Sunday, May 06, 2007

Saturday night fever

I didn't get to watch a lot of sports last night, just about 5 hours of boxing, so I missed the Braves game, I missed the Rockets/Jazz game seven, the Bulls/Pistons game one blowout and the Kentucky Derby, well I chose to miss that. Here's a quick wrap-up of the day that was Cinco De Mayo.

Braves fall to the Dodgers, 6-3.

It had a great match-up of groundball pitchers who were both plain filthy, but Derek Lowe was just a little bit better than Tim Hudson. Lowe pitched 7.0 innings, giving up just three hits and one earned run and after the game Braves rightfielder, Jeff Francoeur said "That's the nastiest stuff I've seen since I've been up". Hudson went eight strong innings and gave up seven hits and three earned runs and received his first loss on the season. In the eighth inning Wilson Betemit, who was benched, hit a pinch-hit homerun, it was the first homerun Hudson had allowed in 47.0 innings.

WP: Derek Lowe(3-3)
LP: Tim Hudson(3-1)
SV: Takashi Saito(9)

HR: LAD- Wilson Betemit(1)

Street Sense comes back from 19th all the way to win the Derby.

Street Sense was in second to last a mile into the Kentucky Derby before kicking it into another gear and blowing past all other horses and finally overtaking Hard Spun, who was in first. Along with his Jockey, Calvin Borel, Street Sense won by more than two lengths to capture the $2,210,000 first prize.

The Rockets and Jazz series started with tears and it ended with tears.

The Utah Jazz defeated the Houston Rockets, 103-99 to win the deciding game seven Saturday night. Utah's Carlos Boozer had an amazing game, in which he scored 35 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists, Boozer became only the third player to ever score that many points and that many rebounds in a deciding game on the road, but unlike Patrick Ewing in 1997 and Dolph Schayes in 1959, Boozer's team came out victorious. Andrei Kirilenko was crying before the series started about not getting enough playing time I guess and after game seven a very emotional Tracy McGrady blamed this loss on him and him alone. This is the seventh time that T-Mac failed to get out of the 1st round and the second straight year his team lost the series after starting 2-0.

Larry Merchant is the slowest man in the world!

HBO's special analyst, Larry Merchant
has to be the most boring/slowest talking man in the whole fucking world. I fell asleep seven times before he got to the fucking point he was trying to make and even then it had nothing to do with what was going on and then you add in the equally as slow talker, Floyd Mayweater Sr and you have the most unbearable interview possible.

After both teams sweep in the first round, Pistons show Bulls who is number one.

The Detroit Pistons and Chicago Bulls both swept their respected teams in the first round of the playoffs and with the Bulls beating the defending Champions handedly I assumed they would hang tough with the Pistons. Well I was wrong, the Pistons defeated the Bulls, 95-69 in a completely one-sided blowout. Detroit played great defense, very similar to that of their championship season a few years ago and with Richard Hamilton and Chauncey Billups playing as well as the did and then you add Jason Maxiell, who was stellar off the bench, the Pistons are going to be very hard to beat.

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