Yesterday, there were 50 home runs hit in the MLB. That’s a lot of baseballs going out of the park.
Although they don’t all involve actual home runs, here are a few “home run” performances in sports that have occurred lately.
The Celtics hit a “home run” tonight with a 92-86 win against the New York Knicks. This brings the series to 3-2. Kevin Garnett had a fantastic game for the Celtics with 16 points, 18 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 blocks. The Celtics looked like there season was going to be over soon when they went down 0-3 in the series, but the win tonight has made this quite the series. We’ll see if the Celtics can hit another home run Friday in the next game which is in Boston. A win on Friday would set them up for the potential to make history and hit a grand slam.
The Cleveland Indians
The Cleveland Indians contributed to the 50 home run total yesterday by hitting 7 in their 14-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. This was not the first “home run” of a game the Indians have had lately. Following a 0-9 loss to the Royals on Sunday, they bounced back and beat them 10-3 in the second game of a double header. They got another win against the Royals on Monday. There streak continued tonight with a 6-0 win against the Phillies.
The NBA playoffs have started with many lopsided series, but Golden State and Denver have been exciting to watch. One reason the series has been great is because of Steph Curry. The former Davidson College guard has had some great playoff games, including a 22-point third quarter in game 4 of the series. He struggled a little bit in Golden State’s last game against Denver, but he is still averaging 24.8 points and 9.8 assists in his 5 playoff games. This has helped Golden State to have a 3-2 lead and another chance to win the series tomorrow (Thursday, May 2) night.
Until next time,