Game On! Live Sports Thread 6/23/13

Baseball Highlights the Sunday Sports Day [Sunday Live Thread]

6/23/13 in MLB   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Blog Photo - Game On! Live Sports Thread 6/23/13Happy Sunday everyone. With no Finals games in basketball or hockey today, we’ve hit the spot of the summer where it’s baseball, baseball, and more baseball. I have absolutely no problem with this, especially since it’s Sunday, meaning we can add racing to that mix.

On the diamond, some of the best are on the mound today, including Justin Verlander and Matt Harvey. The Blue Jays will go for their 11th straight win, which I hope they don’t get as they play my Orioles. Tonight’s national game sees the conclusion of the 2011 World Series rematch between Texas and St. Louis. With the 24 Hours of Le Mans complete, racing turns back stateside, as NASCAR and IndyCar have seemingly switched personalities. It’s NASCAR on the road course today at Sonoma, while IndyCar goes short tracking in Iowa. We have soccer and golf and much more.

Here is today’s sports schedule, all times eastern and pm unless indicated. My personal picks for the day are in bold. Remember that you can wager Q bucks on many of these events at the GameCenter.

MLB:
 
1:05 – Twins (Hernandez) at Indians (Carrasco)
1:07 – Orioles (Garcia) at Blue Jays (Johnson)
1:08 – Red Sox (Doubront) at Tigers (Verlander)

1:35 – Rockies (De La Rosa) at Nationals (Detwiler)
1:35 – Mets (Harvey) at Phillies (Lannan)
2:05 – Rays (Archer) at Yankees (Nova) – TBS
2:10 – White Sox (Axelrod) at Royals (Shields)
2:10 – Braves (Maholm) at Brewers (Figaro)
2:20 – Astros (Lyles) at Cubs (Samardzija)
3:35 – Pirates (Morton) at Angels (Blanton)
4:05 – Marlins (Eovaldi) at Giants (Cain)
4:10 – Athletics (Parker) at Mariners (Bonderman)
4:10 – Dodgers (Capuano) at Padres (Cashner)
4:10 – Reds (Latos) at Diamondbacks (Delgado)
8:00 – Rangers (Tepesch) at Cardinals (Wainwright) - ESPN

 
Soccer:
 
3:00 – Confederations Cup: Nigeria vs. Spain – ESPN
3:00 – Confederations Cup: Uruguay at Tahiti – ESPN2
5:00 – MLS: Philadelphia vs. New York - ESPN
7:00 – MLS: Portland vs. Colorado – NBCSN
11:00 – MLS: Chivas USA vs. Los Angeles
 
Racing:
 
2:30 – Izod IndyCar Series Iowa Corn Indy 250 at Iowa Speedway – ABC
3:00 – NASCAR Sprint Cup Toyota/Save Mart 350 – TNT
7:00 – NHRA Auto-Plus New England Nationals – ESPN2

Golf:
 
3:00 – PGA Travelers Championship – CBS
 
Track and Field:
 
3:00 – U.S. Outdoor Championships – NBCSN
4:00 – U.S. Outdoor Championships – NBC
 
Q it up all day today with whatever you’re watching.

(Photo credit: Getty Images via SI.com)
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6/24/13   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Holy crap, did that really just happen in SoCal yesterday?!  The Pirates with an incredible comeback and just barely hang on, but they swept the Halos, first time they have ever swept an interleague series on the road!  46 wins for this team that seems different than the last 20, and certainly a much better overall team than the last 2.  It's too early to count down to 82, but they're starting to make me a believer more so than the last couple of years.

6/23/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Martin Truex Jr. wins at Sonoma. Montoya runs out of fuel on the last lap, which makes me very unhappy.

6/23/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

In the 45 minutes I've had the NASCAR race on, there have been more cautions than there were the entire IndyCar race. I know I shouldn't be that guy, but I'm just saying.

6/23/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

The less said about the Orioles game the better. Luckily I can now watch the IndyCar race.

6/23/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

I'm not sure how much longer the Freddy Garcia Experiment is going to last.