Justin Upton injury update: Angels outfielder (toe) to miss 8-12 weeks

first_imgSo the Angels will be without the players who finished second and third in home runs for the team last year.The Angels do have other good bats in their lineup with Kole Calhoun, Zack Cozart, Albert Pujols and Andrelton Simmons, but for a team that already relies a lot on Mike Trout, another loss to a big middle-of-the-order bat could be tough to overcome.Los Angeles’ rotation has a lot of question marks as well, as Andrew Heaney is expected to start the season on the injured list and ace Tyler Skaggs has never posted an ERA better than 4.02, so the lineup needs to be good. Related News The 31-year-old Upton hit 30 home runs and had a .808 OPS last season, with a team-leading 85 RBIs.Los Angeles will be without designated hitter Shohei Ohtani for at least the first month of the season and possibly longer as he is recovering from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. Angels left fielder Justin Upton will miss eight to 12 weeks with an injured toe, the team announced Friday.Upton injured his left big toe running down a double in a game Sunday. He underwent an MRI Tuesday and had been expected to start the season on the injured list, but 8-12 weeks is longer than anyone expected. Shohei Ohtani injury update: Angels star playing catch for first time since Tommy John surgerylast_img read more

A tough way to end the season; Wellington loses to Winfield 6-5 in first round

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (10) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 325 weeks ago Wellington, please don’t run me out of town or lynch me from the highest tree (OK you can if you want). I’m analyzing those two pictures there and I think Dunn may be out. Look how far away he is from the third base. I which I had my camera on high shutter speed, but I didn’t at the time. I have sat and looked at those two pictures for about 10 minutes and I can’t justify that call being overturned if we had a replay system. The ump may have been right after all. Report Reply 0 replies · active 325 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Wellington Fan · 325 weeks ago I was at that game! Dunn was clearly safe! The umps were giving Winfield calls left and right. But yes Dunn was safe it was a no doubter Cue Ball Report Reply 1 reply · active 325 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 325 weeks ago You might be right. I’m just saying from the vantage point of the camera it most certainly looks like Dunn could have been out on that play. But I don’t know from the other point of view it could be completely different. Tough call. Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down Guest · 325 weeks ago Whether Report Reply 0 replies · active 325 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Wellington Fan · 325 weeks ago Its Baseball, But it’s in the past now! All they can do is come back next year and stick it to them! Go Crusaders. Report Reply 0 replies · active 325 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Baseball fan · 325 weeks ago The boys did fight back in that game and it was too bad they lost. I really think it’s time for a change in the coaching staff. Dale is not a head coach. I personally feel that he would make an ok assistant. His baseball knowledge is minimal and if it’s a tight game he will always find a way to blow it down the stretch. He’s never made it past the first round of regionals and always finds ways to surrender leads. Example would be Mulvane a few years ago and of course yesterday. He makes ridiculous decisions with the DH spot in the lineup. Yesterday, he didn’t make sure the boys were in the right bunt coverage and it cost wellington the game. As a matter of fact, bunt coverage is never worked on in practice and neither is bunting. Dale chose to bunt down the stretch and its clear its never worked on or he doesn’t know how to teach it because our execution was poor. The team gave up on him after the Andale losses and he never got the ship headed back in the right direction. Pitchers are left in the game way too long and karma always makes you pay with poor decisions in a game. I know I’m not the only fan that feels this way. There were several at yesterday’s game. When your winning percentage isn’t at .500 for your career in Wellington, it’s time to go. Most jobs don’t accept a 50% success rate. I want to thank the players for a fun season. Report Reply 2 replies · active 324 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 325 weeks ago I’m allowing just one more response to the subject above and it will be a rebuttal. After that there will be no more comments on this specific subject. If you want to comment on the game then that’s fine. Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down Baseball Player · 324 weeks ago It’s not dales fault we couldn’t drop a bunt down that game? That stuff is supposed to be worked on our own time, But we have kids who don’t care enough to do work on their own time. Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down crusader pride · 324 weeks ago Bunting is not a work on your own thing sorry. Many different ways to bunt. There is a bunt and there is a sacrifice. Fundamental baseball should be an everyday thing in practice. Little things are what separates teams at the end regardless of who is coaching. Report Reply 0 replies · active 324 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down crusader pride · 324 weeks ago Reference the call at third. .rarely does ONE call decide the outcome of any one game. Usually in a single game each team wil get calls in each others favor so they balance each other out. No umpire decides the winner before or during the game. It is a game if angles and even the best get blocked out or just miss a call. I know this umpire and he has done several crusader games…just looking for someone to blame. Good season Dukes much improved. Report Reply 0 replies · active 324 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Winfield 6 Wellington 5Wellington 002 000 3 — 5   9   5Winfield 010 041 0 — 6   9   2WP – W. Adler. LP – Trevor Nance.Follow us on Twitter. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington baseball team has not had much luck this decade when it comes to post-season regional competition. But Wednesday afternoon was the mother of heartbreak for the Crusader program.Wellington lost to Winfield 6-5 Wednesday in the first round of the Class 4A Regional. The Crusaders will no doubt look back on this game with regret.“I was really, really proud of how the boys competed,” said Jesse Dale, Wellington head baseball coach. “But we had our chances. We left a lot of runners on base.”Wellington finished the year at 10-11. Winfield would go on to lose in a heartbreaker of its own to Rose Hill 7-6 in the regional championship.“It was that kind of regional when it was up for grabs,” Dale said. “Anyone could have won it.”Wellington’s final contest of 2014 had a lot of “what ifs” to mull over. The Crusaders left nine batters on base including bases loaded in the top of the sixth and seventh inning. Wellington committed five errors.Trevor Nance on the mound.Unfortunately, three of those came in one inning for which Winfield scored four runs and secured the win.Both Wellington and Winfield put their pitching aces on the mound for the opening game: Trevor Nance for Wellington and Will Adler for Winfield. While neither boy would pitch all seven innings it could be said the contest ended in a draw pitching wise as both teams had nine hits each.After Winfield scored a run in the bottom of the first, Wellington responded in the top of the third when Wesley Gilmore and Parker Daugherty got on base and were singled home by Nance.The game hummed right along until the bottom of the fifth when Winfield scored four runs on a comedy of Wellington errors, including a couple of overthrows and not covering first base on a routine in-field grounder.Down 5-2 Wellington was clearly in trouble. Nevertheless, Wellington would come back in the top of the sixth for a very promising inning. Austin Dunn opened the inning with a single and was rounding to second headed to third off a Winfield error. He was called out at third. But as the pictures attest, that may or may not have been the case. There was one second time laps between the two pictures. In the top picture unfortunately blocked by the ump, Dunn was clearly in slide mode. The second picture was him tagging third with the Winfield third baseman’s glove in the air. What the two pictures don’t demonstrate is weather the third baseman was able to bring his glove down to tag Dunn.That gave Wellington a critical out which would haunt it later in the inning. The Crusaders still loaded the bases and things looked promising with Daugherty on a 3-1 count at the plate. Unfortunately, he had a pop-up fly that resulted in Wellington’s second out and then a strikeout thereafter ended the inning with Wellington getting no runs.The bottom of the sixth was much more productive for the Crusaders defensively, but still Winfield scored when C. Tapia was able to get to home plate before Wellington could secure the snag in a run-down with a Viking runner between first and second. That would prove to be the ball game.Wellington gets Winfield runner in rundown, but Viking player at third crosses home before doing so.In the final inning, Wellington immediately scored after Andrew Horn doubled and Trevor Nance singled him home. Jalen Macias and Austin Dunn both singled to load the bases and Connor Burden smacked a 2RBI single to narrow the margin to one 6-5 with one out.The Crusaders, who had four hits in the inning alone had the bases loaded again. But a strikeout followed by a pop-up fly catch by the catcher resulted in Wellington failing to get the tying run home.Pinch runner Baker scores the first run for the Dukes in the top of the seventh.“It was a tough game to lose,” Dale said. “But they competed hard. They could have easily folded their tents after the fifth inning but they came back.”Wellington will lose nine seniors off this team, but will return a strong nucleus for next year.last_img read more

Citing Texas Hold ‘Em, Booker places all his chips on Iowa finish

first_imgDES MOINES — New Jersey Senator Cory Booker says he’s taking a gamble that he’ll be among the top three candidates when the Iowa Caucus results are announced.“We’ve said from the beginning that this is our state, that this is going to be the determining factor for us,” Booker told Radio Iowa. “…We’re playing to keep here in Iowa, kind of Texas Hold ‘Em in some ways.”Iowans who watched seven of the Democratic Party’s other 2020 presidential candidates debate in December saw Booker’s first campaign ad. He’s spending far more to buy time on Iowa TV stations this month.“I’m going to confess we have taken a risk in Iowa by pushing a lot of our resources that we might need to continue on into getting up on TV to compete with those people who are millionaires or who have more resources than us,” Booker said.Booker has not joined former competitor Julian Castro in criticizing Iowa’s role as the first voting event in the 2020 presidential selection process. Booker just launched “Black Americans for Cory” with a gathering of about 50 women in Des Moines and he said Iowa’s minority voters may be the deciding factor on February 3rd.“In a Caucus where the difference between finishing fifth and second is probably going to be a few thousand votes, those who appeal to the Sudanese community or can appeal to the Latino community, the black community, if you can generate support in those communities,” Booker said, “it’s the diversity that swings the hinge one way or the other.”Booker has been urging voters to pick the candidate who is best able to motivate Obama-level turn-out among diverse communities. Booker’s duty as a U.S. Senator to sit as a juror in the expected impeachment trial for President Trump will take him off the Iowa campaign trail. He is also unlikely to meet Friday’s deadline for a strong enough showing in public opinion polls to be included in next week’s televised candidate debate in Des Moines.Booker returns to Iowa today with events scheduled in North Liberty and Mount Vernon.last_img read more

Astonishing stat shows how often Morata is offside as Chelsea fans lose patience

first_img Alvaro Morata was below par at Wembley I’m convinced that Alvaro Morata was actually born offside.— Mark Worrall (@gate17marco) November 24, 2018 Alvaro Morata lives rent free offsides— Across the Pond (@ATPradio) November 24, 2018 Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Latest Chelsea News REVEALED Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars shining targets Alvaro Morata has now been caught offside more times than Bournemouth so far this season.The Cherries’ entire squad have been flagged up only 16 times in 2018/19, while the Blues’ star striker has now been penalised on 18 occasions. 1 ❌ Offsides this season:🍒 Bournemouth – 16🔵 Alvaro Morata – 18Offside more than an entire club 🙈 pic.twitter.com/vZ7ec16KbB— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) November 24, 2018 Morata offside for a terrible Willian passA 2 in 1 special.— Alex Goldberg (@AlexGoldberg_) November 24, 2018 REAL DEAL Wanna get drunk?Take a shot every time Morata is offside. It’s a wild ride.— Alex Goldberg (@AlexGoldberg_) November 24, 2018 Morata off and hopefully he never plays for Chelsea again. Genuinely hate the guy. Worst player to ever put a Chelsea shirt on. And I’ve seen Sidwell wear one.— #CarefreeDailyFC. 🚬 (@EmenaIo) November 24, 2018 Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa JIBE punished Morata was slammed by supporters during his team’s 3-1 defeat to bitter rivals Tottenham on Saturday as he was ineffective going forward.The Spaniard was offside on multiple occasions during the match, spoiling several of the Blues’ attacks.His crimes against Spurs took his offside tally for the season above Bournemouth’s and provoked a furious response from Chelsea fans, who were also unhappy with David Luiz during the game.You can read a round-up of the reaction below. OFF Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea gameday cracker tense Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Morata offside? Water is wet.— Uber Chelsea FC 🏆 (@UberCheIseaFC) November 24, 2018 Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January REVEALED “Alvaro Morata offside” Copy and paste. Repeat.— TweetChelseaUK (@TweetChelseaUK) November 24, 2018 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won last_img read more