The Viral Roundup – Met Life Edition
Did You Hear?
The New York Mets and Washington Nationals went cleat-to-cleat on Monday to open a three game set with some NL East standings stakes. The division leading Mets clubbed Washington 8-5 in their matinée affair, coming back from a 5-3 deficit in the 5th. Yoenis Cespedes had a great time at the plate for New York’s NL club, going 3-5 and crushing his 13th homer of 2015. In today’s rematch, Jordan Zimmerman starts for the Nationals and will face off against Matt Harvey. The Mets have indicated that the right-handed hurler may see fewer starts in a bid comply with his innings cap.
Did You See?
Ronda Rousey’s star continues to rise every single day. At Philly’s Made In America festival, Beyoncé used Rousey’s “Do Nothing B****” speech to open her show and launch into “Diva.” Naturally, UFC commish Dana White tweeted out video of Bey’s Rousey placement as quickly as possible.
Rousey is currently pegged as a massive -1400 favourite to successfully defend her bantamweight title at UFC 193 in Australia.
Did You Know?
- A high profiled NL Central clash wrapped up with a pummeling from the visiting underdog. The Cubs (positioned as a +134 underdog) blanked the Cardinals 9-0 at Busch Stadium. Chicago starter Dan Haren pitched seven innings of shutout ball to earn his ninth win of the year and both Dexter Fowler and Addison Russell knocked round-trippers off Cards pitching. The two teams face each other again tonight with Michael Wacha on the mound for St. Louis and Chicago counters with Jason Hammel.
- Labour Day provided (as always) a pair classic rivalry clashes dominating the afternoon. In the Battle of Ontario, Hamilton completely obliterated Toronto 42-12 to move into solo possession of first place in the east. Tiger-Cats QB Zach Collaros looked superb providing 400 yards and 4 TDs in his day at the office. The Tiger-Cats are currently slated as a 5/2 shot to win this year’s Grey Cup. In the second Monday offering, Calgary pulled past provincial rival Edmonton 16-7 in a contest where QB Bo Levi Mitchell went 24-for-36 with 251 yards passing.
- Houston Texans coach Bill O’Brien has given a positive assessment of Arian Foster’s recovery process. O’Brien says Foster’s return will be sooner rather than later. The star rusher’s been out of the lineup to deal with a groin injury and has been pegged to miss a chunk of the season as it heals.
- UCLA has received some miserable news about the status of one of their defensive pillars. Defensive lineman Eddie Vanderdoes is done for 2015 after an ACL tear experienced in the Bruins’ 34-16 win over Virginia. Vanderdoes was looking to build on a 2014 campaign that included 50 tackles and two sacks. UCLA plays UNLV on Saturday and are favoured by over four touchdowns.
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