By Rob Mason, PSO President of Sports Operations
Aug 10, 2019

‘The Best in Sports’ is a daily PSO original series showcasing the best highlights, facts, and stories going on in the land of the NFL, NBA, & MLB every day. Get a recap on EVERYTHING that happened yesterday here

Here is the best from August 9, 2019:

The New York Mets are the hottest team in baseball after collecting their 13th win in 14 games and did so in dramatic fashion on Friday night. From a 3-run deficit to a 9th-inning avalanche that defied the odds.

Related: New York Mets Headlines

The Dodgers shut the D-Backs out all game, and put in their best relief pitcher to finish the job. Instead, Carson Kelly stepped up for the snakes and tied the game in the 9th. Then in extra innings, he delivered the dagger to put the D-Backs up for good.

Related: Arizona D-Backs Highlights

The Minnesota Twins have been setting Home Run records all season, and Friday Night was no different as the 2019 Twins have cemented their names in the Minnesota record books forever, with 47 games to spare!

Related: Minnesota Twins Facts to Know

Stephen Strasburg was the 1st No.1 overall pick in franchise history and has officially lived up to the billing with the all-time strikeout record in Nationals/Expos history.

Related: Washington Nationals Headlines

From 11.5 GB a couple months ago to now tying the Twins atop the AL Central, the Indians have the best record in the MLB since June 1.

Related: Cleveland Indians Facts to Know

The Brewers are in the midst of an EXTREMELY close NL Wild Card battle, and are only 2.5 GB from the Cubs in the Central. Every win counts the same, but this one felt a little special thanks to Thames late-game fireworks.

Related: Milwaukee Brewers Highlights

James Washington and Devin Bush are 2 unproven players that Steelers fans are very eager to watch this season. They both showcased why they could fill big roles this year in preseason Game #1. 

Related: Pittsburgh Steelers Team Outlook

Ronald Acuna was hot coming into the game, but after 2 more HR, he’s officially RED HOT with his 7th HR in 9 August games 🔥

Related: Atlanta Braves Team Highlights

NBA’s offseason team of the day: New Orleans Pelicans.

Related: New Orleans Pelicans Highlights

Bryce Harper has had a “down year” to his lofty standards, but after his first multi-HR game in a Phillies uniform, he’s now on pace for 31 HR, 110 RBIs, and a .372 OBP. Not bad for a “down year.”

Related: Philadelphia Phillies Team Page

  • B/R: 1 Takeaway From Every Team in Training Camp

 

  • NFL.com: Top 25 Free Agents in 2020

 

  • B/R: Ranking the Top 2020 NBA Draft Prospects

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Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets

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A couple of team records entrenched forever. Related: Facts to Know 

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