ington Stealth played before sel

Si quieres sugerir algun cambio en el foro o en la web 101 Restaurantes, este es el lugar. También puedes tratar otros temas que no sea exclusivamente restaurantes.

Moderadores: david, emili

ington Stealth played before sel

Notapor lw789 » Lun Feb 05, 2018 3:15 am

ST. LOUIS -- No way Allen Craig and the St. Louis Cardinals would get tripped up in one of the wildest World Series endings imaginable. A rare obstruction call on third baseman Will Middlebrooks let Craig score with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, finishing off a mad-cap play that sent the Cardinals over the Boston Red Sox 5-4 Saturday night for a 2-1 Series lead. "Im in shock right now," St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina said. So was most everyone at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals poured out of the dugout to congratulate Craig. The Red Sox also rushed to the plate, to argue with the umpires. The fans seemed too startled to cheer. A walk-off win? More like a trip-off. "Tough way to have a game end, particularly of this significance," Red Sox manager John Farrell said. After an umpires call was the crux of Game 1 and a poor Boston throw to third base helped decide Game 2, this night combined both elements. Molina singled with one out in the ninth off losing pitcher Brandon Workman. Craig, just back from a sprained foot, pinch-hit and lined Koji Ueharas first pitch into left field for a double that put runners on second and third. With the infield in, Jon Jay hit a grounder to diving second baseman Dustin Pedroia. He made a sensational stab and threw home to catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who tagged out the sliding Molina. But then Saltalamacchia threw wide of third trying to get Craig. The ball glanced off Middlebrooks glove and Craigs body, caroming into foul territory down the line. After the ball got by, Middlebrooks, lying on his stomach, raised both legs and tripped Craig, slowing him down as he tried to take off for home. "I just know I have to dive for that ball. Im on the ground. Theres nowhere for me to go," Middlebrooks said. Third base umpire Jim Joyce immediately signalled obstruction, but the players left nothing to chance. "With the defensive player on the ground, without intent or intent, its still obstruction," Joyce said. "Youd probably have to ask Middlebrooks that one, if he could have done anything. But thats not in our determination." Craig kept scrambling to get up. "He was in my way. I couldnt tell you if he tried to trip me or not. I was just trying to get over him," he said. Left fielder Daniel Nava retrieved the ball and made a strong throw home, where Saltalamacchia tagged a sliding Craig in time. But plate umpire Dana DeMuth signalled safe and then pointed to third, making clear the obstruction had been called. "I was excited at first because we nailed the guy at home. I wasnt sure why he was called safe," Middlebrooks said. "Were all running to home to see why he was called safe. We didnt think there was any obstruction there, obviously. As Im getting up, he trips over me. I dont know what else to say." Said Cardinals slugger Matt Holliday: "You hate for it to end on a somewhat controversial play." "You would like for it to end a little cleaner, but thats part of it," he said. To some Red Sox fans, the tangle mightve brought back painful memories from the 1975 World Series. In Game 3, Cincinnatis Ed Armbrister wasnt called for interference by plate umpire Larry Barnett when he blocked Boston catcher Carlton Fisk on a 10th-inning bunt. Fisk made a wild throw, setting up Joe Morgans winning single. Craig returned for this Series from a sprained left foot that had sidelined him since early September. After an awkward slide on the final play, he hobbled off the field in apparent discomfort. The Red Sox scored twice in the eighth to tie it 4-all. Jacoby Ellsbury led off with a single and Shane Victorino was hit by a pitch for the sixth time this post-season. Both runners moved up on Pedroias groundout, and David Ortiz was intentionally walked. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny went to hard-throwing closer Trevor Rosenthal with the bases loaded, hoping for a five-out save from a rookie who has looked almost untouchable this October. But the Red Sox pushed two runs across. Nava drove in one with a short-hop grounder that was smothered by second baseman Kolten Wong, who had just entered on defence in a double-switch. Wong went to second for the forceout, but Nava beat the relay and Ellsbury scored to make it 4-3. Xander Bogaerts tied it when he chopped a single up the middle. Workman jammed Holliday and retired the slugger on a routine fly with two on to end the bottom of the eighth. That sent the game to the ninth tied at 4. Rosenthal wound up with the win. Hollidays two-run double put the Cardinals on top 4-2 in the seventh. It was a tough inning for Red Sox reliever Craig Breslow. Matt Carpenter reached safely when he checked his swing on an infield single to shortstop. Carlos Beltran was grazed on the elbow pad by a pitch -- making no effort to get out of the way. Beltran, in fact, almost appeared to stick his elbow out just a tiny bit to make sure the ball made contact. Junichi Tazawa came on and Holliday pulled a grounder past Middlebrooks at third. The ball kicked into the left-field corner and Holliday went all the way to third on the throw to the plate. Tazawa then got a couple of strikeouts and prevented further damage. It was Middlebrooks first inning in the field. He entered as a pinch-hitter in the top of the seventh and took over at third base in the bottom half. That shifted Bogaerts to shortstop -- and neither one was able to make the difficult defensive play Boston needed in that inning. Cardinals starter Joe Kelly, one of the few major league pitchers to wear glasses on the mound, set down his first nine batters. The Red Sox seemed to see him better the next time around in coming back from a 2-0 deficit. Bogaerts opened the fifth with a triple that banged-up right fielder Beltran couldnt quite reach. The rookie later scored on a grounder by pinch-hitter Mike Carp. Slumping Shane Victorino drew a leadoff walk from Kelly in the sixth and wound up scoring the tying run. Ortiz grounded a single off lefty reliever Randy Choate, and Nava greeted Seth Maness with an RBI single that made it 2-all. Their fielding woes from Game 1 far behind them, the slick-fielding Cardinals made several sharp plays. Kelly barehanded a one-hopper, Carpenter threw out a runner from his knees up the middle and third baseman David Freese backhanded a line drive. St. Louis quickly broke ahead, scoring in the first inning for the first time this October on RBI singles by Holliday and Molina. After the Cardinals got three hits in a span of four pitches, Red Sox reliever Felix Doubront began heating up in a hurry before Jake Peavy settled down. NOTES: Cardinals Hall of Famers Bob Gibson, Lou Brock, Ozzie Smith and Red Schoendienst took part in the first-ball festivities, with fan favourite Willie McGee tossing the pitch. ... At 21, Bogaerts became the third-youngest player to hit a triple in a World Series. Ty Cobb and Mickey Mantle did it at 20. ... Molina has a six-game hitting streak in World Series play. ... The family of late umpire Wally Bell was in the stands. Bell died at 48 this month, and the six-man crew is wearing patches to honour him. Bells first plate job in the World Series was at this ballpark in 2006. Kent Tekulve Jersey . -- DeMarcus Cousins had 29 points, nine rebounds and six steals to lead the Sacramento Kings to their third straight preseason win, a 107-90 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night. Custom Pittsburgh Pirates Jerseys .FIFA says it is relaxing the rule which forced match officials to leave its international list at the end of the year they turned 45. http://www.pittsburghpiratesprostore.us ... ersey/.com) - Jeff Teague finished with a game-high 26 points and eight assists as the Atlanta Hawks held off the Utah Jazz, 98-92, on Friday. Willie Stargell Jersey .J. -- The New York Jets have promoted Tony Sparano Jr. John Jaso Jersey . The biggest shock of this seasons competition was on when Watford took a 2-0 lead after 30 minutes at Etihad Stadium, only for a remarkable Aguero-led comeback by City in the final half-hour. The Argentina striker produced clinical finishes in the 60th and 79th minutes to level the score before Aleksandar Kolarov put City in front in the 87th.LANGLEY, B.C. -- Denise Watkins is banking on Canadas rich lacrosse history making a difference as the National Lacrosse League ventures into Vancouver for a second time. Watkins is the co-owner, along with her husband Bill, of the new Vancouver Stealth, which has relocated to suburban Langley, B.C., after it could not find its niche in Everett, Wash. "I dont think anything per se went wrong," Watkins said Tuesday following an introductory news conference. "The difficulty in the United States, still, is that the sport is not well known." Lacrosse in Canada dates to the 1850s and is the countrys official summer sport, although the NLL season covers winter months. Watkins, a California native who lives in San Jose, got involved in the sport because of her son T.J., who is now a player with a Burnaby, B.C.-based junior team. Bill Watkins is a retired Silicon Valley tech company CEO who is now involved with an LED lighting company. The couple bought the Stealth in 2007 while the team was still located in San Jose, Calif. They moved the Stealth to Everett in 2010. Things did not go right for the former Vancouver Ravens franchise, either. The club, which operated from 2002-2004, was forced to fold after its ownership ran out of money. Efforts to revive the team in subsequent years were unsuccessful. The Ravens operated out of what is now known as Rogers Arena, the home of the NHLs Vancouver Canucks. But Watkins believes a shift to the Langley Events Centre, which seats 5,276 and is smaller than the homes of other NLL teams, will make a difference. Operators of the LEC, which is owned by a local municipality, have agreed to share some of the teams costs, said Watkins. LEC offered plenty of incentives to move after the former Washington Stealth played before sellout crowds at LEC in an exhibition game against the Toronto Rock and last winters NLL championship game against Rochester, because the clubs arena in Everett was not available.dddddddddddd "The challenge of a big arena is, you have to fill it," said Watkins. "And, the bigger arenas are more expensive. So, I think, the advantage of the smaller arena is that its a bit more cost-effective." Watkins also expects to save money because most of the clubs players are from B.C., and the club will be able to reduce travel expenses. "Its been a long wait for me to be back here, and I couldnt be more thrilled," said Stealth coach Chris Hall, a Victoria native. He suggested the clubs on-floor success will also pay off at the box office. Despite its financial troubles, the Stealth reached the NLL championship game in three of the past four years and won the title in 2010. "The great thing for the Vancouver Stealth is that were not an expansion team," said Hall. "Weve got a championship pedigree." NLL commissioner George Daniel said the Stealth will increase rivalries within Canada as it competes against the Calgary Roughnecks, Edmonton Rush and Toronto. The league, he added, also has a chance to increase its TV revenues now that it has a coast-to-coast presence in Canada. Daniel said Calgary and Edmonton had a regional deal with Rogers Sportsnet while Toronto had an agreement with TSN, but the yearly contracts have expired and the league as a whole plans to negotiate a new arrangement. Noting the Watkins are "terrific owners," he contended the club is in Vancouver to stay this time. The NLL also wants to expand elsewhere in Canada. "Were not done," said Daniel. "Wed like to have more Canadian cities." Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
lw789
Siberita
 
Mensajes: 810
Registrado: Sab Feb 03, 2018 10:57 am

Volver a Sugerencias y comentarios

¿Quién está conectado?

Usuarios navegando por este Foro: No hay usuarios registrados visitando el Foro y 1 invitado

cron