The Viral Roundup – Marathon Mets Edition
Howdy and happy Monday! Welcome to another minty fresh go-around of The Viral Roundup. We’re your daily one-stop shop for all the big news, big buzz and big developments headlining a new day in the world of sports. In today’s edition: St. Louis plays host to a marathon Mets win, the Dodgers blank the Nats and Reggie Wayne talks about his post-Indy life.
Did You Hear?
Fans at Busch Stadium got double their money’s worth on Sunday. The Mets (a +135 road underdog) outlasted the Cards 3-1 in an 18 inning matinee marathon. The contest featured goose eggs on the board until the 13th when both clubs exchanged runs. New York got the necessary offense in via a pair of sacrifice scoring efforts in the 18th. The game ran so long that Cards starter Carlos Martinez was brought in for four innings of work during extras and wound up taking the loss to fall to 10-4 on the season. The Mets now move on to Washington for an NL East showdown, while the Cards head to the Second City for some interleague play.
Did You See?
The NBA’s regular season is still months away, but there’s still a bit of joy to be plucked out of Summer League action. Check out this ridiculous one-handed jam from New Orleans Pelicans hopeful Victor Rudd.
That wasn’t the only wild dunk in that Pelicans/Warriors tilt. Drink in Khem Birch throwing it down.
Did You Know?
- Zack Greinke hasn’t cooled down over the All-Star Break. The Dodgers superstar has extended his scoreless streak to 43 2/3 innings courtesy of a marvelous 11K outing where he outdueled Nationals starter Max Scherzer in a 5-0 victory. The final score’s a bit misleading considering Los Angeles scored four of those five runs in the 9th. Both the Dodgers and Nationals are perched at the top of their respective divisions.
- The Yanks continue to hold a 4 game lead in the AL East. Mark Teixeira smacked his 23rd jack of 2015 in the 8th to power New York to a 2-1 home victory and edge the M’s in the three game set. The Yanks will host the Orioles tomorrow, while Seattle travels to Detroit to start a four-game set.
- Longtime Indianapolis Colts fixture Reggie Wayne won’t be in the Hoosier State this season, but he does say there’s interest from several teams in signing the veteran wide reciever. Wayne caught 1070 passes, scored 82 touchdowns and amassed 14,345 yards playing pro football in Indy. The wideout (who’s coming off offseason tricep surgery) has indicated that 2015 will be his last year in the NFL.
- Ty Lawson has been dealt by Denver to Houston. The 27-year-old point guard was moved in exchange for some non-guaranteed contracts and a protected draft pick.
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