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CONCRETE JUNGLE: A Moment for Roberto and the Weekend Ahead (podcast)

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  • Paul Russo 

The end of the week is a big one for the MLB. Thursday marks Roberto Clemente Day honoring the Pittsburgh Pirates legend’s life and career on and off the field. Paul Russo and Kyle Evans open the show by discussing Roberto’s legacy, the nominees for the Mets and Yankees for the Roberto Clemente Award, and the MLB retiring his number 21.

The Yankees swept Boston in Fenway Park. Paul and Kyle take a look at Aaron Judge blasting his way to 57 home runs on the season. The guys talk about Gleyber Torres’ big series and if he can keep the momentum going. Paul and Kyle also discuss the Yankees having some pitchers return and a weekend in Milwaukee against the Brewers.

The Mets were swept by the Cubs this week. Paul and Kyle talk about what felt off for the team and whether it is time to hit the panic alarm. The guys also discuss if there are any positives from Pete Alonso trying to spark late rallies in two of the games. With Max Scherzer and other pitchers nearing returns, Paul and Kyle discuss how it will bolster the rotation and bullpen. The guys wrap up Mets talk by previewing a four-game series for the team against the Pirates.

Down on the farm, Rochester and Syracuse are in the middle of their final homestands of the season. Rochester has taken the first two games against Lehigh Valley via the power of the offense. Syracuse is filled with rehabbing big leaguers and has dropped the opening two games to Buffalo. Paul and Kyle talk about the importance of the final games of the seasons for the teams as the agendas for both squads are ever-changing.


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