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The Friday 5: October 7th

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MLB Wild Card Weekend

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and that time of the year is October baseball! Major League Baseball debuts its new Wild Card format this weekend, with four games of glorious playoff baseball Friday and Saturday, and then again Sunday, if necessary. The series are all best of three.



Tampa Bay Rays 1 Cleveland Guardians 2. Guardians lead the series, 1-0.
Philadelphia Phillies 6 St. Louis Cardinals 3. Phillies leadthe series, 1-0.
Seattle Mariners at Toronto Blue Jays, 4:07 pm ET/1:07 pm PT, ESPN
San Diego Padres at New York Mets, 8:07 pm ET/5:07 pm PT, ESPN



Tampa Bay Rays at Cleveland Guardians, 12:07 pm ET/9:07 am PT, ESPN2
Seattle Mariners at Toronto Blue Jays, 4:07 pm ET/1:07 pm PT, ESPN
San Diego Padres at New York Mets, 7:37 pm ET/4:37 pm PT, ESPN
Philadelphia Phillies at St. Louis Cardinals, 8:37 pm ET/5:37 pm PT, ESPN2


Thursday Night Football

Thursday Night Football gave the Indianapolis Colts a 12-9 overtime victory over the Denver Broncos, but we all lost hours of our lives we’ll never get back. The game was awful and ugly, with Colts QB Matt Ryan and Broncos QB Russell Wilson both looking like shells of their former selves. Both threw two interceptions. Both threw zero touchdown passes. Not great ratios.


Wilson’s second interception came with just over two minutes left in the game on 4th-and-inches from the Colts’ six-yard line. Fun fact: that’s a terrible scenario in which to throw an interception.


Wilson was checked for a concussion in the second half but was cleared to return to play. LT Garett Bolles (leg/ankle) and CB Ronald Darby (knee) both suffered season-ending injuries for the Broncos.


For Indianapolis, Kwity Paye was carted off the field with a leg injury and Nyheim Hines left the game with a head injury.


Giants-Packers from London

We’ve got another NFL game happening across the pond on Sunday, as the New York Giants will take on the “home team” Green Bay Packers at 9:30 am ET/6:30 am PT.


It looks like Giants’ QB Daniel Jones will be available to start, after suffering a sprained ankle in last week’s victory over the Chicago Bears. Luckily for the Giants, they also have the NFL’s leading rusher in running back Saquon Barkley.


For the Packers’ part, their run game is seeing success with AJ Dillon and Aaron Jones, but their other Aaron, QB Aaron Rodgers, indicated to the media Friday that he’d like to see a more prolific passing game.


Both teams are 3-1.


NFL Injury Updates

Two weeks after crashing his car, Cleveland Browns pass rusher Myles Garrett will be back on the field when the Browns host the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.
Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts (hamstring) is out for Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers.
Teddy Bridgewater will be Miami’s QB1 on Sunday, whenthe Dolphins take on the Jets. Tua Tagovailoa remains in the concussion protocol and will not make the trip. Wide receiver Tyreek Hill is dealing with a quad injury and his status for the game is unknown.
Patriots QB Mac Jones is listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions.


Draymond Green and Jordan Poole

There’s trouble with the champs, as the Golden State Warriors experienced some drama this week, when Draymond Green and Jordan Poole got in an, um, altercation on Wednesday.


Though news of the incident leaked earlier in the week, TMZ released video Friday morning of Green punching Poole after words were exchanged between the two. The video shows Green approaching Poole, then Poole shoving him and then the punching.


Warriors’ general manager Bob Myers said that Green has apologized to the organization and disciplinary action is in process.


Tracy Sandler

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