Andrew Christian

25 Apr 19
High Velocity Sport

Real or not? Padres have a new ace in Chris Paddack https://es.pn/2GxIVbY When was the last time the San Diego Padres had an ace? Good question! The answer: Maybe it’s Chris Paddack, that other rookie on the Padres. The Padres beat the Seattle Mariners 1-0 in a superb pitching duel between Chris Paddack and Felix […]

25 Apr 19
High Velocity Sport

Real or not? Padres have a new ace in Chris Paddack https://es.pn/2GxIVbY When was the last time the San Diego Padres had an ace? Good question! The answer: Maybe it’s Chris Paddack, that other rookie on the Padres. The Padres beat the Seattle Mariners 1-0 in a superb pitching duel between Chris Paddack and Felix […]

25 Apr 19
History of Me

The November 7, 1850 census indicates Alphonso A. Sterrett, “Lawyer”, age 39 years, born in Kentucky, and his children were living in Shelby County Alabama. [obituary] The Shelby Sentinel, Columbiana, Alabama, Thursday, August 3, 1876, “About 10 o’clock last Saturday, the community was shocked by the startling inteligence that Judge Sterrett had fallen in its midst, […]

25 Apr 19
CareyNieuwhof.com

[smart_track_player url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/careynieuwhof/CNLP_26020E28093With_Ruth-Haley-Barton.mp3″ title=”CNLP 260: Ruth Haley Barton on How Busyness Ruins The Soul of Driven Leaders And How to Make Time for Rest”] It’s so easy to run non-stop as a leader in the church and business world, and it’s killing us. Ruth Haley Barton is an incredibly driven leader, but she found herself pushing […]

25 Apr 19
Boston Herald
The way the Red Sox had been looking offensively since last weekend in Tampa Bay, Alex Cora knew it was just a matter of time before they broke out. J.D. Martinez, too, knew it had to be coming. Their collection of hitters are too talented to keep them down this long. At long last, the league-leading offense from a season ago that led the Red Sox to a championship showed up Wednesday night at Fenway Park. After failing to live up to its potential through the first three weeks of the season, the Red Sox erupted for a season-high 11 runs, and behind another strong performance from Eduardo Rodriguez, cruised to an 11-4 win over the Detroit Tigers. “We know what we’re capable of, it’s just a matter of doing it,” Mookie Betts said. “Maybe the first time we’ve done it this year, but hopefully first of many.” The Red Sox did not hit any home runs Wednesday night, but instead produced with a combination of aggressiveness on the bases and patience at the plate. They drew 10 walks — including three consecutive with the bases loaded as part of a seven-run eighth inning — and had 12 hits. A night after they didn’t capitalize with runners in scoring position, the Red Sox got timely hitting. Their offensive stars — Martinez, Betts and Andrew Benintendi — combined to go 6-for-13 with three RBI and five runs scored, and the Sox earned contributions from the bottom of the lineup, with Jackie Bradley Jr. and Christian Vazquez combining to go 4-for-9 with four RBI. Finally, the Red Sox looked like themselves. “Like I said earlier today, the line is moving,” Cora said. “It’s been moving since Tampa offensively. We’re walking more, we’re controlling the zone, it’s just a matter of getting that big hit, and today, we grinded, but you could see, everybody got on base, more than once I think it was. We walked 10 times, we put good at-bats. … From top to bottom, it was a good effort.” The Red Sox’ offense got going thanks to some small ball in the second inning. Martinez opened the frame with a single, then advanced into scoring position on a hit-and-run groundout from Xander Bogaerts. Rafael Devers followed with a sharp grounder that scooted past Gordon Beckham at second to score Martinez for the game’s first run. Devers was then caught stealing on another apparent hit-and-run attempt, but with two outs, the Red Sox weren’t done. Michael Chavis and Bradley Jr. hit back-to-back singles to put runners on first and third for Vazquez. With Bradley running, Vazquez chopped a grounder that found the vacated right side as Beckham covered second, allowing Chavis to easily score. After striking out in his first two at-bats, Betts sparked the offense in the sixth when he jumped on a first-pitch fastball from Tyson Ross and hit it off the Green Monster for an RBI double. Martinez later drove him in with a single to left to give the Sox a 4-1 advantage. The Red Sox sealed it in the eighth with their seven-run explosion, which was aided by Tigers reliever Drew VerHagen. After Chavis was hit by a pitch and stole second, Vazquez drove him in with an RBI single, and Benintendi followed with an RBI double. After Betts and Mitch Moreland were walked, VerHagen was summoned to clean up the bases-loaded mess. He looked to be on his way after striking out Martinez, but then he ran into disaster. VerHagen lost the strike zone completely as he walked Bogaerts, Devers and Chavis consecutively to make it 9-1. He was then replaced by Buck Farmer, who proceeded to give up a two-run single to Bradley. The Red Sox certainly felt some relief to put some runs on the board. “We were kind of talking about it, joking about it today in the cage or whatever you want to call that,” Martinez said. “We were like, ‘This is the first night we’ve actually had it like this. Last year, it felt like we had a lot like these.’ This is the first one. It’s good.” Rodriguez certainly helped the cause with his third straight strong effort. He tossed six innings and gave up just two hits, struck out seven to pick up his second win of the season. In his last three starts, Rodriguez has been lights out. In 18 innings, he’s posted a 2.50 ERA, struck out 21 and produced 57 swings and misses. It’s the type of play from Rodriguez that Cora was looking for when he challenged him to be better and more efficient during spring training. “I’m hard on him, but everybody is because we know how good he can be. It’s good to see him compete at this level this way,” Cora said. “We expect him to do that every time he goes out there, go deep into games and dominate.”
25 Apr 19
michaelxsports

J.D. Martinez had three hits to lead the Boston Red Sox to an 11-4 victory over the Tigers Wednesday at Fenway Park. Martinez started the second inning for the Red Sox (10-15) with a single and later scored on a single by Rafael Devers to give Boston a 1-0 lead. Christian Vasquez followed up with […]

25 Apr 19
THE NEW MODERATE

As I watched the flames rage across the roof of Notre Dame, that glorious medieval monument on an island in the Seine, I started to think about the symbolism. (As a former history major, I’m cursed with the habit of looking for larger patterns in daily events.) Western Christendom seemed to be burning before our […]

25 Apr 19
Sport analysis with Ben Skinner

I’ve scouted over 350 guys, having watched tape on them, and have evaluated them based on key factors such as athleticism, instincts, play smarts, hands (catching, blocking, pressing etc) and other factors I explain in their bios. I’ll probably scout some more dudes with the draft a couple of weeks away still, but these are […]

25 Apr 19
Indianapolis Theater Reviews

The Phoenix Theatre: The Children Lucy Kirkwood’s award-winning new play begins as a bold comedy between a long-married couple and their intrepid friend from days gone by. In this explosive drama, three scientists are forced to rethink their life choices as educated elites, and the two women, in particular, are challenged to confront their responsibilities […]

25 Apr 19
Red Sox Unfiltered

The Red Sox offense explodes for 11 runs to pick up their 10th win of the year. Featured Photo courtesy of Zimbio.com (Oct. 22, 2018 – Source: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images North America) For the first time this season, the Red Sox scored double-digit runs, and while most of that was thanks to the Tigers bullpen not being […]

25 Apr 19
Gridiron Seasonal

1 Arizona – Kyler Murray, QB Oklahoma. Would you rather have Jay Cutler and Joey Bosa or Russell Wilson? 2 San Francisco – Nick Bosa, DE Ohio State. I like Quinnen better here, but Bosa will feel safer for John Lynch. 3 New York Jets – Josh Allen, OLB Kentucky. Allen fits the mold of […]

25 Apr 19
Fourth Quarter Sports

Tomorrow is officially the biggest day in the NFL offseason. It’s draft day baby! It’s time of the year we finally get to see just what our favorite teams are planning on doing for the 2020 season! The internet has been flooded with mock drafts and opinions on who is taking who from fans and […]

25 Apr 19
NESN.com

[nesn_embed service=dailymotion src=”https://www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/x76iwe6″ width=”480″ height=”270″] After two ugly showings Tuesday, the Boston Red Sox needed to find themselves a win Wednesday evening. They did just that, beating the Detroit Tigers 11-4 in the third contest of a four-game set at Fenway Park. Eduardo Rodriguez delivered a nice outing, taking a no-hitter into the fifth inning […]

25 Apr 19
The Draft Wire

1. Arizona Cardinals | Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma If the Cardinals don’t take Kyler Murray they have either put on the most elaborate smoke screen in NFL history or their owner refuses to sign off on the pick after not wanting to trade up for Josh Rosen in the 2018 NFL Draft. It is possible. […]

25 Apr 19
CBS Pittsburgh

The Arizona Diamondbacks won at Pittsburgh for the ninth straight time, 11-2 over the Pirates on Wednesday night.

25 Apr 19
National Post

PITTSBURGH — There was no stopping Ketel Marte and the Diamondbacks — especially not in Pittsburgh. Marte homered from both sides of the plate, and Arizona won at PNC Park for the ninth straight time, beating the Pirates 11-2 on Wednesday night. Marte batted lefty while extending Arizona’s lead to 5-1 with a solo shot […]

25 Apr 19

The RI Philharmonic Orchestra’s concert includes Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and Shostakovich, May 3-4 The TACO Classical Series concert is on Saturday, May 4, at 8 p.m. The Open Rehearsal is on Friday, May 3, at 6:30 p.m. For the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra’s season finale, the Orchestra welcomes conductor Alexander Mickelthwate to The VETS for Tchaikovsky’s 1812 […]