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Příspěvek od: zhangzk - 20. 04. 2019, 05:39 - Fórum: Dekorace do dětského pokoje - Žádné odpovědi

TORONTO (AP) — Finally hitting his stride in the midst of a trying season Evan Longoria Jersey , Kevin Pillar scored the tiebreaking run on an infield grounder in the sixth inning, and the Toronto Blue Jays overcame another abbreviated start by Stroman to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Sunday.Limited to two pitches because of a recurring blister, Stroman battled through five innings before deciding he couldn’t risk further damage to his tender middle finger. The right-hander allowed one run and five hits while throwing 76 pitches.“I just threw sinker, cutter today because I couldn’t put pressure on my curveball or slider,” Stroman said. “I pushed it pretty aggressively. It was just at the point where I felt like if I continued to go, I would have to possibly miss my next start.”Stroman left Tuesday’s game against Boston after seven innings because of a blister on his right middle finger, walking off with the trainer after coming out to warm up for the eighth.Devon Travis had two hits and drove in a run as the Blue Jays won for the second time in nine meetings with the Rays, avoiding a three-game series sweep.Tampa Bay’s lone run came in the fourth on a two-out RBI single by Willy Adames.Jaime Garcia (3-6) worked one inning for the win. Danny Barnes got two outs in the seventh and Tyler Clippard got the third, stranding runners at the corners. Ryan Tepera pitched the eighth and Ken Giles finished for his 13th save in 13 opportunities.“We got pitched tough Dustin McGowan Jersey ,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said. “Still not clicking offensively like we’re capable of.”Making his third start for Tampa Bay since being acquired from Pittsburgh last month, right-hander Tyler Glasnow allowed one run and two hits in five-plus innings.Pillar pinch-hit for Curtis Granderson and greeted right-hander Jose Alvarado (1-5) with a double. Travis followed with a tying single and, one out later, Pillar raced home from third on Randal Grichuk’s groundout to the catcher.Pitcher Ryne Stanek covered home plate but Pillar evaded the tag and was called safe. Tampa Bay challenged umpire Ryan Additon’s call but it was confirmed by video review. The lead was Toronto’s first of the series.“He left me a little window between his legs to try and get home plate,” Pillar said. “Sometimes you’ve got to gamble and it paid off.”SAVE MEGiles gave Toronto its first save in 19 games, ending a streak that matched the 10th-longest in team history.KEEPING IT CLOSEThe Rays are 22-28 in one-run games, while the Blue Jays are 15-12.MAKING MOVESFollowing the game, Toronto optioned right-hander Danny Barnes to Triple-A Buffalo to clear a roster spot for right-hander Sean Reid-Foley, who will make his major league debut at Kansas City on Monday. The Blue Jays still need to open a 40-man roster spot for Reid-Foley.TRAINER’S ROOMRays: Following the game http://www.raysfanproshop.com/authentic-evan-longoria-jersey , RHP Jamie Schultz was optioned to Triple-A Durham. RHP Chaz Roe (left knee) will be come off the 10-day disabled list Tuesday.Blue Jays: INF Yangervis Solarte (strained right oblique) was placed on the 10-day DL and C Danny Jansen was promoted from Buffalo. Jansen, who played in this year’s Futures Game, was batting .275 with 12 homers and 58 RBIs in 88 games at Triple-A.PARTING WORDSJansen was removed from Buffalo’s game Saturday when word of his promotion reached the dugout. Manager Bobby Meacham broke the news by telling Jansen “Kid, you’re going to the big leagues. I don’t want to see you again.”UP NEXTRays: Are off Monday. They have not named a starter for Tuesday’s opener of a three-game series against the New York Yankees. The Rays have lost 12 straight series at Yankee Stadium.Blue Jays: Reid-Foley will pitch to Jansen, his former Triple-A batterymate, when faces the Royals on Monday. Reid-Foley went 12-4 with a 2.98 ERA in 23 starts at Double-A and Triple-A this season. RHP Brad Keller (4-5, 3.57 ERA) starts for Kansas City. MILWAUKEE (AP) — Corey Knebel will decide on Friday what to do about his ailing right elbow, potentially sidelining a key part of Milwaukee’s vaunted bullpen for the season.The 27-year-old has a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament. He could have Tommy John surgery and then return at some point next year, or try to rehab the injury.“I’ve got all the cards on the table Adeiny Hechavarria Jersey , and it’s just, ‘Which one?'” Knebel said before Milwaukee beat St. Louis 5-4 in its opener on Thursday. “It’s not really anybody’s decision but mine. But of course I’m going to talk to some of the doctors before I make a decision.”Losing Knebel for the year could be a big blow for Milwaukee, which leaned on its bullpen in its run to the NL Championship Series last October.Jeremy Jeffress, another hard-throwing reliever who made the All-Star team last year, also began the season on the injured list after he was slowed by a sore right shoulder during spring training. Bobby Wahl, acquired in a January trade with the New York Mets, is expected to miss all or most of the season after he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.Manager Craig Counsell said the run of injuries disrupted his bullpen plans.“It’s undefined a little bit,” he said. “As injuries do, they kind of provide room for people to step up Sergio Romo Jersey , provide opportunity, and make some unknowns. We’re going to have to work through that. It likely will change as we go.”Milwaukee still has Josh Hader, who set a major league record for a left-handed reliever with 143 strikeouts in 81 1/3 innings last season. Jeffress pitched in an extended spring training game on Wednesday and could return by the end of April.Knebel said he planned to see team physician Dr. William Raasch on Thursday and “go from there.” He also has visited Dr. Neal ElAttrache, the Dodgers’ team physician. Mets medical director Dr. David Altchek and Rangers team physician Dr. Keith Meister each looked at his scans.“Whatever happens, I’ll be ready to go,” Knebel said. “That’s it. The not knowing is the tough part. Once the decision’s made, then it’ll be full go with whatever the decision is.”Knebel had 16 saves and a 3.58 ERA last season, plus a sparkling 0.90 ERA in nine playoff appearances. He was an All-Star in 2017 with 39 saves and a 1.78 ERA in 76 innings.


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Příspěvek od: panxing18 - 20. 04. 2019, 04:52 - Fórum: Dekorace do dětského pokoje - Žádné odpovědi

DENVER (AP) — Kyle Freeland got in on the fun at the plate Jung-ho Kang Jersey , too, for the Colorado Rockies.Freeland pitched effectively into the seventh and had two hits, and the Rockies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 10-3 on Thursday to maintain their NL West lead.Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story homered and David Dahl had three hits and two RBIs to help Colorado remain 1 1/2 games ahead of Los Angeles and increase its advantage over the third-place Diamondbacks to 4 1/2 games. Los Angeles won 9-7 at St. Louis on Thursday night.“We’re playing good baseball, we’re a very confident team,” Arenado said. “Everyone’s playing a part. It’s great.”Freeland played two parts — keeping Arizona’s offense in check until his left calf cramped up in the seventh and doing damage with his bat. He had an RBI double in the second inning and started a rally in the fourth with a bunt single down the third base line.“I was amazed with him today. I really was,” Arenado said. “I was like, ‘He’s an animal. He wants to pitch, he wants to hit, he wants to run, he just wants to be out there.’ The best pitchers in this game, that’s how they are.”Freeland (15-7) was just as effective on the mound. He allowed two through six innings and left with one out in the seventh after giving up two extra-base hits. A cramp that bothered him in the sixth inning flared up again, but he said he is fine.“I’ve had it on the mound a couple of times before the season,” he said. “It’s nothing that I have concern about.”He was scheduled to face Clay Buchholz in the finale of the four-game series but the Diamondbacks right-hander was scratched from the start because of tightness in his right elbow. Matt Koch (5-5) started in his place and allowed four runs on eight hits in three innings.Manager Torey Lovullo said Buchholz felt the tightness in his elbow 26 pitches into his 32-pitch warmup and he was shut down.“We have learned through some difficult circumstances just get him off the mound and get him evaluated Francisco Cervelli Jersey ,” Lovullo said. “So he is presently on his way back to Arizona to see our team doctors and obviously get an MRI.”A.J. Pollock homered for Arizona. The Diamondbacks are 3-12 in September. They lost 5-4 on Wednesday night when DJ LeMahieu hit a two-run homer off Yoshihisa Hirano in the ninth inning.Arizona trailed 5-1 when Freeland gave up a triple to Steven Souza Jr. and a double to Nick Ahmed in the seventh. Freeland left after manager Bud Black and trainer Keith Dugger came to the mound.Yencey Almonte gave up an RBI double to Ketel Marte that made it 5-3. The Rockies responded with five runs in the bottom of the inning.Things don’t get easier for the Diamondbacks. They head to Houston to play the AL West leaders in a three-game weekend series.“We gotta get going, time is running out,” Souza said. “We are making it more difficult on ourselves but it’s not impossible.”After Arenado and Pollock traded solo home runs, Freeland hit an RBI double over Pollock’s head in center to drive in Arenado and give the Rockies a 2-1 lead.Story’s home run in the third made it 4-1 and Freeland came through again in the fourth. He laid down a bunt single down the third base line to lead off and then scored on Dahl’s double to the corner in left.POWER COUPLEArenado and Story entered the franchise record books with their long balls. Arenado’s drive, his team-leading 34th, gave him 100 RBIs to become just the fourth player in Rockies history to have four straight seasons with at least 30 home runs and 100 RBIs.Story’s homer, his 33rd, is the most by a Colorado shortstop. He was tied with Troy Tulowitzki, who had 32 in 2009.Story trails Arenado in homers this season but he did have bragging rights Thursday. His 471-foot drive bested Arenado’s by 6 feet.“I really don’t care too much about that,” Story said. “Maybe later it’s cool to see how far it went. Just trying to put a good swing on the ball. If it goes over the fence, that’s all that matters.”GOING SOCIALThursday’s game was aired exclusively on Facebook Live.TRAINER’S ROOMDiamondbacks: LHP T.J. McFarland was sent back to Phoenix to have an MRI on his sore elbow. Lovullo said McFarland’s elbow soreness flared up Sunday but has been feeling better. If he checks out Lovullo said he would join the team in Houston.UP NEXTDiamondbacks: LHP Robbie Ray (5-2, 4.18) will open a three-game series at the Astros on Friday night.Rockies: LHP Tyler Anderson (6-8, 4.89) will start Colorado’s nine-game trip against San Francisco on Friday night. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Working on a one-hitter with a 4-0 lead http://www.piratesfanproshop.com/authentic-josh-bell-jersey , Rich Hill had just set down Eduardo Nunez swinging for the first out of the seventh inning.Dodgers manager Dave Roberts had seen enough. Walking to the mound, he signaled to the bullpen and Hill was gone. “Big mistake!” President Donald Trump tweeted.It was the beginning of another troubled outing for Los Angeles‘ bullpen in the World Series.Six relievers combined to give up eight of Boston’s nine runs over the final three innings in a 9-6 loss Saturday night that sent the Dodgers to the brink of elimination for the second straight year.“Watching the Dodgers/Red Sox final innings,” Trump tweeted. “It is amazing how a manager takes out a pitcher who is loose & dominating through almost 7 innings, Rich Hill of Dodgers, and brings in nervous reliever(s) who get shellacked. 4 run lead gone. Managers do it all the time, big mistake!”Roberts responded, saying, “I don’t know how many Dodger games he’s watched. I don’t think he’s privy to the conversation. That’s one man’s opinion.”Los Angeles trails 3-1 in the best-of-seven series. Game 5 is Sunday at Dodger Stadium, where the Dodgers lost to Houston in Game 7 a year ago.Informed of Trump’s comments, Boston manager Alex Cora simply said, “Dave Roberts is a good manager.”When he was told of the presidential tweet, a subdued Hill said, “I didn’t read it.”Roberts and Hill talked in the sixth http://www.piratesfanproshop.com/authentic-josh-bell-jersey , with the 38-year-old left-hander telling his manager to keep an eye on him.“Right there, I know Rich did everything he could, competed, left everything out there,” Roberts said. “We’ve got to do a better job of picking him up.” Hill struck out seven and walked three in 6 1/3 innings with one run and one hit. He is just the second pitcher age 38 or older to post three World Series starts in which he’s allowed just one earned run, including two last year. Roger Clemens holds the record with four.Scott Alexander inherited a runner from Hill, who had issued a leadoff walk to Xander Bogaerts. Alexander walked Brock Holt and Roberts was quick with the hook.“It just didn’t work out the way we wanted,” Hill said. “We’ll move forward and concentrate on Sunday.”The Dodgers turned to Ryan Madson, brought in from the Nationals in August to bolster the ‘pen in high-leverage situations.It didn’t work. Madson gave up a three-run homer to pinch-hitter Mitch Moreland, drawing the Red Sox within 4-3.The Dodgers turned to Kenley Jansen in the eighth for the second straight game.Bad move.The All-Star closer served up a one-out homer to Steve Pearce that tied the game at 4-all.“We’re all disappointed,” Jansen said. “We can’t question ourselves. It’s another day tomorrow. It’s not over until it’s over.”Hours earlier, Jansen gave up Jackie Bradley Jr.’s tying homer in the eighth inning of an epic Game 3, blowing his attempt at a six-out save in his third major World Series failure in two years.But the bullpen rallied Corey Dickerson Jersey , with eight relievers combining for 11 innings of five-hit ball in the longest World Series game in history. They mostly shut down Boston’s powerful lineup and the Dodgers eked out a 3-2, 18-inning victory in the 7-hour, 20-minute affair that ended early Saturday. Converted starter Alex Wood got the win by pitching out of trouble in the 18th after giving up a leadoff walk.Jansen struggled against Houston a year ago in the World Series, too.He gave up a solo homer to Marwin Gonzalez in Game 2 for his first blown save in the playoffs. That ended his major league record streak of converting his first 12 postseason save chances.In Game 5, he took the loss in a 10-inning defeat.The Dodgers ran through Dylan Floro, Wood and Kenta Maeda in the ninth when the Red Sox exploded for five runs, four of them with two outs. Floro gave up pinch-hitter Rafael Devers‘ go-ahead single with one out.“We have another chance,” Jansen said, “and we’ll give it our best shot.”It might be their last.


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Příspěvek od: panxing18 - 20. 04. 2019, 04:41 - Fórum: Dekorace do dětského pokoje - Žádné odpovědi

NEW YORK (AP) — Manager Aaron Boone sees even more motivation in this year’s New York Yankees.“They’ve had a couple of really good teams here that have been close Andy Pettitte Jersey , and the disappointment of an ending when you feel like you have a team capable of greatness I think does add a log to the fire,” he said Wednesday. “It does add a little extra kick to wanting this to get done, and I think that adds to everyone’s hunger a little bit.”New York worked out at Yankee Stadium ahead of Thursday’s opener against Baltimore. The Yankees have not reached the World Series since winning the 2009 title and haven’t finished first in the AL East since 2012.They finished eight games behind Boston in the AL East last year and were eliminated by the Red Sox in the Division Series. In 2017, they lost to Houston in Game 7 of the AL Championship Series.“In ’17 we got one game away from the World Series and last year leaving in the DS, those games sting. Both those years sting a little bit,” said right fielder Aaron Judge, who was a rookie when his team lost Game 7 to the Astros.After last year’s elimination, Judge tuned out.“Once we were out, I was done watching baseball,” he said.The 2019 version of the Bronx Bombers features many of the same players from last year’s cast, which set a big league record with 267 home runs. New York added lefty starter James Paxton, reliever Adam Ottavino, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and infielder DJ LeMahieu, while re-signing CC Sabathia Gary Sanchez Jersey , J.A. Happ, Zack Britton and Brett Gardner.“We won 100 games last year, and we’re better than we were,” Stanton said.Stanton is starting his second season in New York following his December 2017 trade from Miami.“We got solid additions in the offseason and we’ve got a returning lineup that has an extra year under our belt together, so the more you play together the better you are,” he added. “Whether that’s the on-field, off-field chemistry, the overall dynamic is better the more you’re with the same team.”New York starts the season banged up, with Luis Severino, Sabathia, Aaron Hicks, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius and Jordan Montgomery sidelined. Based on what he’s seen, Boone http://www.yankeesfanproshop.com/authentic-giancarlo-stanton-jersey , also starting his second season, thinks the Yankees have enough depth.“The way they compete in the little things they’re doing behind the scenes is palpable to me,” he said. “It’s something I notice.”The Orioles open up under new manager Brandon Hyde, who aims to improve a team that staggered to 115 losses last year under Buck Showalter.TANAKA TIMERight-hander Masahiro Tanaka will be making his fourth straight opening day start for New York, facing a rookie-laden Orioles lineup containing several hitters he’s never seen before. The 30-year-old is 0-2 with a 9.49 ERA in previous openers, but isn’t planning to do anything different beforehand.Aside from strategizing ways to approach the young O’s hitters, his preparation remains the same as if Thursday were just another matchup, although Tanaka did acknowledge that the tension is heightened.“Lot of eyes on this game,” he said through an interpreter.He sustained a partially-torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow back in 2014, which was never surgically repaired. It hasn’t affected him recently, and he sounded surprised when asked about the joint.“It was completely out of my mind,” Tanaka said. “My elbow’s fine. I’m ready going into the season.”Fellow righty Andrew Cashner is scheduled to start for Baltimore in place of Alex Cobb, who strained a groin in his last spring training appearance.Greg Bird and Luke Voit are expected to be in Thursday’s lineup for New York. The duo had been competing for the first base job throughout spring training, but both made the opening-day roster due to injuries as well as solid performances over the past month.STANTONBoone thinks Stanton will be more relaxed. Stanton hit .266 with 38 home runs Sonny Gray Jersey , 100 RBIs and a career-high 211 strikeouts during his first year in pinstripes. Stanton had 59 homers and 132 RBIs in his final season with Miami, when he won the NL MVP.“He’s a worker. He gets under the hood. He studies, he really studies pitchers,” Boone said. “He does really well the more he sees somebody, more so than most guys, so I think he’s able to process information when he gains experience against a guy.”Stanton appreciates being noticed for his work ethic.“It’s part of my DNA, I guess,” he said.TRAINER’S ROOMSeveral players dealing with various maladies remained in Tampa for injury rehabilitation. Hicks (stiff lower back) ran on a treadmill and is continuing to do core work. He has not started baseball activities. … Severino (right rotator cuff inflammation) threw from 120 feet on Tuesday, then had Wednesday off. … Betances (right shoulder impingement) is expected to throw off a mound in a side session this weekend. Game 1 starters Clayton Kershaw and Chris Sale are tied with the shortest World Series MVP odds at 9-1.J.D. Martinez and Mookie Betts join Kershaw and Sale at 9-1, while Manny Machado and David Price check in at 12-1.A couple of Red Sox position players make interesting value bets for those looking further down the odds list.The 2018 World Series gets underway on Tuesday (8:09 p.m. ET on FOX) as Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers take on Chris Sale and the Boston Red Sox.Not only are Kershaw and Sale the respective Game 1 starters, but they’re also tied at 9-1 to earn World Series MVP honors. Boston’s J.D. Martinez and Mookie Betts join the two aces atop the list at 9-1.Lo Duc World Series Preview: Do the Dodgers Have Value Against the Red Sox?Read nowManny Machado (12-1) is Los Angeles’ position player mostly likely to win the award. Boston’s scheduled Game 2 starter David Price joins Machado at 12-1.Here’s the full list of World Series MVP odds:Sale is an interesting favorite considering he’s suffering from a handful of nagging injuries, one of which is apparently related to an infected belly button ring.With the Red Sox favored to win the World Series, Boston’s Andrew Benintendi and Xander Bogaerts make interesting value options at 25-1 each.


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Příspěvek od: zhangzk - 20. 04. 2019, 04:32 - Fórum: Dekorace do dětského pokoje - Žádné odpovědi

Wright said returning to the on-deck circle Friday night before his first MLB at-bat since 2016 was "something special."Anthony DiComo of MLB.com provided comments from Wright after the Mets' 8-1 loss to the Miami Marlins http://www.raysfanproshop.com/authentic-evan-longoria-jersey , and the team legend admitted he was "pretty close to throwing up:"Anthony DiComo AnthonyDiComoDavid Wright: quot;It was amazing. I was pretty close to throwing up on deck.quot; Hr2ZOq1Qt1Wright grounded out to third as a pinch hitter in the fifth inning.SportsNet New York SNYtvDavid Wrights first at-bat in two years results in a groundout kiM5nySorHThe 35-year-old Virginia native has struggled with persistent back and shoulder injuries that forced him to miss the entire 2017 season and a vast majority of the current campaign.New York announced earlier in the month it would activate the seven-time All-Star selection for the final homestand of the season. He's expected to make his final start Saturday against the Marlins."I guess as a young player or even a couple of years ago, you never think it's [going to end]," Wrighttold reportersahead of his expected retirement at season's end. "You think you can play forever."The Mets selected Wright in the 2001 draft, and he made his debut for the big club in 2004. His appearance Saturday will mark his 1,584th regular-season game for the team. He won back-to-back Gold Glove Awards and Silver Slugger Awards in 2007 and 2008.He served as the team's captain since 2013. ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Those midseason additions are doing their part to help the defending NL champion Los Angeles Dodgers in a push to get back into the playoffs. Their closer is struggling.Manny Machado drove in four runs, his most since getting to Los Angeles, and Brian Dozier hit his 20th homer of the season as the Dodgers beat the Texas Rangers 8-4 on Tuesday night for their fourth win in a row.“Everyone is moving in the right direction and everybody is feeling good about themselves Jonny Venters Jersey ,” Machado said. “It’s a matter of just getting on a nice little roll and sticking with it.”Caleb Ferguson (5-2) went 1 1/3 innings as the first of four relievers with scoreless outings before Kenley Jansen came on with an 8-2 lead in the ninth and allowed two runs on three hits and a walk.Jansen has been scored on in each of his four appearances since coming off the disabled list Aug. 20 following a hospital stay due to heart issues. He has allowed seven runs and 10 hits over four innings in those games.“I’ll be all right. At some point I’ll figure it out. A little amped up today. Command wasn’t there,” Jansen said. “Listen, people can panic like, ‘Oh God, what’s happening with me,’ but I know myself. I am going to go out there and keep competing and I will get out of this.”The big right-hander did end the game with a highlight, making a behind-the-back grab of a comebacker with a broken bat twirling above his head. He then turned to make the relay to second base that started a double play.“At least one thing went good for me,” Jansen said.Machado’s four RBIs were the most in his 36 games for the Dodgers since being acquired from the Baltimore Orioles last month. He put Los Angeles ahead to stay with a two-run single in the third Matt Moore Jersey , then added a sac fly in the fourth and an RBI single in the sixth that made it 7-2. The shortstop has nine RBIs the past three games.Dozier had a solo shot for his fourth homer in 24 games since joining the Dodgers from Minnesota. He also had an RBI single.FOR STARTERSDodgers rookie right-hander Walker Buehler, who was 2-0 with a 1.07 ERA in his previous four August starts, threw 84 pitches in four innings. He allowed two runs and four hits, with four strikeouts and two walks. Texas rookie Ariel Jurado (2-4) gave up three runs and five hits in 2 2/3 innings. The right-hander walked two and struck out one.BANNY’S TRIBUTERangers manager Jeff Banister had the initials “BK” written on his cap for Buzzy Keller, a scout who passed away Monday. “A tremendous human being,” Banister said. “He’s the guy that signed me in a Wendy’s in Baytown, Texas, and gave me $1 http://www.rangersfanproshop.com/authentic-matt-moore-jersey ,000 and said, ‘I’m not going to make you rich, but I’m going give you an opportunity to play this game.’ He was a huge part of why I sit in this seat and why I am the person I am.”MATCHING GWYNNAdrian Beltre, baseball’s active career hits leader, had a single in the Rangers ninth for career hit No. 3,141 — matching Tony Gwynn for 18th on the career list. His next hit will tie Robin Yount for 17th.LOT OF HITSEnrique Hernandez was 3 for 3 with a walk and a sac fly while scoring twice for the Dodgers. They finished with 15 hits overall, with Machado and Dozier among four players with two each.TRAINER’S ROOMDodgers: All-Star right-hander Ross Stripling (lower back) threw off flat ground and says he could probably pitch, but the Dodgers aren’t pushing his return from the disabled list. He hasn’t pitched since Aug. 9. He is scheduled to throw a bullpen Wednesday and could return over the weekend.Rangers: CF Delino DeShields (fractured tip right middle finger) started a rehab assignment at Double-A Frisco. … Hard-throwing RHP Matt Bush (right flexor tendon) Bartolo Colon Jersey , who hasn’t pitched since mid-June, acknowledged that he likely won’t pitch again this season. He hasn’t been able to throw off a mound yet.UP NEXTA matchup of lefties and former Braves teammates when Alex Wood (7-6) pitches for the Dodgers against Mike Minor (10-6). They both made their big league debuts with Atlanta, Minor in 2010 and Wood in 2013. 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Příspěvek od: panxing18 - 20. 04. 2019, 04:29 - Fórum: Dekorace do dětského pokoje - Žádné odpovědi

A look at what’s happening around the majors today:FINAL SALEAndrew McCutchen was on the verge of becoming a Yankee late Thursday night as New York was close to completing a deal with San Francisco http://www.oriolesfanproshop.com/authentic-j.j.-hardy-jersey , and more players might move on the final day to swing trade waiver deals. The timetable for Aaron Judge’s return from a broken wrist remains uncertain, meaning McCutchen could fill a big hole in the Bronx down the stretch. Among the players who could be traded Friday: Washington closer Ryan Madson has reportedly been claimed by the Dodgers, while Toronto could try to shop Josh Donaldson, Curtis Granderson or Justin Smoak.GETTING CLOSECubs star Kris Bryant is likely to come off the disabled list and join the NL Central leaders this weekend in Philadelphia. The 2016 NL MVP struck out twice Thursday while batting leadoff during a rehab stint at Triple-A Iowa. The third baseman has been out because of shoulder inflammation. Meanwhile, outfielder Jason Heyward left Thursday’s game with tightness in his right hamstring after diving for a line drive. Heyward was able to walk slowly off the field. He’ll be evaluated further but is expected to miss at least a couple of games.WESTWORLDDiamondbacks ace Zack Greinke pitches the second leg of a pivotal four-game series against the NL West-rival Dodgers. Greinke is 2-0 in two starts against Los Angeles this season despite a 4.38 ERA. Hyun-Jin Ryu starts for the Dodgers. He gave up 11 hits in his previous start against San Diego but still pitched two-run ball over 5 2/3 innings in a victory.FAMILIAR FOESWhite Sox rookie Michael Kopech faces Boston for the first time since the Red Sox traded the hard-throwing prospect to Chicago in the Chris Sale deal after the 2016 season. Kopech was selected by Boston in the first round of the 2014 draft.Kopech made his major league debut on Aug. 21 and threw six effective innings at Detroit on Sunday for his first win. Nathan Eovaldi pitches for major league-leading Boston. Eovaldi is 2-2 with a 3.94 ERA in six starts since Tampa Bay traded him to the Red Sox on July 25.FACE OFFClean-shaven Corey Kluber gets the ball for Cleveland against Tyler Glasnow and the Rays. Kluber (16-7, 2.91) gave up five runs in 5 1/3 innings to Kansas City last time out, but perhaps he’ll get a different result after shaving his beard for the first time since Christmas. His wife had wagered he couldn’t go a full season without shaving, but she called off the bet this week when she tired of all that face fuzz. SEATTLE (AP) — The Mariners‘ offensive woes have been the chief culprit for their fall from AL playoff contention. Those struggles showed up again Tuesday night http://www.oriolesfanproshop.com/authentic-j.j.-hardy-jersey , only furthering Seattle’s fade from the wild-card race.Wil Myers lined an RBI double off major league saves leader Edwin Diaz with one out in the ninth inning, lifting the San Diego Padres to a 2-1 win and dropping the Mariners 8 1/2 games back in the race for the second AL wild card.The Mariners only have 18 games left after losing to the Padres for the third time in the past month. It was the 11th time since July 1 the Mariners scored one run or fewer. Not surprisingly, they dropped to 1-10 in those games.“Story of tonight, just our lack of offensive production. We haven’t done much at all swinging the bats against San Diego this year,” Seattle manager Scott Servais.While Seattle’s hitters failed to come through with scoring chances, Myers got the better of the best closer in baseball this season. Myers lined an RBI double off Diaz to snap the 1-1 tie.Diaz (0-4) struggled without having a chance at his 55th save and left pitches up. He gave up singles to Hunter Renfroe and Eric Hosmer leading off the inning. After a strikeout of Franmil Reyes, Myers jumped on the first pitch and pulled it into the left field corner, letting pinch-runner Travis Jankowski score easily from second.It was just the second inning all night the Padres put multiple runners on base Jonathan Schoop Jersey , but they were able to capitalize on their opportunity unlike the Mariners.“To be able to get something going off a guy like that is pretty tough,” Myers said. “I think it’s pretty cool that we can sit back and say we got to arguably the best closer in the game. You take some confidence in that.”Seattle was 1 for 6 with runners in scoring position and missed on chances to take the lead in both the seventh and eighth innings. Kirby Yates pitched the ninth inning for his eighth save.Seattle had runners at second and third and no outs in the seventh and failed to score, and loaded the bases with two outs in the eighth inning and failed to score again. Cameron Maybin, who doubled in the seventh, couldn’t come through in the eighth against Craig Stammen (8-2), flying out to the warning track in right to end the threat.“In those situations, you’ve got to get your pitch to hit, and we didn’t do anything with it http://www.oriolesfanproshop.com/authentic-j.j.-hardy-jersey ,” Servais said.Robinson Cano’s solo home run in the third inning was Seattle’s only run.STARTING OFFMarco Gonzales pitched well in his first start off the disabled list for Seattle. Gonzales lost four straight decisions before going on the disabled list with a muscle strain in his neck on Aug. 27. In all four starts, he allowed at least four earned runs. In two of the starts he was knocked around for seven and eight earned runs.Gonzales was on a limited pitch count but made the most of his five innings, allowing just four hits and one run before departing after 66 pitches. He struck out two and limited any damage to Reyes’ RBI infield single in the fourth inning.“I just started to throw across my body a little more so mechanically made a little adjustment and cleaned up some things that showed tonight,” Gonzales said. “I thought I had some life on my pitches.”San Diego starter Bryan Mitchell was even better. Making his second start after missing four months due to an elbow injury, Mitchell allowed four hits over six innings. His lone mistake was the changeup he left up in the zone that Cano hit out to center field. Mitchell retired 10 of the final 11 batters he faced.TRAINER’S ROOMPadres: Rookie 2B Luis Urias injured his left hamstring to beat out a grounder in the eighth inning. Urias pulled up just before he reached first base and had to be helped back to the San Diego dugout.CALL UPSPadres: San Diego added infielder Javy Guerra and pitchers Kazuhisa Makita, Colten Brewer and Brad Wieck to its active roster. Manager Andy Green said Guerra would get some time at shortstop in the closing weeks.Mariners: Seattle’s expanding roster added right-handers Matt Festa and Nick Rumbelow from Double-A Arkansas, along with reinstating Gonzales from the DL. Rumbelow and Festa both had brief stints with the Mariners earlier in the season. Seattle now has 38 players on its active roster.UP NEXTPadres: Lefty Joey Lucchesi (7-8) will make his 23rd start of his rookie season. Lucchesi allowed one run over 6 2/3 innings in a victory over Seattle last month.Mariners: Lefty Wade LeBlanc (8-3) will make his 23rd start and has not allowed an earned run in his last 18 innings pitched. LeBlanc has thrown at least six innings in his last three starts.


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Příspěvek od: panxing18 - 20. 04. 2019, 04:15 - Fórum: Dekorace do dětského pokoje - Žádné odpovědi

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins hired the youngest manager in the major leagues. They remade the right side of the infield. There will be a new closer http://www.chicagocubsteamshop.com/authentic-david-ross-jersey , too, should rookie skipper Rocco Baldelli decide to designate a particular reliever for ninth-inning duty.Starting fresh doesn’t necessarily mean starting over, though.The Twins have quietly built a roster that, if their most important under-28 players either continue to progress or rebound from rough seasons, has the capability of at least pushing the defending AL Central champion Cleveland Indians for the division title. They made the playoffs just two years ago, after all.By inserting Nelson Cruz , C.J. Cron, Jonathan Schoop and Marwin Gonzalez into the lineup, the power-hitting potential has significantly increased. Rotation newcomers Michael Pineda and Martin Perez have made a combined 245 career starts. Blake Parker, the primary ninth-inning reliever last season for the Los Angeles Angels, has joined the back of the bullpen.There was no more notable addition than the 37-year-old Baldelli, who spent the last eight seasons in various roles with the innovative Tampa Bay Rays after his promising playing career was shortened by a rare muscular disorder.When Paul Molitor was fired last fall after four years, a tenure that featured the AL Manager of the Year Award in 2017 Carlos Zambrano Jersey , Baldelli was targeted as one of the final pieces in the organizational revamp engineered by chief baseball officer Derek Falvey and general manager Thad Levine since they were hired after the 2016 season.Driven by collaboration, communication and, of course, data, the Twins have enhanced their front office, adjusted roles on the coaching staff and utilized as many technological advances as possible to improve the on-field product for a team that has not won a postseason series since 2002. They identified Baldelli as the boss on the bench who could bring out the best in their ever-important younger players, several of them underperforming.The Twins have used 79 different players over the last two seasons, including 54 of them last year, so perhaps it should have been no surprise that Baldelli’s first official address to the team in spring training focused on unity.“I spoke a little bit about the importance of the Twins organization and all of the good things that have gone on here, all of the great people here and also the bringing in of some new people and some new ideas and bringing all of the best of both of those sides together to create something new,” Baldelli said last month.The Twins start the season at home on March 28 against the Indians.NEW FACESThe 38-year-old Cruz, the six-time All-Star who will be the primary designated hitter, was signed in part for clubhouse leadership. He has also averaged 41 home runs and 104 RBIs over the last five years. Cron Mark Grace Jersey , who hit 30 homers last season for the Rays, was claimed off waivers to replace the retired Joe Mauer at first base. Schoop is at second base, and the multi-position-playing Gonzalez will take the lead at third base with Miguel Sano out until at least early May because of a severe cut above his heel.HEALING UPThe spring training performance of Pineda has been scrutinized as much as anyone on the roster, with the 6-foot-7 right-hander having last pitched on July 5, 2017, for the New York Yankees before an elbow injury required Tommy John ligament replacement surgery. Catcher Jason Castro has also been working his way back from a knee injury that arose last April and limited him to 19 games.BOUNCING BACKCenter fielder Byron Buxton’s struggles to stay healthy and stop striking out so much, mirroring his friend Sano’s so-far-unfulfilled career, reached a new low last year. Angered that he wasn’t called back up from the minors in September, Buxton added muscle, ditched the leg kick in his swing and displayed a renewed sense of confidence in camp this spring.ROOKIE TO WATCHBackup catcher Willians Astudillo became a cult hero last season , and with only 97 plate appearances he maintained his rookie status for 2019. The 27-year-old native of Venezuela, who could also play third base, second base or left field in a pinch http://www.chicagocubsteamshop.com/authentic-david-ross-jersey , cemented fan-favorite status with his 5-foot-9, 225-pound frame, floppy curls, aggressive style and “La Tortuga” nickname. That’s Spanish for turtle.Astudillo is more than just a lovable underdog, though. His swing-at-everything approach at the plate can give the Twins a valuable bat off the bench, as he proved by posting an .887 on-base-plus slugging percentage in 29 games. Astudillo is a .306 career hitter in the minor leagues. JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Marcell Ozuna’s surgically repaired right shoulder was given a quick test.Ozuna played the outfield for the first time since arthroscopic shoulder surgery last Oct. 30. Trea Turner, Washington’s second batter in Monday’s game against St. Louis, lopped a ball down the left-field line, rounded first and didn’t slow down.Ozuna made a one-hop throw to second that Turner barely beat.“What I like about that throw was that it was strong — no pain,” Ozuna said.He had not started throwing from the outfield to bases until Saturday’s drills.Ozuna first felt a pop in his shoulder during a throwing session following the 2014 season. By the end of last season, Ozuna struggled to make even routine throws.“Already that throw was more representative than a lot of the throws last year,” Cardinals‘ manager Mike Shildt said.Ozuna Kyle Schwarber Jersey , a 28-year-old two-time All-Star, began 0 for 14 at the plate before dribbling a ball through the left side of the Houston infield for a single on Saturday.“The dugout requested the ball sort of good-naturedly,” Shildt said.Ozuna is 1 for 20 after an 0-for-3 day Monday.Ozuna hit .312 with 37 homers and 124 RBIs for the Miami Marlins in 2017, winning his first Gold Glove, then was traded by the payroll-paring Marlins.He hit .280 with 23 home runs and 88 RBIs last year. Despite Ozuna’s slow start, Shildt is seeing improvement at the plate.“He’s more on plane,” Shildt said. “He’s getting through the ball better. It looks better.”Ozuna is the last of the Cardinals’ regular position players to play in a game. Pitchers Carlos Martinez and Luke Gregerson, both with shoulder issues, have yet to take the mound in an exhibition.


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WEST PALM BEACH Mark Grace Jersey , Fla. (AP) — From the pitch-accompanying grunts to the pawing at the mound with his cleats, from the nine Ks to the 14 consecutive outs, Max Scherzer sure looked to be ready for the regular season.After giving up a combined eight runs over 8 2/3 innings across his preceding pair of Grapefruit League starts, Scherzer was much more Scherzer-like Saturday in an exhibition game against the St. Louis Cardinals. The three-time Cy Young Award winner allowed one run and four hits in six innings, with zero walks in his next-to-last outing before taking the mound opening day against the New York Mets.“He knows it’s getting to be that time. He’s got one more outing after this and then it’s game time,” Nationals manager Dave Martinez said. “So I expected him to go out there and do exactly what he did.”Scherzer left with a 5-1 lead, before St. Louis came back to win 8-5 by hitting a pair of homers off reliever Kyle Barraclough, then scoring five runs in the ninth off Nationals closer Sean Doolittle.Knowing that he wasn’t facing the Cardinals’ real lineup, Scherzer said, he felt he didn’t have to hold anything back or worry about tipping off how he might approach meaningful at-bats during the season. Instead, he could “really be aggressive and throw all the pitches I want to throw. Try to strike guys out. Really make this as in-season a start as possible and try to finish strong.”That he did, leaving to a standing ovation from the home crowd after striking out Tyler O’Neill for the last out of the sixth. Scherzer threw 87 pitches http://www.chicagocubsteamshop.com/authentic-david-ross-jersey , 63 for strikes.Scherzer also made sure to work on particular pitches — one example: throwing his changeup out of the zone when he wants it there — and his coordination with new catcher Yan Gomes.“There’s a few small things that I still need to refine. There’s some executions that I can continue to execute a little bit better,” said Scherzer, the runner-up to Mets righty Jacob deGrom — who he’ll face in the opener — for last year’s NL Cy Young Award after going 18-7 with a 2.53 ERA. “The intensity, basically the first inning through the first five innings — to be able to be strong, especially through those five, that was a good sign today and something I look forward to taking into the regular season.”NOTES: LHP Doolittle entered in the ninth with a 5-3 lead but gave up four hits and a walk on 28 pitches, the last of which Andrew Knizner took deep for a three-run homer. Neither Martinez nor Doolittle sounded too concerned; both said the aim was to work on some offspeed pitches and throw more than he had so far this spring. Doolittle had gone four scoreless innings, allowing just one hit in all, until Saturday. “I started to get a little tired,” he said. “The line is really ugly, but I kind of needed a wakeup call like that. My first four outings, I kind of slept-walked through them. … It was good to work on some stuff. Unfortunately some of it backfired. But that’s a spring training outing in a nutshell right there.” … With OF Michael A. Taylor sidelined by a strained left knee and hip Kyle Schwarber Jersey , Wilmer Difo started in center field, adding yet another spot where he could be used in his role as a “super utility” player. One other place? Martinez said Difo might be his emergency catcher. As for Difo’s outing in CF against St. Louis, Martinez said: “You know what? I actually liked him. He had pretty good jumps on all the balls. So we’re going to get him back out there a few more times.” A look at what’s happening around the majors today:M-V-P! M-V-P!Christian Yelich has picked up right where he left off last season. The 2018 NL MVP hit his fourth homer Sunday and then a two-run double in the ninth inning that gave Milwaukee a dramatic 5-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. He has homered in the first four games of the season to match a major league record and can break the mark by going deep when the Brewers visit Cincinnati.“What we’re witnessing is greatness,” teammate Ryan Braun said. “I’ve never seen anyone this good at baseball for this long.”Yelich batted .326 with 36 homers and 110 RBIs last year, leading Milwaukee to the NL Central title. He is 6 for 12 with six walks and eight RBIs already this season.“Candidly, I can’t recall a series like that,” Cardinals manager Mike Shildt said. “I’ve had some guys that are smoking hot against us, but I’ve never seen that kind of damage over four days.”WELCOME HOMEThe Indians, Pirates and Braves are set to play their home openers. Cleveland right-hander Mike Clevinger gets the ball following a breakout 2018 season. He’ll face Ivan Nova, making his first start for the Chicago White Sox after an offseason trade from Pittsburgh. The Pirates will start Chris Archer against St. Louis’ Adam Wainwright, and Atlanta (0-3) is calling on Sean Newcomb against Kyle Hendricks and the Chicago Cubs.MONEY FOR NOTHINGTwo of baseball’s biggest spenders are off to slow starts. Heading into the first full week of the season, the Yankees (1-2) and World Series champion Red Sox (1-3) are at the bottom of the AL East standings after both teams won 100 games last year. New York dropped two of three at home to a Baltimore team that went a major league-worst 47-115 last season. Next up Kerry Wood Jersey , the Yankees welcome another rebuilding club to the Bronx in the Detroit Tigers. After losing three of four at Seattle, the Red Sox send October star David Price to the mound in Oakland for his first start of the season.LONG ROAD BACKDrew Smyly is set to make his Texas debut and his first major league start since September 2016 when the Rangers host Jose Altuve and the Houston Astros. Smyly, acquired from the Chicago Cubs in November, had Tommy John surgery in July 2017. The 29-year-old lefty is 31-27 with a 3.74 ERA in five big league seasons with Detroit and Tampa Bay.KING OF THE CASTLEFor years, Felix Hernandez was a shutdown ace for Seattle, and the Mariners couldn’t score enough runs to back him. Times have changed. After being passed over for opening day for the first time in a decade, the 32-year-old Hernandez will make his first start this season against the Angels. King Felix had a 15.95 ERA in spring training a year after going 8-14 with a 5.55 ERA during a miserable regular season. The good news? With the way Seattle is swinging the bats, he might not need to be great. The Mariners took three of four from Boston last weekend, averaging 8.5 runs per game. They’ve hit 15 homers, at least one in every game during a 5-1 start.


  Several teams are interested in San Francisco Giants
Příspěvek od: zhangzk - 20. 04. 2019, 03:37 - Fórum: Dekorace do dětského pokoje - Žádné odpovědi

Andrew McCutchen ahead of the July 31 non-waiver deadline.According toJon Paul Morosi of MLB Network http://www.diamondbacksfanproshop.com/authentic-zack-greinke-jersey , they would entertain offers for McCutchen, with the Cleveland Indians being one team linked to him. He also listed the Philadelphia Phillies as a possible trade destination.The right fielder is currently hitting .253 with a .348 on-base percentage this year to go with 10 home runs and 43 RBI.The 31-year-old isn't quite the impact player he was several years ago when he finished in the top five of MVP voting in each year from 2012-15, winning the award in 2013. However, he is a reliable hitter who is almost always in the lineup, averaging 155 games per year in his eight full seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates.In his first year with the Giants, McCutchen has appeared in 103 of the team's 107 games.Cleveland could use this type of production after getting little outfield production outside of Michael Brantley this season. Morosi also notes the team has been linked with McCutchen several times over the past few years.Philadelphia could also be an option as an alternative to Adam Jones Brad Boxberger Jersey , providing a young team with a veteran presence in the locker room.Both the Indians and Phillies are currently in first place in their respective divisions, but this type of addition could help secure a playoff spot while increasing the odds of a deep playoff run.Of course, the question remains whether San Francisco even wants to deal players at this point. The team is 6.5 games out of first place with a 53-54 record entering Monday but are healthier now than they have been at any point in 2018.Jon Heymanof Fancred reported Monday the Giants won't deal Madison Bumgarner because they feel they are on the "cusp of [a] race."McCutchen isn't in the same situation as he approaches free agency this offseason, but it is something for the Giants to consider before the deadline. CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox placed outfielder Leury Garcia on the 10-day disabled list on Monday with a left hamstring strain.The White Sox also optioned catcher Dustin Garneau to Triple-A Charlotte before their series opener against the New York Yankees. Catcher Kevan Smith was activated from the paternity list, and outfielder Ryan LaMarre was brought up from Charlotte.Garcia got hurt during Sunday’s 8-7 victory at Tampa Bay. Garcia, who has made at least one start at six different positions this season Daniel Descalso Jersey , is batting .280 with four homers, 31 RBIs and 11 steals.The White Sox could have promoted Eloy Jimenez to replace Garcia on the roster but decided to keep the young outfielder in Charlotte for now. Jimenez has been tearing up minor league pitching this season and is regarded as one of baseball’s top prospects.“Ultimately it’s for the organization at the top to finally say it’s OK, let’s make this move,” manager Rick Renteria said. “I think he’s continuing to have a nice run, continuing to show that he’s capable of performing. Ultimately when we believe as an organization that it’s the right time, they’ll make that decision Ketel Marte Jersey , and he’ll be here in due time and everybody will be, I’m sure, happy to see him.”Smith is celebrating the birth of his first child with his wife, Jess, a baby boy named Wyatt Daniel Smith that arrived Thursday night.“She’s very healthy, he’s very healthy http://www.diamondbacksfanproshop.com/authentic-zack-greinke-jersey , stayed that next day and went home Saturday morning,” Smith said. “He’s home, happier than could be. Both sets of grandparents are around, they’re soaking it up until they have to head home.”


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Příspěvek od: liny195 - 18. 04. 2019, 04:39 - Fórum: Dekorace do dětského pokoje - Žádné odpovědi

celebrated clinching a playoff berth Saturday afternoon.They hope to do the same for a division title Sunday.The Dodgers (90-71) assured themselves of a sixth consecutive trip to the postseason Saturday with a 10-6 victory over the San Francisco Giants.Article continues below ...Los Angeles begins play Sunday tied with the Rockies for first place in the National League West after Colorado lost to Washington 12-2 later Saturday.They’ll take the field Sunday with a meaningful game less than 24 hours after champagne was flowing following their clinching of no worse than an NL wild-card playoff berth Saturday.“Everybody’s got their footprint on this season Steven Wright Jersey ,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts boasted as he toasted the team after Saturday’s win. “We’re going to celebrate this victory, understanding we have a lot of important baseball ahead. But in this moment, everybody celebrates each other.”As opposed to Saturday, when they had already showered and headed back to the hotel before the Rockies took the field, the Dodgers will get a chance to do scoreboard-watching on equal terms Sunday. All major league games have approximately the same starting time — a little after noon PT — on the final day of the regular season.Should the Dodgers and Rockies finish tied atop the NL West, a one-game playoff would be held Monday in Los Angeles, with the winner advancing to the NL Division Series and loser playing Tuesday in the single-elimination wild-card game.The wild-card game will be hosted by the NL Central runner-up — the Chicago Cubs or Milwaukee.The Dodgers will go for a series sweep Sunday with right-hander Walker Buehler (7-5, 2.76 ERA) dueling Giants rookie left-hander Andrew Suarez (7-12, 4.22).Buehler will take the mound on a roll, having allowed two earned runs in 20 innings of his last three starts.He has faced the Giants three times in his career (one start), going 1-0 with a 3.86 ERA.Buehler will face a Giants team that had its best offensive showing against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw on Saturday.Hunter Pence contributed two doubles to a five-run, eight-hit Giants assault on Kershaw, who had never before in 43 previous starts allowed five earned runs against San Francisco.Giants fans did not enjoy watching the Dodgers celebrate inside AT&T Park but appreciated the effort of Pence http://www.redsoxproshops.com/authentic-dustin-pedroia-jersey , who is being applauded on every at-bat in this season-ending homestand as if it’s his last in San Francisco.The pending free agent has responded with seven hits in 21 at-bats this week, with two doubles and a home run. He also has scored five runs.Pence has faced Buehler twice, recording a single and a walk.Suarez hopes to duplicate an earlier effort against the Dodgers in his only appearance against them this season.He shut out Los Angeles on two hits in six innings of a 2-1 road win in August but did not get a decision.Suarez has not pitched nearly as well in September, going 1-3.Also at stake Sunday is the winner of the season series. Each team has won nine times. If their series opener was a good indication, the Pittsburgh Pirates and Kansas City Royals plan on competing as if this was a playoff series, not an interleague matchup of also-rans.“A lot of life in the clubhouse. A lot of excitement (looking) toward the future,” the Pirates’ Josh Bell said after the teams went back and forth Monday. Pittsburgh tied it in the eighth inning and won it 7-6 on Jacob Stallings‘ walkoff RBI single.The second game of the three-game set is Tuesday at PNC Park.Article continues below ...The Pirates (75-74) moved above .500 with their third straight win. They have won four of five and nine of 12.Kansas City (52-98) lost its second straight but entered the series having won three of four, five of seven and 14 of 21.The status of Pirates No. 1 catcher Francisco Cervelli and infielder/outfielder Adam Frazier remains to be seen. Cervelli was a late lineup scratch Monday because of flu symptoms. Frazier left the game after fouling a ball off his right knee — but not before hitting a double in that at-bat.In the middle game Tuesday, Kansas City left-hander Eric Skoglund (1-5, 6.19) is scheduled to face Pittsburgh right-hander Jameson Taillon (13-9, 3.37).Skoglund is considered a candidate to make the Kansas City rotation next year. His challenge apparently is pitching well on the road, where he is winless in eight career appearances, including 0-2 with a 7.15 ERA in five outings Jackie Bradley Jr Jersey , four of them starts, this year.He will be making his second start, third appearance since coming off the disabled list Sept. 4 because of a left UCL sprain.On Wednesday, Skoglund did not get a decision in the Royals’ 4-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox. He gave up two runs and two hits in five innings, with two walks.“It was exciting to be back out there with the guys,” Skoglund said. “It felt good. It’s something I can take into the next start and continue to work.”In that game, he was on a strict 70-pitch limit, and there was a good reason. He came within three of that and felt it.“The last inning I had good rhythm, but I was getting a little tired,” Skoglund said. “I did everything I could to get through that fifth.”Against Pittsburgh, he could have more stamina coming off the nearly four-month stint on the DL. His control hasn’t waned; he has given up two walks or fewer in 14 of his 15 career starts, nine of 10 this season.This will be Taillon’s career-high 30th start. In his past 19, he has given up three earned runs or fewer Roger Clemens Jersey , and he has made it at least into the sixth inning in 17 of his past 21 starts.“Last year, especially in the second half, I had some ups and downs — a lot of downs — and I think that kind of prepared me for this year,” Taillon said. “I wanted to be that guy to go out there and pitch deep into the game and give us a chance.”Wednesday, in a 4-3 win at St. Louis, he gave up two runs in seven-plus innings. That put him at 171 innings this season.“Especially the innings, that’s something that I’m proud of,” Taillon said. “I’m not done yet. I’d love to, after the year, look back and be extra proud of what I’ve done. For right now, it’s cool. I’ve thrown the most innings of my life, and I feel strong.”Taillon has never faced the Royals.


  Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill doesn't think President Donald
Příspěvek od: liny195 - 18. 04. 2019, 04:23 - Fórum: Dekorace do dětského pokoje - Žádné odpovědi

Trump should be worrying about the World Series.Trump took to Twitter after Game 4 of the World Series to question the decisions of manager Dave RobertsBig Grinonald J. Trump realDonaldTrumpWatching the Dodgers/Red Sox final innings. It is amazing how a manager takes out a pitcher who is loose amp;amp; dominating through almost 7 innings Domingo Santana Jersey , Rich Hill of Dodgers, and brings in nervous reliever(s) who get shellacked. 4 run lead gone. Managers do it all the time, big mistake!Hill believes there are more important things for the president to worry about."There was a mass shooting yesterday," the pitcher said Sunday, per Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times. "...The focus Eric Sogard Jersey , in my opinion, of the president is to be on the country, and not on moves that are made in a World Series game."Trump certainly wasn't the only one questioning Roberts after Game 4.Hill was outstanding against the Boston Red Sox on Saturday, allowing no runs and just one hit in his first six innings while the Dodgers built a 4-0 lead. However, he walked the first batter he faced in the seventh inning and was quickly removed in favor of Scott Alexander.Three batters later http://www.brewersfanproshop.com/authentic-orlando-arcia-jersey , Mitch Moreland hit a three-run home run to trim the lead. The Red Sox eventually earned a 9-6 win to go up 3-1 in the World Series.While the decision to remove the starter was highly debated within the sports world, Hill clearly believes the president's attention should be elsewhere.The pitcher noted the shooting in Pittsburgh on Saturday during which a mankilled 11 peoplein a synagogue. JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Marcell Ozuna’s surgically repaired right shoulder was given a quick test.Ozuna played the outfield for the first time since arthroscopic shoulder surgery last Oct. 30. Trea Turner, Washington’s second batter in Monday’s game against St. Louis, lopped a ball down the left-field line Zach Davies Jersey , rounded first and didn’t slow down.Ozuna made a one-hop throw to second that Turner barely beat.“What I like about that throw was that it was strong — no pain,” Ozuna said.He had not started throwing from the outfield to bases until Saturday’s drills.Ozuna first felt a pop in his shoulder during a throwing session following the 2014 season. By the end of last season, Ozuna struggled to make even routine throws.“Already that throw was more representative than a lot of the throws last year,” Cardinals‘ manager Mike Shildt said.Ozuna, a 28-year-old two-time All-Star http://www.brewersfanproshop.com/authentic-orlando-arcia-jersey , began 0 for 14 at the plate before dribbling a ball through the left side of the Houston infield for a single on Saturday.“The dugout requested the ball sort of good-naturedly,” Shildt said.Ozuna is 1 for 20 after an 0-for-3 day Monday.Ozuna hit .312 with 37 homers and 124 RBIs for the Miami Marlins in 2017, winning his first Gold Glove, then was traded by the payroll-paring Marlins.He hit .280 with 23 home runs and 88 RBIs last year. Despite Ozuna’s slow start, Shildt is seeing improvement at the plate.“He’s more on plane Boone Logan Jersey ,” Shildt said. “He’s getting through the ball better. It looks better.”Ozuna is the last of the Cardinals’ regular position players to play in a game. Pitchers Carlos Martinez and Luke Gregerson, both with shoulder issues, have yet to take the mound in an exhibition.