Thursday, June 21, 2012
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
The Marlins are set to take on the Red Sox in game 2 of the series later tonight. Mark Buerhle (5-6, 3.49 ERA) is on the mound for the Fish, while Clay Bucholz (6-2, 5.77 ERA) takes the ball for Boston. Buerhle looks to turn things around tonight, as he has dropped his last two starts. Buerhle is 6-6 in his career against boston with a 4.49 ERA in 17 starts. You can view the lineups here. The Marlins had a great win last night, beating Boston 4-1. Josh Johnson picked up his 4th win of the season, and threw the ball the best he has all year. The velocity on his fastball touched 95-96 mph, and the slider looked flat out nasty. The Fish will be looking for the same result tonight at 7:10. Though I'm sure by 9 most of us will be watching a certain Heat game (Heat-Thunder; NBA Finals game 1, 9 p.m ABC)
Sunday, June 10, 2012
With a 101-88 win over the Celtics Saturday night the Heat will face their biggest challenge yet in the NBA Finals against Oklahoma City Thunder. This will mark the second straight finals appearance for Miami (we all know what happened last year). Coming in, there are two big questions facing the Heat. The first is not how they will match up against the likes of Kevin Durant or Russel Westbrook, but Serge Ibaka. at 6' 10", and with tremendous shot blocking ability, Ibaka creates a major match up problem for Miami. The logical choice would be to put Chris Bosh on Ibaka, but Bosh lacks some of the muscle and strength needed to guard him. The match up should be fun to watch come Tuesday night. The second question is, how will Lebron play? Without question Lebron is the best player in the game and in these playoffs so far, but if the man has any hopes of winning his first championship against this lethal Thunder team, he will need to play with the intensity he showed in games 5 and 6 against Boston. I expect him to.