Local Sports – August 9th, 2018

Local Sports

MLB
Luis Severino pitched seven effective innings in his first win in a month, Giancarlo Stanton hit his first grand slam in four years and the Yankees swept the White Sox with a 7-3 win. The Yankees face the Rangers today at 7:05.
Jacob deGrom struck out 10 over six innings, received rare significant run support and got his first win in almost two months as the Mets blanked the Reds 8-0. The Mets are at the Marlins tomorrow at 7:10.

Syracuse Chiefs
Finish up their game tonight against the Charlotte Knights that was rained out.

Binghamton Rumble Ponies
Fell to the Richmond Flying Squirrels 5-1. The ponies are at the Richmond Flying Squirrels today at 6:35.

Auburn Doubledays
Were Postponed. The Doubledays host the Batavia Muckdogs today at 7:05.

NFL
Bills host the Carolina Panthers tonight at 7:00.

SU Football
Is at Western Michigan August 31, 2018 at 6pm

Sports News
The Washington Nationals have placed right-hander Kelvin Herrera on the 10-day disabled list with a right rotator cuff impingement. However, the Nationals say the problem is inflammation and they hope Herrea can start throwing again by the end of next week.

New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has set a new record, but it wasn’t on the football field. Beckham has been declared to be the most-followed NFL player on Instagram, with more than twice the followers of second place Tom Brady.

Jahlil Okafor has agreed to a deal with the New Orleans Pelicans. The deal is said to include a partial guarantee for this season and a team option for 2019-20.

There was a ‘Fear Factor’ moment during last night’s game between the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox. Play had to be stopped in the ninth inning while the Yankees’ trainer fished a live moth out of second base umpire Bruce Dreckman’s ear.

LSU has suspended linebacker Tyler Taylor after learning he was arrested in May for his alleged role in a January pawn shop burglary in Georgia. Police there say Taylor served as the getaway driver in the heist.

Golfer Jarrod Lyle has died in his native Australia after battle with leukemia. Lyle was 36 and played in 121 tournaments on the PGA Tour, earning $1.8 million and winning two Nationwide Tour events in 2008.

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