Chiefs release first depth chart
The Kansas City Chiefs released their first unofficial depth chart on Sunday. Damien Williams reportedly could return to practice soon. The first depth chart doesn’t have any surprises based on how things have been run so far in training camp.
Royals swept in Minnesota with a 3-0 loss
Sunday saw the Minnesota Twins finish a three game sweep of the Royals in Minnesota 3-0. This time the pitching was good but there was almost no offense for the Royals. Kansas City only managed to get two hits. Neither of those hits was for extra bases. The hits came from Alex Gordon and Nicky Lopez. Alex Gordon also managed to walk once. Nobody else on the Royals walked. After his walk Gordon was caught stealing second on what appeared to be a hit and run in which Jorge Soler failed to make contact. Nicky Lopez was picked off first after his single.
Brad Keller pitched well once again. Keller has pitched extremely well in five of his last six starts and the other start was not terrible. Four runs in seven innings was his worst start in that stretch. On Sunday Keller allowed just two runs on five hits and one walk in seven innings. He had seven strikeouts in the game.
Richard Lovelady and Scott Barlow were needed to get through the eighth inning. Lovelady allowed a run on a walk in 1/3 of an inning. Barlow allowed a hit and a walk in his 2/3 of an inning.
The Royals travel to Boston on Monday for a 6:10pm game at Fenway. Mike Montgomery starts on the mound for Kansas City. Rick Porcello pitches for the Red Sox.
Sporting wins a huge game at Seattle 3-2
Sporting has struggled mightily to score for quite some time. Even in games they have outplayed their opponent, which hasn’t been often, they haven’t been able to put the ball in the net nearly often enough. But in this game Felipe Gutierrez found the back of the net just over 12 minutes into the game to give Sporting a 1-0 lead.
Later, Gerso Fernandes was fouled in the 18 and Felipe Gutierrez was called on for the penalty shot. Gutierrez shot the ball right down the middle of the goal and put Sporting up 2-0 which is how it would stand at the half.
But as Sporting has done so often lately they were not able to put a game away easily. Seattle’s Jordan Morris scored in less than a minute at the beginning of the second half.
Later in the second half, Fernandes found Erik Hurtado breaking down the middle of the field. Hurtado made one touch to get around his defender and then beat the keeper to give Sporting a 3-1 lead.
Sporting once again reverted back to their poor play. A turnover in their own end set up Seattle for a second goal and cut the Sporting lead to 3-2.
Seattle almost tied the game in the final minutes but a shot hit the post and was then knocked out of play for a goal kick and Sporting held on for a huge win on the road.
Broncos not surprised by Drew Lock’s play in HOF Game
The Denver Broncos are reportedly not surprised that former Missouri quarterback Drew Lock struggled in the hall of fame game this week. The Broncos like his talent but said that this is why they traded for Joe Flacco. Ian Rapoport explained it here:
Patriots sign Brady to extension
The New England Patriots reached an agreement on a two-year contract extension through 2021. Brady will earn $23 million in 2019, $30 million in 2020 and $32 million in 2021. The extension creates an additional $5.5 million in cap space this season for the Patriots.