Monday, April 14, 2014

Sports Roundtable: Weekend Edition

Alright.  The weekend is over, the weather is still very pleasant, and champions were crown.  Let's get to the Sports Roundtable for the Weekend.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Sports Roundtable: Thursday, April 10th

If you remember last year, we did a thing on this blog called the Daily Recap.  This Roundtable continues the concept - going around from league to league, local to national, and telling you what's going on in the sports world that caught our attention here in the studio.

The Thursday edition, which recaps the news from Wednesday, appears after the jump.

Mets Recap: 5th Inning Headache

Game 8: NY Mets @ Atlanta Braves

ATLANTA - Zack Wheeler had a rude awakening early in his return to the field where he got his start last summer.

In fact, it occured on the first batter he faced.  Not getting strike 3 on a 2-2 count, Wheeler continued dealing to Jason Heyward, who kept fouling his attempts.  Then Heyward made perfect contact with the 11th pitch he saw, and took it deep to put the Braves immediately in front 1-0.

Wheeler was able to calm down, but became unglued in the 5th inning when the Braves torched him for three runs, eventually chasing him from the game.

The Mets hitting woes crept back as Ervin Santana dealt an eight inning masterpiece where he struck out six, walked none and surrendered only three hits.  It was only once the Braves went to the bullpen when they were able to generate any runs, scoring three runs in the 9th inning off relievers Jordan Walden and Craig Kimbrel before Kimbrel was able to get Ruben Tejada, Tuesday's main hero, to strike out with the tying run 90 feet away at third base.

Flat Tire: After starting 3-0 against the Atlanta Braves, Zack Wheeler suffered his first loss against the team he grew up cheering for as as child.  In his two losses this year, Wheeler has struck out 12, but has given up 15 hits and seven earned runs, allowing his ERA to blossom to 5.73.

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: Ruben Tejada, who drove in two runs and scored two himself, went empty on Wednesday, going 0-for-4 and striking out once, but that one strikeout came at a major juncture as the tying run in the top of the ninth inning was 90 feet away when he struck out to end the ballgame.

Dud: Lucas Duda went 1-for-4, but struck out twice and left four on base.

Mendoza: After eight games, the Mets have batted a collective .190, with four of the nine starters on Wednesday batting under the .200 mark.

Rubber Match: Jenrry Meija gets the ball from Terry Collins in the Thursday rubber match.  He gave up only one run in six innings pitched as the Mets squeaked by with the 4-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday.  He'll be opposite David Hale, who picked up a no-decision on Friday against the Washington Nationals.  He only struck out four in his five innings pitched, but kept the Nationals off the board.

Pregame coverage begins at 6:30pm Thursday on 1230 FOX Sports Radio.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Mets Recap: Colón keeps the Braves at Bay

GAME 7: NY Mets @ Atlanta Braves

ATLANTA - It was supposed to be a celebration of old and new in Atlanta.  But the Mets came ready to spoil the party.

On the night the Braves saluted Hank Aaron's 715th home run, and the city of Atlanta welcomed the Braves for the first time in this young season, the Mets crashed the party with their 4-0 win.

Ruben Tejada batted in two runs, and crossed home plate twice himself, to help Bartolo Colón (1-1 2.08) earn his first win as a Met.  Colón pitched seven innings, giving up six hits and striking out five in the winning effort in a game where he kept the Braves away from reaching third base.

Aaron Harang (1-1 0.71) pitched six innings for the Braves, surrendering one run when he threw wildly in the third inning, allowing Ruben Tejada to score.  He walked four and struck out nine in the losing effort.  Gus Schlosser allowed two more runs to score in the seventh inning, when he allowed the first two batters to reach base.

Ruben Tejada capped the scoring in the eight inning when he brought Lucas Duda home on a single off Ian Thomas.

K'D: The New York Mets struck out nine times in the first six innings, putting their seven game total to 70 total strikeouts.  Eric Young Jr. leads the Mets with 10 strikeouts after one strikeout on Tuesday, but made up for it going 2-for-4 as the lead-off hitter.  Of all Met hitters, Jonathon Niese is the only batter who hasn't K'd this young season, a distinction that will continue for awhile as Niese's next start is scheduled to be at the Los Angeles Angels, an American League ballpark.

SB: Entering Tuesday's game, the New York Mets hadn't stolen a single base.  That distinction ended quickly on Tuesday after Eric Young Jr. singled as the lead-off batter in the 1st inning, and then a few pitches later stole second base.  He would steal again his second at bat, in the third inning.  Curtis Granderson gave the Mets their third steal of the game in the sixth inning.

TONIGHT: In the ballpark where he made his Major League debut, Zack Wheeler will make the start against the Atlanta Braves.  Wheeler took the loss in an 8-2 decision against the Washington Nationals.  The Braves will send Ervin Santana for the first time this year.  With the Royals last year, Santana pitched six innings in his last start back in September, giving up four runs on five hits in a loss to the Seattle Mariners that officially eliminated the Kansas City Royals from postseason contention.

First pitch at Atlanta is scheduled for 7:10pm, with radio coverage starting at 6:30pm on 1230 FOX Sports Radio.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Sunday's Scoreboard

The tournament wraps up with four games.  Good luck to all teams playing in their respective championships.

BOYS @ Glens Falls Civic Center
Class A Finals
5-Rochester East vs. 2-Scotia-Glenville - 1:30PM

Class AA Finals
6-Jamestown vs. 2-Green Tech - 3:15PM

GIRLS @ Hudson Valley Community College

Class D Finals
5-Romulus vs. 2-Fort Edward - Noon

Class C Finals
6-Chatauqua Lake vs. 2-Hoosic Valley - 1:45PM

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Saturday's Scoreboard

Saturday's scoreboard.  Keep refreshing for the latest updates

Class A Semifinals
5-East 57, 9-Red Hook 45 - FINAL
2-Scotia-Glenville 81, 
11-John Glenn 50 – FINAL

Class A Final: 5-East vs. 2-Scotia-Glenville - Sunday at 1:30PM
Class AA Semifinals
6-Jamestown 64, 4-Union-Endicott 63 - FINAL
2-Green Tech 52, 11-Brentwood 44 - FINAL

Class AA Final: 6-Jamestown vs. 2-Green Tech - Sunday at 3:15PM

Class D Finals
3-New York Mills 57, 9-Coleman Catholic 50 - FINAL/OT

Class C Finals
2-Hoosic Valley 676-Middle Early College - FINAL

Class B Finals
6-Olean 18, 3-Westhill 49 - HALF

Class D Semifinals
5-Romulus 63, 9-Eldred 31 - FINAL
2-Fort Edward 463-Hamilton 34  – FINAL

Class D Final: 5-Romulus vs. 2-Fort Edward - Sunday at Noon

Class C Semifinals
6-Chatauqua Lake 61, 1-Haldane 39 – FINAL
2-Hoosic Valley 55, 4-Harpursville 44 - FINAL

Class C Final: 6-Chataqua Lake vs. 2-Hoosic Valley - Sunday at 1:45PM

Class B Finals
3-Utica-Notre Dame 71, 5-Bishop Kearney 46 - FINAL

Class A Finals
5-Sutherland 57, 3-Jamesville-DeWitt 41 - FINAL

Class AA Finals
1-Ossining 69, 3-Cicero-North Syracuse 47 - 4th Quarter

Friday, March 14, 2014

Friday Scoreboard

Friday Scoreboard from the Glens Falls Civic Center.  Keep refreshing for the latest updates.

Class D Semifinals
9-Coleman Catholic 65, 6-Sherman 51 - FINAL
3-New York Mills 57, 7-Moriah 24 - FINAL

FINAL: 9-Coleman Catholic vs. 3-New York Mills - Saturday, 5:30PM

Class C Semifinals
6-Middle Early College 72, 8-Friends Academy 66 - FINAL
2-Hoosic Valley 62, 3-Waterville 58 - FINAL

FINAL: 6-Middle Early College vs. 2-Hoosic Valley - Saturday, 7:15PM

Class B Semifinals
6-Olean 71, 1-Woodlands 63 - FINAL
3-Westhill 74, 10-Ogdensburg 67 - FINAL

FINAL: 6-Olean vs. 3-Westhill - Saturday, 9:00PM

All games at Hudson Valley Community College, Troy

Class B Semifinals
5-Bishop Kearney 71, 1-Woodlands 58 - FINAL
3-Notre Dame 69, 2-Tamarac 55 - FINAL

Class B Final: 5-Bishop Kearney vs. 3-Utica-Notre Dame - Tomorrow, 5:15PM

Class A Semifinals
5-Sutherland 43, 4-Maine-Endwell 39 - FINAL
3-Jamesville-DeWitt 44, 11-Harborfields 30 – FINAL

Class A Final: 5-Sutherland vs. 3-Jamesville-DeWitt - Tomorrow, 7PM

Class AA Semifinals
1-Ossining 69, 5-Gates Chili 62 – FINAL
(Ossining last year’s Girls Class AA champions)
3-Cicero North Syracuse 61, 8-Baldwin 50 – FINAL

Class AA Final: 1-Ossining vs. 3-Cicero-North Syracuse - Tomorrow, 8:45PM