Game On! Live Sports Thread 8/24/13

An All-Star Game Rematch Heads Saturday in Sports [Live Sports Thread]

8/24/13 in MLB   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Blog Photo - Game On! Live Sports Thread 8/24/13Good morning everyone. We're in the home stretch of the summer, as this is the last weekend without football that counts for the rest of the year. Today's schedule is a little light of quantity, but it has some nice quality. Baseball is lead by a huge pitching matchup, a rematch of the All-Star Game starters: Max Scherzer and Matt Harvey. Along with that come plenty of games that will affect the playoff picture. Elsewhere, NASCAR runs arguably its second most recognizable race, the night race at Bristol. There's also a full day of soccer in progress, the start of golf's playoffs, the last tennis before the US Open, and the Travers Stakes if you need to a reminder of who was in the Kentucky Derby.

Here is today’s schedule. All times are eastern and are pm unless otherwise indicated. Personal picks are in bold.
 
MLB:
 

4:05 – Athletics (Milone) at Orioles (Tillman) – FOX
4:05 – Red Sox (Lester) at Dodgers (Ryu) – FOX
4:05 – Tigers (Scherzer) at Mets (Harvey) – FOX (Thanks to FOX's stupid blackout rules, I can not watch this game. I'm not happy about it.)
7:05 – Twins (Hendriks) at Indians (McAllister)
7:05 – Diamondbacks (Delgado) at Phillies (Martin)
7:10 – Rangers (Darvish) at White Sox (Santiago) – MLB Network
7:10 – Nationals (Zimmermann) at Royals (Davis)
7:10 – Brewers (Peralta) at Reds (Arroyo)
7:10 – Blue Jays (Wang) at Astros (Peacock)
7:10 – Rockies (Manship) at Marlins (Fernandez)
7:10 – Yankees (Sabathia) at Rays (Price)
7:15 – Braves (Teheran) at Cardinals (Miller)

8:40 – Cubs (Samardzija) at Padres (Stults)
9:05 – Pirates (Liriano) at Giants (Lincecum)
9:10 – Angels (Vargas) at Mariners (Ramirez)
 
Preseason NFL:
 
4:30 – Buffalo at Washington
7:00 – Cleveland at Indianapolis
7:00 – N.Y. Jets at N.Y. Giants
7:30 – Tampa Bay at Miami
7:30 – Kansas City at Pittsburgh
7:30 – Philadelphia at Jacksonville
8:00 – Cincinnati at Dallas
8:00 – St. Louis at Denver – CBS
8:00 – Atlanta at Tennessee
10:00 – San Diego at Arizona
 
Soccer:
 
Complete – BPL: Fulham vs. Arsenal – NBCSN
In progress – Bundesliga: Bayer Leverkusen vs. Borussia Monchengladbach
In progress – Bundesliga: Bayern Munich vs. Nurnberg
In progress – Bundesliga: Hannover 96 vs. Schalke 04
In progress – Bundesliga: Mainz vs. VfL Wolfsburg
In progress – Bundesliga: TSG Hoffenheim vs. SC Freiburg
In progress – BPL: Everton vs. West Brom
In progress – BPL: Hull City vs. Norwich City
In progress – BPL: Newcastle vs. West Ham
In progress – BPL: Southampton vs. Sunderland – NBCSN
In progress – BPL: Stoke City vs. Crystal Palace
12:00 – Serie A: Hellas Verona vs. AC Milan – BeIn Sport
12:30 – BPL: Aston Villa vs. Liverpool – NBC
12:30 – Bundesliga: Hertha Berlin vs. Hamburg SV
1:00 – La Liga: Elche vs. Real Sociedad
2:45 – Seria A: Sampdoria vs. Juventus  - BeIn Sport
3:00 – La Liga: Espanyol vs. Valencia
5:00 – La Liga: Villarreal vs. Real Valladoid
7:00 – MLS: DC United vs. Toronto
7:00 – MLS: Montreal vs. Houston
9:00 – MLS: FC Dallas vs. San Jose
9:00 – MLS: Vancouver vs. Los Angeles
9:30 – MLS: Real Salt Lake vs. Columbus
 
Racing:
 
12:30 – Formula One Belgian Grand Prix Qualifying – NBCSN
7:30 – NASCAR Sprint Cup Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway – ABC
 
Tennis:
 
12:30 – ATP: Winston-Salem Open Final (Jurgen Melzer vs. Gael Monfils) – CBS
3:00 – WTA: New Haven Open Final (Petra Kvitova vs. Simona Halep) – ESPN2
 
Golf:
 
3:00 – PGA: The Barclays Third Round – CBS
 
Little League World Series:
 
12:30 – International Final: Japan vs. Mexico – ABC
3:30 – U.S. Final – Chula Vista, CA vs. Westport, CT – ABC
 
Boxing:
 
10:30 – Abner Mares vs. Jhonny Gonzalez – Showtime
 
Cycling:
 
2:30 – USA Pro Challenge Stage 6 – NBC
 
Horse Racing:
 
4:30 – Travers Stakes/King’s Bishop – NBC
 
Lacrosse:
 
1:00 – MLL Semifinals: Charlotte vs. Denver – ESPN2
4:00 – MLL Semifinals: Chesapeake vs. Hamilton – CBS Sports Network
 
WNBA:
 
7:00 – Chicago at Atlanta – ESPN2
 
Q it up all day today with whatever you’re watching.
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8/25/13   |   Jess   |   34372 respect

kramer wrote:
I knew you secretly loved them, I've suspected it all along! wink

Just kidding...actually it's the starting defense and the starting O-line that I'm worried about.  Ben was running around for his life again and the defense looked good on some plays, yet others looked like Swiss Cheese.

Oh man, yea the game against Green Bay Friday has me worrying about our starting offense too. What a sh** show that was.

8/25/13   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Jess wrote:
Nah - while preseason is still fun to watch I don't think the record ever really reflects how good a team is in any given year. Didn't the Lions go 4-0 in the preseason the year they went 0-16? And I'm pretty sure there have been excellent teams that have had crummy preseasons too. 

Oh my god, I'm encouraging the Steelers. 

I knew you secretly loved them, I've suspected it all along! wink

Just kidding...actually it's the starting defense and the starting O-line that I'm worried about.  Ben was running around for his life again and the defense looked good on some plays, yet others looked like Swiss Cheese.

8/25/13   |   Jess   |   34372 respect

JenX63 wrote:
You can still have a cookie! :)

cheeky

8/25/13   |   JenX63   |   32428 respect

Jess wrote:
Uh, yea, I'm gonna say.....no

You can still have a cookie! :)

8/25/13   |   Jess   |   34372 respect

JenX63 wrote:
heart
(Edited by Jess)

Uh, yea, I'm gonna say.....no

8/25/13   |   JenX63   |   32428 respect

Jess wrote:
Nah - while preseason is still fun to watch I don't think the record ever really reflects how good a team is in any given year. Didn't the Lions go 4-0 in the preseason the year they went 0-16? And I'm pretty sure there have been excellent teams that have had crummy preseasons too. 

Oh my god, I'm encouraging the Steelers. 

heart

8/25/13   |   Jess   |   34372 respect

kramer wrote:
Steelers lose to the Chiefs in OT and are 0-3.  I think we can officially say the Steelers are the worst of the 3 teams in Pittsburgh this year.
(Edited by Jess)

Nah - while preseason is still fun to watch I don't think the record ever really reflects how good a team is in any given year. Didn't the Lions go 4-0 in the preseason the year they went 0-16? And I'm pretty sure there have been excellent teams that have had crummy preseasons too. 

Oh my god, I'm encouraging the Steelers. 

8/24/13   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Steelers lose to the Chiefs in OT and are 0-3.  I think we can officially say the Steelers are the worst of the 3 teams in Pittsburgh this year.

8/24/13   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Steelers preseason, the night race at Bristol, and the Pirates are underway out in San Fran...awesome night to be home. laugh

8/24/13   |   JenX63   |   32428 respect

Got my Football fix (Skins won!!!) 
Now it is night racing at Bristol (woot woot)

ps: still more baseball and soccer games than football (meh)

8/24/13   |   Jess   |   34372 respect

Holy crap there are a lot of NFL games today