The Week That Was 5/29-6/4

Welcome to your weekly sports recap, The Week That Was, where we will do a quick recap on the stories, scores, and items from the world of sports that you might have missed. Check out the rest of MentalDimes.com for sport specific content on your favorite teams and do not forget to check out our podcast which is available on Spotify, Apple, and YouTube just search for Mental Dimes. 

The PGA: The Match 

On Wednesday, June 1st the PGA aired The Match from the Wynn Golf Club in Las Vegas. This year The Match was an all-NFL quarterback’s affair as the team of Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers faced off against Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen. The Match dates back to 2018 when Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson played for a $9 million dollar prize, some of which went to charity. Phil Mickelson would win the match on the 22nd hole. This year the team of Rodgers and Brady won the golf exhibition as Rodgers sank a putt on the 12 and final hole to claim the victory for the duo.  

MLB: News 

The Philadelphia Phillies fired team manager Joe Girardi on Friday June 3rd. The Phillies were 22-29 this season and had a 132-141 record under Girardi who took over as the manager in 2020. Rob Thomson, the team’s bench coach has been named as the interim manager.  

New York Yankees Aaron Judge belted his MLB leading 21st homerun Saturday night against the Detroit Tigers. Judge had four home runs and six rbi for the week ending 6/4/22.  

New York Met Pete Alonso hammered four home runs and seven rbi last week. 

 Boston Red Sox Xander Bogaerts broke the Red Sox team record for most games played at shortstop and added a homerun for good measure against the Oakland Athletics.  

St. Louis Cardinal Paul Goldschmidt’s 25 game hit streak comes to an end in game one of a double header against the Chicago Cubs. Another streak for Goldschmidt has emerged as he has now reached base safely in 40 consecutive games.  

NHL Playoffs 

Monday May 30th the New York Rangers clinched a spot in the Eastern Conference finals with a 6-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes in game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals from the PNC Arena.  

Tuesday May 31st the Colorado Avalanche defeated the Edmonton Oilers 8-6 to take a 1-0 series lead in the Western Conference finals.  

Wednesday June 1st, the New York Rangers defended home ice with a convincing victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-2 in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals. 

Thursday June 2nd, the Colorado Avalanche defeated the Edmonton Oilers 4-0 to grab a 2-0 series lead in the NHL Western Conference finals.  

Friday June 3rd the New York Rangers took a commanding 2-0 lead over the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference finals with a 3-2 victory en route to collecting their eight straight win at home. 

Saturday June 4th the Colorado Avalanche grabbed a nearly insurmountable 3-0 series lead over the Edmonton Oilers with a 4-2 victory Saturday night in Edmonton.  

NBA Playoffs 

Sunday May 29th the Boston Celtics defeated the Miami Heat on the road in game seven of the Eastern Conference finals with a 100-96 victory. Jason Tatum had 26 points while Marus Smart and Jaylen Brown each chipped in 24 for the Celtics. The Boston Celtics will look to win their 18th NBA championship as they face the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals.

Thursday June 2nd the Boston Celtics went on a 20-0 fourth quarter run to grab control of the game and wrestle home court advantage away from the Golden State Warriors with a 120-108 road victory over the Warriors. Al Horford and Marcus Smart went a combined 10-15 from 3-point range to lead the Celtics to a 1-0 series lead.  

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