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New York Mets take 4 of 5 from Atlanta Braves

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August 8, 2022 2:50 pm

The New York Mets took 4 of 5 from the Atlanta Braves over the weekend to extend their lead in the National League East as the MLB season winds down.

Also, Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule talked about the quarterback position battle between Baker Mayfield and Sam Darnold as the first week of the preseason has arrived.

Plus, discussions about the NFL Appealing the suspension of Cleveland Browns QB Deshaun Watson.

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Producer of the program. This is actually before the Mets and the Braves started yesterday. This was when Jacob deGrom was warming up. That's right. Can I just say that this would get me fired up too?

Oh yeah. I'm not a Mets fan and I'm fired up. Look, I'm not going to play the Skinner is underrated card, okay? You should. They might be. But with all of their great songs, I'm not sure this isn't their best one.

I would not disagree with you one bit. I'm a give me three steps guy. Look, I know. What song is it you want to hear?

Freebird. Right. Exactly. Or by the way, Sweet Home Alabama in the studio version of Sweet Home Alabama when they say turn it up, right? It's not a lyric.

We all agree that the them saying turn it up is not a lyric in the song. So I'm I mean, I Ocean Annie's in Myrtle Beach. You ever been to Myrtle Beach? Unfortunately, Victoria is in the studio with you.

She's nodding her head. You've been a Myrtle. You've been Ocean Annie's.

Oh my gosh. What a legendary spot Ocean Annie's is in Myrtle Beach. Not not North Myrtle. It's in Myrtle proper, but in the northern fringes of Myrtle. Like it's in the basement basically of a cheesy motel hotel. I think it's a Holiday Inn right on the water, but it is a legendary spot.

I spent well, yes. Anyway, so we're there and there's that the some local band is playing and these two things happen. I'm going to tell you the the more pertinent story first the one that relates to Skynyrd. So they're all they're doing is cover songs. So they play Sweet Home Alabama and the guitar riff starts and then he goes turn it up and I'm like, don't it's not a lyric. Just sing the freaking song.

It's become synonymous though. That's the thing right the next two songs. I kid you not the next two songs were Soul Man. Right, which I think was like with Sam and Dave or something.

Yeah, right. But he called I'm going to do a Blues Brothers song now. Like no, there are no Blues Brothers songs. John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd did not write any of these songs. No, they did not they performed them very well.

They did right and in some cases. I'm okay with you. If you think the Blues Brothers version is better than the original.

I think there's an argument for Soul Man. That's the song they played. And then the next song they did Jack and Diane. Okay, and the lead singer the guy actually saying he's got his hands between his knees.

And I thought no, he really doesn't know he doesn't all of that happened in a span of about 15 minutes at Ocean Annie's. That's why you should always go go and buy a t-shirt. It's a great setting. They should sponsor a bowl game. There is nothing quite like the convergence of pasty white golfers and bikers. But there is nothing that compares to that convergence.

That's a great way to start the program. It is. We didn't even talk about the fact that Jacob deGrom looked like the greatest pitcher that ever was created. I thought he was yesterday.

My gosh, was he good? I got things man. I got things they got me to buy Peacock this weekend. Who's they the Premier League?

Oh, okay. NBC NBC got me to pay five bucks a month for Peacock so I can watch the Premier League because there was like two matches that were available on USA. That's it Friday's Arsenal Crystal Palace match and then Saturday's last match of the day, which was an absolute snooze fest Chelsea winning at Everton. By by a one-nil count. It was just what a terrible boring match that was. Thank you for nothing for both sides. I have issues with Peacock and their sports, but well, I mean I will get to that later. But so now I'm completely in and that's it. It took 11 hours of my weekend.

Worth every 11 hours. I was totally my son hates it. My son hates it. I am annoying the living hell out of him. It's just yeah, I can't all right. Let's let's just start we'll get to fresh content. Friend of mine just texted the program says I've been listening to you way too long when I knew all the cover bands because I have I have told those stories before but we have we have new listeners all the time.

I didn't know that you don't know you see I told him for you that exact and for Victoria, of course for her. Oh my gosh. All right football American football. I'll have to clarify position battles can now start week. One of the preseason is here Steelers have a three-headed monster at quarterback. So Dennis you said earlier today that you had seen the Steelers first depth chart for their preseason match against whoever they're playing. Somebody a friendly if you will sure but they have Mason Rudolph the veteran the Wiley veteran in his fourth year. Yeah, Kenny picket the rookie first round pick and Mitch Trubisky. Yes, Mitchell Mitchell. No, I think it's Mitch now as a Mitch now.

Okay, it depends goes back and forth. So he comes over from Buffalo after spending a year holding a clipboard behind Josh Allen who took every snap. I think for the bills last year. Anyway, yeah Trubisky did look okay in the preseason. Do you who do you anticipate being the starter week one when the Steelers play whoever the Steelers have on match week one Mitch.

Mitch Mitch. Yeah. All right. Well, it could be not Mason know secretly rooting for me.

I'm not know you are I'm not all right. So that's one position battle. We have Jacoby Brissett in Cleveland and Drew Locke in Seattle. Just waiting for Jimmy Garoppolo to show up.

Depending on what happens with the lawsuit and the appeal the NFL's appeal of the six-game suspension handed down to Deshaun Watson last week. That will determine whether or not Cleveland thinks they they need another quarterback because if you're going into an entire season without Deshaun Watson, which is a possibility then you can't have Josh Rosen backing up Jacoby Brissett and think you're a playoff team. Now, I think Jacoby Brissett is a a very good backup quarterback in the NFL. He's a guy that can get you out of a few games.

He might even be able to win you a couple here and there. But you got to be heads and shoulders better than the rest of the league. If you're going to make the playoffs or at least do anything better than be the last team in the seventh seed.

And I think Cleveland's probably got a roster that thinks higher than that. So I wouldn't be surprised if Deshaun Watson is gone for the year if they go out and try to get Jimmy Garoppolo. If you're Seattle and you fancy yourself a playoff team, it ain't happening with Drew Locke. It didn't happen with Russell Wilson. So it ain't going to happen with Drew Locke. What about Geno Smith or Geno Smith? Geno Smith is still there.

Perseverance, man. That's why I say the best job in sports. Backup quarterback. Gosh, is no better job. No better job than being the backup quarterback. Hey, Trubisky. How much is Trubisky making this year? 10 million?

I believe somewhere along those lines. Bless his heart, man. Bless his heart. Meanwhile, the Carolina Panthers are in no hurry at all. Matt Rule doesn't have a plan, sort of.

I'm not sure. I don't see us making any major decisions at any position. I'm not putting a timetable on the quarterback position.

But at anything, even if you guys ask me, I'll left tackle until after we get from the Patriots week. I think the Patriots week is a true litmus test for us. So, hey, where are we really, you know, we're going against another team or practicing.

I think that'll really show us where guys are. So we'll continue to split the reps and then we'll, you know, make we'll make some evaluations off of today's tape. We'll make some evaluations after training camp in Wofford ends on Wednesday and then probably after the game and the Patriots. A real quick before we get the opinions of a couple from ESPN, we're going against another team. That is true this week against the commandos in Washington or the suburbs of Washington. And we're practicing all things that do happen during the course of the preseason.

I appreciate Matt Rule recognizing that. Field Yates from ESPN on the Panthers under center. When you make a trade for Baker Mayfield late in the offseason, like the Panthers did, it certainly suggests to me that this is going to end up being Baker Mayfield's job. I think his talent a little better to Sam Darnold's overall. And we saw what happened last year after a red hot start for Sam Darnold.

Things cratered quickly. Carolina needs to win. I think Baker gives them their best shot this season. Hard to argue with, especially the beginning of that. If you made the trade, you didn't make the trade really for Baker to be the backup to Sam.

I think we all figured that out. It's I mean, look, I get not handing it to him. I'm on board with that, but I'll I will be stunned. And it will be an indictment of Baker Mayfield if he is not the starting quarterback over Sam Darnold.

All right. Ryan Clark, I think, makes this a little bit more about the guy making the decisions rather than the quarterbacks. To me, when you look at Matt Ruhle and who he's been, because I was I was high on this higher.

I felt I felt like he was a guy who had turned around, you know, university programs, you know, not necessarily just teams, but also like he's pushed the right buttons since he's been with the Carolina Panthers. And I also don't think that you can set a date to truly know. Obviously, once the season is upon us, you have to be ready to name a starter. But I feel like you have to watch the way practice flows, understand, you know, which guy has the hot hand, which guys being the most consistent. And when you feel that one of those players have separated themselves, I believe that's when you make the decision.

No sooner or no later. I got no problem with all of that. But again, the beginning of it is, I think, the most important part. I mean, you can't make a decision until one player tells you one way or the other. And I would I would expect I'm like, I'm not bent out of shape, but they haven't made a decision. That doesn't bother me one bit. And I'll be surprised if Baker Mayfield doesn't separate himself. Not that he's light years better than Sam Darnold. He's not.

But his presence is very different. And I think he's a better quarterback. So I'll be surprised if Baker Mayfield doesn't separate himself.

But he's got to do that. I'll make this argument, too, about the Panthers. I'm not sure that the most important position battle isn't at left tackle anyway. So and he and Matt Rule alluded to that in the first clip that quarterback or left tackle.

Brady Christensen or Icky Aquano. And if it's close, I think you have to go with Aquano and slide Christians into left guard. I although I guess because I've I've heard it mentioned they could start a quarter with left guard.

During the draft lead up. A lot of people thought Aquano was going to profile at guard. It wouldn't be the first time that happened to to somebody who was thought to be a left tackle or a tackle prospect to ultimately end up at guard. But I'm just saying I think they'd be best served if Aquano was at left tackle and Brady Christiansen slid inside to guard. But we'll see. That, to me, is is I think more important than the quarterback, since I don't think either of them are awesome. And that's important. Adam Goldin Studio with my man Coach Pete DeRuta with the Capital Financial Advisory Group.

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I hope it's green for you. 800-661-7383 or text ADAM to 21000 for Coach Pete DeRuta. In court in the NFL, Roger Goodell appealed the six game suspension for Deshaun Watson late last week. Clear that the league was hoping that Sue Robinson would take their suggestion to suspend Watson for the entire season.

That was clear. They wanted Sue Robinson, retired district court judge Sue L. Robinson. They wanted her essentially to just do what the NFL had failed to do over the last two decades.

And that is not disrespect women. They asked, even begged Sue Robinson to do that for them. But in more close examinations of the response of Sue's decision.

Sue, can I call up a retired judge by her first name? Yes. Susie. Susie's decision. That's so disrespectful.

I apologize. It was the league itself that termed Watson sexual assaults nonviolent. So she just agreed with the league. I'm not saying there's no such thing as a nonviolent sexual assault. Because all sexual assaults are termed violent. But I will agree that there are different levels of violence. But they're all violent. It's all sexual violence. And that to even term it nonviolent is kind of offensive.

Not kind of. It is offensive. So shame on the NFL. But what Robinson did in her decision was basically do go above and beyond what the NFL has done in similar situations. This is different than battery, like assault and battery in a domestic situation.

So what a Kareem Hunt got eight games or 10 games or whatever it is. Right. So so we've had situations like that. But that's not the way this was deemed by both parties. I think what the NFL was looking for in the case of Watson was that there were twenty four civil cases at the time unsettled. Twenty four. Now, by the time they got to Sue Robinson, some had been settled, but there were twenty four separate cases. And if you believe what Jenny Vrentis wrote in The New York Times was that they were as many as 60 different massage therapists in.

What, a little bit more than what, 17 months? Six. Basically, it was like one a week.

A different massage therapist a week. And you know that there were more. She didn't get all of them. So I've termed Deshaun Watson a serial creep.

And that is the kindest thing you can say about him. But Sue Robinson took the NFL's inaction towards all other. Cases that involve sexual assaults, and she basically told the league you do the heavy lifting.

I'm not doing it for you. Even if even if that was not intentional. Now, Roger Goodell and the NFL have appealed the six game suspension. Goodell was within his rights to do it on his own.

He could have appealed and make the decision on his own. That would have been interesting. I would have liked to have seen Roger argue to Roger. That would have been a great SNL skit. Roger, like, head here and then little Roger on one shoulder.

And then little Roger on the other shoulder. It's sort of like, you remember the Animal House scene? Yes. Yeah. There you go. Same thing. Or just looking in the mirror, the mirror saying one thing and you saying another. Ah, that'd be good.

I kind of like the Animal House scene. Yeah. There's multiple ways you can do it.

So tissue paper everywhere. So sorry about that. But Goodell went to another third party. They went again to another independent.

I'd use air quotes, but I don't know. It might be legitimately independent to get a stiffer penalty. We'll see how it works out. There is no second appeal.

So this is it. The decision of the judges final. My only question is, if the verdict comes back and he is suspended for the year. I'd be stunned if we didn't end up in federal court.

Yeah. So I don't know what how long that would take. And I don't know if Deshaun Watson would be allowed to play in the interim.

But I think we will end up in federal court if the suspension is really super long. Well, we'll talk to talk about this a little bit more with Will Brinson coming up at the bottom of the hour. All right. June 19th, 2006. But it all started May 6, 1997, with the announcement that the Hartford Whalers were coming to North Carolina.

It's a story of transition, of heartbreak, of figuring it out on the fly. The Canes Corner look at the 25th anniversary of the move presented by the Aluminum Company of North Carolina. Listen now.

Find Canes 25th anniversary wherever you get your podcast. Now to the best thing I saw all weekend long. One, two, the Grossman struck. Ten strikeouts in five perfect.

Fifty fourth time in his career. But you're playing. That's Edwin Diaz. That is the greatest walk in music I have ever heard. I mean, you better be good if they're playing trumpets when you're coming in.

You see Mr. Met and Mrs. Met playing trumpet. Yes. It's so funny. Anyway, second start since Diaz was pretty nasty, too, in the night. Yeah.

My gosh. Strike three strikeouts. And that was it. Five, two Mets win. Second start since returning from various arm and shoulder injuries that kept Jacob DeGrom out for more than a year. His last start before I guess last week, beginning of last Tuesday, I think, was July 7th of last summer. It was his last start before the All-Star break. And then remember, he didn't pitch in the All-Star game. He was going to start the All-Star game. He didn't pitch in the All-Star game. They held him out and he never pitched again. He just said he had like forearm tightness and he had an elbow sprain.

Some people thought that it might be another Tommy John. He had Tommy John before he ever pitched in the big leagues. Anyway, so DeGrom has been out basically 17 months. And through five innings, he was perfect. Through five and two-thirds, he was perfect. With a dozen strikeouts before a two-out walk and a Dansby Swanson two-run home run sent his, you know, uniform to the showers.

But he was dominant. It was his first start at Citi Field in more than a year. Stepping out there was a little bit emotional, you know, big ovation. Kind of took a second, took it all in and then, you know, tried to focus and try to take care of business. Like I said before, in spring I felt good and that was just kind of popped up out of nowhere, the injury that I had.

And then, you know, throughout this whole time, like I said, the process was very slow. You know, I was trying not to do too much but felt good the whole time. So I think I was able to take a step back and kind of look at where I was at mechanically and maybe some things that might have led to the injury that I had. So took that time and tried to, you know, fix a couple things and try to put myself in a better position to stay healthy.

So, you know, that was the main thing, focusing on that and trying to be smooth and kind of get back to where I used to be. I think his mechanics were fine. I just, look, I'm an untrained eye but.102 with a fastball and.94 with a wipeout slider. Easy?

Yeah, I think his mechanics were fine. I don't know what to do with that. I really don't. If you're an opposing hitter, you just got to guess, you got to hope that he misses a spot. Really nothing you can do when a guy's throwing.100 and then a slider at.93. It just, he's devastating and he throws strike after strike after strike after strike. It's just been, to watch him the last couple of years, he's better than when he won the Cy Youngs. He has been better than when he won the Cy Young Awards. It's been tremendous and if the Mets have a healthy Max Scherzer and a healthy Jacob deGrom in the postseason, I mean, it's going to be a problem.

I don't think they're perfect. I'm not the Mets fan that thinks, oh my gosh, they have solved cold fusion. I think there's some holes in the lineup and I think in the middle of their bullpen they can be had. But man, they have the deepest starting rotation in baseball and two of the best at the top.

Just absolutely amazing. They wanted 5-2. They took 4-5 from the Braves. They now lead Atlanta by seven games in the loss column in the NL East. They've won 12 of their last 14, which included a two-game sweep of the Yankees. But you know what you see, you know what you hear on Twitter from Braves fans? Mets got lucky.

They got all the calls and exit velocities. Pete Alonso had four hits and none of them were higher than 85 miles an hour. Tell me you have never watched baseball without telling me you have never watched baseball because this is the first time in recorded history that a softly hit ball has fallen in for a hit.

Go soak your head. It's just baseball. It happens. It happens all the time.

How dare. Like, nobody is sitting here going, boy the Mets just scalded the ball for five days. No, they didn't.

They got lucky. They also hit some home runs and they had the three best pitchers in the series. Because Edwin Diaz, I don't even recognize this guy. If you're a Mets fan and you have been a Mets fan since the Mets acquired Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz from Seattle in a trade a few years ago. Yeah. This Edwin Diaz does not, he's unrecognizable.

He's awesome. And like he just wiped the Braves out in the night then. So, but I don't know. I don't know if they're better than the Dodgers. I don't know if they're better than the Yankees or the Astros. Astros might be the best team in baseball anyway. But the Mets are in the conversation. And I'm not even anti Braves. I think the Braves are in the conversation too. But man, Braves fans are salty today.

And I'm here for it. You won your World Series last year out of nowhere. Yeah. I mean, you're fine. That's good.

Like, seriously, Mets fans are getting lectured by Braves fans about what it takes to win. Where the hell you been? How many divisions in a row did you win and go nowhere?

A lot. Charlie Lee Brandt says hi. This is the Adam Gold Show. Off of the crossbar and the Hurricanes have won the Stanley Cup. June 19th, 2006. But it all started May 6th, 1997 with the announcement that the Hartford Whalers were coming to North Carolina. The story of transition, of heartbreak, of figuring it out on the fly. The Canes Corner look at the 25th anniversary of the move. Presented by the Aluminum Company of North Carolina. Listen now. Join Canes' 25th anniversary wherever you get your podcasts.
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