The Viral Roundup – Royal Flush Edition
Hello and happy hump day. Welcome to the latest 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 brand new day in the world of sports. In today’s edition: Kansas City tops Pittsburgh in interleague play, the Nationals fall victim to Gavin deGrom and the Blazers anounce they’ll be taking to the field in 2017.
Did You Hear?
Gerrit Cole’s 2015 campaign has been light on blemishes, but Kansas City has given the Pirates hurler another blemish on his record. The Royals scored a trio of runs in the 8th to knock off Pittsburgh for a 3-1 win. Alex Rios went 2-3 for KC with Alcides Escobar knocking in his 34th RBI of the season. The three game set is now tied up at one game apiece with the final clash going down tonight at Kauffman Stadium.
Did You See?
Movie star turned celebrity curio Corey Feldman served as an entertainment attraction at a minor league baseball game in State College, Pennsylvania and it was nothing if not intriguing. That’s the word we’re going to describe it. Intriguing. See for your self.
Did You Know?
- The Mets and Nats went toe-to-toe in Tuesday night’s NL East divisional clash. Gavin deGrom tossed 8 Ks over six innings to notch his 10 W of the season as New York (a narrow -110 moneyline favourite) topped Washington 7-2. The Mets were up by a slim 3-2 lead heading into the 9th where they pulled away with an additional four runs to cut the Nationals’ division lead to only two games. New York will look to squeak out the series win this afternoon with Noah Syndergaard as the starter and Washington counters with Jordan Zimmermann on the mound.
- ESPN is reporting that Richard Jefferson will not be returning to the Dallas Mavericks as originally planned and will instead sign a league minimum contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs are currently positioned as the favourites on the futures board to win the NBA title in 2016. Cleveland’s odds? 11/4. Trailing just behind are San Antonio (3/1), Golden State (5/1) and Oklahoma City (17/2). The team facing the longest odds? It’s a three-way 250/1 tie between Charlotte, Philadelphia and Orlando.
- We now have four digits we can attach to the return of UAB football: 2017. The Blazers will officially resume play that year and will be eligible for Conference USA championships and Bowl games if they’re good enough to reach those points. The program was terminated in late 2014, but in June the school announced they would be bringing back football in the near future.
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