• Bienvenidos al portal de Vegarada.net
    Os invitamos a todos a visitar, no sólo virtualmente sino también físicamente, la zona de Vegarada y disfrutar de nuestro clima, gastronomía, fiestas y tradiciones.
  • Vegarada la montaña central del norte de León Bienvenidos a la magia del alto Curueño, donde aún es posible entrever las últimas huellas del paraíso!
  • Las Pistas de Vegarada y su entorno Las 5 pistas han sido bautizadas, atendiendo a la toponimia menor de la zona, con los nombres siguientes: Faro, Vega de Coruñón, Roldán, El Salto y Vegarada.
  • La Geografía. Un paraíso entre cumbres La orografía presenta una impresionante nómina de elevaciones que superan los 2.000 metros de altitud, y confieren al paisaje una grandiosidad y belleza
  • Alto Curueño. Una Geografía privilegiada Una martirizada geografía de imponente presencia, por donde serpentea el viejo paso de La Collada de los Vientos.
  • Red de Rutas y Paseos del Alto Curueño De la incontable red de caminos por los linderos del territorio, se pueden seleccionar rutas de diversos intereses y dificultades
  • La red de puentes romanos y medievales la Calzada vadeaba el río Curueño y sus afluentes desde la época de la romanización por una extensa red de puentes y pontones de piedra.
  • Puentes romanos y medievales del Alto Curueño Algunos conservan incluso su primitiva estructura romana. Otros tienen ya reformas medievales. Todos han sido restaurados por el Ayuntamiento
  • Casas Rurales, Centro de Turismo Rural, Casas de Alquiler... Ofrecemos una guía de alojamientos, que pueden acoger a los visitantes, y que harán más fácil disfrutar de los innumerables encantos del alto Curueño.
  • Una cultura de nieve, vieja como los árboles... El río continúa por su lado, buscando entre los caballos y bosques de hayas que bajan a beber hasta sus aguas ese prado mitológico y lejano en el que, según la leyenda, tiene su fuente de sangre.
  • Vegarada, Montaña central en el norte de León La zona de Vegarada se ubica en la montaña central del norte de León, en el municipio de Valdelugueros. Ocupa la cabecera del río Curueño, y es límite con el Principado de Asturias.
  • Disfruta de la nieve en Vegarada El norte del municipio de Valdelugueros forma una cubeta triangular, de origen glaciar, cuyos vértices son el pueblo de Redipuertas, por el sur, ´Riopinos´, por el este y el Puerto de ´Vegarada´, por el oeste.
  • El relieve de los valles del Torío y Curueño un espigón arqueado, con la parte cóncava hacia el este, que supera holgadamente los 2.000 m. de altitud, donde se originan y desarrollan relieves cársticos de formas glaciales: Los Horts de Morala-Huevo, o el de Mullerinas”.
  • Te invitamos a disfrutar del esquí de fondo En los últimos años el número de personas que se ha unido a la práctica de esta modalidad ha crecido de una forma considerable. Los principales motivos son la gran diversión y la enorme libertad que ofrece al esquiador
  • Esquí de Travesía. Una combinación de esquí y montañismo Esta modalidad de esquí, está reservada para aquellos esquiadores que, además, conozcan a fondo la montaña, nieve virgen y paisajes inexplorados.
  • Práctica Integral del esquí en el Alto Curueño Como conclusión, podemos afirmar que el territorio del alto Curueño está dotado de todos los alicientes y posibilidades para la práctica integral del esquí.
  • Valdelugueros y Vegarada... Un territorio histórico singular. El Alto Curueño formó, durante siglos, un espacio de libertad y autonomía, por pertenecer a la condición de realengo, exenta de señoríos...
  • La Calzada romana de La Vegarada “ A lo largo de su recorrido está jalonada por puentes, pontones y taludes de rocas, y pavimentada por losas y lajas de piedra (´glarate stratae´). ”
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SEATTLE (AP) — Five games into the season Hanley Ramirez Jersey ,for Mariners fans: Don’t go to sleep.The Mariners once again battered Boston’s starting pitchers but nearly handed over another game in the ninth inning, holding on to beat the Red Sox 6-5 on Saturday night. Seattle started the ninth with a comfortable 6-2 lead, but young third baseman Dylan Moore committed three straight errors leading to three runs in his first major league start.The nervy ending came a night after Red Sox pinch-hitter Mitch Moreland hit a three-run home run in the ninth to steal a 7-6 victory.“I will say for all Mariners fans in the Midwest and the east part of the country, stay up late and watch the end of our games,” Servais said. “You never know what you’re going to get.”Jay Bruce hit his first home run for Seattle, a three-run shot to center field, and the heavy-hitting Mariners continued to dominate Boston’s starting pitching in the win.The Mariners have hit a home run in every game this season and continued to beat up Red Sox starters, with Bruce helping to chase Eduardo Rodriguez (0-1) in the fifth inning. Eight Seattle batters have hit 13 combined home runs, with nine coming against the defending World Series champions.“We’ve got a group of guys who come in here, we know what we want to do, we know what approach we want to take,” Bruce said. “What I’ve been most impressed with is the consistency of the work pregame. The game is the game, there are a lot of things you can’t control. But everybody comes here to work. It’s been crisp, consistent and I think it kind of echoes throughout the whole clubhouse.”Red Sox starters Chris Sale, Nathan Eovaldi and Rodriguez have given up 20 hits and 18 earned runs in the series. Bruce’s homer gave the Mariners 24 runs in their first 22 innings of the series. They’ve scored 21 of 42 runs this season on homers.“I think our guys are prepared going into games Bill Lee Jersey ,” Servais said. “You see early in games we’re ready to hit. It doesn’t take us one time through the lineup for guys to make adjustments.”Boston manager Alex Cora had hoped Rodriquez could provide early help for his much-questioned bullpen with a goal of six or seven innings in the start. But the Mariners started hot with two runs in the first on RBI hits from Tim Beckham and Ryon Healy, both surging to start the season. Rodriquez reached 80 pitches in the fourth inning and was pulled after throwing 105 over 4 2/3 innings. He allowed eight hits, five earned runs, with five strikeouts and three walks.“We don’t expect this but they’re human,” Cora said of his starters. “We know that’s not going to be the norm. They’re going to be OK.”Seattle starter Mike Leake was efficient in his first start after a dodgy preseason, scattering seven hits over six innings, with seven strikeouts and two walks. Leake (1-0) allowed RBI singles to Moreland in the second and J.D. Martinez in the third and got out of a jam in the fifth when he struck out Bogaerts with two men on base.Seattle seemed on its way to an easy victory until Boston scored three times in the ninth thanks to Moore, who committed two throwing errors and one fielding error – all with two outs. With the tying run at third base after the third of Moore’s errors, Nick Rumbelow struck out Bogaerts looking for his first save. Bogaerts struck out twice with four runners left on base.“The only thing that cures something like that is hard work,” Moore said. “You go out every day and work on your craft and get better at what you do.”TRAINING ROOMMariners closer Hunter Strickland was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right lat strain following a blown save in Friday’s 7-6 loss. The right-hander experienced stiffness in the back of his shoulder before giving up a three-run pinch-hit home run to Moreland in the ninth inning. While Strickland’s status is uncertain, the Mariners brought up RHP David McKay and could get help as soon as next week with the return of right-handed reliever Anthony Swarzak, who completed a minor league appearance on Friday night. … RHP Shawn Armstrong will throw 25 pitches from the mound for the first time Sunday since straining his oblique. … The Mariners moved third baseman Kyle Seager to the 60-day injured list. Seager is recovering from hand surgery after injuring himself diving for a ball in spring training.UP NEXTRed Sox: RHP Rick Porcello (17-7, 4.28 in 2018) makes his season debut after turning in one of his strongest seasons in 2018. Porcello recorded a career best 190 strikeouts, averaging 8.94 per nine innings.Mariners: LHP Wade LeBlanc (9-5, 3.72 in 2018) makes his first appearance of the season after a quiet spring training in which he made just two starts. LeBlanc pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings in his last appearance vs. the Red Sox on June 16 last year. The Royals need to work on themselves Xander Bogaerts Jersey , this is how they should do it!"This won’t come as a surprise to many of you, but the Royals were terrible in 2018. If it does come as a surprise to you welcome to the year 2018; can you please tell me where your rock is located so I can also hide under it for the next couple of years? What also won’t surprise you is that the team wants to improve in 2019. We all want to improve, right? If you’re not improving you’re getting worse - ask the 2016 Royals if you don’t believe me.One of the most common ways we all attempt to improve is by taking stock of ourselves at the end of a given year and vowing to do better in one or more aspects the next year. This is commonly known as a New Year’s Resolution. There are some pretty common resolutions that are made from year to year. Armed with a list describing those resolutions I’m now prepared to tell you exactly what the Royals new year’s resolutions should be.Eat healthierThe Royals need to learn to eat a lot healthier. As in, they need to eat their current contracts instead of trying to dump salary. Who knows, maybe Alex Gordon or Ian Kennedy can bring back a lottery ticket or two if they rebound and the Royals promise to eat the remainder of their contracts. The same could also be said of Salvador Perez and Danny Duffy. The Royals aren’t going to be able to spend any money they save in dumping those contracts to help them win any faster, so they might as well pay the money. Not eating well cost them in 2018 when they dealt Kelvin Herrera, their best trade chip, and refused to pay a dime of his remaining contract. They surely could have gotten better prospects if they had. They also cost themselves when they dealt their second best trade chip, Scott Alexander, in an effort to dump Joakim Soria’s salary. Soria even bounced back and made that move look even more foolish because he was worth prospects on his own merits at the deadline.Get more exerciseEspecially the exercise of reaching to your belt clip or pocket and getting out that phone and making some calls. Beyond just eating contracts the Royals also need to deal some guys. Salvador Perez, Whit Merrifield, and Danny Duffy are the top candidates. If the Royals can find someone who will give the team anything of value for those guys they need to pull the trigger. Will it be painful? Yes. Exercise always is. But the leaner, stronger team they will be able to see in the mirror in 2020 will make it all worth it.Save moneyThis may seem counter-intuitive after I just said they need to eat the contracts currently on the books but what I mean is that they need to make sure they don’t add any more. Dayton needs to resist the urge to sign guys over 30 to expensive multi-year deals. So far he’s restrained himself to single year deals to guys under 30 and that’s OK. It would be even better if any of them were bounce-back candidates he might be able to flip at the trade deadline for more prospects but he absolutely must avoid signing an Ian Kennedy or a Jose Guillen in order to try and eke out a few more wins in 2019.Read moreDayton needs to spend more time reading. But he needs to stay away from too much junk reading. The scouting reports can be a lot of fun, but the real focus needs to be on statistics and analysis of those statistics. If he will really hit the books he can be smarter and make much better choices moving forward. Better statistical analysis would have precluded signing duds like Kennedy, Jason Hammel http://www.redsoxproshops.com/authentic-dustin-pedroia-jersey , and Travis Wood. Dayton doesn’t have as much money as the big boys in the league so he’s got to be smarter than them. He can do it if he just reads fewer tabloids and more business journals.Make new friendsIt can be really hard to say goodbye to friends we’ve known a long time even as they prove to be the kinds of people no longer worth keeping around in our lives for one reason or another. But it still has to be done. I know Alcides Escobar is still a free agent, but the Royals need to go ahead and let him drift away to find someone new to hang out with. Beyond even that, though, the Royals need to make sure they’re giving their new, young players their best opportunity to succeed. If that means leaving them in AAA to season a little longer, fine. But if it means Alex Gordon needs to start playing once or twice a week or that Ian Kennedy needs to go to the bullpen in order to make room for younger guys to get their reps in then it needs to happen. Loyalty is a wonderful trait but you can’t let it hamstring your own growth. Let Alex have some well-earned rest and make sure Brian Goodwin, Jorge Bonifacio, and Brett Phillips have their best chances to succeed.Learn a new(ish) skillRemember in 2014 when the Royals couldn’t walk and they couldn’t hit for power - the two biggest indicators of a strong offense - but, by golly, they didn’t strike out, either? That’s not the case anymore. In 2014 they were the best in baseball by a large margin. In 2018 they were ninth, a lot closer to average. It’s great for the Royals to say they want to focus on athleticism because they can’t afford guys who walk a lot and hit for power. But it stands to reason to wonder if they might not be better off focusing on guys who don’t strike out. Being fast doesn’t do you a lot of good if you can’t get your bat on the ball. With teams increasingly willing to allow a guy to strike out as many times as necessary to get to the next home run it seems like this could be a market inefficiency the Royals might be able to exploit. Moderate athleticism on base is worth two superb athletes walking back to the dugout.So those are the resolutions the Royals should make. Will they make them? I don’t know but recent history suggests it’s unlikely. What resolutions would you have them make? Do you have any resolutions of your own you wish to share?
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The Dodgers head back to Milwaukee Mark McGwire Jersey , where they’ll look to head to the World Series for the second consecutive year. Hyun-Jin Ryu will get the start, his third so far this postseason. In his first two starts, Ryu has allowed two runs in 11 1鈦? innings while striking out 12. LA has won both of his starts this postseason. Getting the ball for Milwaukee will be Wade Miley, who started game five as well. Miley only faced one batter, and the plan all along was to give him the start in game six. If the Brewers win, they’ll host game seven tomorrow at Miller Park. Should the Dodgers win, they’ll win the National League pennant for the second year in a row. How to watchTime: 5:39 pm P.T. Location: Miller Park, Milwaukee, WITV: FS1Streaming: FuboTV — Get 7-day free trial Radio: AM 570 LA Sports, KTNQ 1020 The 22-year-old Dominican Republic native got stronger as 2018 wore on."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections NewsAnalysis & EditorialsCleveland Indians prospects & minor leaguesGame RecapsTransactionsCleveland Indians prospects & minor leaguesLGT Top Indians Prospects for 2019Jean Carlos Mejia is our No. 15 Cleveland Indians prospect. Who should be No. 16? New,41commentsThe 22-year-old Dominican Republic native got stronger as 2018 wore on.ESTShareTweetShareShareJean Carlos Mejia is our No. 15 Cleveland Indians prospect. Who should be No. 16? Mathew CarperRight-handed flamethrower Jean Carlos Mejia is our No. 15 Cleveland Indians prospect after he finished 2018 strong and was added to the Tribe’s 40-man roster to avoid the Rule 5 draft.The 22-year-old signed with the Tribe out of the Dominican Republic in 2013. After toiling for three seasons in the DSL, something clicked with Mejia in 2017. In 21 games out of the bullpen in the Arizona Rookie League as well as Low-A for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, where he combined to strike out 50 batters in 37 innings while sporting an impressive 1.22 ERA. Mejia missed much of the beginning of the 2018 season with an injury but he had his breakout moment at the end of June when he tossed consecutive scoreless 7.0 inning outings while striking out 10 batters in each start for the Single-A Lake County Captains.Mejia finished the 2018 season with the highest swinging strike percentage of any full-season pitcher in the Indians organization and was rewarded for his efforts by being promoted to High-A Lynchburg late in the season and also being added to the Indians’ 40-man roster.Mejia’s biggest drawback is his lack of starting pitching experience, but he didn’t miss a beat in his first taste of full-season ball as a starting pitching this past season.Look for him to begin the season in High-A with an opportunity for quick advancement if he continues to whiff opposing hitters at a high rate.WHO SHOULD BE THE NO. 15 PROSPECT FOR 2019?Oscar Mercado, OF (Age 24)2018 Cardinals (AAA): 427 PA, .285/.351/.408, 8 HR, 31 SB http://www.athleticsfanproshop.com/authentic-khris-davis-jersey , 8.4 BB%, 15.0 K%, 101 wRC+2018 Indians (AAA): 119 PA, .252/.342/.320, 0 HR, 6 SB, 10.9 BB%, 19.3 K%, 93 wRC+2013 second round pick acquired in a trade from the Cardinals for Conner Capel last summer. Brings elite speed and strong defense in the outfield, but hit tool is still catching up.Raynel Delgado, 3B (Age 18)2018 (R): 204 PA, .306/.409/.382, 1 HR, 10 SB, 14.7 BB%, 21.6 K%, 133 wRC+2018 sixth round pick the Indians paid $664,400 over slot to sign. Delgado held his own in his professional debut http://www.metsfanproshop.com/authentic-tim-tebow-jersey , putting up strong numbers and showing great patience at the plate in the AZL.Richard Palacios, SS (Age 21)2018 (R): 22 PA, .438/.591/.875, 2 HR, 2 SB, 27.3 BB%, 9.1 K%, 281 wRC+2018 (A-): 86 PA, .411/.477/.589, 2 HR, 2 SB, 12.8 BB%, 14.0 K%, 208 wRC+2018 (A): 82 PA, .300/.317/.425, 2 HR, 3 SB, 2.4 BB% Darryl Strawberry Jersey , 15.9 K%, 109 wRC+Indians 2018 third round draft pick out of Towson University tore through the short season leagues and was not challenged until arriving in full-season Lake County, where he still had a wRC+ above 100.Eric Haase, C (Age 26)2018 (AAA): 477 PA, .236/.288/.443, 20 HR, 3 SB, 6.5 BB%, 30.0 K%, 102 wRC+Had some difficulty adjusting to his first full season at Triple-A but still managed to hit 20 home runs for the third year in a row. Was named the top defensive player in the Indians system by MLB Pipeline after throwing out 48.5 percent of basestealers.Aaron Civale, RHP (Age 23)2018 (AA): 21 GS, 106.1 IP, 17.5 K%, 4.7 BB%, 3.89 ERA, 3.98 FIPSlowed by injury in his 2018 Double-A debut that saw his strikeout rate drop, Civale still showed the impeccable control that has allowed him to quickly advance through the Tribe system since being drafted in the third round in 2016.Eli Morgan, RHP (Age 22)2018 (A): 8 GS http://www.metsfanproshop.com/authentic-tim-tebow-jersey , 44.1 IP, 32.9 K%, 4.7 BB%, 1.83 ERA, 2.22 FIP2018 (A+): 19 GS, 99.0 IP, 24.0 K%, 6.2 BB%, 3.91 ERA, 3.75 FIPGonzaga alum drafted in eighth round of 2017 doesn’t have elite velocity or size, but makes up for it with stellar command and the best change-up in the Tribe system, which helps spike his strikeout rate.Gabrial Rodriguez (Age 16)2018: did not playTop Indians international signing of 2018 out of Venezuela, signed for $2.2 million. Standing 6-foot-2, he was the sixth highest-rated international prospect by MLB Pipeline. Should skip DSL and debut in AZL in 2019.
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The power hitting middle infield prospect formerly known as Yu-Cheng Chang and now known simply as Yu Chang is our No. 6 Cleveland Indians prospect for 2019 Scott Kazmir Jersey , improving two spots from his No. 8 ranking last season.A native of Taiwan signed in 2013, Chang has progressed to a new level each year without having to repeat, landing in Triple-A last season for the first time.Chang is more than capable both with the glove and with the bat, and while he’s spent the majority of his career playing shortstop, Chang also spent time in 2019 playing third base including all of his time in the Arizona Fall League, where he was one of the brightest stars this past season.Chang’s big power breakout was in 2017 for Double-A Akron when he mashed 24 home runs, although it came at the expense of batting average (.220) and a slight increase in strikeout rate to 26.4 percent.While Chang led all minor league shortstops in home runs in 2017, his power tailed off in 2018, dropping to just 14 long balls despite playing in one of Triple-A’s most hitter-friendly parks. His batting average improved to .256 in his Triple-A debut, but the 23-year-old also sported a career-high strikeout rate of 27.8 percent while dropping two percentage points in his walk rate.Chang will compete for the Indians’ utility position in 2019, looking to replace the void left behind after Erik Gonzalez was traded, and he should be a serviceable replacement if Jose Ramirez or Francisco Lindor need any time off. WHO SHOULD BE THE NO. 7 PROSPECT FOR 2019?Brayan Rocchio, SS (Age 18)2018 (DSL): 111 PA, .323/.391/.434, 1 HR, 8 SB, 4.5 BB%, 12.6 K%, 140 wRC+2018 (R): 158 PA, .343/.389/.448, 1 HR, 14 SB Kurt Suzuki Jersey , 6.3 BB%, 10.8 K%, 137 wRC+Venezuelan signed in 2017, same class as Valera, destroyed the DSL and was promoted to the AZL quickly. Many scouts said he was the best player in the AZL last year, exploding up Tribe prospect rankings as a result.Bo Naylor, C (Age 18)2018 (R): 139 PA, .274/.381/.402, 2 HR, 5 SB, 15.1 BB%, 20.1 K%, 126 wRC+2018 first round pick, Naylor brings an advanced plate approach and plus hitting to the catcher position. His prospect value will stay high as long as he can stay behind the plate.Luis Oviedo, RHP (Age 19)2018 (A-): 9 GS, 48.0 IP, 32.5 K%, 5.3 BB%, 1.88 ERA, 2.22 FIP2018 (A): 2 GS, 9.0 IP, 16.7 K% http://www.bravesfanproshop.com/authentic-nick-markakis-jersey , 19.4 BB%, 3.00, 5.36 FIPThe Venezuelan broke out in 2018, winning back-to-back-to-back Pitcher of the Week awards in his Low-A debut for Mahoning Valley. He’s a sinkerballer with nasty swing and miss stuff in the mid 90s.Bobby Bradley, 1B (Age 22)2018 (AA): 421 PA, .214/.304/.477, 24 HR, 1 SB, 10.7 BB%, 24.9 K%, 111 wRC+2018 (AAA): 128 PA, .254/.323/.430, 3 HR, 0 SB, 8.6 BB%, 33.6 K%, 109 wRC+A 2014 third round pick, Bradley has been 3-4 years younger than his level every season and continues to be a top power threat. Has hit 23+ home runs the last four seasons.Lenny Torres, RHP (Age 18)2018 (R): 5 GS, 15.1 IP, 34.9 K%, 6.4 BB% http://www.bravesfanproshop.com/authentic-nick-markakis-jersey , 1.76 ERA, 2.73 FIPIndians 2018 first round competitive balance pick was completely unfazed in pro debut, pounding the strike zone and missing bats with a mid to upper 90s fastball and a potentially wicked slider. CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Harper showed off his mighty power a week before opening day.The slugger hit his first two Grapefruit League homers for the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday, driving one completely out of the ballpark.“I feel good right now,” Harper said. “The swing feels good. The timing is coming along. I’ll take the next couple days and really try to solidify my timing, have good at-bats, keep seeing pitches, walking. When I’m walking, that’s when I’m at my best. See as many pitches as I can, jump on some early and have good at-bats.”Harper is hitting .231 (3 for 13) with two homers, three RBIs, six walks and seven strikeouts this spring. He got a late start after signing a $330 million, 13-year contract on March 2. The six-time All-Star with the Washington Nationals had the richest contract in baseball history for less than three weeks. The Los Angeles Angels gave Mike Trout a 12-year, $426.5 million contract Wednesday.Harper ripped a two-run shot off right-hander Sam Gaviglio in the first inning, sending a hard liner over the right-field wall. His solo shot in the sixth off lefty Thomas Pannone sailed over the fans in the standing-room section in right field and cleared the back fence.“I thought the first one was a rocket and had an incredible carry and the second one I thought was squared up even better,” manager Gabe Kapler said.Fellow new additions Andrew McCutchen and J.T. Realmuto also went deep to help Philadelphia pound the Toronto Blue Jays 13-6.“The lineup is looking good,” Harper said. “We’re all excited to get up north.”The Phillies will host the Atlanta Braves in their season opener on March 28.
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Indians need a spark.Lindor homered in the ninth inning of Cleveland’s 5-1 loss Monday to the Kansas City Royals Paul DeJong Jersey , who extended their winning streak to a season-high six games.The Indians have lost three straight but still lead the AL Central by 14 games. Their magic number to clinch the division was trimmed to 12 after Minnesota’s loss to Houston.“Our energy is down,” Lindor said. “I don’t why. Personally, my energy is down. We’re at that point in the season where guys are dragging their feet a little. We have to go back to playing the Tribe Way and not taking any pitch for granted. We’ll be fine.”Jakob Junis allowed two hits in seven shutout innings and Ryan O’Hearn homered twice for Kansas City, which has also won eight of nine.“It’s no fluke,” O’Hearn said. “Guys are going out, trying to win every day. Everyone is playing really well.”Junis (8-12) gave up a two-out single to Lindor in the third and a leadoff single to Yonder Alonso in the fifth. The right-hander hit a batter, walked none, struck out six and retired his last nine hitters.Junis was 0-2 with a 9.82 ERA in his first two starts against the Indians this season.“Being in the division, these teams see my slider a lot,” he said. “Using my heater more was definitely the difference.”Brian Flynn pitched a scoreless eighth and Wily Peralta began the ninth with a 5-0 lead. Lindor homered with one out, Michael Brantley singled and Peralta walked Jose Ramirez and Edwin Encarnacion on eight pitches.Left-hander Tim Hill relieved lex Reyes Jersey , and pinch-hitter Yandy Diaz hit a hard grounder that second baseman Whit Merrifield turned into a game-ending double play. Hill recorded his second save.“That was a great play by Whit, a great play,” manager Ned Yost said. “That’s why you bring Timmy in, to get a ground ball.”Lindor has 30 homers this season. He joins Jose Ramirez, who has 37 home runs, as the first pair of switch-hitting teammates in major league history to each have 30 or more homers in a season.O’Hearn had the first multihomer game of his career. He led off the fourth with a home run and hit a two-run drive in the sixth. Jorge Bonifacio and Hunter Dozier hit solo homers.Adam Plutko (4-5) gave up three homers and allowed four runs in six innings. The right-hander had a career-high eight strikeouts.Kansas City took two of three from Cleveland at Kaufmann Stadium last month and Junis made certain that trend continued. He retired the first eight batters before hitting Greg Allen with a pitch in the third. Lindor sent Allen to third with a single, but the inning ended with an out on the bases.Lindor broke for second and was caught in a rundown when catcher Cam Gallagher threw to shortstop Adalberto Mondesi. The rundown continued until Allen finally broke for home, and Merrifield threw to Gallagher, who applied the tag.NICE DEBUTJosh Donaldson hit a grand slam in Triple-A on Monday after the Indians placed him on the disabled list to give him more time to rehab a calf injury in the minor leagues. Donaldson, playing for Columbus, also walked and lined out against Toledo. Donaldson Evan Longoria Jersey , acquired from Toronto on Friday, will work out with the Indians on Tuesday and continue his rehab assignment for Double-A Akron in the Eastern League playoffs this week.“That was good,” Indians manager Terry Francona said. “It sounded like everything else went well, too, and he made all the plays.”HEAR THE BUZZThe Cleveland National Air Show, held at a nearby airport, ended Monday. Players and fans turned their attention to jets that flew around the ballpark in the early innings.FEEL THE HEATTemperatures for the three-game series will be near 90 degrees each day, a stark contrast from the first time the Royals were in town. The gametime temperature of 32 degrees on April 8 set a Progressive Field record.TRAINER’S ROOMRoyals: C Salvador Perez (sprained left thumb) sat out his fifth straight game, but manager Ned Yost said he is improving and remains day-to-day. The six-time All-Star last played on Aug. 28 against Detroit.UP NEXTRoyals LHP Danny Duffy (8-11, 4.72 ERA) takes on Indians RHP Mike Clevinger (10-7, 3.17 ERA) in the second game of the series. Clevinger has made three starts against Kansas City this season Dustin McGowan Jersey , going 1-0 with a 2.57 ERA. Major League Baseball has announced the schedule for each of the first three games in the American League and National League Division Series.Per MLB Communications on Twitter, the two National League series will kick things off Thursday, starting at 5:07 p.m. ET and 8:37 p.m. ET. The American League will join the festivities Friday:MLB Communications MLB_PRBelow are start times for Division Series games through Sunday, October 7th. FS1 or MLB Network will exclusively cover all National League Division Series games, while TBS will exclusively televise all American League Postseason action. #Postseason y9OZQzziZGTwo Division Series matchups are set鈥攐ne in each league. They also feature last year's World Series participants.The Houston Astros will begin their title defense at home by taking on the 2016 AL champion Cleveland Indians, starting Friday at 2:05 p.m. ET. Game 1 will feature two of MLB's best pitchers, as Justin Verlander is set to battle Corey Kluber.The reigning NL champion Los Angeles Dodgers, who won their sixth straight NL West title with a 5-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Monday, will square off against the Atlanta Braves beginning Thursday.The No. 1 seeds in both leagues he Milwaukee Brewers and Boston Red Sox it the Wild Card Game winners. The NL matchup is set for Tuesday as the Rockies travel to Wrigley Field to take on the Chicago Cubs.The Red Sox will face either the Oakland Athletics or New York Yankees at Fenway Park on Friday at 7:32 p.m. ET.If any Division Series extends beyond Game 3, MLB will announce start times for those games on a later date.
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"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Farmers onlyFeaturesPlayoffsHistory/Hall of FameGame PreviewsReds at Dodgers Game One: Preview and Lineups and Jackie Robinson DayNew Tug McGraw Jersey ,9commentsLuis Castillo vs Clayton Kershaw EDTShareTweetShareShareReds at Dodgers Game One: Preview and Lineups and Jackie Robinson DayAaron Doster-USA TODAY SportsToday is Jackie Robinson Day, which is a cool thing. And the Reds are spending it with the Dodgers, which of course was Jackie Robinson’s team. And they are spending it in Los Angeles, which was Jackie Robinson’s city. So there’s lots of cool things here.Another cool thing is that Clayton Kershaw will make his season debut this evening. There was a time not long ago that many intelligent baseball people were talking about how Kershaw could possibly be the Best Pitcher of All Time. But alas, time has taken its toll on the man. He has averaged just 160 innings over the last three seasons due to a litany of injuries. He is still throwing like a magnificent super champion, just not so much as before.Speaking of magnificent super champions, Luis Castillo take the bump this evening for the Reds. He has made three starts so far this year and has looked every bit as good as vintage pinnacle Kershaw. He has surrendered just two runs (a 0.92 ERA, btw) and only five hits (a 0.66 WHIP, for serious). There is no possible universe in which he could possibly be pitching better than he is right now. If any mid-April tilt featuring a team at the bottom of the NL Central can be considered appointment television, this is it.Lineups Eduardo Nunez was still officially listed as day-to-day when he hit his pinch-hit 3-run homer"This is why it’s folly to predict a playoff series. And trust me, people with whom I work are well aware that I am the most thoroughly-read baseball fan in the office, and I have been asked who will win this WS daily. And I tell them all this same thing. It’s silly to say Drew Hutchison Jersey , because there is no telling which player will be cold and which hot, and which team will get the bounces and which will not, which team will suffer first inning jitters and which will not, and how fortune will schedule the timing of all that.Case in point, Eduardo f#$king Nunez. Yeah, The MVP of Game 1 of the World Series Was One of the Worst Players in Baseball. Did you know that he was still officially listed as day-to-day when he came off the bench and hit that pinch-hit 3-homer in Game 1 of the WS and crush the souls of Tiki Ti fans everywhere? Now, I can’t quite place my finger on it, but it seems to me that I recall some other World Series in the distant past when a hobbled player climbed off the injury list and stepped to the plate late in a Game 1 and hit a miraculous home run to set the tone for the home team. I wonder where I heard that..?Anyway, it’s just as silly as it is to believe one can tell the future in these things, as it is silly to believe that one can predict the past. So Tiki Ti manager Dave Roberts pulls Pedro Baez right after Baez K’s Mitch Moreland and Xander Bogaerts on 9 pitches (with an IBB to JB Martinez sandwiched in between), and brings in erstwhile starter Alex Wood to face Rafael Devers. Kowloon manager Alex Cora then takes out Devers and inserts Nunez. 2 pitches later Nunez puts the game out of reach as Kowloon takes Game 1 by a final score of 8-4. And that triggers a flood of second-guessing and blaming Roberts for over-managing. That’s as if Baez would have pitched a perfect game from there on out and his presence on the mound would have brought 2 winning runs across the plate for Tiki Ti. Instead, nobody actually knows what would have happened.It’s why I don’t don’t guess Larry Bowa Jersey , nor second-guess, in these things. They are what they are. Just watch what happens for what it is worth, because that is all there is anyway. Besides, that’s a hell of a lot of fun, too. Unless you hate both of these teams. If you do, you are not alone. Even Mother Nature tried to shut this whole thing down. Me, I have other ways to ignore my hate and redirect my love of baseball. You might have noticed.Have some No-More-Than-Six-Games-Left-HaloLinks:A Little Bit Of Angels NewsIn case it was unclear before now, it’s a pretty important thing to the Angels that they consider signing Mike Trout to an extension. I know. I was taken by surprise, too. That is brilliant. I should have thought of it. That’s why they run a pro baseball team and I...well...do not...........The very best reason for choosing a Brad Ausmus to manage the Angels over reaching into the grab bag of unknowns hoping to strike skipper gold comes in the middle part of one particular sentence in this BaseballEssential article: “This is where Ausmus’ experience comes into play, as they can’t afford to have a manager learn on the fly, and he can gain the respect of someone of Pujols’ stature.” Yeah. This ain’t the Astros Tank era. We have a nearly competitive roster now that, with some health and a couple more additions Jim Bunning Jersey , is definitely a playoff team. This is not a long-term project...........We will learn who Brad Ausmus has become. Here is who Brad Ausmus used to be. (h/t reddit).........Some day soon we are going to awaken to the news that Roberto Baldoquin is not going to work out, in spite of all the chances he has been granted. He went 0 for 4 in AFL yesterday. That makes him .095/.095/.269 in the AFL to date..........Thank you, Jerry.Noe Ramirez, a man of the people...........Everywhere In BaseballYou know that Joe Kelly you saw last night pitch the 6th inning for the Red Sox? The one who blew through Matt Kemp, Kiki Hernandez, and Yasiel Puig? Except for the fact that the UC Riverside grad, in his own words, chose to be “a belligerent drunk” on draft day back in 2009 he would have been a Halo. That means that, after drafting Randal Grichuk and Mike Trout, Eddie Bane was prepared to take Kelly instead of a Tyler Skaggs or Garrett Richards or Tyler Kehrer (we don’t know which one)..........What do you think? Are we getting a little too technical with baserunning replays?...........And this is considered awesome? The Red Sox have enough room at Fenway to put in sleeping quarters for the home team, but visiting teams have a clubhouse so small that post-game interviews have to be conducted out on the field. That could be real fun if we get to a Game 7 and it’s snowing...........Looks Like Eric Hosmer’s dullard offensive woes have chased Mark McGwire right out of San Diego..........Hmmm. This ain’t too bad. Team Bryce Harper/Scott Boras are opening up the Free Agent contract talks with a starting number of only $350 million. It wasn’t too long ago that he was tagged to be MLB’s first $500 million contract. He may still get there, but he will need a $150 million bidding war if this news is true. I think that the first $25 - $40 million is a gimme...........Interesting. Some guys would have been Hall of Famers Jim Thome Jersey , if only they could hit BOTH LHP and RHP. I guess the same could be said about me, too, so uh..........I’m not sure if I won $1.6 billion, since I keep my tickets in the car and am too GA to go out there and check. Not knowing keeps the dream alive. But if I did, this is the last Links article I shall ever write maybe I can afford a luxury box at Angels Stadium. I certainly wouldn’t buy the LA Galaxy........ Because east coast whining about west coast start times is not limited to Mike Trout baseball or World Series Baseball. It’s now about other sports, too...........The Duffle BagFiveThirtyEight doing what they do best: charts. This one on the odds of the Dodgers/Red Sox season to date...........If you were on the fence, and were looking for one reason to think of Mookie Betts as MVP, and his bowling acumen is not the thing, try a free taco............A-Rod in yet another one of those stories where everybody is the bad guy..........
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In O’s news: checking in with prospects in off-season leagues Chris Young Jersey , who the team could target in free agency and the unsung heros of the bullpen."Good morning, Birdland!It’s happening. The Orioles are narrowing their focus on who could be pushing the metaphorical buttons of the organization in the near future. These seem to be (at least some of) the folks that have interviewed:All of these tweets say that this group is interviewing for the “GM” job. It’s unclear if that is just being used as a blanket term here because previous reports indicated the Orioles want both a president of baseball operations and a general manager.All of the talk surrounding Ben Cherington has been that he wants to captain the ship. He would need to be named president in order to do so, and taking another GM job could be viewed as a demotion from his current position as vice president of baseball operations with the Blue Jays.The other four mentioned seem primed for GM roles. Any guess as to who is leading the race seems to be pure speculation. Ned Rice worked for the Orioles as recently as 2015. Mike Elias is part of an extremely successful front office with the Astros. Scott Sharp won a World Series with the Royals. And David Chadd has an impressive resume of his own.LinksLatest On Orioles’ GM Search - MLB Trade RumorsNames have finally started to surface in recent weeks, and it’s been at least slightly encouraging. The company line being passed through the beats right now is that the Orioles aren’t concerned about make a quick decision; they want to make the right decision. That’s fair. But it still feels like they have had more than enough time to make that right decision by now.Checking in on the O’s prospects in off-season leagues around the world - Baltimore SunRyan McKenna’s star continues to rise. Everyone else? Eh, a mixed bag. Although Chris Lee had a solid showing in the Arizona Fall League and may be set up to finally contribute in the bigs are several disappointing seasons.Even in tough times, embrace random performances from O’s Bleier & Fry - The AthleticRICHARD BLEIER-ADORNED SOUVENIR SODAS AT CAMDEN YARDS IN 2019, OR WE RIOT!!One potential free-agent target for every club - MLB.comThey have Marco Estrada going to the Orioles. OK. I mean, there is talk that the team may look to move Andrew Cashner during the offseason. Estrada might be better than Cashner, but it’s not clear-cut, so it would make little sense to trade away Cashner and bring in a similar pitcher in his place. That said, someone will need to pitch at Camden Yards next year. The internal options are not awe-inspiring, so the general thought that they could add a veteran hurler on a one-year deal is not far-fetched.Orioles birthdays and historyIs it your birthday? Happy Birthday! -Dariel Alvarez is 30 years old today. The Cuban outfielder-turned-pitcher signed with the O’s back in 2013 and cruised through the minors before arriving in Baltimore in August of 2015, but he never really stuck. He played in 14 games for the Birds between 2015 and ‘16, going 8-for-32 with two doubles and a home run. He converted to pitching in 2017, needed Tommy John surgery and became a free agent earlier this month.-Former first overall pick Kris Benson is 44 years old. He spent just one season (2006) with the Orioles after being acquired from the Mets in exchange for John Maine and Jorge Julio. Benson accumulated a 4.82 ERA over 183 innings in the orange and black.-It is also the birthday of the late Bob Hale (b. 1933, d. 2012). Hale was a first baseman in Charm City from 1955 through 1959 Cam Bedrosian Jersey , hitting .280/.308/.337 with 22 doubles and just one home run over 253 games.1989 - Gregg Olson is named the American League Rookie of the Year. The 22-year-old pitcher had a 1.69 ERA and saved 27 games over 85 innings of work while striking out 90 hitters. Olson was the first relief pitcher to win the award. What did Mike Hazen have to say about the direction of the team now that he has brought Adam Jones on board?"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Diamondbacks Farm TeamsGameday ThreadsDiamondbacks NewsDiamondbacks Game ReportsFang FoodMike Hazen Discusses Signing Adam JonesNew,21commentsWhat did Mike Hazen have to say about the direction of the team now that he has brought Adam Jones on board?EDTShareTweetShareShareMike Hazen Discusses Signing Adam JonesJennifer Stewart-USA TODAY SportsYesterday, Mike Hazen sat in on the typical press call to give feedback about the Adam Jones signing.On the thought process going into signing Adam Jones (Steve Gilbert)With Adam out there, we felt like it was a good deal to make for us at this point in time, to add somebody of his caliber to our roster. He’s been an elite player in the league for a long time and we felt that by adding Adam, we made ourselves a better ballclub today than we were yesterday. And so that was sort of the big picture decision, to add him.On what Mike Hazen sees as Jones’ role (follow-up)We see him playing quite a bit. I think he’s going to play all three outfield spots for us. He obviously is a really good hitter, makes a lot of contact, has power. When we broke it down, we felt like given the days off we would give guys, in and around our team, there was a large chunk of at-bats that were going to be divided out over the course of the season. We felt like adding Adam would really help us take a decent portion of those. Then obviously, as you go through the seasons, things changes - one injury or something happens and you wind up with a lot more than that. We are just excited to add him, the quality person, teammate http://www.angelsfanproshop.com/authentic-zack-cozart-jersey , leader, we feel like he is going to fit great in our clubhouse. He has a pedigree of winning. He’s been in winning environments for almost his entire career and that matters to us with what we are trying to accomplish.Is Ketel Marte still the Primary center fielder? (Zach Buchanan)I think the word primary has always sort of been taken too far. I don’t think we have necessarily categorized him unilaterally as such. We’ve said at times Ketel is going to play center field, second base, shortstop and that’s still going to be the case.Who will get the majority of time in center field, or will it be mix-and-match? (follow up)I would say center field is probably more that, mix-and-match, to some degree, but we’ll see how it plays itself out. I can’t project out too far on that - get yourself in trouble with the way the season runs and with the things that happen. But sitting here right now I think that center field will be a position that will have some splits opportunities for starts.Does Adam Jones bring more leadership and was that leadership something the team was looking to add to the roster? (Jody Jackson)I think we are always looking to add that dynamic and those types of players into our clubhouse. We aren’t always afforded the opportunity to do those things just because of the way the market goes and guys sign elsewhere. To have that opportunity, that’s why we jumped at it when we did. It is something that we are always looking to add to our clubhouse. We feel very strongly about the culture within those walls and the amount of time guys spend together and the ups and downs of a major league season, that having players like Adam only helps.How long have negotiations with Adam been going ? (Steve Gilbert)On and off through the offseason, but more direct, probably within the last week.Why sign him now? (Nick Piecoro)We got a deal done. There was nothing that, I think as we looked at our team and we are constantly, even once day one happens of the season, we’re asking ourselves how we can get better. I feel this is a way to make us better. The timing within the offseason itself, I can’t really speak to that. It wasn’t that there was some concerted effort to wait for any reason Blake Parker Jersey , we just felt like we had an opportunity to make the team better in our minds, and that’s why we did it now.After signing Wilmer Flores, comments made indicated that the team was done adding to the major league roster. What about that equation has changed?As the offseason continued to go on, he was still out there and available. As we continued to look at our roster and to look at it further, obviously trades, and free agency are very fluid things and they change all the time. Things you’re involved with today don’t tend to be the things you’re involved with tomorrow, just depending on the market behaves or reacts. Going back to, we felt like this was an opportunity to make the ballclub better and we did.Any concerns about the defensive metrics and his running speed as it relates to him being in center field?We are aware of what the defensive metrics say. We talked to Adam about it quite a bit. We talked through how we would work positioning and things like that. He’s always been somebody who has handled center field very well. We feel like he is going to translate into the corners. Speaking specifically, we still think he is going to play a solid defensive outfield. I think we’ll continue to see opportunities to improve our defense if and when we need to at times. I think we’ve done that in the past. I think that the team, as it sets up, gives us the chance to do things in-game that may allow us to take opportunities there towards constantly shifting things in and out. We felt like the balance of the offense and the offensive profile that we have spoken about previously with regard to contact skills, power, things that sort of rounded out where I think we were a little deficient last year.
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Enter the recent rumor Kerry Wood Jersey , courtesy of ESPN'sBuster OlneyandUSA Today'sBob Nightengale, that the Chicago White Sox offered Machado a seven-year, $175 million contract a few weeks ago.They rank 24th in committed payroll for 2019, per Spotrac. Machado would slot nicely into the middle of their young lineup and would instantly make them contenders in the weak, winnable American League Central.It's a natural fit. So, why are the White Sox lowballing Machado?To be fair, it isn't that simple.Machado's agent pushed back against Olney and Nightengale's reports and called them "completely wrong" in a statement, via Yahoo Sports'Tim Brown.The Philadelphia Phillies are another possible destination for Machado. And as Andy Martino of SNY.tv reported Saturday, the New York Yankees and at least two "mystery teams" remain in the mix, too.Machado may not be backed into a contractual corner. There could be enough demand to drive his price tag northward.With each passing day, though, the likelihood of him exceeding that $175 million mark shrinks.Teams and owners have woken up to the reality that they control players through what are frequently their best years up to and through arbitration. After that, guys expect to be paid through their late 20s and well into their 30s when steep declines are common. That's been the deal for a while.Except now, clubs are spooked by the prospect of paying players for what they've already accomplished rather than what they will accomplish going forward. The old paradigm has shifted, and it hasn't shifted in the players' favor.Matt Slocum/Associated PressMachado, like Harper, isn't over the hill. By most estimations http://www.chicagocubsteamshop.com/authentic-david-ross-jersey , he's in the midst of his prime. But a long-term deal would carry him well past that prime. The sting on the back end of such deals is often painful.On top of that, for all of his enviable skills, Machado has sometimes made the wrong kind of headlines, as Jon Meoli of the Baltimore Sun outlined:"If this is all a judgment on the litany of headlines Machado has made over the years rom the Josh Donaldson incident to his fight with Yordano Ventura to the feud with the Boston Red Sox or his playoff base-running aggression hen baseball has delivered a verdict that many might find fair. When a team is swallowing hard and giving out a nine-figure contract, some of those might be hard to get past."This goes deeper than Machado. It's about the new paradigm in MLB free agency, and it's going to impact all players.Recently, San Francisco Giants third baseman Evan Longoria sounded off on the issue on Instagram:"We are less then a month from the start of spring and once again some of our [game's] biggest [stars] remain unsigned. Such a shame. [It] seems every day now someone is making up a new analytical tool to devalue players, especially free agents. As fans, why should 'value' for your team even be a consideration? It's not your money, it's money that players have worked their whole lives to get to that level and be deserving of. Bottom line, fans should want the best players and product on the field for their team."You can debate the definition of "deserve." You can point out that getting paid more than $100 million guaranteed to play a children's game, even if you get injured or your performance craters, is a great deal.Either way, this is where things stand in MLB in 2019. The days of salaries rising exponentially seem to be over for now.If players such as Machado and others want to reverse the trend, they'll need to wait until the current collective bargaining agreement expires in Dec. 2021. At that point, we could be in for a fight, if not another damaging strike.For now Addison Russell Jersey , Machado is unemployed. And he may need to brace himself for a lucrative letdown.All statistics courtesy of Baseball Reference. PHOENIX (AP) — Mike Moustakas fell one win shy of reaching the World Series with the Milwaukee Brewers.“I think we had some unfinished business after last year,” Moustakas said Tuesday after finalizing a $10 million, one-year deal with the Brewers. “I loved playing here last year. It was a lot of fun. We fell a little bit short, obviously, but I feel like this team can get back to where we were at last year and make a push for the World Series.”After Milwaukee won the NL Central for the first time since 2011, Brewers chairman Mark Attanasio and his front office have boosted payroll to a team-record of nearly $130 million. They added catcher Yasmani Grandal for an $18.25 million, one-year deal last month and then made the surprise move to keep Moustakas.“Our ownership group is committed to providing the resources to do the best absolutely job we can,” Attanasio said. “I’m very excited for what this team can do this year.”Moustakas gets a $7 million salary this year under the deal, which includes an $11 million mutual option for 2020 with a $3 million buyout.He rejected a $17.4 million qualifying offer from Kansas City after the 2017 season and returned to the Royals in mid-March for a one-year contract that included a guaranteed $6.5 million, then earned an additional $2.2 million in performance bonuses.The infielder hit .256 with eight homers and 33 RBIs in 54 games for Milwaukee, which acquired him from the last-place Royals on July 27. A 30-year-old left-handed hitter, Moustakas had a .251 average overall with 28 homers and 95 RBIs last year. He struck out for the final out of the NL Championship Series loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.“Once that contract’s signed, I’m ready to go to work,” Moustakas said. “This is what I live for, this is why I play this game — to come out here and hang out with these guys and go win a championship. I can’t wait to get back on the field and start doing that again.”Attanasio and general manager David Stearns did not indicate how much flexibility the Brewers had to add payroll as the July 31 trade deadline approaches.“We certainly got a little more aggressive this year in free agency than we probably anticipated at the front end of the offseason but that was due to the opportunities presented to us,” Stearns said. “We may have to take that into account in July, but we’ll see where we are at that point and make our plans then.”Attanasio has never shied away from spending when his team is in a position to make a significant improvement. 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Playing fundamentally sound Robin Yount Jersey , winning baseball against the major league’s second-best team is a good place to start.Carlos Rodon pitched two-hit ball over seven innings, Yoan Moncada doubled in two and surging Chicago beat the New York Yankees 6-2 on Monday night for its fourth straight win.Rodon (6-3) allowed a two-run shot to Gleyber Torres but was strong otherwise, and Chicago’s bullpen closed out a three-hitter. The White Sox have won 10 of 13 and clinched their first winning month of the season by improving to 15-10 in August.“I think that they trust what they’re doing out there right now,” manager Rick Renteria said. “They’re having a lot of confidence playing the game. I think they’re trusting their instincts.”Rodon is 5-0 with a 1.84 ERA in his past nine starts. The 25-year-old left-hander hasn’t lost since June 30.“This month has been refreshing for us, the way we’ve been playing,” Rodon said. “It’s something to look forward to and just try to carry it out the rest of the season, and transition that into spring training and into next season as well.”New York (83-48) missed an opportunity to gain ground on the idle Red Sox, falling 6 1/2 games back of the AL East leaders. Coming off a four-game sweep in Baltimore, the Yankees had won eight of nine and shaved 4 1/2 games off Boston’s lead in a span of eight days prior to Monday.Yankees manager Aaron Boone thought his club was a little sluggish after playing a late game Sunday night.“I think just coming off a road trip where you got day-night doubleheaders and you’re getting in in the middle of the night http://www.brewersfanproshop.com/authentic-orlando-arcia-jersey ,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “Unfortunately, that rears its head a little bit, but you got to be able to fight through that.”Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka (9-5) dodged trouble early, including a no-out, bases-loaded jam in the fourth. He escaped that by striking out two before Moncada’s groundout.Chicago broke through in the sixth on a mix of luck and timely hitting. With one out, Daniel Palka tapped a broken-bat dribbler up the third base line for a single. After a walk to Matt Davidson, Omar Narvaez made contact on a check swing that rolled less than halfway toward third for another infield hit.Moncada then grounded a two-run double into right-center field to tie it at 2. Nicky Delmonico followed with a sacrifice fly, scoring Narvaez for a 3-2 advantage.“I think I was able to control myself better in the fourth inning and it was the same type of situation in the sixth,” Tanaka said through a translator. “In my mind http://www.brewersfanproshop.com/authentic-orlando-arcia-jersey , I’m obviously trying to get through that inning. I think just overthrowing from being a little too amped up.”Tanaka allowed four runs and matched a career high with ten hits over seven innings.Tim Anderson brought home Adam Engel in the ninth on an error by first baseman Luke Voit and later scored on a wild pitch.Torres broke a scoreless tie in the fourth by crushing an 0-1 changeup an estimated 444 feet over the center field wall into Monument Park, scoring Miguel Andujar with his 20th home run.Andujar and Torres are the first pair of rookies in Yankees history to reach that mark. Per Elias, they are just the eighth set of rookie teammates to both slug 20 homers, and the first since Cincinnati’s Joey Votto and Jay Bruce in 2008.GO GODZILLAFormer Yankees slugger Hideki Matsui was honored before the game, presented with sterling silver cuff links in honor of his induction as the youngest member of the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame. Looking sharp in a blue suit sans tie, the 2009 World Series MVP flashed a big smile and waved while receiving a warm ovation from the crowd.SPEED IN SCRANTONThe Yankees signed outfielder Quintin Berry and assigned him to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The 33-year-old has stolen 29 bases in 132 big league games, most notably serving as a pinch-running specialist for world champion Boston in the 2013 postseason.HALLOWED GROUNDAnderson made a dazzling play deep in the hole at shortstop in the second inning, firing across the diamond to retire Kyle Higashioka with a move reminiscent of former Yankees captain and current Miami Marlins owner Derek Jeter.“Just being able to share that spot that he played,” Anderson said. “It’s an awesome feeling to take shortstop at Yankee Stadium.”TRAINER’S ROOMYankees: C Gary Sanchez (strained right groin) homered on the first pitch he saw to kick off a rehab assignment with Triple-A. He was 2 for 4 and caught for seven innings. … RF Aaron Judge (fractured right wrist) participated in baserunning and fielding drills Monday but has yet to swing a bat or throw a ball at full intensity. … SS Didi Gregorius (left heel contusion) hit off a tee and was expected to see a doctor Monday … LHP Aroldis Chapman (left knee tendinitis) is showing “a little bit of improvement” after receiving a platelet injection Friday Christian Yelich Jersey , according to manager Aaron Boone.UP NEXTWhite Sox: RHP James Shields (5-15, 4.59 ERA) has not won on the road since opening day at Kansas City, sporting a 6.13 ERA away from home during that span. The 13-year veteran is tied with Baltimore’s Alex Cobb for most losses in the majors.Yankees: RHP Lance Lynn (8-9, 4.84 ERA) lost for the first time in five appearances since being acquired from Minnesota, allowing five runs over 5 1/3 innings in Miami last week. LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays are perfectly comfortable putting relief pitchers on the mound to begin games. But the chance to add an All-Star to their patchwork rotation, that was too good to pass up.Coming off a career-high 30 starts, Charlie Morton reached a $30 million, two-year contract with the Rays, a person familiar with the agreement told The Associated Press on Wednesday.The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the contract has not been officially announced.The 35-year-old Morton was a first-time All-Star last season when he went 15-3 with a 3.13 ERA for Houston.Morton helped the Astros win their first championship in 2017. He started and won Game 7 of the AL Championship Series against the Yankees http://www.brewersfanproshop.com/authentic-orlando-arcia-jersey , then was the winning pitcher in Game 7 of the World Series against the Dodgers with four innings of relief.“He’s a good pitcher,” Boston president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said. “You never like to have good pitching come into the division, prefer they go somewhere else.”Morton’s success with the Astros came after a career that had been beset by injuries and inconsistency. He’d undergone Tommy John surgery and was just 46-71 with Atlanta, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia for going to Houston.The right-hander joins a Rays staff led by AL Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell.The Tampa Bay rotation was wrecked by injuries this year, and the team often used relief pitchers as starters in their “opener” strategy on the way to 90 wins.The Rays’ approach became a trend in baseball, especially when teams saw how well it worked. Tampa Bay went 46-38 with traditional starters and was 44-34 when using relievers at the start.Manager Kevin Cash said earlier this week at the winter meetings that the Rays will employ the strategy again this season.“I think right now we’re discussing internally whether we do it two times through the rotation or three times through the rotation,” Cash said Monday. “But the nice thing is we’ve got all that information last year and we have a bunch of candidates that we can fill in as a traditional starter if need be.”Two days later, the math became a little easier with Morton.
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MIAMI (AP) — Once again Charlie Morton Jersey , Zack Wheeler looked right at home at Marlins Park.Wheeler won his fifth straight start overall, pitching seven solid innings and sending the New York Mets over the Miami Marlins 6-2 on Friday night. career starts in Miami.“I don’t think it’s anything in particular, maybe just pitching inside,” Wheeler said. “I don’t know. It’s nothing in particular, but I have good numbers here and hopefully can keep it rolling.”Wheeler (7-6) allowed four hits and two runs. He struck out eight and walked just one for the fourth consecutive outing.“He kind of goes after them like he knows his stuff is better than them and he’s going to make them beat him,” Mets manager Mickey Callaway said.Wheeler’s scoreless-inning streak ended at 23 when he gave up a two-run homer to Miguel Rojas with two outs in the seventh, making it 4-2.“I don’t think that was my best http://www.astrosfanproshop.com/authentic-justin-verlander-jersey , but the results were there,” Wheeler said. “I just made that mistake to Rojas. I’m pretty sure he was sitting on it so I’ll take that and put it in the memory bank and just go from there.”Marlins manager Don Mattingly had a different perspective.“He looked pretty good,” Mattingly said. “His stuff was really good. I haven’t seen him pitch that much. This is the best I’ve ever seen him. He was on the attack tonight.”New York’s Amed Rosario had three hits and drove in two runs to set the tone from the leadoff spot.“He was really good,” Callaway said. “I thought he stayed on the ball really well. He kept his hands inside the ball really well and hit the ball up the middle, stayed up on top of it. He was really good. I thought his swing was short and quick, and I like to continue using him in that leadoff spot. I think it’s good for him.”Kevin Plawecki knocked in two and Austin Jackson had three hits for the Mets, who have won three of four.Jose Urena (3-12) gave up four runs in 5 1/3 innings as the Marlins lost for the ninth time in 10 games.The Marlins have only scored more than three runs once during that span.“We have to go out and find a way to score some runs Jose Cruz Jr. Jersey ,” Rojas said. “It’s going to be on us to produce runs and try to create opportunities to score runs because we haven’t done that in a while.”Miami’s Derek Dietrich played first base and batted cleanup, spots generally reserved for Justin Bour, who was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies before the game.Michael Conforto hit an RBI single in the third. The Mets opened up the game with three runs in the sixth, with Rosario having a two-run single.Plawecki added a two-run single in the eighth.BOUR EFFECTMattingly hopes the trade of Bour, who played five seasons with the Marlins and hit 83 home runs, did not affect the team.“I don’t want to sound badly, but if that’s what fuels you Nolan Ryan Jersey , you’re not motivated to play as a young player and show what you can do on a daily basis, that takes your mental side away,” Mattingly said. “If you’re going to let a trade deadline keep you from getting ready, something’s wrong.”THREE MORE HITSJackson tied a season-high in hits for the third time over his last four games and has at least one RBI in five straight starts.TRAINER’S ROOMMarlins: RHP Kyle Barraclough (back) was placed on the 10-day disabled list. … RHP Drew Rucinski (groin) was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list.UP NEXTMets: RHP Corey Oswalt (1-2, 5.13 ERA) is the scheduled starter for the second game of the series on Saturday. Oswalt allowed six runs in 2 2/3 innings in his only appearance against the Marlins on June 29.Marlins: RHP Dan Straily (4-5, 4.35) will make his third start of the season against the Mets. He is 0-1 with a 2.77 ERA against the Mets this year. Major League Baseball has announced the schedule for each of the first three games in the American League and National League Division Series.Per MLB Communications on Twitter, the two National League series will kick things off Thursday http://www.astrosfanproshop.com/authentic-justin-verlander-jersey , starting at 5:07 p.m. ET and 8:37 p.m. ET. The American League will join the festivities Friday:MLB Communications MLB_PRBelow are start times for Division Series games through Sunday, October 7th. FS1 or MLB Network will exclusively cover all National League Division Series games, while TBS will exclusively televise all American League Postseason action. #Postseason y9OZQzziZGTwo Division Series matchups are set鈥攐ne in each league. They also feature last year's World Series participants.The Houston Astros will begin their title defense at home by taking on the 2016 AL champion Cleveland Indians, starting Friday at 2:05 p.m. ET. Game 1 will feature two of MLB's best pitchers, as Justin Verlander is set to battle Corey Kluber.The reigning NL champion Los Angeles Dodgers, who won their sixth straight NL West title with a 5-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Monday, will square off against the Atlanta Braves beginning Thursday.The No. 1 seeds in both leagues鈥攖he Milwaukee Brewers and Boston Red Sox鈥攁wait the Wild Card Game winners. The NL matchup is set for Tuesday as the Rockies travel to Wrigley Field to take on the Chicago Cubs.The Red Sox will face either the Oakland Athletics or New York Yankees at Fenway Park on Friday at 7:32 p.m. ET.If any Division Series extends beyond Game 3 Carlos Lee Jersey , MLB will announce start times for those games on a later date.
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PHOENIX — This spring http://www.oriolesfanproshop.com/authentic-j.j.-hardy-jersey , Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black told his players they are good enough to win anywhere.Words to live by. 42nd road game with a 6-2 comeback victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first game of a three-game series on Friday, maintaining their status in the tight NL West and wild-card races while putting the Diamondbacks in an even more precarious position.Article continues below ...“My message to the team, as far back as spring training, is we’re a good team no matter where we play,” said Black, who led his team to an NL wild-card berth in his first season with the Rockies in 2007.“On the road. In the cold. In the heat. In the rain. In the wind. It doesn’t matter. We can win. And we should win if we play our game, if we play the way the Rockies need to play. I think our guys understand that.”Colorado right-handed Antonio Senzatela (5-6, 4.81 ERA) will face Arizona left-hander Patrick Corbin (11-6, 3.09) in the second game of the series Saturday.The Diamondbacks, who led the NL West on Sept. 1, have lost 10 of their last 13 games and have dropped six games behind the division-leading Dodgers and 5 1/2 games behind St. Louis for the second wild-card spot.Colorado closed to within 1 1/2 games of the first-place Dodgers in the NL West Jim Palmer Jersey , and the Rockies are 1 1/2 games behind the Cardinals for the second wild-card berth.The Rockies rallied for four two-out runs in the eighth inning off four Arizona pitchers for the fourth victory over the Diamondbacks in the last five meetings. It was a pick-me-up for an offense that had scored only nine runs in the previous six games.“I’d like to say that we have really hit the ball hard, but honestly I can’t,” Black said. “It’s been a little difficult, but tonight was a good sign. We’ve had some opportunities on this trip and we haven’t got the key hit.“But we have to let that go. We have to turn the page on the last seven days and go from there.”Arizona manager Torey Lovullo returned his regulars to the lineup after giving his top four hitters — Paul Goldschmidt, David Peralta, A.J. Pollock and Eduardo Escobar — an unexpected day off Wednesday, when the Diamondbacks beat the Chicago Cubs 9-1 and got homers from Christian Walker, Chris Owings and Jeff Mathis.They did not get a runner past second base after Peralta’s two-run homer in the first inning Friday.Colorado again played without All-Star shortstop Trevor Story, and there is no announced timeline for his return. He has missed three games in a row after suffering a right elbow injury in a game against the Dodgers last Monday.Story took early batting practice before Friday’s game and did some throwing, but he will not be rushed.“This is still an injury that if you push it you could go backwards,” Black said Mark Trumbo Jersey , adding, “the thinking is that another day, maybe the next two or three days” until Story might return “I think it is going to depend on some of the tests Trevor does during the game in the training room. How he reports tomorrow. Today was encouraging, just because he had a bat in his hand. He was taking batting practice. He had a glove on his hand. He was making some throws. And he did this with the confidence that he’ll play at some point in the next 10 games. “I wish I could tell you when.”Senzatela has made 11 starts this season after joining the rotation on July 3. His first was his best – three hits over seven scoreless innings in an 8-1 victory over San Francisco at Coors Field. He has faced the Diamondbacks twice as a starter and once in relief this season, going 0-3 while allowing 10 runs in 14 innings. He was the loser in the only game the Rockies lost to Arizona in their last series at Coors Field, giving up seven hits and four runs in six innings of a 6-3 loss. Senzatela, in his second year, is 0-4 with a 7.66 ERA in seven career outings, including three starts, against the Diamondbacks and 0-2 in Chase Field.Corbin is having the best year of his career in every measurable except victories, mostly because he has received an average of fewer than four runs per game. It is the seventh-lowest support among qualifiers.He has a career-high 235 strikeouts Chris Tillman Jersey , the first time he has exceeded 200, and has walked only 43. Only the Mets’ Jacob deGrom and Washington’s Max Scherzer have a better strikeout-to-walk ratio. Corbin’s 1.03 WHIP ranks fourth.Corbin will face the Rockies for the fourth time this season, the second time at Chase Field. He won the season opener at home 8-2, giving up two runs in 5 2/3 innings, and has two no-decisions at Coors Field. He is 1-0 with a 3.86 ERA against Colorado this season and is 8-3 with a 4.63 ERA in 20 career appearances, including 19 starts, against them.Nolan Arenado has hit two homers off Corbin this season and DJ LeMahieu has one. Sunday was good to the public, as the three most popular bets from yesterday all won.Today the public has landed on three more favorites: the Red Sox, Yankees and Angels.Public bettors had a successful Sunday, as all three of yesterday’s most popular MLB plays cashed. Looking to continue that hot streak, the public has once again loaded up on three favorites on Monday’s 13-game slate.>> All odds as of 2:45 p.m. ET. Download The Action Network App to get real-time MLB odds and track your betsBoston Red Sox (-177) at Baltimore Orioles7:05 p.m. ETThe Red Sox have drawn 87% of bettors accounting for 88% of dollars tonight in Baltimore http://www.oriolesfanproshop.com/authentic-j.j.-hardy-jersey , making them the most popular team on the board. That heavy support has taken them from -166 to -177.Why the public loves Boston: Somehow, the 70-win Sox are only -177 against a team on pace to have the worst record in baseball since 2003. At that price, I’m honestly surprised this percentage isn’t in the 90s.New York Yankees (-270) at Tampa Bay Rays7:10 p.m. ETPublic bettors haven’t forgotten about the other AL East powerhouse either. The Yankees have landed 77% of bets and 87% of dollars thus far to move from -265 to -270.Why the public loves New York: Luis Severino has been the fourth-most profitable starter in the bigs this season. The Yankees have won an incredible 18 of his 20 starts, and bettors have accumulated seven units from those wins.White Sox-Angels Betting Preview: Should You Bet On Baseball鈥檚 Worst Pitcher?Read nowLos Angeles Angels (-205) vs. Chicago White Sox10:07 p.m. ETWith 79% of bettors behind LA, the Angels are tonight’s second-most popular bet. They’ve landed only 44% of dollars, but have risen a bit from their opening number of -200.Why the public loves LA:聽With a win percentage of .347, the White Sox won’t be attracting many bets regardless of the pitcher they send to the mound. So when they’re throwing the worst pitcher in baseball — Lucas Giolito’s ERA is the highest among qualified pitchers this season — what would you expect?
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League http://www.royalsfanproshop.com/authentic-drew-butera-jersey , but Austin Hedges is at the top of his game.Hedges hit a go-ahead, three-run homer, Robbie Erlin pitched two-hit ball over five innings in a spot start and the Padres beat the Chicago Cubs 6-1 on Thursday night to end a season-high, seven-game losing streak.Hedges went deep off Jesse Chavez (3-2) in the sixth inning for a 3-1 lead, his third homer in six games and seventh overall. Hedges and Manuel Margot each had three of the Padres’ 15 hits, and Margot, Eric Hosmer and A.J. Ellis drove in runs.In 20-games since July 3, Hedges is batting .333 with five homers and 11 RBIs.The 25-year-old catcher was out from May 1 until June 24 with right elbow tendinitis. Now he says he feels his best since debuting in the majors with San Diego in 2015.”In the big leagues for sure,” Hedges said. ”It’s nice to make adjustments and going off the DL and playing with the guys, so I’m just going to keep on trying going.”Erlin (2-3) allowed one run, struck out four and walked one in his third start this season and first since May 21. He didn’t allow a runner until Jason Heyward’s infield single with two outs in the fourth.”I thought (Erlin) was outstanding,” manager Andy Green said. ”I thought he threw the ball well and gave us great tempo for the game, attacked very well and our bats woke up in the second half of that baseball game.”In his two previous starts, Erlin allowed 11 earned runs in seven innings. He made his big league debut at Wrigley Field on April 30, 2013, and this was his 28th major league start.What was different this time for the left-hander?”I just tried to keep my focus on one pitch at a time http://www.royalsfanproshop.com/authenti...it-merrifield-jersey , one hitter at a time,” Erlin said. ”I feel like I got away from that previously and I kind of got caught up in who’s coming up next and the next inning, which isn’t really effective.”Four relievers followed in a three-hitter for the Padres, who have the NL’s worst record at 43-68. Right fielder Hunter Renfroe made a sliding grab on Willson Contreras’ liner for the final out.Mike Montgomery yielded one run and seven hits in 5 1/3 innings for the Cubs, who remained one game ahead of second-place Milwaukee in the NL Central. The left-hander rebounded after yielding five runs and 12 hits in five innings at St. Louis last Friday.”Definitely an improvement over the last game,” said Montgomery, who has changed the grip on his curveball. ”I thought the breaking ball was a lot better tonight.”I thought I made some pitches where I needed to, but credit to them. They had some hits I made good pitches on.”Montgomery put the Cubs ahead in the fifth when he hit a comebacker with runners at the corners and one out. Erlin threw to second for a forceout, and shortstop Freddy Galvis made a one-hop throw home, trying for a double play. Shane Livensparger ruled Contreras out, but the call was overturned when a video review found Conteras got his right hand on the plate ahead of the tag by Hedges.Montgomery walked Hosmer in the sixth, Christian Villanueva singled off Chavez to cap an 11-pitch at-bat, and Hedges homered deep to left on the next pitch.Hosmer hit an RBI single in the seventh off Justin Wilson. Ellis had an RBI double in the eighth against Brian Duensing and scored when Margot grounded into a forceout.TRAINER’S ROOMPadres: LF Wil Myers left in the sixth inning with a bruised left foot. … RHP Bryan Mitchell (right elbow tendinitis) allowed two runs and two hits over 2 2/3 innings for Class A Lake Elsinore, throwing 28 of 50 pitches for strikes. He was 0-3 with a 7.08 ERA, making seven starts and then five relief appearances before going on the disabled list on June 20. Green said he wants Mitchell’s to get stretched out in the minors so he can rejoin the rotation.Cubs: RHP Brandon Morrow (right biceps inflammation) made about 30 tosses from flat ground ranging out to about 60 feet. Morrow, who has 22 saves in 24 chances Cheslor Cuthbert Jersey , hasn’t pitched since July 15.UP NEXTPadres RHP Tyson Ross (6-8, 4.41) faces LHP Jose Quintana (9-7, 4.26) on Friday. Ross is 1-3 in and has an 8.87 ERA in his last five starts. Quintana gave up six runs in three innings at St. Louis last Saturday.— Seattle’s postseason hopes were all but extinguished when it went 19-18 over the past five weeks but the tiny flame that still burns makes the Mariners‘ final three-game road series, which begins Friday against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park, even more important.The Mariners will send right-hander Erasmo Ramirez (2-3, 5.65 ERA) to the mound for the series opener while Texas will counter with right-hander Ariel Jurado (3-5, 7.01).Seattle travels north from the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex after a 9-0 victory over defending World Series champion Houston on Wednesday that allowed the Mariners to take two of three games from the Astros.Article continues below ...The nine-run winning margin was the biggest of the season for Seattle, a squad that has specialized in close wins and still has a run differential of minus-38 despite being 16 games over .500.They are 7 1/2 games behind Oakland for the final wild card spot with 10 games to play. Seattle went 7-2 in Houston this season.“We’ve played well here all year,” Mariners manager Scott Servais said. “Our guys enjoy coming in here, they swing the bats well here. I think a few of our guys get energized here for whatever reason. One of our goals was to play better against them, and we certainly have. It’s nice coming in here and beating them, no doubt.”The Mariners (84-68) have clinched a winning season, and 2018 is only the third time in franchise history that Seattle was never under .500 for the entire campaign. The Mariners were exactly .500 three times this year (at 1-1, 3-3 and 4-4) but never fell under the break-even line. The only other seasons Seattle has been .500 or better every day of the season were 1996 and 2001.Texas heads into its final home series of the season after being swept by Tampa Bay earlier in the week, including Wednesday afternoon’s 9-3 rout. At least Texas found home plate in the series finale — it was shut out the first two games of the set and was outscored 16-3 over the three games with the Rays.The Rangers are 64-88, have lost 16 of their last 22 games Brian Flynn Jersey , and are headed for their second straight losing campaign. Texas admitted early in the season that it was in a rebuilding mode and would use younger players throughout the second half of the year to hone their skills for the future.“We will try to get some of the younger guys in the lineup and continue to find at-bats for those guys,” Texas manager Jeff Banister said. “I still believe, thinking about the vision of moving forward, every at-bat, every pitch, every play for some of these young guys are going to be valuable going forward for this team next year. Every experience is valuable experience.”Multiple sources are reporting that the Rangers are contemplating replacing Banister after the season, even though he is under contract for 2019. The Rangers exercised the option they held on him for next season shortly after the 2017 season ended. Those same reports also said that no final decision about changing managers has been made.Ramirez will make his ninth start of the season Friday, his seventh since being activated from the disabled list Aug. 12 after a right teres major strain. He had a no-decision in his most recent start, a 6-5 Mariners victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday.Ramirez is making his 17th career appearance (eight starts) against the Rangers and is 0-2 with one save and 6.42 ERA versus Texas.The 22-year-old Jurado will make his 11th appearance and eighth start of the season after following an “opener” in each of his last three outings, going 1-1, with an 8.31 ERA in those appearances. He last worked in the Rangers’ 6-3 win Saturday at San Diego, entering in the second inning and picking up the win via four innings of three-run, seven-hit pitching.Jurado has gone 1-1 with a 5.60 ERA over his first four games (three starts), three of them starts, at Globe Life Park. He has never faced the Mariners.
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I got to see him live in our stadium, he was making some big plays. O.J. Howard, I've known him since high school, just an absolute beast. David Njoku http://www.tampabaybuccaneersteamonline....ameis-winston-jersey , Adam Shaheen, they did well."And now it's my turn to go out there and compete with them and get the right to earn (the title of) who's the best out of that class," Butt said. "Man, that'll be fun. We'll all be pushing each other."The Broncos host the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday night, and Butt will line up with the starters."He'll be with the first group probably for two series and maybe a little bit afterward, but not much more than that," coach Vance Joseph said.Butt can't wait."I'm just ready to go out there and start playing some real football again," said Butt.He acknowledged feeling like a wide-eyed rookie."This will be my first NFL game, so what my class went through last season this is what I'm going through right now. So, just to get in that stadium, in front of our fans, with my team and being out there actually participating Authentic Peyton Barber Jersey , it's going to be a fun time," Butt said.Butt is pain-free and has had a solid training camp so far as veteran Jeff Heuerman sits out with a sore knee. "But it's a whole different beast when you get out there and do it live against another team," Butt said. "So, I want to go out there and continue to be technique sound, work my fundamentals, block well."The Broncos lost their best blocking tight end when Virgil Green signed with the AFC West-rival Los Angeles Chargers this spring, and Butt knows blocking is what's going to keep him on the field and allow him the chance to catch up to the rest of the 2017 tight ends class."We've got some talented receivers on the outside, so if you can have a tight end that they can't key on whether it's a run or a pass, that's going to put some pressure on that defense," Butt said. "And if you're able to execute, that could translate into some big plays for our offense."Butt and general manager John Elway were hopeful that Butt would only miss half of his rookie season last year, but it quickly became apparent during the one week he was allowed to practice that he'd be better off waiting until 2018."The hardest part about last year was not knowing Authentic Chandler Catanzaro Jersey ," Butt said. "Being on PUP, you're waiting, you're waiting, you're waiting and you don't know if you're going to have to wait longer. But once they shut me down for the year, it just became a focus of let me get as healthy as possible for 2018."Butt was one of several members of the Broncos' 2017 draft class who played very little (DeMarcus Walker, De'Angelo Henderson) or not at all (Chad Kelly, Carlos Henderson) last season.There's been a lot of buzz about this year's loaded draft class . If Butt can return to form, though, he'll give a boost to the 2017 class that's taken heat for its many mistakes and immaturity."I think our story's still being written," Butt said.And he could be the lead author.Notes: Unlike last year, Von Miller will play in the preseason opener. "He's totally healthy, he's had a great camp and we have no reason not to play Von http://www.tampabaybuccaneersteamonline.com/mike-evans-jersey ," Joseph said. "Von's in great health and good spirits, so why not?" ... Heuerman, S Su'a Cravens (knee) and OL Menelik Watson (chest) won't play. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeatedthe Carolina Panthers 24-17 on Sunday to improve to 5-7 on the season and send the Panthers to their fourth straight loss. That’s two wins in a row for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and they played their second straight complete game on Sunday. With a win comes positives and here are some of the most impressive performers from the teams win. Chris Godwin: With DeSean Jackson sidelined due to a thumb injury, Godwin had another opportunity to show that he can be the teams number two receiver and he didn’t disappoint. Godwin finished with five catches on six targets for 101 yards and a touchdown. It was the third time Godwin has reached the 100-yard mark in his career. With Jackson likely gone after the season, Godwin should be the number two receiver the rest of the season. Continue to build that chemistry with Winston.Adam Humphries: Nothing too flashy, but it seems like this is a weekly occurrence with Hump. He finished the game with seven receptions on nine targets for 61 yards and a touchdown. It was just another afternoon for one of the best slot receivers in football. Humphries is continuing to develop his overall game and his chemistry with Winston is off the charts. As I say every week, extend this man now. Jameis Winston: Another solid, smart performance from Jameis Winston. He finished 20-30 for 249 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions. He was also the Buccaneers leading rusher with five carries for 48 yards. This is the second straight week that Winston really hasn’t forced anything. Outside of one pass today, it was a clean smart game from the 24 year old. He also became the Buccaneers franchise record holder with his 81st passing touchdown of his career at the end of the second quarter. Lavonte David: In his first game back from injury, David was back to his old ways. He finished the game with 12 total tackles, 12 of them being solo and he added a sack and a pass defense. His pass defense led to an interception for Andrew Adams. It was the type of game that we expect from David everytime he is on the field because he is simply one of the best linebackers in the league that no one ever talks about. Andrew Adams: Who? Yeah Womens Chris Conte Jersey , that’s right, Andrew Adams recorded three interceptions today for the Buccaneers. To put that into perspective, no Buccaneer defender had more than three interceptions all of last season. It was an incredible performance from a player who was on the street just a couple months ago. The Buccaneers as a team now have six interceptions in the last five quarters after going nearly two months without a single turnover. Javien Elliott: He has been up and down all season long in terms of being active and inactive, but Elliott recorded his first interception of the season on Sunday and returned it 50 yards to help the Buccaneers put up points before the end of the half. It was a great read on the ball and he showed incredible athleticism to stay on his feet and get that extra yardage.Honorable mention: Jason Pierre Paul, Gerald McCoy and Peyton Barber. Yes, Barber only had 45 yards on the ground, but he had a touchdown and should have had another if the referees hadn’t screwed him.
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With Chicago facing third-and-seven in the first quarter Cheap Jameis Winston Jersey , Buccaneers DE Jason Pierre-Paul recorded the first sack of the game, bringing down Bears QB Mitch Trubisky for a 10-yard loss.- Pierre-Paul has recorded a sack in each of the past three games, becoming the first Buccaneers player to post a sack in at least three consecutive games since 2016 (LB Lavonte David, 12/18/16 at Dallas-1/1/17 vs. Carolina).- On the season Pierre-Paul has 4.0 sacks and nine quarterback hits. His 4.0 sacks are tied for the fourth-most in the NFL, while his 9 QB hits are tied for the most in the league.2018 NFL SACK LEADERS1. DE Demarcus Lawrence5.52. DE Takkarist McKinley 5.02. DE Khalil Mack (CHI) 5.04. DE Jason Pierre-Paul (TB) 4.04. DT Geno Atkins (CIN)4.04. LB Devon Kennard (DET)4.04. DE Myles Garrett (CLE) 4.0*4. DE Danielle Hunter (MIN)4.04. DE Cameron Jordan (NO) 4.0*4. LB Von Miller (DEN)4.0** Does not include Week 4 game2018 NFL QB HIT LEADERS1. DE Jason Pierre-Paul (TB) 91. DT Fletcher Cox (PHI) 91. DT Geno Atkins (CIN)91. DE Demarcus Lawrence (DAL)95. DT Sheldon Richardson (MIN) 8- Tampa Bay’s first points of the game came at the start of the second quarter Ryan Fitzpatrick Jersey , with K Chandler Catanzaro connecting on a 30-yard field goal to cap a six-play, 60-yard drive lasting 2:16. The drive was highlighted by a 48-yard catch from WR DeSean Jackson.- Jackson finished the game with five catches for 112 yards. On the season, Jackson has 424 receiving yards, the fifth-most in the NFL. Teammate Mike Evans – who caught six passes for 59 yards in today’s game – ranks fourth in the league, with 426 receiving yards Cheap Carlton Davis Jersey , the most ever by a Buccaneers player through the team’s first four games.2018 NFL RECEIVING YARD LEADERS1. Julio Jones (ATL)5022. Adam Thielen (MIN)4733. Brandin Cooks (LAR) 4524. Mike Evans (TB)4265. DeSean Jackson (TB)424- QB Jameis Winston threw his first touchdown pass of the season in the fourth quarter, connecting with TE Cameron Bratefor a 16-yard score to cap an 11-play, 79-yard drive lasting 5:34. Brate now has two touchdown catches this season and 19 in his career.- Brate has 16 touchdown receptions since the start of the 2016 season, tied for the second-most among NFL tight ends during that span.2016-18 NFL MOST TOUCHDOWN RECEPTIONS - Tight Ends1.Kyle RudolphMIN172.Jimmy Graham GB 163. Cam Brate TB164.Travis Kelce KC14*5.Zach Ertz PHI 125.Rob Gronkowski NE125.Hunter HenryLAC12* Does not include Week 4 game- Winston now has 70 career touchdown passes, tying Trent Dilfer for the fourth-most touchdown passes in team history.MOST TOUCHDOWN PASSES - (Team History)1. Josh Freeman Cheap Chris Godwin Jersey , 2009-13 802. Vinny Testaverde, 1987-92773. Doug Williams, 1978-82 734. Trent Dilfer, 1994-99704. Jameis Winston, 2014-Pres.70- S Andrew Adams made his Buccaneers debut in today’s game.- RB Ronald Jones II Bryan Anger Jersey , DT Vita Vea and WR Justin Watson each made their NFL debut in today’s game. "Shame On You" - JoeBucsFan.comMike Alstott is nearly always a mild-mannered, say-little-of-substance kind of guy when he’s talking to media. But that changed this week in a moment of Bucs conversation.Odds Are Against Koetter - JoeBucsFan.comBucs Bit-O-Honey-snacking, Ozark-watching, yams-eating coach Dirk Koetter is in a pickle.Bucs journal: Team hopes DeSean Jackson’s return helps vertical passing game - The TimesAfter missing the last three games, WR DeSean Jackson returns from a thumb injury. Will he help a struggling Tampa Bay offense?Gut Feeling: Predictions For Cowboys-Bucs - Dallas CowboysWill the Cowboys bounce back and clinch the division? See the DallasCowboys.com staff’s ‘Gut Feeling’ predictions for Sunday’s home game against Tampa Bay.Bucs receiver Chris Godwin is dropping passes. Dirk Koetter has an explanation - The TimesChris Godwin has a chance to finish strong for the second straight season. But the Bucs receiver heads to Dallas Sunday trying to shake the toughest stretch of his young NFL career.Dallas Cowboys: Film room: 3 bold predictions for Cowboys-Buccaneers Womens Bryan Anger Jersey , including 4 total touchdowns from QB Dak Prescott | SportsDayWin and you're in.It's as simple as that for the Dallas Cowboys (8-6) this week when they face the struggling Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-9).
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We are 57 days away from the beginning of the Carolina Panthers 2018 season. That means today we take a closer look at linebacker Andre Smith.Andre Smith Womens Ian Thomas Jersey , LinebackerBioHeight: 6’0”Weight: 240 lbsAge: 21College: North CarolinaNFL Experience: RookieSmith was drafted by the Panthers in the seventh round (No. 234 overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft. Here’s a brief look at his college production, courtesy of the Panthers official website:Smith will compete with veterans Jared Norris, Ben Jacobs and Richie Brown for a roster spot this year, and if he does make the final 53-man roster he’ll mostly contribute on special teams. The Panthers already have a pretty decent rotation at linebacker— you may have heard of Luke Kuechly, Thomas Davis and Shaq Thompson— so I don’t expect Smith to get many starting minutes unless something goes catastrophically wrong this year. However, he could be in the Panthers’ future plans once Davis retires, so I’d say he probably has a decent shot to make the roster this summer, provided he proves that he can play special teams. Welcome back to the 2018 edition of Step UP or Step OUT Youth Kawann Short Jersey , a series on CSR that is intended to look at players who are playing well and highlight a few that need to step their game up. Think of it as a heat index for the Carolina Panthers; guys who are playing well are stepping up and those who aren’t need to improve their game or. . . step out.This week we’ll look at some guys that were a big part of the huge comeback last week against the Philadelphia Eagles. The others mentioned, need to play better or maybe just step out of the way and let someone else take over before we play the Baltimore Ravens.Steppin’ UPCam Newton“Drip” Level: Lindley Falls after Hurricane FlorenceYour reigning NFC Offensive Player of the Week absolutely has to be in this category this week. After essentially fitting an entire football game into less than one quarter statistically and leading a three score comeback, Cam Newton could not be hotter right now if they literally had him do player intros on fire. This past week was yet more proof why the coaches need to trust Cam to be more aggressive, and potentially use the up tempo offense a lot more, as his success rate in the those situations continues to be astronomical.Eric ReidHeat Rating: Atomic Fireballs marinated in actual hot sauceNote to other opponents. Please make Eric Reid mad. It makes him an incredibly dangerous football player, both in the sense of literal danger and skillful danger. Just ask Zach Ertz:A lot of people are debating Eric Reid’s conduct this week, but no matter which side of that issue you land on, you cannot deny he played brilliantly on Sunday www.panthersfootballauthentic.com/mario-...son-jersey-authentic , and was robbed of a game ending interception in a shady replay scenario. I’m not saying the booth was ordered to ensure Eric Reid couldn’t win the game for Carolina on a knee, but I am saying the whole thing went down pretty fishy. From a pure football standpoint, there is no question this team is better now with Reid in the house.Torrey SmithHeat Rating: Two piping hot pop tarts right out of the toasterTorrey Smith caught a lot of flak preseason for a salary that many people thought hard to justify. We still aren’t seeing many field stretching plays for the Panthers, and that is something we would like more of, but in the meantime, Smith is making himself very useful. This week was the second week in a row that he played a major part in a team comeback, making a crucial catch and run to extend the Panthers chances to do the improbable.Steppin’ OUTMike AdamsCold Rating: Get your cryogenic freezer ready.Mike Adams has been the definition of an up and down player for the Panthers this season, and while I would say anything at all that the team gets out of him that is positive at his age is very welcome Womens Donte Jackson Jersey , we need more reliability. Right now, the Panthers are getting cremated by every tight end in the league, and the combination of Dallas Goedert and Zach Ertz was just the latest to punish us. Things are definitely better when the linebackers get to stick on them, but if you see Adams in coverage, you know he’s probably about to get out-muscled. He also dropped a would be game sealing interception after Eric Reid was robbed of his.Chris ClarkCold Rating: A warm reception that gets chillier as the evening wears onChris Clark has cooled down from his early season point of “better than we could have expected” to “pretty much what we expected.” That’s still good enough when you’re talking about a guy who didn’t have a team in week 1, but he is definitely part of the reason why we are having a hard time taking deep shots. Clark is mostly getting out-muscled on a down to down basis, and though he is doing a good job getting himself between Cam and a rusher, he routinely gets pushed right back into Cam. This was his second straight game with at least five pressures www.panthersfootballauthentic.com/jarius...ght-jersey-authentic , and really, Matt Kalil would be an upgrade to his current play. I know that is an unpopular opinion, but it’s true.Dontari PoeCold Rating: Getting a batch of not so fresh fries at McDonald’sThe Panthers signed Dontari Poe to be more than just a Star Lotulelei replacement. They paid him as if they were going to get an impact player. Right now, they’ve just got Star Lotulelei in a different wrapping paper. It’s just like the above analogy... you want fries, you got fries, but you’re not getting the ideal thing you ordered. Dontari Poe has been perfectly serviceable as a space eater, but I’m simply not seeing the athleticism that is supposed to be a hallmark of his play. He has been awful in terms of disengaging from blocks, even one on one blocks www.panthersfootballauthentic.com/da_nor...rcy-jersey-authentic , and has yet to make a single splash play that I can remember. It’s bad enough that the team is starting to write “it’s coming” articles about him, and I don’t have to tell you that is an awful sign.
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Step OUT Carolina Panthers Hats , a series on CSR that is intended to look at players who are playing well and highlight a few that need to step their game up. Think of it as a heat index for the Carolina Panthers; guys who are playing well are stepping up and those who aren’t need to improve their game or. . . step out.This week we’ll look at some guys that really performed quite well before the bye and need to maintain that intensity heading into our week five bout with the New York Giants. The others mentioned, well. . . they need to play better or maybe just step out of the way and let someone else take over.Steppin’ UPChristian McCaffreyHeat Rating: Five Star Grand Theft Auto wanted levelThrough three games this season, no one on offense has made more of a consistent impact than Christian McCaffrey, and that really came to a peak during the game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Run CMC racked up nearly 200 yards from scrimmage, the vast majority of which were rushing yards as opposed to receiving. It was great to see McCaffrey both be used and be effective in a more traditional running back role, and I would hate to be the Giants staring down the barrel of that particular gun right now.Cam Newton“Drip” level: Trying to sleep surrounded by leaky faucets with half filled bowls beneath themCam Newton continues what has so far been an excellent season under freshman offensive coordinator Norv Turner and his surprisingly tailored offense. I couldn’t imagine coming into this year it would be the defense that draws most of my ire, but here we are. Cam has been more accurate, more poised both in and out of the pocket Carolina Panthers Hoodie , and is making good decisions pertaining to when to run it himself, pass it, or hand it off. His completion percentage, touted as “the must have stat” by all arm-chair analysts the world over, continues to rise. He is finally “elite.”Efe ObadaHeat Rating: A balmy summer day on the shores of Essex (I assume)Everyone’s favorite new breakout player had himself one hell of a game against the Bengals. He logged a sack, and easily could have two if not for those pesky replay officials, as well as a heads up interception to help throw the game in the bag. Time will tell if Efe can maintain this momentum and show himself to be capable as more than just a speed rush type, because if the offensive lineman did get his hands on him Customized Carolina Panthers Jerseys , he was not very good at disengaging. Still, it’s an encouraging sign to see a guy who has worked so hard to get to where he is have a moment or two of glory.Steppin’ OUTShaq ThompsonCold Rating: A bonfire that has burned down to mostly ashTo be clear, I like Shaq Thompson overall. I think he is going to be a fine player for us for a long time. But after a hot start, his play has cooled in recent weeks, and we’re starting to notice the absence of Thomas Davis more and more. He’s not been a sure tackler in these last couple of contests, and even his coverage has been lacking, supposedly a highlight of his game.Captain MunnerlynCold Rating: Frozen Fish SticksFor a guy who did a lot of talking about his usage during the offseason, he hasn’t done much to inspire confidence that he is a reliable nickel corner. I don’t necessarily see an alternative to him on the roster www.authenticscarolinapanthers.com , or one that I know much about, but we have seen a lot of third receivers make an impact on his watch. To the naked eye, he seems a few steps slow on his coverage, and it has been glaring with the play of James Bradberry and Donte Jackson really jumping off the screen. While Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is fourth in points for quarterbacks he is still not a ‘must start’ every week. I would instead advise playing the match-ups depending on who your back-up quarterback is. For instance, I liked Russell Wilson or Andrew Luck’s match-up better than Newton’s last week and both outperformed him. When it comes to running back Christian McCaffrey though, he is a must start every week no matter who the match-up. The reason McCaffrey is a sure thing week in and week out is his ability to catch the ball out of the backfield can surpass his running between the tackles. Yet it’s the running between the tackles is where he has upped his game the most. McCaffrey is No. 8 in yards rushing (579), getting just under 14 rushes per game at a 4.7 yards per carry clip. He is fourth among running backs with 54 receptions, averaging 48 yards receiving per game (8.1 ypc). He has eight touchdowns Carolina Panthers T-Shirt , four rushing and four receiving. Again it is that type of diversity that makes him such a consistent play every week. Moving back to Newton I honestly was surprised to see him ranked fourth in points. It sure doesn’t seem like he has scored as much this season but he has. By the way, Patrick Mahomes is just crushing it as he has scored 40+ more points than Todd Gurley. He was a mid round fantasy pick at the earliest. He went undrafted in some leagues.Newton is coming off his worst fantasy performance of the season against the Steelers. This is no time to shy away from Newton. The Panthers rarely lose two games in a row and so I expect a rebound game against the reeling Detroit Lions (3-6), losers of three in a row. Plus they struggle in run defense, the Panthers’ forte. It’s the kind of game where Newton will score with his legs and his arm. So I’m going to keep him in my line up.The Lions secondary on the other hand is pretty good so I would sit all Panthers wide receivers and tight end Greg Olsen. The only other play this week is the Panthers defense against the Lions’ offense. I also expect the Panthers defense to rebound after getting thoroughly embarrassed last week by the Steelers.So in summary, on the road against the Lions I like McCaffrey of course, Newton and the Panthers defense. Sit the rest. Keep pounding!
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Miami Dolphins loss vs. the New England Patriots Things were at an all-time high for the undefeated Dolphins and their fans www.thedolphinsfootballauthentic.com/ja_...mes-jersey-authentic , as they traveled to Foxborough to take on the 1-2 New England Patriots. But as we would soon see, things were too good to be true, as Adam Gase and his team laid an egg vs the AFC Juggernaut.Join Cannata, Sutton, and I as we briefly discuss the Dolphins terrible performance in Foxborough, and what this week’s game vs Cincinnati means for the remainder of the season.Some takeaways:Ryan Tannehill was not good http://www.authenticsmiamidolphins.com/c...aniel-kilgore-jersey , and the offensive line gave him very little time to dissect the Patriots’ quarter defense.The run game was non-existent as both Frank Gore and Kenyan Drake struggled all day.Xavien Howard had his worst game of the season.Sony Michel and James White gashed the Dolphins run defense.Penalties continued to put the Dolphins in dreadful third down situations.Adam Gase’s play-calling left a lot to be desired and looked polar opposite to the game plan we saw in the first three weeks of the season.Tom Brady and the Patriots will not die.“We’re on to Cincinnati.” Ndamukong Suh's not laughing at the Miami Dolphins' front four anymore.The five-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle poked fun at his former team's run defense on Instagram during the exhibition season. But after two games 鈥?both wins 鈥?the run defense appears better without Suh.Miami is allowing 3.3 yards per rush, which ranks third in the NFL. That's a big improvement over last year's average of 4.1, which ranked 16th.And while the pass rush has totaled only three sacks, Miami has mustered enough pressure to force five interceptions, which is tied for the league lead entering Sunday's game against Oakland.It has been a collective effort to replace Suh, with all nine defensive linemen on the roster seeing significant playing time."Those guys have done a good job Youth Reshad Jones Jersey ," coach Adam Gase said Wednesday. "They're doing well as a unit. I love the fact that they're all contributing."In last week's win at the Jets , eight defensive linemen had at least one tackle. The ninth Charles Harris had a sack negated by penalty.The front four totaled 21 tackles, including nine for losses."We're just trying to be great," said tackle Davon Godchaux, who had six tackles. That's a total Suh reached only once last year.When asked if the Dolphins miss Suh, Godchaux responded with laughter."Y'all are going to give me a trick question Youth Mike Gesicki Jersey ," he chortled as he walked away.Following the offseason departure of Suh and several other star players, Gase said the locker room culture had improved. And he said the rotation system with the front four is working better than in his first two seasons.Godchaux shares time with tackles Jordan Phillips, Vincent Taylor and Akeem Spence."We're definitely buying into it," Godchaux said. "Everybody is a starter. We don't look at it as if a guy is a backup. We label all nine guys as starters."Better depth and shared snaps could help the Dolphins avoid a repeat of last year's collapse in the run defense. Over the final 10 weeks they allowed 127 yards per game rushing and won only twice.There's already a difference in how fresh the front four looks. Gase notes a particular improvement in passing situations."That's the thing I love about when we get to third down," he said. "We've got four guys going out there that are ready to rush the passer."The top pass rushers are Cameron Wake, who is 36 but seems ageless White Danny Amendola Jersey , and veteran newcomer Robert Quinn. Between them they have seven Pro Bowl berths."The addition of Quinn is huge," Raiders coach Jon Gruden said. "He has given them supreme effort opposite Cameron Wake. And they have a very good unit inside that can generate pressure as well. It's a combination of new players, new energy and the scheme. It's fun to watch them. Unfortunately we've got a lot of work to do to get ready."
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That unit only played one series,...Pittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)Mike Tomlin will not change his coaching style to suit the critics - Behind the Steel CurtainMike Tomlin hears the criticism about the way he runs his team, but pays no mind to the noise coming from outside the organization.Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)4 winners and 4 losers from Bengals training camp - Cincy JungleTyler Boyd and Auden Tate are on the rise as the Bengals enter the heart of the preseason.Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs By Nature)Cleveland Browns continue to be linked to Dez Bryant - Dawgs By NatureRumors won’t stop tying team to aging wide receiver who is looking for a new home.AFC SOUTH:Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)Houston Texans Roster Moves: Texans Add Quan Bray, Cut DeAndrew White - Battle Red BlogThe Texans add another player who can return kicks and catch passes.Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)Harold Landry earns “elite” PFF grade for his performance against Green Bay - Music City MiraclesThe rookie made a statement on Thursday night and people are taking notice.Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)What should the Jaguars do with Dante Fowler Jr? - Big Cat CountryDuval might have its newest villain in Dante Fowler Jr.Your Jacksonville Jaguars are in the media limelight this morning, and it’s not for the greatest of reasons. 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Finally, there is peace.Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)Richie Incognito stirs the pot again with Vikings coach Mike Zimmer - Daily NorsemanIt’s Richie’s world, and we’re all just living in it.NFC SOUTH:New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)Saints have plenty of options at Linebacker - Canal Street ChroniclesLots of bodies, but not a lot of incredibly exciting options.Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)Vic Beasley once again dedicating season to raise funds for childhood cancer research - The FalcoholicHere’s how you can help.Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)CSR Eight for the 8-Ball: Training camp wrap-up edition - Cat Scratch ReaderWe ask a popular toy from our childhood to answer complicated questions with simple answers, yet again.Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)Peyton Barber acknowledged as Buccaneers’ starting running back - Bucs NationThe third-year back currently has the edge over rookie Ronald Jones II.NFC WEST:San Francisco 49ers (via Niners Nation)49ers depth chart: Kyle Shanahan says Alfred Morris has a chance at a roster spot - Niners NationHe knows the offense, now we’ll wait and see if he can supplant some of the younger players.Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)Rosen’s debut: How did it stack up against the other rookie QBs? - Revenge of the BirdsRookie Josh Rosen had his preseason debut on Saturday night. How did it compare to the other QBs from the 2018 draft class?Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)Seahawks position battles: Which WRs Seattle should keep - Field GullsIt is more likely that the Seahawks would keep five receivers than it would be for them to keep six Cheap Jason Sanders Jersey , so let’s keep that number as the target for the purposes of this piece. Even though you may...Los Angeles Rams (via Turf Show Times)Reports suggest LA Rams and DL Aaron Donald nearing contract extension - Turf Show TimesCould the Rams be on the verge of being able to #paytheman? This is one of our random and yet not so random (since they appear nearly every evening) live threads. Everyone is, as always, welcome to discuss any subject that you wish on the live threads, but please, in doing so, continue to adhere to the rules of the site. Also as per those rules, the discussion of T.J. 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Ravens vs. Bengals final: MVP www.ravenscheapshops.com/cheap-authentic...hael-crabtree-jersey , stock-up and stock-down [Ravens fans: Sign up for FanPulse, 3 poll questions every week]There are no MVP’s for the Ravens in this game. through the second quarter. Even then, the defense never produced as they should have.Stock-upAlex Collins — He ran the ball well for a player who didn’t receive much blocking. He also turned short passes into much more with great footwork and agility.Kenny Young — After the loss of C.J. Mosley, the Ravens desperately needed a linebacker to step up. Not long after Cheap C.J. Mosley Jersey , Young produced some decent plays. He even sniffed out a screen pass from Dalton.Justin Tucker — Drilled a 55-yard field goal to put the Ravens in range.Sam Koch — A 71-yard punt and a 60.0-yard punt average. Great work by the specialist.Stock-downJoe Flacco — Come into Paul Brown stadium and produce yet another bad game. I don’t know what it is about this field, but Flacco can’t hang. His O-line did him no favors, but that doesn’t excuse the overthrows, underthrows and his first interception.Janarion Grant — Two-straight fumbles in two games. Can’t happen. Shouldn’t happen.Anybody covering A.J. Green: Tavon Young couldn’t contain him. Marlon Humphrey lost in the endzone. He feasted.Pass rushers: Zero pressure. Zero sacks. Zero winners. How do the Colts create more pressure than the Ravens?The offensive line: From Ronnie Stanley to James Hurst http://www.ravenscheapshops.com/cheap-au...-alex-collins-jersey , the blocking was bad tonight. Geno Atkins and the Bengals wrecked trenches.Overall, this was a terrible game for the Ravens. They blew out the Bills and their confidence got the best of them. Hopefully they learn quick, because they play Von Miller, Bradley Chubb and the Denver Broncos next week. Bovada has the Baltimore Ravens as six-point favorites. BetDSI has the Ravens with a 75% chance to make the playoffs.This Brandon Williams Jersey , though, means nothing.As Tavon Young spoke to Garrett Downing of Baltimoreravens.com, Young stated the Browns aren’t letting the Ravens waltz into the post-season without a fight.“We’re prepared for anything they got,” Young said. “We know that they [have] trick plays. We know that they’re trying to end our season.”Favorites or not Cheap Joe Flacco Jersey , this game is yet another week of a postseason atmosphere. The tough matchup on both offense and defense is real and Cleveland is ready to complete the 2018 campaign with a win and an official winning season of 8-7-1. The last time the Browns finished with a record above .500 was 2007, in which they finished at 10-6. This, to them, is their closest playoff game in 16 years and they most certainly will play like it.So even with Baltimore being heralded as the AFC North champions http://www.ravenscheapshops.com/cheap-au...ony-jefferson-jersey , it’s not going to happen unless they go out on Sunday and take it. No need to rely on the Cincinnati Bengals winning their final game if the Ravens take care of business at home.
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The Los Angeles Chargers present a different challenge than he’s had in the past. “The speed Matt Skura Jersey ,” Jackson said on Wednesday. “I feel like that’s going to be the fastest team we face all season. We’re just preparing right now.”Los Angeles have the highest ranked defense in points allowed (ninth) and yards allowed (eighth) that the rookie has faced. Specifically, the Chargers are stout in stopping the run, having allowed just 1,452 yards during the season — ranking ninth in the NFL. Since Jackson took over the helm from Joe Flacco in Week 11, he has rushed for 427 yards and two touchdowns. Pairing with Gus Edwards — who has 486 rushing yards and two touchdowns in that same span — the Ravens have molded themselves into the number two rushing offense in the NFL. With the two teams clashing against one another, something has to give. None of the teams that the 21-year old quarterback has started against before this game have had a top-20 rushing defense, let alone top-10. Jackson sees the matchup being as tough as any other that he’s faced. “Every team in the league is tough,” said Jackson. “It’s not like college, where some teams might be ranked lower than the other. Every team is good. You never know what you’re going to face until you’re out there.”The Chargers are not just any other defense. They have three defensive ends in Melvin Ingram Authentic Za'Darius Smith Jersey , Issac Rochell and Joey Bosa who can all cause trouble for opposing quarterbacks. The trio has combined for 16 sacks and along with Derwin James’ 3.5 sacks and Darius Philon’s three. The Chargers could possibly neutralize Jackson’s scrambling ability. 14 players on Los Angeles’ defense have been involved in sacking a quarterback this season.“All of them to the ball – all 11 to the ball at all times,” Jackson said of the Chargers defense. “They’re flying around, making plays, making turnovers. They’re a good defense.”James, a fellow first-round selection, is an important key for Baltimore’s offense to pay attention to. The young safety leads the team in tackles (93) and interceptions (3). He was just selected to his first Pro Bowl. In Jackson’s first five starts, he’s been able to lead his team to a 4-1 record, with his only loss coming against the Kansas City Chiefs. Now facing off against Los Angeles in another road environment and a West Coast trip, Jackson will need to have the same poise that he has shown early in his career. “You have to stay focused at quarterback when you’re trying to win the game Youth Maurice Canady Jersey ,” Jackson said. “You can’t get out of whack or get frustrated out there. Your guys are depending on you, so that’s probably where it comes from, that we want to win.” Now into November, the NFL season is no longer young, and the margin for error continues to shrink with each passing week. To remain in contention for a postseason appearance, Week 9 is crucial for several teams across the league. All season, the Baltimore Beatdown staff is predicting who will emerge victorious every week. Readers can continue to vote for each matchup in the polls at the bottom of this article. Current standings: Kyle A. (80-39)Frank (79-40)Sage (76-43)Readers (74-45)Jake and Vas (73-46)Zach (72-47)Kyle B. (71-48)Dustin (70-49)Logan (68-51)An analysis of the Baltimore Beatdown staff picksConsensus winnersThe Bears will beat the Bills (CHI -10.0)The Texans will defeat the Broncos at Mile High (DEN -1.0)The Cowboys will get a win on Monday Night Football over the Titans (DAL -6.0)Another week, another nightmare quarterback situation in Buffalo. The Bears are primed for an easy day, regardless of what replacement signal caller the Bills are left to depend on. Houston has won five straight and has not played since last Thursday http://www.ravensauthorizedshops.com/aut...-mark-andrews-jersey , while Denver continues to sink to the bottom of the AFC West standings after being swept by Kansas City. Dallas is certainly not without flaws, but Tennessee has dropped their last three games, struggling behind an injured Marcus Mariota.‘Lone wolf’ picksKyle A. is the only writer to select the Lions to defeat the Vikings (MIN -5.0)Zach goes against the rest of the staff in selecting the Buccaneers to beat the Panthers (CAR -6.0)Logan is alone in predicting the Browns to shock the Chiefs (KC -8.5)The Vikings, headlined by Adam Thielen, have a top 10 offense, which should give the Lions 19th ranked defense fits. With Tampa Bay giving the keys back to Ryan Fitzpatrick, the lack of continuity should prove to hinder the team’s ability to defeat a divisional opponent on the road. The Browns fired Hue Jackson, turning the team over to Gregg Williams in the interim. While many are heralding the return of Mayfield vs. Mahomes, the Chiefs red hot offense should continue to roll. Will the Ravens sweep Pittsburgh?As the home team James Hurst Jersey , Baltimore is slightly favored for their second game against the Steelers (BAL -3.0). However, only 22 percent of the Beatdown staff has chosen the Ravens to stop their losing streak this week. The Steelers have rebounded from a slow start to year, winning their last three contests. Pittsburgh arrives in Baltimore with the league’s fourth ranked offense, and Ben Roethlisberger and company will look to wear down a Ravens defense that gave up 36 points in Carolina last week and allowed Cam Newton to record a 116.9 passer rating, his highest mark on the year. All writers’ picks can be found in the table below.NFL Week 9 PicksGamesKyle A.FrankSageJakeVasilisZachKyle B. DustinLoganBB ReadersGamesKyle A.FrankSageJakeVasilisZachKyle B. DustinLoganBB ReadersVote in the polls for all Week 9 games!
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