This is the sixth episode of Capital News Service’s sports podcast, “WAR on Hot Takes,” with Dylan Sinn and Adam Zielonka. We approach Washington and Baltimore professional sports from an outsider’s perspective and have data-driven discussions.
On this week’s episode…
1:03 — Explanation of the convoluted events that led up to Stephen Strasburg’s start in Game 4 of the NLDS
3:29 — The problem with “hot takers” and their response to Strasburg’s start
4:34 — What makes Strasburg’s Game 4 performance so impressive?
8:24 — Game 5 preview: what can fans expect in the series-deciding game?
10:29 — Discussion of the NLDS so far, featuring CNS reporter Conner Hoyt
12:25 — How do the Cubs and Nationals match up in a potential National League Championship Series against the Dodgers?
17:35 — What has been the key to the Washington Capitals’ hot start?
23:17 — How have Kyle Shanahan’s offense actually ranked through the years?
27:12 — Washington Player to Watch for Week 6
29:59 — How has the Ravens’ offensive line contributed to the team’s success?
33:00 — Ravens Player to Watch for Week 6