Game On! Live Sports Thread 8/18/13

Aces litter the baseball schedule this Sunday [Live Sports Thread]

8/18/13 in MLB   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Blog Photo - Game On! Live Sports Thread 8/18/13Good morning and Happy Sunday. If you like pitching, today is the day for you. Aces are all over today's MLB schedule, from Wainwright to Darvish to Scherzer to other not quite aces like Bumgarner and Hamels. There's also one more preseason NFL game, soccer, tennis, golf, and more.

Here is today’s schedule. All times are eastern and are pm unless otherwise indicated. Personal picks are in bold.
 
MLB:
 
1:08 – Royals (Chen) at Tigers (Scherzer)
1:10 – Giants (Bumgarner) at Marlins (Koehler)
1:35 – Rockies (Chacin) at Orioles (Feldman)
1:35 – Nationals (Gonzalez) at Braves (Teheran)
1:35 – Dodgers (Nolasco) at Phillies (Hamels) – TBS
1:35 – Diamondbacks (Miley) at Pirates (Morton)
1:40 – Blue Jays (Redmond) at Rays (Archer)
2:10 – Reds (Bailey) at Brewers (Peralta)
2:10 – White Sox (Santiago) at Twins (Deduno)
2:20 – Cardinals (Wainwright) at Cubs (Jackson)
3:05 – Mariners (Ramirez) at Rangers (Darvish)
3:35 – Astros (Oberholtzer) at Angels (Vargas)
4:05 – Indians (Kazmir) at Athletics (Colon)
4:10 – Mets (Harvey) at Padres (Stults)

8:00 – Yankees (Sabathia) at Red Sox (Dempster)
 
Preseason NFL:
 
7:00 – Indianapolis at N.Y. Giants – FOX
 
Soccer:
 
Complete – BPL: Tottenham 1, Crystal Palace 0 – NBCSN
In progress – Bundesliga: Nurnberg vs. Hertha Berlin
11:00 am – BPL: Chelsea vs. Hull City – NBCSN
11:30 am – Borussia Dortmund vs. TSV Eintracht Braunschweig – Gol TV
1:00 – La Liga: Barcelona vs. Levante – BeIn Sport
3:00 – La Liga: Osasuna vs. Granada
3:00 – La Liga: Real Madrid vs. Real Betis – BeIn Sport
5:00 – La Liga: Sevilla FC vs. Atletico Madrid
5:30 – Primera Division de Argentina: Boca Juniors vs. Atletico Rafaela – Gol TV
11:00 – MLS: San Jose vs. Kansas City
 
Racing:
 
1:00 – NASCAR Sprint Cup Pure Michigan 400 – ESPN
2:00 – Moto GP World Championship at Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Fox Sports 1
9:00 – NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals – ESPN2
 
Tennis:
 
12:30 – ATP: Western and Southern Open Final: John Isner vs. Rafael Nadal – CBS
4:00 – WTA: Western and Southern Open Final: Serena Williams vs. Victoria Azarenka – ESPN2

 
Golf:
 
3:00 – PGA: Wyndham Championship Final Round – CBS
4:00 – U.S. Amateur Finals – NBC
 
Track and Field:
 
2:30 – IAAF World Championships – NBC
 
Gymnastics:
 
1:00 – U.S. Championships – NBC
 
Little League World Series:
 
12:00 – Mexico vs. Panama – ESPN2
2:00 – Sammamish, WA vs. Westport, CT – ABC
5:00 – Chula Vista, CA vs. Newark, DE – ESPN
7:00 – Chinese Taipei vs. Japan – ESPN2
 
It's going to mostly be a baseball day for me, but any race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway gets my attention, and I'll try and check out the tennis matches as we get closer to the US Open. Q it up all day today with whatever you’re watching.
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8/18/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Arizona wins 4-2 in 16 innings.

8/18/13   |   kantwistaye   |   4219 respect

Eric_ wrote:
Well, 11th isn't bad for Montoya (sorry, I can never say JPM). He needs more like that down the stretch to prove he deserves a good ride. As for Gordon, was this Logano's 2nd win, or are his poor results pushing him too far down the list since he hasn't won?

Logano's first win, but Gordon's slipping in points and others are doing pretty well.

8/18/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

We're in the 15th inning in Pittsburgh.

8/18/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Chris Davis hit his 45th home of the year. Unfortunately, not a minute later Jose Lobaton walked it off for the Rays. Also, the A's are getting to Cleveland early. Such is life when scoreboard watching.

8/18/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

kantwistaye wrote:
JPM was really fast in practice, so it looked possible going into today.


As for Chase implications, Jeff Gordon is f***ed and this sucks.

Well, 11th isn't bad for Montoya (sorry, I can never say JPM). He needs more like that down the stretch to prove he deserves a good ride. As for Gordon, was this Logano's 2nd win, or are his poor results pushing him too far down the list since he hasn't won?

8/18/13   |   kantwistaye   |   4219 respect

Eric_ wrote:
So I see. I was hoping Montoya would win to troll everyone, but Martin works (assuming he doesn't run out of fuel).

JPM was really fast in practice, so it looked possible going into today.


As for Chase implications, Jeff Gordon is f***ed and this sucks.

8/18/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

And right as I post that Martin does run out of fuel.

8/18/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

kantwistaye wrote:
Oh, and Mark Martin is old and leading.

So I see. I was hoping Montoya would win to troll everyone, but Martin works (assuming he doesn't run out of fuel).

8/18/13   |   kantwistaye   |   4219 respect

Oh, and Mark Martin is old and leading.

8/18/13   |   kantwistaye   |   4219 respect

Kurt Busch has had one of the more interesting careers in modern NASCAR. He's in great position to get a win with a single car team right now.

8/18/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

There are three games tied in the 7th or later, and two others that are 1 run games. Baseball is awesome.

8/18/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Marc Marquez wins the MotoGP race. He's a 20 year old rookie who's won now 4 races this year and leads the championship. Racing has a new superstar. The great Valentino Rossi made some great passes late in the race to take 4th. Nicky Hayden was top American in 9th. That race was fun.

8/18/13   |   kantwistaye   |   4219 respect

Eric_ wrote:
First pitch he sees, Miguel Cabrera hits his 40th homer of the season.

He's good or something.

8/18/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Isner fought hard, but Nadal took both tiebreaks to win the Cincinnati Masters tournament 7-6, 7-6. Despite the chatter that Nadal is breaking down, he has won every hard court tournament he's entered this year.

8/18/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Watching the MotoGP race. These guys are insane.

8/18/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

First pitch he sees, Miguel Cabrera hits his 40th homer of the season.