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23 May 19
High Velocity Sport

Red Sox slugger Martinez sits due to sore back https://es.pn/2Hx3Aij TORONTO — Boston Red Sox slugger J.D. Martinez was held out of the lineup for Wednesday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays because of a sore back. Manager Alex Cora said the two-time All-Star isn’t likely to return to the lineup until Friday. Martinez sat […]

23 May 19
High Velocity Sport

Video: Josh Bell sends a baseball into the Allegheny River on the fly http://bit.ly/2wdzdqr There was some thought that Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton would soon be activated from the injured list. Stanton has been out since the beginning of April due to biceps and shoulder injuries. It will be a little while longer. The Yankees […]

23 May 19
East Bay Times
Thursday TVRadio Baseball Yankees at Orioles 9:30 a.m. MLB Phillies at Cubs (in progress) 12:30 p.m. MLB Braves at Giants 12:45 p.m. NBCBA 680 Rays at Indians 3 p.m. MLB White Sox at Astros (in progress) 6 p.m. MLB College baseball Big Ten Tournament 7 a.m. BIGTEN SEC Tournament 7:30 a.m. SEC Big Ten Tournament 11 a.m. BIGTEN SEC Tournament 11 a.m. SEC SEC Tournament 2:30 p.m. SEC Big Ten Tournament 3 p.m. BIGTEN USC at Oregon State 6 p.m. PAC12 Stanford at Arizona State 6 p.m. PAC12BA 1050 SEC Tournament 6 p.m. SEC Big Ten Tournament 7 p.m. BIGTEN Golf European Tour: Made in Denmark 6:30 a.m. GOLF Champions Tour: Senior PGA Championship 10 a.m. GOLF PGA Tour: Charles Schwab Challenge 1 p.m. GOLF LPGA Tour: Pure Silk Championship 4:30 p.m. GOLF European Tour: Made in Denmark (Fri.) 2:30 a.m. GOLF Hockey IIHF Men’s World Championship: quarterfinal 7 a.m. NHL IIHF Men’s World Championship: quarterfinal 11 a.m. NHL CHL Memorial Cup: tie-breaker (if nec.) 4 p.m. NHL Horse racing Belmont Park 1:30 p.m. FS2 MMA Professional Fighters League 4 p.m. ESPN2 Motor sports Formula One: Monaco GP practice 5:55 a.m. ESPN2 NASCAR Xfinity: practice 1 p.m. FS1 NASCAR Xfinity: final practice 2 p.m. FS1 NASCAR Cup Series: qualifying 4 p.m. FS1 ARCA Series in Charlotte 6 p.m. FS1 NBA playoffs Raptors at Bucks 5:30 p.m. TNT NHL playoffs Blues at Sharks 6 p.m. NBCSN 98.5 Soccer FIFA U20 World Cup: Mexico vs. Italy 8:50 a.m. FS2 FIFA U20 World Cup: Tahiti vs. Senegal 8:50 a.m. FSPLUS FIFA U20 World Cup: Poland vs. Colombia 11:20 a.m. FS2 Bundesliga: TBD 11:20 a.m. FSPLUS Copa Do Brasil: Internacional vs. Paysandu 3:50 p.m. FSPLUS Softball Oklahoma State at Florida State 4 p.m. ESPN Texas at Alabama 6 p.m. ESPN Tennis Roland Garros qualifying; ATP Geneva/Lyon; WTA Strasbourg 7 a.m. TENNIS NCAA Individual National Championship 1 p.m. TENNIS Roland Garros qualifying; ATP Geneva/Lyon; WTA Strasbourg 1 a.m. TENNIS Friday TVRadio Baseball Reds at Cubs 1 p.m. MLB Red Sox at Astros 5 p.m. MLB Diamondbacks at Giants at 7 p.m. KNTV 680 Mariners at A’s 7 p.m. NBCCA 860 College baseball SEC Tournament 1 p.m. SEC Big Ten Tournament 1:30 p.m. BIGTEN SEC Tournament 4:30 p.m. SEC Big Ten Tournament 5:30 p.m. BIGTEN Stanford at Arizona State 6 p.m. PAC12 1050 Cal at Washignton 6 p.m. PAC12BA 810 Golf European Tour: Made in Denmark 6:30 a.m. GOLF Champions Tour: Senior PGA Championship 10 a.m. GOLF PGA Tour: Charles Schwab Challenge 1 p.m. GOLF LPGA Tour: Pure Silk Championship 4:30 p.m. GOLF European Tour: Made in Denmark (Sat.) 3:30 a.m. GOLF Hockey CHL Memorial Cup: semifinal 4 p.m. NHL Horse racing Belmont Park 1:30 p.m. FS2 MMA LFA 67: James vs. Martin 6 p.m. AXSTV Motor sports Formula One: Monaco GP practice (Sat.) 2:55 a.m. ESPN2 Soccer FIFA U20 World Cup: Qatar vs. Nigeria 8:50 a.m. FS2 FIFA U20 World Cup: Honduras vs. New Zealand 8:50 a.m. FSPLUS FIFA U20 World Cup: Ukraine vs. U.S. 11:20 a.m. FS1 Softball Northwestern at Oklahoma noon ESPNU Florida State at Oklahoma State noon ESPN2 Alabama vs. Texas 2 p.m. ESPN2 Super Regional Game 2 p.m. ESPNU Tennessee at Florida 4 p.m. ESPN2 Super Regional Game 4 p.m. ESPNU Super Regional Game 6 p.m. ESPNU Super Regional Game 6 p.m. ESPN2 Tennis Roland Garros qualifying; ATP Geneva/Lyon; WTA Strasbourg 10 a.m. TENNIS NCAA Individual National Championship 1 p.m. TENNIS ATP Geneva/Lyon; WTA Strasbourg (Sat.) 4 a.m. TENNIS
22 May 19
The View From My Room

So, I forgot to tell you all about the tragedy that is my life.  When I realized I needed to get in to the doc before June 5th, the original date they had given me, I received two options this week.  Yesterday and Friday.  Well, why would I wait until Friday if I wanted to […]

22 May 19
Daily Republic

May 22– May 22–Kansas City business and political leaders on Wednesday triumphed in the news that the NFL had selected downtown to host the 2023 draft. The NFL announced from its owners meeting in Key Biscayne, Fla., that it would hold the 2023 draft in the area around Union Station and the National World War […]

22 May 19
Say Hello To Baseball

Hit Your Next Vacation out of the Ballpark! May 22, 2019 View as web page © 2019 MLB Advanced Media, L.P. MLB trademarks and copyrights are used with permission of Major League Baseball. Visit MLB.com. Any other marks used herein are trademarks of their respective owners. Please review our privacy policy » You (suca019luti) received […]

22 May 19
[DOOR FLIES OPEN]

NFL News: Some mentally ill member of the Honey Badger’s family tried to extort between $1.5 – $5.0 million from him. A cousin in Louisiana was apparently going to tell the media that Tyrann Mathieu “did something” unless he got paid. When Mathieu blocked him on all media, the cousin then started texting Mathieu’s agent […]

22 May 19
First Glance Media

MLB week 8 power rankings were released, and the Houston Astros are sitting at No. 1 according to MLB.com.  The Top 5  1) Houston Astros The Astros have 37 home runs and a 13-2 record with 111 runs scored over the last two weeks.  The Astros have now had two 10-game winning streaks in the […]

22 May 19
VOICE OF THE HWY

CLOSE NEW YORK (AP) — After failing to sign with Atlanta and losing a grievance against the Braves, 19-year-old right-hander Carter Stewart has agreed to a six-year contract with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of Japan’s Pacific League that will guarantee $6 million to $7 million, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. […]

22 May 19
Diamond Dialogue

Yesterday, The Mariners (23-28) suffered another loss last night at the hands of the Texas Rangers (23-23) by the score of 5-3. Thanks to another moonshot at the hands of Joey Gallo, the AL leader in WRC+ and OPS, the game was pretty much put away in the 7th inning. This was the fifth loss […]

22 May 19
Say Hello To Baseball

Read more at padres.com Postgame Alert May 22, 2019 View as web page D-backs 2, Padres 5 Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Petco Park (25 – 25) (26 – 24) FINAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ARI 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 6 0 […]

22 May 19
Say Hello To Baseball

Read more at dbacks.com Postgame Alert May 22, 2019 View as web page D-backs 2, Padres 5 Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Petco Park (25 – 25) (26 – 24) FINAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E ARI 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 6 0 […]

22 May 19
Redwood Times
SAN FRANCISCO — When the Giants made the decision to sign Jeff Samardzija in December, 2015, the organization forfeited the rights to the No. 18 pick in the 2016 MLB Draft. Hindsight is always 20/20, but it doesn’t take perfect vision to see how the Giants could have benefitted from prioritizing their farm system. After watching veterans like Matt Cain and Jake Peavy break down, the Giants tried to extend their championship window with the additions of Samardzija and Johnny Cueto and took a calculated gamble by surrendering a coveted draft pick. A front office led by Bobby Evans had even-year magic on its mind, and without homegrown talents ready to step into the rotation, the Giants waved the free agency wand. The Giants didn’t make their first 2016 draft selection until the 59th pick, when they chose outfielder Bryan Reynolds out of Vanderbilt. The organization’s initial evaluation of Reynolds was solid, as he’s one of a limited number of 2016 draftees who has already reached the major leagues. The Giants, however, had a better evaluation of Reynolds when he was in college than they had on the switch-hitter when he was in their farm system. San Francisco sent Reynolds and reliever Kyle Crick to the Pittsburgh Pirates in January, 2018 in a trade that brought pending free agent Andrew McCutchen to the Giants. The deal robbed the Giants of a potential homegrown starting outfielder and eight months later, McCutchen was suiting up for the Yankees while the Giants were gearing up for one of the worst Septembers in franchise history. After being promoted from Triple-A in April, Reynolds is batting .325 with a .926 OPS in his first 77 major league at-bats with the Pirates while the Giants have cycled through eight different starting left fielders in 47 games. The Samardzija signing and the McCutchen trade are the types of decisions clubs make when they’re “all in” on winning, but a decision Evans made when the Giants were losing –and losing big– created hope for the Class of 2016. SAN FRANCISCO, CA – May 15: San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Shaun Anderson (64) makes his Major League debut as he follows through on a pitch in the first inning of their MLB game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Oracle Park in San Francisco, Calif., on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group) In July, 2017, Evans traded utility player Eduardo Núñez to the Red Sox in exchange for pitching prospects Shaun Anderson and Gregory Santos. Less than two full years later, Anderson is auditioning for a spot in the Giants’ starting rotation. The right-hander was a closer at the University of Florida, but groomed as a starter after Boston selected him in the third round of the 2016 draft with the No. 88 overall pick. Thirty-nine pitchers were drafted ahead of Anderson that year, but only two –Padres lefty Eric Lauer and Cardinals right-hander Dakota Hudson– have reached the major leagues. Three of his teammates who started for the Florida Gators were chosen ahead of Anderson, but it was the reliever who was first to break into the big leagues. Thanks to an impressive four-pitch mix, an ultra-competitive demeanor and a fearless mentality on the mound, Anderson has the potential to outperform the vast majority of pitchers chosen ahead of him. The Giants, who will not receive contributions from a top-two round pick, are the team that will benefit. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”] “He’s got an edge to him,” manager Bruce Bochy said. “He competes so well. That’s what I like about him. I’m getting to know him, I got to know him this spring and he’s a competitor.” Anderson made his second career start for the Giants on Tuesday against the Braves, tossing five-plus innings while limiting a tough Atlanta lineup to two earned runs. The right-hander has yet to earn a decision in two outings, but the Giants have won both games he’s pitched. Against a Braves team that features several of the game’s most promising young hitters, Anderson worked both sides of the plate effectively and struck out outfielders Ronald Acuña, Jr. and Austin Riley with his changeup. “The (changeup) has always been a pitch that I feel good with,” Anderson said. “I usually go to my slider because I feel comfortable with it but we were mixing in everything with Buster.” It’s too soon to know whether Anderson will develop into a rotation fixture for the Giants, but three years after forfeiting the right to pick in the first round, the organization is receiving contributions from a third round selection who beat nearly every pitcher chosen before him to the major leagues. Menez impressing in Double-A The Giants have a handful of 2016 draftees who have shown intriguing potential in the minor leagues and 14th round selection Conner Menez is at the top of the list. Menez, a Hollister, Calif. native, was a non-roster invitee to spring training who has posted a 2.38 ERA in eight starts this season for Double-A Richmond. A left-hander with a motion that’s similar to Madison Bumgarner’s, Menez could be in line for a promotion to Triple-A in the near future if he continues to build off a strong start to the year.
22 May 19
The Reporter
SAN FRANCISCO — When the Giants made the decision to sign Jeff Samardzija in December, 2015, the organization forfeited the rights to the No. 18 pick in the 2016 MLB Draft. Hindsight is always 20/20, but it doesn’t take perfect vision to see how the Giants could have benefitted from prioritizing their farm system. After watching veterans like Matt Cain and Jake Peavy break down, the Giants tried to extend their championship window with the additions of Samardzija and Johnny Cueto and took a calculated gamble by surrendering a coveted draft pick. A front office led by Bobby Evans had even-year magic on its mind, and without homegrown talents ready to step into the rotation, the Giants waved the free agency wand. The Giants didn’t make their first 2016 draft selection until the 59th pick, when they chose outfielder Bryan Reynolds out of Vanderbilt. The organization’s initial evaluation of Reynolds was solid, as he’s one of a limited number of 2016 draftees who has already reached the major leagues. The Giants, however, had a better evaluation of Reynolds when he was in college than they had on the switch-hitter when he was in their farm system. San Francisco sent Reynolds and reliever Kyle Crick to the Pittsburgh Pirates in January, 2018 in a trade that brought pending free agent Andrew McCutchen to the Giants. The deal robbed the Giants of a potential homegrown starting outfielder and eight months later, McCutchen was suiting up for the Yankees while the Giants were gearing up for one of the worst Septembers in franchise history. After being promoted from Triple-A in April, Reynolds is batting .325 with a .926 OPS in his first 77 major league at-bats with the Pirates while the Giants have cycled through eight different starting left fielders in 47 games. The Samardzija signing and the McCutchen trade are the types of decisions clubs make when they’re “all in” on winning, but a decision Evans made when the Giants were losing –and losing big– created hope for the Class of 2016. SAN FRANCISCO, CA – May 15: San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Shaun Anderson (64) makes his Major League debut as he follows through on a pitch in the first inning of their MLB game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Oracle Park in San Francisco, Calif., on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group) In July, 2017, Evans traded utility player Eduardo Núñez to the Red Sox in exchange for pitching prospects Shaun Anderson and Gregory Santos. Less than two full years later, Anderson is auditioning for a spot in the Giants’ starting rotation. The right-hander was a closer at the University of Florida, but groomed as a starter after Boston selected him in the third round of the 2016 draft with the No. 88 overall pick. Thirty-nine pitchers were drafted ahead of Anderson that year, but only two –Padres lefty Eric Lauer and Cardinals right-hander Dakota Hudson– have reached the major leagues. Three of his teammates who started for the Florida Gators were chosen ahead of Anderson, but it was the reliever who was first to break into the big leagues. Thanks to an impressive four-pitch mix, an ultra-competitive demeanor and a fearless mentality on the mound, Anderson has the potential to outperform the vast majority of pitchers chosen ahead of him. The Giants, who will not receive contributions from a top-two round pick, are the team that will benefit. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”] “He’s got an edge to him,” manager Bruce Bochy said. “He competes so well. That’s what I like about him. I’m getting to know him, I got to know him this spring and he’s a competitor.” Anderson made his second career start for the Giants on Tuesday against the Braves, tossing five-plus innings while limiting a tough Atlanta lineup to two earned runs. The right-hander has yet to earn a decision in two outings, but the Giants have won both games he’s pitched. Against a Braves team that features several of the game’s most promising young hitters, Anderson worked both sides of the plate effectively and struck out outfielders Ronald Acuña, Jr. and Austin Riley with his changeup. “The (changeup) has always been a pitch that I feel good with,” Anderson said. “I usually go to my slider because I feel comfortable with it but we were mixing in everything with Buster.” It’s too soon to know whether Anderson will develop into a rotation fixture for the Giants, but three years after forfeiting the right to pick in the first round, the organization is receiving contributions from a third round selection who beat nearly every pitcher chosen before him to the major leagues. Menez impressing in Double-A The Giants have a handful of 2016 draftees who have shown intriguing potential in the minor leagues and 14th round selection Conner Menez is at the top of the list. Menez, a Hollister, Calif. native, was a non-roster invitee to spring training who has posted a 2.38 ERA in eight starts this season for Double-A Richmond. A left-hander with a motion that’s similar to Madison Bumgarner’s, Menez could be in line for a promotion to Triple-A in the near future if he continues to build off a strong start to the year.