Game On! Live Sports Thread 7/14/13

Baseball heads into the All-Star break today [Sunday Live Sports Thread]

7/14/13 in MLB   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Blog Photo - Game On! Live Sports Thread 7/14/13Sorry for the delay in getting started (had some Internet issues). Today is headlined once again by baseball, as they have their final day of action before the All-Star break. Today is also the Futures Game, where some of the best prospects in the game are showcased. We also having the Sprint Cup in New Hampshire and the second IndyCar race of the weekend in Toronto. There's also soccer, golf, and softball today. The Tour de France just completed one of its biggest stages, the climb up the famous Mont Ventoux on Bastille Day. The replay is currently on, and I might have to catch that since my technical issues mean I missed it live (what can I say, I find the mountain stages of the Tour to be dramatic).

Here is today’s schedule. All times are eastern and are pm unless otherwise indicated. Personal picks are in bold.
 
MLB:
 
1:05 – Royals (Shields) at Indians (Jimenez)
1:05 – Twins (Gibson) at Yankees (Sabathia)
1:08 – Rangers (Perez) at Tigers (Verlander) – TBS
1:10 – Nationals (Jordan) at Marlins (Alvarez)
1:35 – Blue Jays (Johnson) at Orioles (Feldman)
1:35 – Reds (Cingrani) at Braves (Teheran)
1:35 – White Sox (Quintana) at Phillies (Hamels)
1:35 – Mets (Gee) at Pirates (Cole)
1:40 – Astros (Bedard) at Rays (Archer)
4:05 – Red Sox (Workman) at Athletics (Colon)
4:10 – Angels (Blanton) at Mariners (Iwakuma)
4:10 – Rockies (Chacin) at Dodgers (Nolasco)
4:10 – Giants (Zito) at Padres (Slults)
4:10 – Brewers (Peralta) at Diamondbacks (Kennedy)
8:00 – Cardinals (Wainwright) at Cubs (Wood) – ESPN
 
Baseball:
 
2:00 – All-Star Futures Game – ESPN2
 
Racing:
 
1:00 – NASCAR Sprint Cup Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire Speedway – TNT
3:00 – IZOD IndyCar Series Honda Indy Toronto Race 2 at Streets of Toronto – NBCSN
 
Soccer:
 
3:30 – Gold Cup: Panama vs. Canada – Fox Soccer
6:00 – Gold Cup: Martinque vs. Mexico – Fox Soccer
7:00 – MLS: Vancouver vs. Chicago
 
Golf:
 
12:00 – European PGA Tour: Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open Final Round – NBC
3:00 – U.S. Senior Open Final Round – NBC
3:00 – PGA Tour: John Deere Classic Final Round – CBS
 
Cycling:
 
In progress – Tour de France Stage 15 – NBCSN
 
Softball:
 
1:00 – World Cup: Puerto Rico vs. United States – ESPN
9:00 – World Cup Final – ESPN2
 
Q it up all day today with whatever you’re watching.
 
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7/14/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Today's race winner were Brian Vickers in Cup (Did the race really go to GWC because of the debris caution? Did I hear that right?), and Scott Dixon in IndyCar, who sweeps the Toronto doubleheader.

7/14/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

After giving up that hit, Verlander left the game with a quad injury.

7/14/13   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Jeff Locke missed his start today and will also miss the All-Star game.  His replacement is teammate Mark Melancon, who is just as deserving.

7/14/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Justin Verlander just had no-hit bid broken up with 2 outs in the 7th. Almost two in as many days.

7/14/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Chris. Davis. Kaboom. Number 37.

7/14/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Sabathia is getting pounded, giving up five in the first two innings.

7/14/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Since Verlander is pitching today, he won't be available for the All-Star Game. His replacement is Chris Tillman, which is hilarious.