Nightly Roundup: June 26, 2017

Welcome back to the Nightly Roundup! Where I recap the day that was in sports with my thoughts on the day.

Bullpen Cart Podcast

Just me this week. Matty D doesn’t know how to read a calendar and Greg’s phone broke down so he wasn’t answering my texts. I talk this past week in baseball and give my quick recaps of the NBA and NHL Drafts. I also recount my visit to the Lowell Spinners over the weekend. Here are the pictures I took including of my Stadium Snack:

Visited the @lowellspinners yesterday and had a blast checking out Bark in the Park night! #TheBullpenCart #StadiumSnacks

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NBA Awards

I’m still pretty mad about Malcolm Brogden winning Rookie of the Year so I’m going to keep this brief. Why are these awards shows a thing!? Makes zero sense to me. Baseball just drops the news and that seems to work. They’ve been a shitshow in the NHL and it seemed like it was going to be for the NBA as well. I’m watching Russ call up his teammates right now which is a great sign of respect to his team but unnecessary.

Phillies lose series finale to D-Backs 6-1

Nick Pivetta struggles once again as the Phils weren’t able to even up this series in Arizona. The Phils were even able to get Zach Greinke out of the game after five innings but once again, the bats never came alive. They were able to get nine runners on base but the team went 1-7 with runners in scoring position. Overall, a disappointing weekend for the Phils as they were once again close on Sunday but in extras. The Phillies make a brief trip to Seattle tomorrow night and Wednesday and then will travel back east to New York to face the Mets.

Other Baseball Scores:

Cubs hold off Nats 5-4 — The Cubs’ three ninth-inning runs proved to be pivotal as the Nats scored four in the bottom of the nine as they almost complete the comeback

Indians out-slug Rangers 15-9 — A Cole Hamels vs. Carlos Carrasco matchup usually indicates a pitcher’s duel but not tonight. Neither could make it past the fifth inning in Hamels’ first start back from the DL.

Chris Sale dominates once again as Sox beat Twins 4-1 — Nine K’s in six and one-third innings of work for Sale. He’s now 10-2 on the season with a 2.77 ERA; with Sale starting a Kimbrel slamming the door, the Sox are in a great spot.

2017 Hockey Hall of Fame Class Announced

Teemu Selanne, Paul Kariya, Dave Andreychuk, Mark Recchi and Danielle Goyette were the players in the class. Selanne and Kariya were the anchors of that original Mighty Ducks team (and it’s hard to forget Selanne’s stint with the original Winnipeg Jets) but the guy I’m most excited about is Recchi. A long time Flyer, Penguin, and Bruin, Recchi is a fan favorite no matter what fanbase you talk to. Congrats to him and the rest of the class!

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