The last one carried the day. He his first career grand slam Sunday afternoon off Raisel Iglesias to give the Dodgers a 9-7 lead over the Reds in the eighth inning. Luis Avilan (1-1) pitched a scoreless inning for the win, and Kenley Jansen got three outs for his 200th career save. "I was able to settle in after that and we were able to battle back like our offense does".
Returning to Pittsburgh for Game 5, the series suddenly felt exactly the same as the first two games. Here are his biggest worries as he stares down a 3-2 deficit, with the series shifting back to Nashville for Game 6 on Sunday. "You can't really draw that up when Sid makes that play". The goal by Hainsey in the second came off of an odd man rush that he created. But it likely won't be the same Rinne that the Penguins chased from the net in Game 5.
Some variation of those words was written or uttered somewhere nearly one year ago. The first three games of the finals showed everything but a competitive series with the Golden State Warriors taking a commanding 3-0 lead. "But last year is last year, this year is this year. But this one I have to be a little smarter, use my legs and quickness to get open and free myself to get offensive rebounds".
It didn't bring them a championship. "Last year is last year, this year is this year", Kerr echoed. Another eventful Game 4 of the NBA Finals for Draymond Green - even after it appeared he'd been ejected in this one. He had 14 rebounds in Game 4, his best performance of the playoffs. Green , for his part, is ready for Game 5. Certainly not either of Green's technicals, nor the retroactive reassigning of the first of them.
If James was guaranteed to be in tow-or there was no fear within Cleveland's organization that this could happen-that kind of restriction likely wouldn't have been in the deal. "I finally had to be like, you know what Mom, it ain't even really about that (Gilbert and letter)". But James ultimately says his return was about "the bigger picture" and wanted to be an inspiration to the people of The Land, despite his family's wishes.
The fiercely competitive and motivated Griezmann may still look for a move away in the interim, but manager Diego Simeone will nearly certainly do everything in his power to halt further proceedings in an effort to maintain the club's La Liga campaign when their season commences in August.