The Giants and Cardinals faced off yesterday afternoon with the series tied at 1-1. The Giants jumped on the board in the third inning when Pablo Sandoval grounded into a fielder’s choice that scored Angel Pagan to give them a 1-0 lead. In the bottom half of the inning, the Cardinals took the lead on Matt Carpenter’s two run home run. Carpenter came into the game in right field replacing the injured Carlos Beltran in the second inning. The Cardinals would add another run right before a 3 ½ hour rain delay in the seventh inning. The Cardinals would go on to hold on to the 3-1 lead and take a 2-1 series lead heading into tonight’s Game 4. More here.
Do you despise Sidney Crosby? If so, then this will only anger you more. Sidney Crosby, in an interview with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, said that he is not sorry for breaking Claude Giroux’s wrists in the playoffs. He also mentions how relieved he was to hear that Shea Weber would not be joining the Flyers and staying in Nashville. More here.
The Sixers took on the Cleveland Cavaliers last night at the Wells Fargo Center in preseason action. After winning by just one point after the first quarter, the Sixers exploded. They went on a 30-3 run at one point and opened up their lead to 25 points at halftime. They outscored the Cavaliers 38-14 in the second quarter. Dorrell Wright got the start at point guard and dropped in 17 points hitting four 3-pointers in the process. More here.
Looking to lock up their core, the Sixers are still negotiating with point guard Jrue Holiday. Holiday can become a restricted free agent at the end of the season. The Sixers can sign Holiday to a contract extension until the October 31st deadline. More here.