This week in sports

Nov 5th, 2017 | By | Category: 2017-2018, Sports

By Aaron Oda
Staff Writer

Between the exciting World Series, the newly physical NBA and the increasingly wild NFL, everyone is sure to be entertained when they pull up sports channel.

 

MLB

The World Series is must watch TV right now. With a game on Tuesday and one possibly on Wednesday, this is your last chance to watch entertaining and well executed baseball. The Houston Astros are leading the series against the Los Angeles Dodgers by three games to two with the series heading back to Los Angeles.

World Series has been keeping with the trend of constant home runs. There have been a total of 22 home runs so far in the series, making it most in any World series ever, and it’s only game five. For example, in Game two there were eight combined home runs, making it the most in World Series history.

In game five we saw seven home runs that left the yard. Both teams have been evenly matched throughout, with the teams starting pitching looking inconsistent and giving up a lot of bombs. The standout player of the series so far has been the shortest man on the field, Jose Altuve. So far in the series he has six hits with two homeruns and four RBIs. It is also worth mentioning that he stands at 5 foot 6 inches and is hitting in the third spot of the line up.

For the Dodgers, the most exciting player has been the rookie Cody Bellinger who has four hits in the last two games, with one of them being a home run. Look for home runs and excitement to continue for the next game, maybe two.

 

NFL

The Seattle Seahawks and the Houston Texans played one of the most exciting games of the season this Sunday, both quarterbacks throwing for over 400 yards. The Seahawks won the game 41-38 on a Jimmy Graham touchdown with less than two minutes to play. Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson had 452 yards and three touchdowns on the day while his rookie counterpart Deshaun Watson passed for 402 yards and four touchdowns.

Watson was the star of the afternoon proving that he could compete and at times dominate a top tier Seahawk defense. He has been showing improvement every week and demonstrating to people around the country that he is a winner. The Philadelphia Eagles are the NFL’s best team so far with a 7-1 record, taking care of business against the San Francisco 49ers by a score of 33-10. The last time the Eagles had a 7-1 start they went to the Super bowl in 2004, and they look to be on a similar track with second season quarterback Carson Wentz. Wentz has looked like a veteran quarterback posting a 62 percent complete percentage so far this season and only four interceptions. He will look to continue this trend in the last half of the season.

 

NBA

The local Portland Trail Blazers are off to a great start with a 4-2 record. In a Western Conference that is crowded with talented teams, the Blazers find themselves in 4th place early on in the NBA season. The guard tandem of Damian Lillard and Cj McCollum have been playing out of there minds so far this season. Lillard is averaging 22 points and six assists a game while McCollum is averaging 24 points and two assists a game.

New big man, Jusuf Nurkic has been giving fans Nurkic fever by playing physical defense and being a scoring threat, averaging 13 points and eight rebounds a game so far. Keeping this scoring output for the whole season will be a tough task for both guards but if the team wants to be successful it will be these two leading the charge. Till next week, K DEN.

 

aoda@willamette.edu

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