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: 

  • 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.

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