Darian Durant (Bing Images)
Sorry folks, I have two major commitments this weekend, a house warming party and two hockey pools, and won’t see as much sports as I’d like.
But here are the events I will get to see.
Saturday–NLDS–Game 1–Arizona Diamondbacks @ Milwaukee Brewers–Sportsnet–Noon–I’m very interested in this series and am pulling for the Brewers in the playoffs. Milwaukee is sending Yovanni Gallardo to the mound (17-10, 207 K, 3.52 ERA) against Arizona’s Ian Kennedy (21-4, 198 K, 2.88 ERA). Arizona will try and stop Milwaukee’s two biggest bats– Prince Fielder (.299, 38 HR, 120 RBIs) and Ryan Braun (.332, 33 HR, 111 RBIs). The Diamondbacks meanwhile are led by Justin Upton (.289, 31 HR, 88 RBIs), who is playing in the 2011 postseason along with his B.J. in Tampa Bay.
Saturday–CFL–Saskatchewan Roughriders @ Calgary Stampeders–TSN–2pm–It is getting very crowded in the Canadian Football League’s Western Division as the Stampeders (7-5) lead the Edmonton Eskimos and British Columbia Lions at 7-6 and the Roughriders at 4-8. Prior to last week, the Roughriders seemed to turn things around a little as they had won three straight before getting hammered 42-5 to the Lions. The Stampeders, meanwhile are coming off a terrible defensive performance themselves, in giving up 55 points in a loss to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. It’s been a fine year for Stampeders’ punter Burke Dales of Collingwood, Ontario, who leads the CFL with 47 yards per punt. The Roughriders are led by quarterback Darian Durant. Despite having a losing record, Durant actually has his quarterback rating (89.4) of his career.