Francisco Rodriguez earned his major league-leading 37th save after tossing a perfect ninth inning with one strikeout to close out the Brewers' 6-3 win over the Dodgers on Friday.
K-Rod needed just 11 pitches to cruise through the Dodgers lineup in the ninth inning and joined Royals closer Greg Holland for the league lead saves. He's now sitting on a 2.73 ERA, a 0.93 WHIP and an impressive 64:12 K:BB over 56 innings this season. Not too bad for a 32-year old waiver wire pick-up, amirite?ANALYST: Howard Bender
Kobe Bryant is still unsure if 2015-16 will be his final season in the NBA.
“We haven’t set anything in stone and I’ve talked about it before. But could this be the last [season]? Absolutely," Bryant told Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports. "It’s tough to decide. It’s really tough to make those types of decisions." In a nutshell, Kobe said that he won't be able to make a decision until after the season. He wants to see how much he enjoys playing still and the only time to make that determination is after the season comes to a close. It looks like this will annoyingly drag out all season and all of next summer. Analysis: Howard Bender
Ameer Abdullah is apparently impressing during the early stages of training camp.
Abdullah has been turning heads since being selected in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft. The Lions' see him as the second coming of Reggie Bush in Joe Lombardi's offensive system. If that is true, he'll get the ball on average 10.5 times per game but most expect that number to be the bare minimum for Abdullah's rookie-year. The ADP on Ameer has him getting selected in the sixth round of most drafts. Analysis: Drew Phelps