# A Stat that Caught My Eye

LaTroy Hawkins went 15-3 with two saves and a 2.00 ERA in 139 relief appearances comprising 157-and-two-thirds innings for the Twins in 2002-2003. The right-hander primarily served as a setup man for southpaw “Everyday Eddie” Guardado, who made 134 appearances and logged 86 saves over those two seasons.

**Source: Fangraphs - Sunday Notes**

Fangraphs has a great Notes piece where they toss in a ton of random stuff. For some reason this popped today. How did both their arms not fall off?

# Mets vs. Nationals

# 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs Predictions

## Eastern Conference

### Metropolitan Division

Hurricanes (1) over Islanders (WC1) in 6

Devils (2) over Rangers (3) in 7

### Atlantic Division

Panthers (WC2) over Bruins (1) in 6

Maple Leafs (2) over Lightning (3) in 5

### Eastern Conference Semi-Finals

Devils (2) over Hurricanes (1) in 6

Maple Leafs (2) over Panthers (WC2) in 6

### Eastern Conference Finals

Maple Leafs (2) over Devils (2) in 7

## Western Conference

### Central Division

Avalanche (1) over Kraken (WC1) in 5

Stars (2) over Wild (3) in 6

### Pacific Division

Golden Knights (1) over Jets (WC2) in 6

Kings (3) over Oilers (2) in 7

### Western Conference Semi-Finals

Stars (2) over Avalanche (1) in 6

Kings (3) over Golden Knights (1) in 6

### Western Conference Finals

Stars (2) over Kings (3) in 5

### Stanley Cup Final

#### Stars (2) over Maple Leafs (2) in 5

# 2023 NBA Playoff Predictions

## Eastern Conference

### Round 1

Bucks (1) over Heat (8) in 6

Knicks (5) over Cavs (4) in 6

Celtics (2) over Hawks (7) in 5

Sixers (3) over Nets (6) in 5

### Round 2

Bucks (1) over Knicks (5) in 5

Sixers (3) over Celtics (2) in 7

### Eastern Conference Finals

Bucks (1) over Sixers (3) in 6

## Western Conference

### Round 1

Nuggets (1) over Timberwolves (8) in 5

Suns (4) over Clippers (5) in 7

Lakers (7) over Grizzlies (2) in 6

Warriors (6) over Kings (3) in 5

### Round 2

Suns (4) over Nuggets (1) in 5

Warriors (6) over Lakers (7) in 7

### Western Conference Finals

Suns (4) over Warriors (6) in 6

## NBA Finals

#### Bucks over Suns in 7

# Mets 2023 Opening Day

# 2023 Masters Picks

Because why not? Outside of my two picks, I think Tiger makes the Cut while Phil does not make the weekend.

### Pick to win - Scottie Scheffler

### Non Fav pick to win - Tony Finau

TONY FINAU WHERE HE BE NOW pic.twitter.com/xAdmsI3JGQ

— Chris Vernon (@ChrisVernonShow) August 23, 2021