5-at-10: Weekend winners and losers, and when will NIL hit the Little League World Series

Atlanta Braves' Vaughn Grissom, right, slides in to score as Miami Marlins catcher Nick Fortes waits for the throw during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Weekend winners

The Braves. Yeah, how do you shake off a terrible trip to NYC, by blitzing Boston and mauling Miami. So now the Braves have won six straight heading into a four-game rematch at Truist with the Mets. And the Braves will need all that momentum, because while they got to avoid Marlins ace Sandy Alcantara, they will run into the teeth of the New York pitching staff. According to Dave O'Brien the pitching match-ups for the Braves-Mets will be Strider vs. Carrasco tonight, Morton vs. Walker on Tuesday, Odorizzi vs. Scherzer on Wednesday and an unnamed Braves pitcher vs. deGrom on Thursday.

Jacob deGrom. Let's see, so far this year he has faced 56 batters and has 28 strikeouts and allowed seven baserunners. Seven. No other pitcher in the modern era has had a three-start stretch (minimum of 55 batters faced) in which he struck out at least half the batters he faced while having at least four times as many Ks.