Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Related TopicsMichigan StateOhio State Matt Loede It was not a pretty day for the Buckeyes in Easy Lansing, as Michigan State beat up Ohio State 91-76, dropping the Buckeyes Men’s team to 19-12 overall on the season, 11-7 in the Big Ten.The Spartans seem to be catching fire at the right time, they are 26-5 overall and 13-5 in Big Ten play, and have won 10 of their last 11 games, good enough for the number two seed in the upcoming conference tournament.Ohio State had no answer for Denzel Valentine, who put in 27 points and also had a career high 13 assists in the win. Junior forward Marc Loving led the Buckeyes with 21 points in the loss, eight points over his season average. Michigan State was lights out from the field, shooting 66 percent in the win (34-for-51).JaQuan Lyle had 18 points and Kam Williams added 15 in the setback for Ohio State, who has played better, winning five of their last seven, with both losses against Michigan State.When asked if the Buckeyes have to win four games in Indianapolis to get in the NCAA tournament, Buckeyes coach Thad Matta was simple in his reply.“I haven’t thought that far ahead,” he said.
Three takeaways from Astros’ Game 3 ALCS win over Yankees “We knew we were going to be the oldest team in the league,” Scherzer said.Max is a mood. pic.twitter.com/Jo7VTR2VyK— MLB (@MLB) October 16, 2019″Everyone said that was a negative. We looked at it as a positive.”I’m one of the old guys and old guys can still play. I think the older guys bring a lot of value to the clubhouse. The experience we bring, the emotions we bring … all that helps.”The Nationals have been a hard-luck story in playoffs over the years but general manager Mike Rizzo, who has been with the franchise for more than a decade, always kept the faith in Washington. Three takeaways from the Nationals’ NLCS closeout win over the Cardinals Tuesday’s series-clinching victory was decided early as Washington scored seven runs in the first inning with RBIs from Trea Turner, Anthony Rendon, Juan Soto, Victor Robles and Yan Gomes, before pitcher Patrick Corbin’s 12 strikeouts saw them through to the win.Remarkably, the Nationals held a 19-31 record in May, prompting speculation about the futures of manager Dave Martinez and Scherzer, who was rumored to be on the trade block, but the veteran pitcher was confident the team’s experienced heads would steady the ship. Related News Umpire Jeff Nelson, who reportedly suffered a concussion in ALCS Game 3, won’t return in series Max Scherzer was delighted to prove the critics wrong as the Nationals reached the World Series for the first time in franchise history with a 7-4 win Tuesday over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 4 of the NL Championship Series.The win completed a sweep for the Nationals, who began life as the Montreal Expos and will face the winner of the ALCS between the Astros and Yankees. (Houston took a 2-1 series lead Tuesday with a 4-1 win in that series.) For the first time in franchise history, the @Nationals are headed to the #WorldSeries! #CLINCHED pic.twitter.com/aBEjj43gK6— MLB (@MLB) October 16, 2019″I think every year we’re going to the World Series,” he said on the field after clinching a shot at that dream.”We’ve been in the playoffs five times in eight years and have won more games than any team in the majors except the Dodgers in that time.”So, every year we head to spring training expecting to win the World Series. Get to the playoffs and you’ve got a puncher’s chance.”