Five Things You Missed
Baseball is a funny game. On Monday, for the first time in modern Major League history, a starting pitcher recorded double-digit strikeouts, allowed double-digit hits, and lasted fewer than five innings.
There were some records set this past week, some more impressive than others.
On-field excellence from both pitchers and hitters, as well a questionable off-field move, highlight this week’s recap.
This past week saw the reigning Cy Young winner regaining his form, baseball’s most feared slugger hitting one out of the stadium, and the first of its kind triple play.
This past week was all about the home run—whether it came from the guy who’s trotted around the bases more than any active player or someone doing it for the first time.
The first month of the season is in the books. Games are shorter, which isn’t a surprise given baseball’s new policies, but the Mets’ and Astros’ hot starts are. And the month couldn’t end without Mike Trout making a game-saving catch.
After six straight losing seasons, this was the year many expected the Mets to contend for a playoff spot.
The Blue Devils and Badgers play for the title tonight at 9:18 p.m. ET on CBS.
The record-setting start to the Tournament—as far as one-point games—gave way to exciting, compelling matchups this past weekend.
Nothing beats the opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament and this year was especially incredible. From improbable upsets to last-second heroics—and sometimes both in the same game—the 2015 Tourney got off to a roaring start.
We will not have a repeat champion this year. While expected for much of the season, it became official yesterday, when Connecticut lost in the American Conference finals and was denied an at-large bid.
Saturday’s slate was incredible, and some of the biggest and best games are recapped below. In many conferences, regular season concluded this past weekend, meaning the league tournaments are set to begin (some as early as tomorrow).