- Give it up for the Yankees. Yes, they have the best record in baseball, yet they were only able to manage a series split with the lowly Royals. Sunday was especially embarrassing, as they were two hit over 8 innings, by former number one overall pick Brian Bullington. Bullington, who is almost 30, came in with an 0-7 record with an ERA over 5.00. Hard to lose a game like this to a colossal bust, especially when A.J. Burnett actually pitched well.
- The Padres managed to win a series over the Giants, pounding ace Tim Lincecum on Sunday. Miguel Tejada had three hits, and Wade Leblanc was solid on the mound. They have a 3 1/2 game lead going into a series with the Cubs.
- Kevin Slowey of the Twins was throwing a no-hitter for seven innings for the Twins against the A's, then manager Rod Gardenhire pulled him. Insert Jon Rauch who promptly gets a hit, and breaks up the no-no. Even at 107 pitches, you have to let the guy attempt to finish what he started in that situation.
- The Blue Jays signed pitcher Ricky Romero to five year, $30.1 million extension. It matches the largest extension given to a pitcher with under three years of service time.
- The Chargers got a nice debut from rookie RB Ryan Matthews (nine carries, 50 yards) as they won on Saturday.
- Tim Tebow made his professional debut, and scored on a touchdown run in the final moments. Brady Quinn looked pretty awful, and may be the 3rd stringer come week one.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Recap of the Weekend in sports
It was a busy weekend in sports. Preseason football is in full swing, and there is some great pennant races going in the Major League Baseball. Here's a little recap of what's going on:
Posted by Kevin Charity at 11:09 PM