Two-Minute Drill: Braves, Phillies Keep Winning As Brewers Fade

Jonathan Grant | June 12th, 2022

1st Down: The NL East is getting more and more interesting by the day. The Atlanta Braves and the Philadelphia Phillies, thanks to their respective ten and nine-game winning streaks have clawed their way back toward relevancy in the division as the New York Mets have slid back a bit to help them. The Braves won 10-4 on Saturday, utilizing an Ozzie Albies grand slam as their surge continues and has them just 5.5 off the pace of the Mets. As for the Phillies, they are 8 games back thanks to a 4-0 home win over Arizona on Saturday. A two-run homer from Bryson Stott was the highlight of the game as they kept up their recent success with another ‘W’. Meanwhile, the Milwaukee Brewers are moving in the opposite direction, dropping their eighth in a row on Saturday by losing 8-6 in Washington to the Nationals. Back-to-back-to-back homers from the Nats broke open the game in the fifth and the Brew Crew never could fight back from there.

2nd Down: The first-ever LIV Golf Invitational Series event is in the books, and the victor of the London-based event is Charl Schwartzel. Schwartzel, a former Masters winner, took home the $4.75 million in total from a tournament that boasted the largest purse in the history of the game by fending off fellow South African Hennie Du Plessis. With the win, he made more money than he had made in the last four years combined, perhaps proving why his decision to play in this series was a good one.

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3rd Down: The College Baseball Super Regionals continued on Saturday, and there was plenty of action on the diamond around the country as teams jockeyed for places in Omaha. The #1 Tennessee Volunteers bounced back from a loss in Game 1 to Notre Dame by hammering the Fighting Irish 12-4 on Saturday in Game 2. That will force a decisive Game 3 for the two teams, and you’d have to favor the Vols. Elsewhere, the Texas Longhorns got a huge walk-off win (9-8) over East Carolina to force the third game in their series.

4th Down: The UFC headed to Singapore for UFC 275, and two titles were on the line. In the main event, Jiri Prochazka won the light heavyweight title by submitting Glover Teixeira with 28 seconds left to go. The reigning champion survived and even thrived for large parts of the fight, but he ultimately succumbed to a man much younger than him. In the other title fight, women’s flyweight champ Valentina Shevchenko defended her title via split decision against Taila Santos. Despite the win, she was roughed up much more than typical, so it will perhaps give future opponents a bit of hope of taking her down a peg.

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