All things considered, it really doesn’t matter how long the Indianapolis Colts waited after the season before firing their general manager so long as they moved him out, period. There weren’t many reasons left to keep Ryan Grigson, as it turned out, even though Jim Irsay tried until the very end to come up with some before giving up last weekend.
Speaking of home runs, Jason Grilli really aided in MLB’s effort to light up scoreboards Saturday. The 40-year-old Blue Jays reliever gave up not one, not two, not three, but four home runs in the eighth inning of Saturday’s 7-0 loss to the Yankees and he didn’t even get through the inning. He was yanked after 2/3 of an inning as his ERA ballooned to 8.15.
While Adams’ grand slam may not have been a game winner, his second homer of the night was, and he went opposite field in the 12th inning to lift the Braves to a 6-5 win over the Reds.
Yankees (32-21) at Blue Jays (27-29), 1:07 p.m. ET: This is the best pitching match-up of the day bar-none. Luis Severino (4-2, 2.93 ERA) against Marcus Stroman (3-2, 3.28). The radar guns will be lighting up all day long and the two pitchers will have to also deal with the wind tunnel that is Rogers Centre.
The 49ers are expected to hire Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan as their new head coach, but have to wait until after Super Bowl LI. Lynch wasn’t able to mention Shanahan, who has interviewed with the 49ers twice, by name because of NFL tampering rules. That doesn’t mean he couldn’t compliment Shanahan’s job as the coordinator for the NFL’s highest-scoring offense.