Huge Weekend. Not really. There’s not even an MMA fight of note. There goes about a 1000 hits a day. The UFC did announce that Brock Lesnar (the wrestling guy) will face Shane Carwin (don’t worry about it) in November. That’s about all the UFC I can handle this Friday. There’s other stuff, though, don’t panic.
We Got Huge Baseball Match-ups. Of particular concern to the Phillies would be the Giants/Rockies series. Now, I listen to everything Tim Kirkjian says. The guy works for ESPN, and he says the Rockies have too much offensive firepower for the Giants. Hmmm…my playoff prediction post tabbed the Giants. Do I root for my own prognostication or the better match-up for the Phillies in the playoffs. Um, Let’s go Rockies. Sanchez v. Cook in the opener tonight at 9:10 Eastern.
The Red Sox have a huge weekend series with the Yankees. I’m sure most Sox fans, knowing them as pessimistic and overly dramatic, have already given up any hope of catching NY. Fair enough, but another beating at the hands of the Yanks, and they’re likely to be looking up at the Rangers in the wild-card race. The Sox send Brad Penny to the hill to try to break the four game skid against New York, who counters with Andy Pettitte. Good news for Boston fans is that Texas is playing Tampa Bay, and a loss by either of these teams doesn’t hurt.
In what should have been a big series, the Phillies head to New York to take on the Mets. I thought the Mets had cancelled the season when David Wright got beaned last week, but apparently they can still field nine guys. It’s a shame that this series means virtually nothing with the Mets camped out in 4th place 14.5 out. That’s a funny number isn’t it? The rivalry takes a little hit, but tune in to see if Werth and Howard will continue to launch homers at obscene rates. First victim? Mike Pelfrey tonight at 7. As an aside I single handedly rejuvinated my centsports account betting the Phillies (-1.5) through the whole D-Backs series. Brilliant.
Lastly, and clearly most importantly, we’re on a luke warm Fred watch for the weekend. Fred got off to a late start this afternoon, and the second round will probably not be completed today in Greensboro. Fred’s still sitting at 4-under, and probably needs to get it to seven to be considered in the hunt. The scores are going to be low, which is never great news for Fred who doesn’t make enough putts to take it deep for four days. He seems to be hitting it well enough to hang around, though. Sergio, Glover, Daly…it could be a worse board. Also, don’t forget to get patriotic, and root in the ladies against Europe. Solheim Cup Fever, catch it. I mean, I’ll probably watch.
If it was Wednesday, I’d go get a G&T, but since it isn’t I guess I’ll just chug a bottle of NyQuil, and call it a week. Thanks for the visits and comments. See you all Mondee.