Today in the Daily Sports Roundup provided by Bet Jamaica home of the true dime MLB betting, join now and get a free $50 free play on top of 20% cash bonus: The Stanley Cup playoffs continue on five fronts, while the Mariners host the Tigers, and the Giants battle with the Dodgers.
Meeting up on the diamond . . .
The American League has a full slate of games on Friday, with the White Sox at Cleveland, the Angels at Toronto, Tampa Bay at Boston, Kansas City at Minnesota, Baltimore at Oakland, Texas at the Yankees, and Detroit at Seattle. The Tigers will send Jeremy Bonderman (1-0, 1.80 ERA) to the mound for his second start of the season on Friday night; righthander Bonderman grabbed the win against the Tribe in his first outing of the year, allowing just one earned run on one hit over his five innings of work. The Mariners will counter with ace Felix Hernandez (0-0, 3.29 ERA); righthander Hernandez has picked up a pair of no-decisions over two starts this year, allowing five earned runs over 13 2-3 innings.
Over in the National League on Friday it's then Houston at the Cubs, Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, Florida at Philadelphia, Milwaukee at Washington, Colorado at Atlanta, the Mets at St. Louis, Arizona at San Diego, and San Francisco at the Dodgers. Todd Wellemeyer (0-1, 5.68 ERA) is scheduled to get the ball for the Giants on Friday night; righthander Wellemeyer was tagged with a loss by the Braves in his first start of the season, surrendering four earned runs on seven hits over 6 1-3 innings of work. The struggling Vicente Padilla (0-1, 11.42 ERA) will take the mound for the Dodgers; righthander Padilla has allowed 11 runs on 14 hits over 8 2-3 innings of work so far this year against the Pirates and Marlins.
Taking a trip around the rink . . .
Finally, the NHL playoffs continue on Friday with Ottawa at Pittsburgh, Philadelphia at New Jersey, Detroit at Phoenix, Colorado at San Jose, and Nashville at Chicago. The Predators and Blackhawks will be playing Game 1 on Friday; they're the last series to get underway. Chicago fell just short of the top overall seed in the Western Conference, ending up one point back of the San Jose Sharks at 52-22-8. Nashville locked down the seventh seed in the West with a 47-29-6 record. Hawks forward Troy Brouwer (personal) is expected to play on Friday, while d-man Brian Campbell (collarbone/ribs) is still out of action. Preds forward Patric Hornqvist (upper body) is listed as probable for the opener.