Washington D.C.: Nationals Sweep Pittsburgh Pirates

June 17, 2021
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Source: Washington Nationals/Twitter
Source: Washington Nationals/Twitter

🏊‍♀️Swimming: Teen phenom, committed to Stanford...sound familiar? Following in three-time Olympian Katie Ledecky’s footsteps, 18-year-old Torri Huske (pronounced HUSK) from Arlington, Virginia qualified for her first Olympics. HYFR.

  • She broke the American record in the 100m butterfly semifinals on Sunday before breaking the record again in the finals a day later. Damn. Huske will look to qualify in additional events, including the 50m and 100m freestyle, starting tonight.

🔀Who’s out:

  • 🏀After five seasons together, the Wizards parted ways with head coach Scott Brooks yesterday. Psst...we’d love to see a woman in charge.
  • ⚾National pitcher Max Scherzer was placed on the 10-day injured list on Tuesday, but could just miss one start: yesterday’s. Even better, the Nats still swept the Pittsburgh Pirates without him. Arrgh matey.

📺What to watch:

  • 🏀The Mystics will be without WNBA scoring leader Tina Charles in tonight’s 7 p.m. ET rematch with the Atlanta Dream. She’s attending the premiere of the film she produced and directed, Game Changer. Apt title.

🎓⚾️UVA baseball is returning to the College World Series for the first time since winning the tourney in 2015. The squad will face No. 3 Tennessee on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET in a double-elimination bracket. Bring on the grand slams.