Gene Makowsky (Wikimedia Commons)
The Calgary Stampeders and the Saskatchewan Roughriders will battle at Mosaic Stadium in Regina tomorrow night in a huge Western Division matchup. The Roughriders (1-3) are coming off a huge 27-24 win over the Montreal Alouettes last Sunday, and can move ahead of the 2-2 Calgary Stampeders with a victory. Expect the Roughriders to use running back Wes Cates frequently with the Stamps’ top defender, Juwan Simpson out with a knee injury.
Roughriders’ offensive lineman Gene Makowsky will tie a franchise record when he suits up on Saturday. He’ll tie Roger Aldag’s record for most games with the Saskatchewan Roughriders (271). The game can be seen on TSN at 7:30pm.
Here are the other events I’ll be tuning in to:
Saturday _ Sunday–Women’s British Open–8am SAT on TSN, 7am SUN on TSN2–German Caroline Masson currently leads South Koreans Inbee Park and Meena Lee by a stroke at -11 in the final major of the year for the LPGA Tour . Masson, is a regular member of the Ladies’ European Tour, and has four top ten finishes in 2011. Park is the only player among the three to have won a Major in the past, as she won the 2008 United States Women’s Open. South Korean legend Se Ri Pak is lurking at Carnoustie, Scotland, as she is only three shots off the lead in fourth place. Canada’s Lorie Kane of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island made the cut. She is currently at +1.
Saturday–MLB–Tampa Bay Rays @ Seattle Mariners–2pm–FOX–I am very interested in watching Rays’ rookie pitcher Alex Cobb for the first time. Cobb is 3-0 with 24 strikeouts and an earned run average of 2.57, but has only given up five earned runs in his last 31 1/3 innings. The Mariners, meanwhile, have finally ended that brutal 17 game losing streak and will send rookie all-star Michael Pineda (8-7, 123 K, 3.69 ERA) to the mound. Tampa Bay is 54-50, while Seattle is 44-60.