Nolan Arenado swings and misses on a fastball down the middle and proceeds to slam his bat in frustration in the dugout.
The Dodgers brought a four-game winning streak back home and couldn’t get out of their own way.
While it’s true the league’s ratings have softened 鈥?as have those of pretty much everything on TV thanks to cord cutting 鈥?the NFL remains, by far, the most popular show going. NFL games accounted for the five most-watched TV shows last year and six of the top 10, according to Nielsen. The Super Bowl drew more than 111 million viewers, more than the four-highest non-NFL shows combined.
The opening round of last month’s draft on ESPN, Fox and NFL Network drew 11.2 million viewers. That’s right. The draft. More than 11 million people tuned in for a show that featured about Nick Perry Youth jersey 60 seconds of action every 10 minutes or so.
Those kind of numbers mean broadcasters and digital companies are still tripping over themselves for a piece of the NFL’s action. Fox agreed earlier this year to pay the NFL $3.3 billion over five years just for the rights to Thursday Night Football. In December, Verizon agreed to pay $2 billion for five years’ worth of streaming rights.
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We’re just going to keep sticking together and play hard and see where it takes us, Berrios said through the team interpreter after striking out nine and giving up just three hits and two walks over eight innings.
Nicholas Castellanos gave the Tigers a 2-0 lead with a home run to straightaway center field in the first inning and a two-out RBI single in the third, both hits on first pitches. Berrios (5-4) then retired 15 straight batters after that to sail past the seven-inning mark he’s reached in half of his 10 starts. He gave up one run on just two hits and one walk in seven innings with 10 strikeouts to beat St. Louis last week, rediscovering his sharp-breaking curveball.
Limited Terrell McClain Jersey At the beginning of the game it kind of felt like they knew what I was going to throw, Berrios said, so we went back to the dugout and kind of came back with a different game plan.
Fernando Rodney closed with a perfect ninth for his 10th save in 13 tries. Rodney, whose first eight seasons of his major league career were with the Tigers, has converted eight straight saves in 10 consecutive scoreless innings.