The Viral Roundup – Flashing Lights Edition
Howdy! Welcome to the Tuesday go-around of The Viral Roundup! We’re your friendly one-stop shop featuring all the big news, big buzz and big developments headlining a new day in the world of sports. In today’s edition: The Cubs beat out both the Dodgers and lighting troubles, the knockout stage offers up more KOs and Partick Thistle fills us with extreme horror.
Did You Hear?
Wrigley Field experienced some lighting troubles in the 6th, but the Cubs (a +165 moneyline home underdog) had no trouble finding a power generator on Monday night. Wonder rookie Kris Bryant went yard twice for Chicago in a 4-2 doubling up of the Los Angeles Dodgers. One of Bryant’s jacks came off Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw who now drops to 5-4 on the season. Chicago relied on their bullpen in the contest after their starting hurler Tsuyoshi Wada exited in the third frame with cramping in his left deltoid. Travis Wood took over in relief and picked up his fourth win of 2015. Last night’s encounter was the opening bout in a four game set and two clubs clash in the Second City again tonight. Jason Hammel takes to the mound for the Cubbies and the Dodgers counter with Zack Greinke.
Did You See?
In the mood to kick off your Tuesday with a horrified scream? Scottish soccer club Partick Thistle can lend a hand in that department. Feast your eyes on their bats*** crazy looking new mascot Kingsley who resembles what would happen if the sun barfed up a nightmare about a mutated Lisa Simpson.
Did You Know?
- Today’s sexy piece of NHL trade gossip comes courtesy of the Left Coast. CSN Bay Area insider Kevin Kurz says San Jose is looking at dealing a core player ahead of the NHL Entry Draft. It’s unclear who might be potentially on the move (Thornton? Marleau? Couture?), but consider us intrigued.
- Monday’s FIFA Women’s World Cup slate offered up a pair of knockout stage bouts located in the Great White North. The United States continue to roll on in the tourney. The Yankee side benefited from a red card dished out to Columbia goalkeeper Catalina Perez in a 2-0 blanking in Edmonton. The United States will move on to face China in the first World Cup showdown of this combination since the final in 1999. In yesterday’s other matchup, England came back from 1-0 to hang a 2-1 victory on Norway. Steph Houghton and Lucy Bronze provided both English markers and the squad will gear up for a Saturday date versus Canada. The Round of 16 wraps up this evening with the Netherlands taking on defending champs Japan. Oddsmakers like Japan’s chances. They enter tonight’s Round of 16 contest as an -118 favourite.
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