Sunday, April 14, 2013

Midday Recap 4/14: Heart-Stopping Harvey, Masters Movement, First-Timers and More

POSTPONED: Sunday's New York Mets vs. Minnesota Twins game, originally scheduled for 2:10pm, has been cancelled due to inclement weather.  It will be made up on August 19th @ 2:10pm.

Heart-Stopping Harvey
Now that we got today's business out of the way, let's talk about yesterday.  Matt Harvey dazzled the Target Field crowd with 6 2/3rds innings of no-hit ball.  Then Justin Morneau hit one that went deep, hitting the foul pole to narrowly break up the no-hit bid.  Harvey would go 8 innings, allowing 2 hits, as the Mets won 5-2.  His E.R.A. now sits at 0.82.

Streak Continues
Matt Byrd solo shot to lead off the 5th inning continues the Mets home run streak to start the season, now at 11 games.  The Mets are now the only team to hit the long ball in every game this season.  With four games coming up in high-altitude Colorado, the streak could make it to next weekend.

Sensational Sunday Expected
Not a lot of movement occurred on Saturday at the Masters, but what movement there was should bring a dramatic Sunday final round.  Tiger Woods still lurks in the hunt, regaining the two strokes he lost due to penalty.  He's one of 8 who are 4 strokes of the leaders, Brandt Snedeker and Angel Cabrera.  You have to admit, no matter your feelings on the Tiger Woods incident, having him amongst the final groups to hit the course on Sunday makes for a more exciting and dramatic broadcast. Coverage Begins 2:00PM on 1410 CBS Sports Radio, WENU-AM.

Sixty Years in the Making
The Bulldogs of Yale were the 15th team to make the NCAA Men's Hockey Tournament.  Being a four-seed, it wasn't expected for the Bulldogs to make it to Pittsburgh, where the Frozen Four was held.  Quinnipiac was the overall #1 team, and made it known with convincing wins through this tournament, including their regional final against Union when they advanced to the Frozen Four with 5-0 victory.  Quinnipiac had won all three games against Yale this season, outscoring the Bulldogs by a 13-3 margin.  But it was the Yale Bulldogs carrying their first school title in any team sport since 1953 after their 4-0 win on Saturday, aided by a goal with 3.5 seconds left in the 2nd Period that seemed to rattle Quinnipiac. Jeff Malcom guarded the pipes well for the shutout, the 5th in Championship history.

No heartache on Dan Miner bobblehead night, but a thrilling game before 3,700 at the Civic Center as the Phantoms gained a 2-0 early lead, but then surrendered 3 straight as the Connecticut Whale held a 3-2 lead with 5:00 left in the 2nd Period.  But then Jason Akeson scored his first goal of the night to tie the game at the 2nd intermission.  After no goals in the 3rd, the game went to overtime, where Jason Akeson sent the crowd home happy with bobbleheads in hand with his 19th of the season.  The Phantoms have had some thrilling games against the Rangers affiliate this season, including a game where the Phantoms came back from a 5-1 deficit with two goals with less than 2 minutes in the period down in Hartford.  The Phantoms wrap up their weekend-at-home against the Binghamton Senators at 3PM.  Coverage begins at 2:30PM on Classic Hits Q101.7.

  • Mets Baseball: Mets at Minnesota Twins - 1:30PM, 1230AM WMML
  • The Masters: Final Round Coverage - 2:00PM, 1410AM WENU
  • Phantoms Hockey: Binghamton Senators at Phantoms - 2:30PM, 101.7FM WNYQ
  • Mets Baseball: Mets at Colorado Rockies - 8:00PM, 1230AM WMML
Don't forget we are planning a Father's Day Mets bus trip, going down to see the Mets take on the Chicago Cubs on Sunday, June 16th.  $99 gets you bus transportation, lunch on the bus and tickets to the Pepsi Porch at Citi Field.  For more information and to purchase your tickets, call (518) 793-7733 during regular business hours (Mon-Fri 9AM to 5PM).

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