DeGrom and DeChambeau Stay on Fire, Federer Out, VA Tech Rolls

Jonathan Grant | September 4th, 2018

How can a pitcher be 8-8 and be on a team that is 14 whole games off the pace of their division leader and still be a candidate for the Cy Young Award? Your answer: be very good. In fact, not just good but excellent. That is exactly what Jacob deGrom has done this season for the New York Mets. His ERA is a staggeringly low 1.68, and on Monday he made history by pitching his 25th straight game without giving up more than three runs. That ties him for the most in a season, meaning he will have the chance to break the record upon his next start. And who would bet against him? No matter how poorly his team plays and supports him with runs, he always gives them a shot to win. Oh FYI, he got a no decision in the 4-2 win over the Dodgers having only surrendered one run. What a run from him.

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Another man that has been on quite the run of late is Bryson DeChambeau. The American went very low on Sunday afternoon, when he was paired with Tiger Woods, and that propelled him to challenge in a big way on Monday for the win at the Dell Technologies Championship. He would end up winning, by two shots, to take his second straight FedexCup Playoff win in a row. Not only does this make him the prohibitive favorite to win the playoffs at the Tour Championship later this month, but it also all but cements his place on the Ryder Cup squad as well.

Elsewhere, Virginia Tech got off to the perfect start to the season. Facing Florida State, a team looking to bounce back from huge disappointment last season, the Hokies rolled on to an emphatic 24-3 win on Monday night to close out college football’s opening weekend of festivities in style. And what’s better is that they did it on the road, too. In a conference that is dominated by Clemson, a team is going to need to just about be perfect to make the College Football Playoff, so this is just the start that was required for VA Tech. And it should see them rise from 20th in the rankings a little.

Lastly, Roger Federer’s luck ran out at the US Open just like his legs ultimately did. At his advancing age, the great simply lacked the energy need to get past his Round of 16 matchup with relative unknown John Millman, the 55th ranked player in the world of men’s tennis. He had looked oh so good in previous rounds, and it was a slight shock to see him bounced from the US Open this early for the first time since 2013.

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