Daily Sports Roundup: June 28

by Dirty on June 28, 2010

Today in the Daily Sports Roundup: The Braves play host to the Nationals, the Tigers meet the Twins, and Brazil and the Netherlands both look to advance at the World Cup.

Chasing the World Cup . . .

Monday’s Round of 16 matchups at the World Cup has Netherlands vs. Slovakia and Brazil vs. Chile. The Dutch, after winning Group E with nine points, are big -250 favorites against Slovakia (+700), with draw odds of +330. Slovakia ended up in second place in Group F with four points. Brazil is then a -200 favorite against Chile (+600), with draw odds of +300. The Brazilians finished in the top spot in the Group G standings with seven points, while Chile ended up second in Group H with six points.

Meeting up on the diamond . . .

The American League has just three games on tap for Monday, with Toronto at Cleveland, the White Sox at Kansas City, and Detroit at Minnesota. Jeremy Bonderman (3-5, 4.20 ERA) will take on Francisco Liriano (6-5, 3.11) in that Tigers/Twins matchup. Righthander Bonderman was beaten by the Mets in his last trip to the mound, surrendering four earned runs on seven hits over six innings of work. Lefthander Liriano is coming off back-to-back losses to the Brewers and Rockies, allowing a combined six earned runs on 12 hits over just 12 innings in those contests.

Ubaldo Jimenez (13-1, 1.60 ERA) will take the mound in Monday’s Colorado at San Diego matchup, while the NL also offers up the Mets at Florida, Philadelphia at Cincinnati, Pittsburgh at the Cubs, Houston at Milwaukee, Arizona at St. Louis, the Dodgers at San Francisco, and Washington at Atlanta. Stephen Strasburg (2-1, 1.78 ERA) is set to take on Tim Hudson (7-3, 2.54 ERA) in that last game. Righthander Strasburg was beaten by the Royals last time out despite giving up just one run on nine hits over his six innings of work (and fanning nine). Righthander Hudson is coming off a loss to the White Sox in which he gave up four runs over seven innings.

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