RHP Jhoulys Chacin lasted only 4 2/3 innings in his last start on Tuesday against Seattle | Forum

Topic location: Forum home » General » General Chat
dvza Aug 25 '17
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The slumping Texas Rangers a couple of boosts for their starting rotation. Wholesale Oilers Jerseys . Yu Darvish returned from a 15-day break by allowing only two singles over 6 1-3 scoreless innings and Texas beat the New York Yankees 3-0 Monday night. "You could see he was fresh," manager Ron Washington said. "He was certainly sharp. Sharper than I thought he would be." Also, the Rangers announced right before the game that they had acquired right-hander Matt Garza from the Chicago Cubs. "Last few years when we get pitchers like him we go to the World Series," said Nelson Cruz, who homered. "So thats good news." Darvish (9-4), who last pitched July 6 before going on the disabled list with a right trapezius strain, struck out four and walked two. He left after allowing consecutive batters to reach in the seventh, having thrown 60 of 90 pitches for strikes. The Yankees could have to face the newest Texas ace before they leave town. Garza, pulled from his scheduled start for the Cubs at Arizona on Monday night, is likely to make his Texas debut on Wednesday night. "Youve got to commend (general manager) Jon Daniels and the group the way it worked to try to put this together, and they got us what we needed," Washington said. "We got a tremendous starting pitcher." The Rangers had lost seven of eight games, getting swept at home in a three-game series by Baltimore over the weekend after the All-Star break. Milwaukees Ryan Braun, the 2011 National League MVP, was suspended without pay for the rest of the season and the post-season Monday, the start of sanctions involving players reportedly tied to a Florida clinic accused of distributing performance-enhancing drugs. Cruz is among more than a dozen other players also targeted by MLB for having connections to the now-closed anti-aging clinic in Miami. "I guess it is what it is. I dont have any comment," Cruz said when asked about Braun. Cruz also said hes "playing the same way. Were playing to win. Were in the race so I come to the ballpark thinking about winning. So thats my goal." Three relievers wrapped up the three-hitter that was the eighth shutout of the season for the Rangers. All-Star closer Joe Nathan pitched the ninth for his 31st save in 32 chances Texas had reliever Robbie Ross warming up while batting in the sixth. But Darvish came out to start the seventh, and appeared surprised when Washington came out of the dugout to make the pitching change. "He was a little bit earlier than I thought, but I had about 15 days with a break and I think Wash was thinking about my body and how I felt, so I really appreciated what hes done," Darvish said through an interpreter. New York didnt have a hit until Lyle Overbay led off the fifth with a bloop single into short left field that was out of the reach of third baseman Adrian Beltre. The Yankees didnt have another hit until Overbay lined a single to right in the seventh, just before Vernon Wells walked and Darvish came out of the game. "It seemed like he located really well," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "His fastball, our guys were talking about it, he was giving us first-pitch fastball, but it was all on the corner or down in the zone, he wasnt giving them a whole lot to swing at." Ross got Travis Hafner, the only batter he faced, to ground into an inning-ending double play. Tanner Scheppers worked a perfect eighth. Ivan Nova (4-3) struck out four while throwing a season-high 112 pitches over seven innings. The Yankees, coming off an 11-inning loss late Sunday night at Boston, were held scoreless for the eighth time. "Its something we have to deal with, so we got to find a way to do that," Overbay said. "Tonight, I dont know if any of those had an effect on us. It was more Darvish was on his game." Cruzs 23rd homer was a 412-foot solo shot in the seventh that landed in the Yankees bullpen in left-centre field and made it 3-0. The Rangers led for good after Ian Kinsler drew a leadoff walk in the first, stole second base and scored on Beltres single -- the first run theyve scored in the first inning in 11 games. In the sixth, Elvis Andrus had a walk and a stolen base before Geovany Soto doubled. NOTES: Darvish only missed one start for Texas, but was unable to pitch in the All-Star game even though he did go to New York last week. ... Texas sent rookie right-hander Justin Grimm, top prospect third baseman Mike Olt and Class-A pitcher C.J. Edwards to the Cubs. There will also be at least one player to be named later, possibly two, depending on who is chosen by Chicago. ... The Rangers bullpen has pitched 22 1-3 consecutive scoreless innings. ... Yankees OF Curtis Granderson, expected back early next month from a broken pinkie, got three at-bats in his first simulated game in Tampa and continued running the bases. Granderson said he feels like its "at the spring training point again" where preseason games are just a few days away. His status will be evaluated after simulated games Tuesday and Wednesday. Cheap Edmonton Oilers Jerseys . -- Canadian Andrew Wiggins got the ball on the wing, made a nifty spin move and then let go with a soft floater from about 10 feet that swished through the net in Allen Fieldhouse. Cheap Adidas NHL Jerseys .In my heart and mind Im competing for India, luge competitor Shiva Keshavan told The Associated Press in an email interview. Every day Im flooded with messages from Indians all over the world telling me they are supporting me. http:///...-zack-kassian-jersey .J. Ellis hit two-run homers and the NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Diego Padres 4-0 Saturday night. ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Luis Cessa stood in the dugout before his first major league start with nerves building as each minute passed. A pregame ceremony ran long, and anticipation built for his first-inning showdowns with Mike Trout and Albert Pujols.By the time he released his first pitch, he was at ease.Cessa pitched six scoreless innings to win his first start and help the New York Yankees beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-1 on Saturday night.You always worry about how kids are going to react, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. You wonder how hes going to react to that, waiting and waiting and he cant wait to get out there. But I thought he handled that really well.Brian McCann went 2 for 4 with two RBI and a run, Starlin Castro went 2 for 4 with two runs and Aaron Judge drove in two. Gary Sanchez hit his fifth home run in six games in the first inning, a two-out solo homer to left field.Pujols got his 583rd home run in the ninth inning, tying him with former St. Louis Cardinals teammate Mark McGwire for 10th on the career list.I think it would have been a little bit more special if we had won, Pujols said. But to tie with Mark is very special because hes a very close friend of mine. We stay in touch and hes a guy that always helps me out whenever I go through a slump and a guy that mentored me.Pujols already had a congratulatory text from McGwire and one of his sons waiting for him after the game.He was always pulling for me from day one, Pujols said. The whole reason Im in the big leagues is because when he was in St. Louis he told (former manager Tony LaRussa), `You need to take this kid.Cessa (3-0) struck out five and walked one. He struggled just twice, giving up back-to-back two-out singles in the third and hitting Trout in the sixth. An early 3-0 lead further relaxed Cessa.I was more aggressive, Cessa said. I could throw more fastballs and be more aggressive with everyone.After giving up a single to Jefry Marte in the seventh, Cessa was relieved by Tyler Clippard, who nearly gave up a home run to C.J. Cron, but Brett Gardner dived into the stands in left to make the out.Right off the bat, I thought it was a home run, Girardi said. And then he got closer and closer and I thought, `Maybe, maybe. Stay in here, stay in here. Outstanding catch. That was a big out.After giving up three earned runs in the first inniing, Ricky Nolasco (4-11) settled in to cruise through the next five. Cheap Oilers Jerseys Authentic. But with two outs in the sixth, Nolasco gave up back-to-back singles to Castro and McCann. With Judge batting, McCann stole second base -- his first steal of the year -- allowing both runners to score on Judges single to center.Nolasco gave up five earned on seven hits with seven strikeouts and still hasnt won at home since May 25, 2015, as a member of the Minnesota Twins. His 15-game home winless streak is the longest active streak in baseball.ANDERSONS DAYGarret Anderson was inducted into the Angels Hall of Fame on Saturday. Anderson spoke during a pregame on-field ceremony that included speeches and videos from former teammates, including Tim Salmon and Chili Davis.One of the most productive offensive players in club history, Anderson is still the Angels leader in games played, at-bats, runs, hits, total bases, extra-base hits, doubles and RBI. Anderson spent 15 of his 17 major league seasons with Los Angeles and is best known for his bases-clearing three-run double that helped the Angels clinch Game 7 of the 2002 World Series.TRAINERS ROOMYankees: 3B Chase Headley was out of the lineup for the second day with left Achilles tendinitis. Although Headley has been playing on it, he said hes been having problems for about a week.Angels: 3B Yunel Escobar was placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list after taking a foul ball off of his face on Friday night. Kaleb Cowart was called up from Triple-A Salt Lake to take his place on the roster. ... RHP Cam Bedrosian hasnt thrown for two straight days. Manager Mike Scioscia said hes in a holding pattern. Bedrosian was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Aug. 9, with right middle finger tendinitis.UP NEXTYankees: RHP Chad Green will make his sixth major league start in the series finale. Green struck out a career-high 11 in his start against Toronto and is 2-2 with a 4.05 ERA in his fifth stint with the Yankees this season.Angels: RHP Jhoulys Chacin lasted only 4 2/3 innings in his last start on Tuesday against Seattle, but didnt factor into the decision. In his only start against the Yankees, Chacin allowed five earned runs on seven hits and took the loss. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '