The Colts keep coming up lame in close games.

Judge and Stanton had the two highest average exit velocities on home runs last season, according to Statcast (minimum 10 homers) — Judge at 110.0 mph and Stanton at 109.3. They combined for 47 batted balls with an exit velocity of 115-plus mph, while the rest of MLB combined had 39 such batted balls, according to Statcast. The two also combined for the eight hardest-hit batted balls in the majors last season (Judge with five) and nine of the top 10.

It will be interesting to see if the fight of their remaining healthy players can save Chuck Pagano’s job.

So much for the firing of Ben McAdoo and the re-starting of Eli Manning providing a spark for the offense and defense under Steve Spagnuolo. This team looks checked-out and overwhelmed until the new full-time GM and coach are in place.

Eagles coach Doug Pederson on losing quarterback Carson Wentz for the season with a torn ACL: “I hate it for Carson Wentz; I hate it for the career and the season he’s been having. But at the same time it’s been the next man up mentality and that’s how we approach it this week.”

With numbers like that it’s no wonder people are starting to talk about the Tigers QB’s draft prospects. So, it begs the question, how does the junior QB stack up?

The most notable thing right away is Lock’s size. He stands at 6-4, and looks every inch of it on tape, and weighs in at 225 pounds. Second, he has the arm strength to go downfield. He does a good job of putting touch on deep balls, even those that stretch the normal boundaries of college quarterbacks.

I know Mara to be a fine man and an excellent team owner who understands the business of NFL football and the need for patience — in the mold of his father Wellington Mara, who was a pillar among NFL team owners for decades. It surely was painful for John Mara to make these moves with four games left in the season.lakers_010

Rangers C Mika Zibanejad missed his sixth consecutive game due to a concussion.

The Seattle D held MVP candidate Carson Wentz to 45 passing yards in the first half, as the ‘Hawks took a 10-3 lead into the locker room. Wentz finished with 348 yards through the air, but most of that production came when Philly was in come-back mode. The Seahawks also turned Wentz over twice (one interception, one fumble), both in their own end zone, robbing the Eagles of scoring opportunities.

MLB provides long-term disability for umpires who cannot work because of concussion effects, the same as it does for other permanent injuries.

Scott wonders about umpires who are cleared as part of the concussion protocol and then face the choice of continuing to work and risk further injury, or leaving the game.

“That needs to be addressed,” he said. “Maybe my situation can be a catalyst for that.”

Zibanejad has been skating on his own and participated in New York’s morning skate, but has not been cleared for contact. … New York D Marc Staal skated in his 719th game, tying Andy Bathgate for 11th place on the franchise’s career games list. … Stars F Jason Dickinson, who was recalled from the minors over the weekend, played on Dallas’ fourth line. … Dallas F Antoine Roussel was held out after suffering an upper-body injury against the Golden Knights on Saturday.

Even struggling from the field, Russell Westbrook managed to record a triple-double, and he converted two game-winning free throws in overtime.

Westbrook’s free throws with 5.2 seconds left gave him 20 points on the night to go with 14 assists and 11 rebounds as the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied for a 102-101 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night.panthers_096