Post 423 is still undefeated and ran the record to 9-0 after beating Cherryville on Sunday 5-2. Pitching is a key deal considering they have at least three solid ones in Jace Crowe, Marty Barella and Storm Mace. They still have work to do, but Post 423 is playing extremely well considering Cherryville had only lost one area loss this season. Cherryville had won nine straight games coming into Sunday's match up.
Forest City is one game out in the West Division. They have eight games left in the first half and if they want to make a playoff push, this would be the week to do it. If they can win the first half division standings, then they get the automatic berth into the postseason. Right now, the Hi-Toms hold the slight advantage. They are 2-3 against the Hi-Toms this season and have a big game this coming Friday at home with them. The Owls have now won four in a row.
Normally, Sonoma provides an interesting race, but not this time. Martin Truex Jr. and crew chief Cole Pearn outsmarted the field by pitting late after faking out the field to come in nine laps earlier than everyone else.
It was pure genius. Pearn had all his crew on pit wall awaiting Truex on lap 72, but once Kevin Harvick pitted, Truex got the cue to keep on going, which forced everyone else to pit twice during the last stage.
The only other spat was on the last lap when Jimmie Johnson barely made contact with Daniel Suarez and Suarez spun. Suarez thinks he got dumped, but going back to the video, it was easily a racing deal. Suarez got loose entering turn 4 and Johnson, with no where to go and running close together, just touched him. Johnson ended up 11th, Suarez was 15th. The shocker might have been that Kyle Busch was nowhere in the hunt, but was a solid top ten car all day and finished fifth.
This weekend is Chicagoland. I will take Kevin Harvick for the win!
Last week, the NBA held the draft and of note, the Hornets picked up Miles Bridges and Arnoldas Kulboka. Both are forwards, who can score and light it up at times. Kulboka won't play this coming season unfortunately due to staying overseas. They also got Devonte Graham, who can score a bunch.
Of course, they traded Dwight Howard, which is a fan favorite among Hornets fans, but this is what the Hornets felt was best. They did get Hamidou Diallo in the trade from the Nets. His stock fell this season, but in being an elite athlete, you have to wonder how he will translate to the NBA. The Hornets didn't play the draft bad at all, but losing Howard is a tough deal.
The Hawks, Celtics and Mavs probably got the most for what they needed in the draft this time around. The Hawks found two of the best sharpshooters in the draft, while the Celtics found the biggest inside presence in the draft and the Mavs drafted an impact player and three role players that can make a difference next season.