Here are the lineups for the shows at noon:
On Baseball Show:
Mike Wilner hosting today:
On Leafs Lunch:
College of Sports Media Game of the Night:
We’re coming to the midway point of August and that means that teams are battling for position in their respective playoff runs. In the National League the race for the Wild Card spot is boiling down to a five team battle. The Rockies and Giants are tied at the top and Cubs sits in the third spot trailing by only two and a half games. The Marlins swept the reigning World Series Champion Phillies and moves into the four spot a half game behind Chicago. While the Braves put the brooms to LA and sits a half game back of Florida. SO every series from here on in becomes that much more important.
Tonight Colorado is looking to put some distance between themselves and the third-seeded Cubs. Colorado laid the bats to the Chicago last night in a 11-5 victory and have taken two games so far in the series. Game four goes tonight with Jorge De La Rosa (9-8) getting the start for the Rockies. Lefty Tom Gorzelanny (4-1) gets the ball for Chicago.
The Florida Marlins hope they can ride their three game winning streak into a spot atop the Wild Card standings. The Marlins may set the sites a little higher like the top of the National League East. They trail Philly by only four games. Tonight Rick VandenHurk (1-1) starts for Florida in the first of three against the visiting Astros. Houston counters with former Marlin Brian Moehler (7-7).
It looks the San Francisco Giants may have no choice but to win the Wild Card in order to make the playoffs. Unfortunately for them the number one team in the NL, the Los Angeles Dodgers, are in their division and seem to be running away with it. The Dodgers may be coming back to the pack. Since being swept by Atlanta their lead has dwindled to five and a half over the Giants and the Rockies. The Giants could rope the Dodgers in even further. They Giants host the Dodgers tonight. Jonathan Sanchez (5-9) starts for the hometown Giants. Hiroki Kuroda (4-5) goes for LA.