Is there an unstated rule that says the Mets are hotter when the weather's colder? The Mets bounce back from two losses against Philadelphia with a 16-run effort in Minneapolis, where snow flurries showed up during batting practice. John Buck continued the Mets franchise-best home-run-to-start-a-season streak with his grand slam. Friday night's 16 runs also enter the Mets franchise record books, tied for the most runs they've scored in an interleague game, and is the most runs scored since their 17-run effort against the Chicago Cubs last June.
The Mets will try to make it 11 straight games to start the season with a home run when Matt Harvey comes to pitch in his first career interleague game. He's 2-0 this season with a 0.64 ERA, allowing only 1 run in his start against Philadelphia on Monday. The Mets batters will face Scott Diamond, who makes his season debut following left elbow surgery last season. Coverage begins at 3:30PM on 1230 FOX Sports Radio.
Tiger on the Prowl....
At the time of this writing, it's been reported Tiger Woods assessed a two stroke penalty for a bad drop on the 15th hole on Friday. Despite the penalty, and losing two strokes on the back 9, you have to admire how Woods has been clawing his way into this tournament. Tiger remains in the hunt, only 5 back of the leader, Jason Day. Saturday will be an interesting day on the links. Coverage begins 2:00PM on 1410 CBS Sports Radio
The administration of the ECAC hockey conference must be thrilled. The NCAA Men's Hockey Championship comes down to two ECAC teams from Connecticut. Quinnipiac has shown why they deserved the #1 seeding, knocking off Union convincingly a couple weeks ago for their berth into the Frozen Four. Yale has been the Cinderella story, knocking off Minnesota and North Dakota in the regionals, then ending UMass-Lowell's run in overtime on Thursday. Quinnipiac has won all three meetings this year between the two squads, outscoring Yale 13-3. But things can be different when the title's on the line. Coverage begins approximately 7:00PM on 1410 CBS Sports Radio, following Masters 3rd Round coverage.
Appeals allow teams to keep players in the lineup while disciplinary decisions are looked at more extensively. Normally, we'd argue against this, but this could make things interesting when the San Diego Padres play the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Monday. If you missed it, Zack Greinke nailed Carlos Quintin in the elbow, and Quintin took exception to it and stormed the mound. Greinke got injured with a broken collarbone in the melee, and Quintin earned an 8 game suspension for his actions. He's appealing the decision, which may allow him to be in the lineup on Monday. The Dodger faithful may not take kind to his taking the field.
And finally, Kobe Bryant may be done for the season and subsequent playoffs with a ruptured Achilles tendon that he suffered in the Lakers 118-116 win over the Golden State Warriors last night. He's expected to get an MRI today, but indications already could be that he's done for this season, and could be missing a good chunk of the 2013-14 season.
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- NCAA Men's Hockey Championship: Yale vs. Quinnipiac - 7:00PM-10:00PM, 1410 CBS Sports Radio
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