Hello everyone and welcome to the Spotlight on Sports for Wednesday, April the 23rd, 2015. Yesterday, our spotlight ended up living up to the hype, at least two thirds of it, as the Isles & Capitals went into Overtime again and the Rockets & Mavs also lived up to its billing as it seems like the Mavericks are fading fast in that series. Let’s jump into what’s in store for later this evening.
1) Ace’s Wild- It’s the battle of bitter rivals tonight as the San Francisco Giants play host to the LA Dodgers and to make things even better Clayton Kershaw will be opposed by Madison Bumgarner. It’s the reigning Cy Young Award winner vs the Reigning World Series MVP for the first time this season. While both men are off to less than stellar starts, if you’re a fan of old fashioned pitching duels, this one is sure to fit your fancy.
2) Will “They Let A Spaniard Beat Them Again?”- One of the biggest headlines to come out of any NBA playoff series thus far were that the Portland Trail Blazers had posted anti Spanish signs in their vistors locker room prior to game one of their first round series with the Memphis Grizzlies. Obviously this is in reference to Grizzlies star forward Marc Gasol. If game one was any indication, however, the Trail Blazers should not be concerned with one player’s heritage but rather how one sided game one was. If this revelation about the signs provides any more motivation for the Grizzlies, Id expect a quick series and an ugly Game 2 for Portland.
3) 10 Straight?!?!- Quickly, can anyone tell me the three teams tied for the best record in baseball? Well, one is the defending American League champion Kansas City Royals, second is the high powered Detroit Tigers and the third is the…New York Mets?!?! Yep the New York Mets are sitting pretty atop the National League East with an 11-3 record and have done so after losing Stud pitcher Zack Wheeler for the season, Captain David Wright and Catcher Travis D’Arnaud to injury. How good have the Mets been? Well not only have the Mets won 9 straight games but they’ve all been in division. The Mets will try to keep this feel good start to the season going as they host the Braves tomorrow night and look for their tenth straight win!
That’s going to do it for me today but Id encourage everyone to check out the Spotlight Sports Pick Of The Day if you’re looking to make your sports day a little more interesting. If you don’t agree with my three highlights of the day, feel free to leave your choices in the comments section.