or showman has to be put out in a struggle.
While he waited patiently to ring walk at Los Angeles, fury was hitting pads at the ring. After floating onto a parade to the ring, in Vegas, how focused could he have been ?
Blood’s website definitely flicked a switch at the T-Mobile Arena. If, as is hoped, he faces any other of the names or Wilder next, the entertainer might want to tune out and the fighter kick at a little before on fight day.
“I thought he looked a tiny bit disappointing at the opening two rounds, so the cut coming in the next,” stated 5 Live’s Steve Bunce.
“It’ll fall into two camps. One will question the fact he had been confronting an unidentified Swede so he’s really gone 12 rounds, so the other will say he gutted it out and also, what prep for Wilder next.”
The experience Fury has now gained reads. He’s worked with the likes of Freddie Roach, Anthony Joshua’s trainer Rob McCracken, his uncle Peter Fury, legendary coach Emanuel Steward and Ricky Hatton.
Throw from his job with Davison and the spars with Klitschko and you’ll be able to see know-how that is so much runs through him.
His father’s remarks that his profession could be damaged by the present team around him seem too harsh. Watching the staff consume roll into their overall connections and fight-week events, you really do feel they have Fury interests – both physical and psychological – in mind.
Critics will point to the fact that just 40 percent of the seats were accepted as being reflective of an uninspiring selection of Fury and opponent failing to make a splash in the united states.
Being around Fury, you do get a feeling with just the way things are going, he is comfortable. Before going large more in facing the damaging Wilder six months he possibly earned the right to have a couple of titles on his album.
It is of course, harder to suppress loopholes in match-making within this media age.
Ultimately a showdown with Wilder at February – if they eventually agree to fight and Luis Ortiz is beaten by the American if his cuts heal – will provide back a route and excitement the paying public.
“We’re advised that struggle has been done and I believe we’ll be back in Las Vegas in February,” said Bunce, but of those cuts that demanded 47 stitches he included:”A struggle in February means you’re in training camp in early December. You can find tight lines in regaining the eye.”
Lee added:”You have to assume he is your favorite against Wilder now. He moved with no competition for three decades to the initial fight and was overweight, getting fit.
“He has had two conflicts since, had the coaching camps and obtained all the instincts you get for combating regularly. You would have to make him favourite now.”
The casino floor at the MGM Grand Hotel was exploding at the seams with Saturday night gamblers Even though Fury sat at hospital.
Fury will no doubt find an means to advertise the most recent scars.
He is a salesman but when he returns to the ring, it’ll be a courageous man who resides against this fighter.
While Steve Smith won after the scandal over English crowds, David Warner suffered a torturous Ashes.
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By Saj Chowdhury
BBC Sport at Doha
For most this World Championships was the stepping stone the next years Olympics – using just nine months prior to the athletes go again in the New National Stadium of Tokyo.
Wonderful Britain came off with seven track and field championships in Rio, a year after winning seven in the Beijing World Championships at 2015.
They left Doha with five medals in their bag – two gold and three silver – and Colin Jackson thinks British athletics is ata very wholesome state.
We have gold medallists here, now we have finalists here, which means that we are punching with the remainder of earth, the former world 110m hurdles winner mentioned.
So, using a little under 300 days to go until the Olympics starts, BBC Sport looks at Britains functionality in Doha – would be the next year that is expected? Or could some of these near misses become podium finishes?
Dina Asher-Smith, Britains golden girl in Qatar, delivered as predicted, but do not expect the sort of walk at the park she underwent at the 200m.
Thats partially because Bahamas Shaunae Miller-Uibo, who had the advantage on the Briton will be hoping to do the twice .
The program in Doha supposed Miller-Uibo was created to select between the two events – she selected at the 400m and won silver. A further amendment has been requested by her although the existing Olympic timetable is marginally more in her favour.
It is also unlikely that 100m champion , Olympic winner Elaine Thompson and other top competitions who withdrew from the 200m will do in Tokyo without really good reason.
And might Bahrains shock 400m world champion Salwa Eid Naser twice like Miller-Uibo? Even the 21-year-old had a few trips in case this season and is maturing.
Medals for Asher-Smith at the 100m and 200m? Yes, likely. But the competition for gold will find that tiny bit harder.
There has been lots of stress and expectation for Dina and to her to come and provide that performance in the 200m, later medalling in the 100m, was just good, Jackson explained.
I know a great deal of people would sayOh, was not it easier [granted who wasnt there] but no, its never easy to win a World Championship gold medal.
She was asked if she now had edge over Nafissatou Thiam, who she dethroned to acquire the world heptathlon title After Katarina Johnson-Thompson sat for a interview with BBC Sport.
It was a resoundingno, with Johnson-Thompson including:I hope her to come back all guns blazing.
The Belgian carried an elbow injury that meant she fell short in the shot put and javelin, while her long jump finest was down on the 6.86m she handled when she conquered the 26-year-old Briton at Birmingham this summer.
And watch out for medallist Victoria Preiner of Austria, when she improves her high jump and long jump, that could develop into a force.
But barring injury Johnson-Thompson is better – will she get over 7,000 things for the first time?
Its very likely to be just yet another titanic battle between Thiam and KJT for its Tokyo title .
Because the veteran sports hero of Great Britain, Mo Farah, is set to place for an assault on the Olympic marathon name Believe Arnie returning in Terminator or Stallone in Rambo.
A four-time Olympic champion, Even the 36-year-old, resigned from track following London 2017 and began to concentrate on the marathonand after winning the Great North Run he resisted his desire to opt for gold over 26 kilometers in Tokyo.
The first key thing in his bid is when he tries to shield his Chicago Marathon name – his only success over the distance – .
But arguably the best man at the moment is Callum Hawkins, who came near a medal at the marathon of Saturday.
The Scot, fourth that collapsed while leading at last years Commonwealth Games and two years ago, demonstrated he is a championships performer by how he took for the world title to the favourites.
Adam Gemili has got down the pained expression . He also came close to winning a 200m decoration at Rio 2016 and once more he chased out by fractions at Doha.
The 25-year-olds development in recent seasons has been hampered by hamstring problems, but should he remain injury-free there arent many who can keep him off a podium spot. Forget gold because brand new world winner Noah Lyles is in another league.
Miguel Francis, 24, that ran 19.88 seconds until he switched allegiance from Antigua into Great Britain at 2015, is another prospect from the event. Injury hit his Doha expects.
Finalist Zharnel Hughes, and injured Reece Prescod, that missed the Worlds through injury possess an outside chance at the 100m which is wide open behind winner Christian Coleman, whos likely to be the next year that is favourite.
European 1500m winner Laura Muir will hope for greater preparation than for Doha, having never raced for two weeks in the end.
The managed to perform far better than expected in finishing fifth in the final as she came best. She says it works well for Tokyo, and not many could disagree.
Josh Kerr, Jake Wightman and fellow Scots Neil Gourley attained the mens ultimate by showing strategic nous in the earlier rounds, finishing 11th, sixth and fifth respectively.
Mentally I was ready but I wasnt there, said Gourley of the 1500m final revealing.
Getting to finals is not my aim in this sport – Im here in order to get medals.
Seventh sixth in London, in Beijing and fourth in Doha – pole vaulter Holly Bradshaw has demonstrated shes a podium competition at Tokyo.
He will have a solid shout of a trophy if Cumbrian Nick Miller will replicate his hammer throw at the 2018 Commonwealth Games afterward. It had been contended his throw in the Doha closing – that looked over that mark – should have been ruled legal rather than a foul.
From the event of the women, it is going to be interesting to see what shape Rio bronze medallist Sophie Hitchon is at later attempting to forego Doha to prepare Tokyo.
And – which will include an Olympic event for the first time – where Britain has a proud heritage.
Youre speaking minor gross profits, explained Jackson when asked regarding Great Britains four fourth-placed finishes.
When youre making a statement regarding how many awards you want to win, youre always going to have to add those in.
If we could have surprises, then are other nations.
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Right from the word go, Mexico have appeared the team to overcome which has proven to be the case, as they’ve reached the last game of the tournament, though the task is far from done. USA, who won this competition back in 2017, stand between Gerard Martino’s men and a very first Gold Cup victory since 2015.
All the way throughout the tournament, Mexico’s attacking power and total stylish play has caught the eye. They have been in scintillating attacking form during the classes, scoring 13 goals in just three games. They did of course face inferior opposition, though it would have been easy for them to return, winning but just a few goals, so the simple fact that they went full throttle and looked to build momentum was pleasing.
Since the championship got serious, Mexico have slowed down when it comes to goals scored, scoring just once in regulation time during the knockout rounds, even though their general performance levels have not really dipped, especially by an attacking point of view. Against Costa Rica in the quarters, Mexico posted 1.98 anticipated aims for, while they continued to be creative against Haiti last time out, posting 2.43.
Mexico are not the only team to impress both in terms of creativity and intentions, as USA have also dazzled the crowds at times. Throughout the bands, Greg Berhalter’s men notched a satisfying 11 goals, while they have scored four in 2 knockout matches. Last time out when scoring three goals against the Jamaicans, USA appeared really dangerous in the final third. They also shaped like they would enjoy playing with a Mexico side that surely come out and play, thus leaving space behind.
As far as imagination goes, USA have been equally as great as Mexico considering entering the knockout rounds. Against Curacao, they published 1.83 anticipated goals for, while they sent 2.91 against the Reggae Boyz last time outside.
Given both Mexico and USA have offered lots going forward in this tournament, both’Over 2.5 Goals’ and’Both Teams to Score’ seem like viable options ahead of this game. Finals can sometimes be cagey events, although neither of this pair are likely to adopt a tentative approach, therefore the fans in attendance in Soldier Field must be treated to an open, attacking affair.
Finally, once we consider that we are discussing the top two attacking teams at the championship, who have averaged 2.2 and 2.37 expected goals for, it is not difficult to conclude that the chances of a relatively high-scoring game where both get about the score-sheet, are higher than the present chances would have us think. Therefore, a punt on the preceding picks provides some value.
Baker Mayfield was not pleased with how Duke Johnson managed his situation, such as a trade request, last week.
Some Cleveland Browns teammates weren’t happy with the quarterback handled his response.
NFL Network’s Michael Silver reported that, according to numerous sources, several Browns players approached Mayfield in the locker room after the QB remarks about Johnson to register their displeasure and hash out their differences.
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“So it’s pretty striking to get a player to become involved in a teammate’s business in anything but a supportive role,” Silver said on NFL Network’s Inside Minicamp Camp Live. “We saw it last year with the Steelers and Le’Veon Bell — that was an anomaly. Baker Mayfield is the clear leader of that (locker room) but I’m told by numerous sources that many veterans came to him in the locker room after those comments about Duke Johnson and let us say voiced their displeasure, saying,’Listen it is 1 thing to be the leader but this is a man who’s going through something, it’s business and we must support him.’ Baker might not have agreed with thembut he heard them and so that is something to keep an eye as a very, very gifted team gets ready for what could be a big season.”
Following Johnson reiterated he’d prefer to get traded, Mayfield basically said good riddance.
“That is something which we’ve been dealing with for a little while,” Mayfield said at the time, through The Plain Dealer. “When we have men that want to be here, they will demonstrate that, they will voice that. He’s going to handle his things you are either on this train, although he wants or you are not, it’s moving. You are able to escape the way or you can join us. So it is what it is.”
Mayfield also stated Johnson’s situation was”self-inflicted.”
“I would not say I am not happy about it,” Mayfield added. “It is only the way he has handled it. It may be a stir-up in the networking, it can be however it wants, but if someone would like to be here, they’ll be here in that circumstance. You have men within our locker room who are dying for playing time, which are going to be here, and I get it done…”
Conversely, Jarvis Landry spoke in support of Johnson.
“I hope he knows and feels that guys are here because of him, whether he is here or not, the relationship goes beyond the player, the individual as well, so I certainly hope he knows that and knows that there are men that are here for him,” the receiver said.
The Browns do not practice until training camp in July, once if they remain relevant by then the locker room will reconvene to hash out of any lingering issues.
Silver also noted that head coach Freddie Kitchens is currently playing a bigger role in the installation that was offensive through June practices.
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Bundesliga leaders RB keep their unbeaten start to the year and Leipzig came from behind to draw winners Bayern Munich.
Robert Lewandowski set an opener out of the ball of Thomas Muller.
But Emil Forsberg equalised with a penalty.
Both sides went close with Marcel Sabitzer shot for Leipzig rescued by Manuel Neuer and Lewandowski heading wide late on, to a winner.
Poland striker Lewandowski, 31, is the first player to score seven goals in the opening four matches of a Bundesliga year since 2005.
RB Leipzig, who are unbeaten under Julian Nagelsmann, stay top – 2 things above Bayern, who have won the previous seven names.
Formerly Borussia Dortmund beat against Bayer Leverkusen 4-0 with captain Marco Reus scoring .
Paco Alcacer volleyed them along with Jadon Sancho’s cross was then dummied by the striker and Reus scored.
Before Reus felt in injury time sancho’s cross was parried into Raphael Guerreiro for the third.
The Philadelphia Phillies were unable to put two wins last night. After defeating the Braves by a close score of night, the Phillies were not able to parlay that into a winning streak. The Atlanta bullpen and dallas Keuchel put a wall up to the Phillies’ bats. The Phillies generated only 5 hits on this day.
Keuchel allowed 3 hits in 6 innings, whereas the bullpen allowed just two. Atlanta are going to be a more team in the postseason when their full potential is met by the spinning. Fried, Soroka, and Teheran is going to be tough to match. Everybody else in the NL East and the Phillies found out just how hard it’s to top the Braves.
Atlanta enter Thursday with a listing of 91-56 plus a 9.5-game lead to the branch. Having a strong second-half at September, the Braves could have a chance at grabbing the Dodgers to the No. 1 seed in the National League. The Dodgers appeared way too laid back last night, after clinching the NL West. They let the Orioles to blow them out. The Dodgers were much even better off not showing up.
I don’t know the whole popping bottles due to winning a championship, however. It’s rather meaningless, especially for a team like the Dodgers where it is World Series or bust. In any case, the Dodgers did not take last night critically and it ended up resulting in a loss.
Do this many occasions down the stretch and the Braves might sneak up on them and steal the National League. Julio Teheran is up in the turning to the Braves, although the Phillies will opt for Drew Smyly. Head below for our free Braves vs. Phillies pick.
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Drew Smyly is coming from a functionality against the Mets at Queens. He allowed only 4 hits and no runs over 7 innings of work. Prior to that match, he was sharp with 4 strikes and 1-run permitted against the Reds. There is certainly nothing wrong with efforts like this. What is wrong is he has been in his career. Sure, Smyly is capable of putting games like this. But there his side in which he appears useless out there.
The last time Smyly had two standout performances, he was hammered to the mountain in his second trip. Smyly allowed no runs and 4 hits contrary to the Giants to allow 5 earned runs contrary to the White Sox on August 4th. He jumped to follow up that with 9 earned runs allowed in his two starts. His most recent work doesn’t reflect his figures using the Phillies and Rangers in 2019. The was a wreck with all the Rangers, posting an 8.42 ERA in 13 appearances on the bulge. He has been able to deliver his ERA down together with the Phillies, but it still stands at 6.20 on the season.
Smyly hasn’t cared for pitching in Philadelphia. He’s been good on the street, but fighting in Citizens Bank Park. Smyly has posted an ERA of 2.60 on the street, though that amount increases to a 5.56 ERA at home in Philadelphia. In his past 10.2 innings at house, Smyly has allowed 9 earned runs. In his last 15.2 innings, he’s allowed 14 earned runs, so it has not been a great style for him in front of the home audience.
When there’s any caution within this game because of him, it’s to stay away from Josh Donaldson. He has been mauled by donaldson for a .474 BA and 3 home runs in 19 at-bats. Teheran heads into Washington feeling great, having submitted an ERA of 1.50 ERA and 0.94 WHIP in his past 3 games. He’s allowed just 3 earned runs in his last 25 innings on the mountain. Note that Teheran has enabled 2 or fewer runs in 11 out of the last 13 outings. Thursday night the Braves are in a position to notch another victory.