Wednesday was another rather quiet day in the world of sports, but that’s going to change this morning with the US Open getting underway, along with the World Cup.
The Cincinnati Reds have won three games in a row after finishing off the Royals in Kansas City last night. After no score through 6 innings, the Reds’ bats woke up. The Royals made a couple errors resulting in runners advancing and scoring, and the Reds went up 2-0. Jose Peraza hit an RBI single in the 8th inning scoring Billy Hamilton, and the Reds blew the lead wide open with an Adam Duvall grand slam in the 9th inning. The 7-0 victory completes a 3-game sweep and moves the Reds to 25-43 on the season.
The Cleveland Indians lost to (maybe) the worst team in baseball for the second consecutive day. It was a very strange game, as Indians’ pitcher Trevor Bauer threw a gem, 7.2 innings of work, allowing 3 runs and striking out 12 batters. The Chicago White Sox only managed 4 hits on the night, while the Indians had 14 hits in the game. The Tribe were 2-13 with runners in scoring position, and fell 3-2 to the White Sox. The Indians are now 35-31 on the season.
Looking over at the College Football world, the NCAA has announced a new redshirting policy for players. Starting this season, players can play in up to four games without losing a season of eligibility. This will be a great way for coaches to see what they can get out of their players in a few games, and still save eligibility for future seasons. It also gives the kids an extra chance at playing time early in their careers. You can read more about the new ruling here.
I have two Top Plays of the Day, this first one partially because I’ve had a highlight from the Mariners-Angels series all week. In the bottom of the 9th, Seattle Right Fielder Mitch Haniger hits a walk-off shot to sweep the series with the Angels.
— MLB (@MLB) June 14, 2018
The other Top Play comes from the Los Angeles Dodgers and Texas Rangers game. In the bottom of the third, we got an incredible throw to home and a big-time collision at the plate. Matt Kemp had nowhere to go but right through Robinson Chirinos who is blocking the plate, and it set off an outstanding, benches-clearing brawl. Enjoy.
Benches clear in Rangers-Dodgers game after Matt Kemp, Robinson Chirinos involved in collision at home plate. pic.twitter.com/FZcJoeCb89
— MLB (@MLB) June 14, 2018
Plays and events like that make baseball exciting, keep up the good work boys.
In today’s action, as I mentioned before, the US Open gets underway at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in New York. The biggest names in golf are ready to tee it up today for the second Major tournament of the PGA TOUR season. The World Cup also begins today, the host country Russia will take on Saudi Arabia at 11:00am Eastern time. The Reds are off tonight but the Indians will try to win and split their series with the lowly White Sox.