Thursday, July 20, 2017

Panthers Sign Owen Tippett

     The Florida Panthers have signed right wing Owen Tippett to a three-year entry-level contract. He was selected in the first round as the 10th overall pick of the 2017 NHL Draft.
     Tippett has played the last two seasons with the Missassauga Steelheads of the Ontario Hockey League. He compiled 44 goals and 31 assists in 60 games last season. Tippett had 15 goals and five assists in 48 games during 2015-16.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Phillies Blast Marlins

     The Philadelphia Phillies routed the Miami Marlins 10-3 at Marlins Park on Wednesday. The Marlins finished the six-game home stand following the All-Star Game break with a 1-5 record.
     Philadelphia(32-61) took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first. Nick Williams knocked in Freddy Galvis with a triple into right-center field. Williams would later score on a sacrifice fly by Maikel Franco to center field.
     Giancarlo Stanton answered back for Miami(42-51) in the bottom of the frame with a solo homer to center on a 3-1 pitch for his 30th home run of the season. It tied a Marlins franchise record as he reached the 30-homer mark for the fourth time in his career. Christian Yelich would score on a wild pitch from third with Justin Bour at-bat in the third inning to tie it up 2-2.
     The Phillies pulled away in the middle innings. Cesar Hernandez ripped a single into center field and Andrew Knapp scored in the top of the fourth. Andrew Knapp drove in Cesar Hernandez with a sacrifice fly to center in the fifth inning.
     In the top of the sixth inning, Daniel Nava picked up a two-run single into center field which scored Hernandez and Galvis. Odubel Herrera later doubled to left field and brought home Williams for a 7-2 lead.
     The Marlins cut the deficit slightly in the bottom of the sixth to 7-3. Yelich powered a home run over the center-field fence on a 1-0 count for his ninth homer of the year.
     The Phils compiled three more runs in the ninth inning. Knapp scored on sacrifice fly by Williams to left field. Franco capped it with a two-run double to center for Hernandez and Galvis to score.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Phillies Move By Marlins

     The Philadelphia Phillies got by the Miami Marlins 5-2 at Marlins Park on Tuesday night. The Marlins have lost four of their last five games. Ichiro Suzuki passed Rickey Henderson for 23rd all-time with his 3,055th Major League Baseball hit, a single in the eighth inning.
     Miami(42-50) took their first lead of the contest in the opening inning. Giancarlo Stanton blasted a solo homer to center field on a 2-1 pitch for his 29th home run of the season.
     The Phillies matched it in the top of the second. Cameron Perkins singled into right field for Odubel Herrera to score.
     The Marlins made it 2-1 in the bottom of the third. Adam Conley was at-bat and J.T. Riddle scored on a passed ball.
     Philadelphia(31-61) tied it up again during the top of the fourth. Perkins knocked in Herrera again with an infield base hit.
     In the eighth inning, the Phils got ahead of the Fish. Maikel Franco ripped a solo home run to left field on a 2-2 count.
     The Phillies extended their margin in the top of the ninth. Nick Williams smacked a two-run homer to left-center field on a 3-1 pitch. Andres Blanco scored in front of him on the play.

Monday, July 17, 2017

West Palm Beach Ratings June 2017

     The ratings were rolled out in the West Palm Beach region for June. The lineup for ESPN West Palm 106.3 WUUB-FM remained the same and they did broadcast the NBA Finals.
     WMEN-AM, who remained the same with a 0.3 in June, had their final month with the brand 640 Fox Sports South Florida because they changed their slogan to 640 The Hurricane in the first week of July after being named an affiliate of the University of Miami Hurricanes Radio Network. The station piped in their first complete month of New York Yankees game broadcasts in 2017.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Dodgers Sweep Marlins

     The Los Angeles Dodgers swept the Miami Marlins with a 3-2 win at Marlins Park on Sunday. The Marlins have now lost five straight home games. Ichiro Suzuki tied Rickey Henderson with his 3,055th base hit for 23rd place in Major League Baseball history.
     The Dodgers won their ninth consecutive game and have been victorious in 29 of their last 33 games. L.A. swept a three-game series against the Marlins in Miami for the first time since 2008.
     Los Angeles(64-29) jumped on the Fish for the third straight game during the top of the first. Justin Turner smacked a home run to left-center field on a 2-1 pitch for his 11th homer of the season.
     The Dodgers expanded their margin to 2-0 in the third inning. Turner hit a sacrifice fly to right field which brought in Logan Forsythe.
     The Marlins fell behind by three runs in the top of the fourth. Austin Barnes connected with a base hit to center for Chris Taylor to cross the plate.
     Miami(41-49) responded in the fifth inning to make it 3-1. Ichiro Suzuki hit the ball off Dodgers starting pitcher Rich Hill for an infield hit as former Dodger A.J. Ellis scored from third.
     The Marlins made it a one-run game during the bottom of the eighth inning. Christian Yelich slapped a single up the middle for Marcell Ozuna to score.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Miami FC Beats San Francisco

     Miami FC finished the NASL Spring Season with a 3-1 victory over the San Francisco Deltas at legendary Kezar Stadium on Saturday night. They captured their first season title against San Francisco last weekend in Miami. It turned out that Miami FC outscored the Deltas 10-1 in the two games and ended the season ahead of San Francisco by 10 points.
     Miami FC will start off the Fall Season on July 29 as they visit New York to face the Cosmos. They will host FC Cincinnati in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal on August 2.

Cody Bellinger Cycle Dumps Marlins

     Cody Bellinger hit for the cycle as the Los Angeles Dodgers topped the Miami Marlins 7-1 on Saturday night at Marlins Park. The Dodgers have won eight consecutive games and 28 of their last 32. The Marlins have lost in four straight home games.
     Los Angeles(63-29) blasted out to a five-run margin during the top of the third. Bellinger blasted a two-run homer, his 26th home run this season, to right field on a 1-1 pitch with Chris Taylor scoring in front of him. It got worse for the Marlins when Yasmani Grandal smashed a three-run homer to right on a 1-0 count. The home run brought in Logan Forsythe and Joc Pederson on the play.
     The Dodgers extended their lead to 6-0 on the fourth inning. Justin Turner scored on a double by Bellinger into center field.
     In the seventh inning, Bellinger hit the first pitch over the head of Giancarlo Stanton in deep right field to complete the cycle with a triple. They added another run when Forsythe hit a sacrifice fly to right for Bellinger to cross the plate.
     Miami(41-48) was able to break the shutout in the bottom of the frame. J.T. Riddle knocked in Justin Bour with a base hit into right field.
     Bellinger is just the ninth player in the 128-year history of the Dodgers to get the cycle. Los Angeles starting pitcher Alex Wood became the first Dodgers player in over a century to win his first 11 decisions to begin a season.