Nathan Eovaldi continues to pitch like an ace, the Wings are no longer undefeated (but are 2-1), and after falling down 3-0 to Vegas, the Stars managed to make things interesting before getting eliminated last night.
Here’s what I’m watching this week:
Friday, 6/2—Men’s College World Series: TCU versus Arizona—9 p.m., ESPN U
The Horned Frogs are the only school to reach the College Football Playoff, the men’s NCAA Tournament, and now the men’s College World Series this year. Will the third time be a charm for a TCU national title? The road begins Friday night.
Sunday, 6/4—Wings at Sun—Noon, NBA TV
It’s a rematch of last season’s playoff series and a date with old friend Ty Harris, whom Dallas shipped to Connecticut this offseason in the three-team deal that netted Natasha Howard and Crystal Dangerfield. Will the Wings return to Arlington with a win in its stiffest road test to date?
Sunday, 6/4—Rangers versus Mariners—1:35 p.m., Bally Sports Southwest
This is a little about the A.L. West, where Texas is six and a half games up on Seattle even as the M’s remain above .500. But it’s a lot about the opposing starter, rookie sensation and East Texas native Bryce Miller, who, per the inimitable Sarah Langs of MLB.com, was the first player since at least 1901 to go at six-plus innings while allowing four hits or fewer in his first five career appearances. Miller got hammered by the Yankees Sunday afternoon, however, which makes it an open question of which version Texas gets in the series finale of this four-game set: the overwhelmed rookie or the starlet who can go toe to toe with de facto ace Nathan Eovaldi.