One of the most remarkable comebacks in sports history happened on Friday night in Washington.
Down 9-0 after five innings, the Braves stormed back to outscore the Nationals 10-1 in the last four innings before winning 11-10 in extra innings.
Dan Uggla led the Braves attack by going three for four, scoring four runs and recording the game winning run in the eleventh inning.
With the win, the Braves improve to 51-41, and are 2.5 games back of the Nationals in the National League East. The two teams will also play a very intriguing doubleheader on Saturday (11am and 5pm on Peachtree TV).
Here are the other events I’ll be watching this weekend:
Saturday & Sunday–British Open–(Third Round, 8am Saturday, Fourth Round 6am Sunday)–TSN– American Brandt Snedeker is trying to continue a streak of American fortune at the last three major championships and deliver an American slam of first time major winners. Snedeker currently leads Adam Scott of Australia by a stroke at -10. Since last year, Keegan Bradley won the PGA Championship, and so far this year Bubba Watson won the Masters and Webb Simpson won the U.S. Open. The player that is lurking however is Tiger Woods who at -6 is in third place. Could this finally be Tiger’s time? We’ll have to wait and see.
Saturday–MLB–San Francisco Giants @ Philadelphia Phillies–FOX–2pm–One of the biggest disappointments this season are clearly the Phillies, who despite their remarkable starting rotation, seemed to get old in a hurry and are dead last in the National League East at 41-53. On Saturday, the Phillies host a Giants team in the thick of things in the National League West at 52-41, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers by 2.5 games.
Sunday–Indycar–Edmonton Indy–TSN–12pm–If American Ryan Hunter-Reay is going to win his fourth straight auto race, it will have to be from the back of the pack. On Friday it was reported that Reay had to change his engine and will be penalized ten spots on the starting grid. The same thing happened to James Hinchcliffe at the Toronto Indy two weeks ago. This is the seventh Edmonton Indy and Will Power of Australia, who is currently second in the IndyCar standings has won two of the last three years.
Tags: adam scott, atlanta braves, brandt snedeker, british open, bubba watson, dan uggla, edmonton indy, james hinchcliffe, keegan bradley, philadelphia phillies, ryan hunter-reay, san francisco giants, tiger woods, washington nationals, webb simpson, will power