Still, the decision to swap an early second-round pick out for a pick next year before even knowing who might be available at that spot is a curious one. In recent years, Warriors’ Jordan Bell was picked at No. 38 in 2017 and Heat’s Josh Richardson at No. 40 in 2015.
Besides their second-round picks, the Sixers also own the Lakers first-round pick ( No. 10 ) and their own first-round pick (No. 26).
And there was Charlie Weis, who went 41-49 at the college level. Not every Belichick disciple has failed, with Nick Saban being the most notable of the success stories while someone like Texans coach Bill O’Brien has seen both success and failure as he continues to write his post-Belichick story. But more often than not, Belichick’s assistants have flopped as head coaches, and it’s worth wondering if their failures are at least partly due to Belichick’s unrelenting system not working without Belichick there to run the system himself.
Holder struck out the first two hitters that he faced – Mark Reynolds on 12 pitches, then pinch-hitter Daniel Murphy on three – before ending the inning by inducing Pedro Severino’s popup to short.
That was huge, Gray said. Walking off the mound there, at that situation you’re just kind of hoping that we can get out of the inning with a tie game. To do what (Holder) did was incredible, and I feel like after he did that you could feel a jolt go across the bench and we knew we were going to win this game.
This was a tough little travel schedule for us for sure, Gray said. Coming back home, it’ll be late, but we get to go back home and we’ll try to get some sleep and show up to the park (Tuesday) trying to be ready to play at home.
Stanton was 4 for 5 with a double, three singles and two RBI in Monday’s second game, raising his season average to.252. This was the third four-hit game of the season for Stanton.
Nats superstar center fielder Bryce Harper is hitting.212 with a NL-leading 19 homers after going 0 for 4 with a strikeout in Monday’s second game.
It better have gone out because I stood there for a little bit, Stanton said.