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发表于 2019-2-28 14:12:32 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
A look at what’s happening around the majors today:HOW THE WEST IS WONAll-Star outfielder George Springer is expected to come off the disabled list for the Houston Astros when the defending champions visit Oakland for the opener of a pivotal three-game series between AL West contenders. Last year’s World Series MVP has been sidelined with a sprained left thumb. Charlie Morton (12-3 http://www.stlouiscardinalsteamshop.com/authentic-marcell-ozuna-jersey , 2.88 ERA) pitches for the banged-up Astros, who have a two-game lead in the division over the surprising Athletics. Edwin Jackson (4-2, 2.48) gets the ball for Oakland.ON PUNISHMENTUnless he appeals, Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is scheduled to begin a two-game suspension when Los Angeles plays at Seattle in an interleague clash between playoff contenders. Puig also was fined Thursday by Major League Baseball for fighting and inciting a bench-clearing fracas against San Francisco. The penalties were announced two days after Puig took a swing at Giants catcher Nick Hundley, who also was fined. … MLB also suspended Marlins pitcher Jose Urena for six games and fined him an undisclosed amount for intentionally hitting Braves rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. with his first pitch Wednesday night. Unless appealed, Urena’s ban is slated to start Friday at Washington.FAMILY TIESSan Francisco turns to right-hander Casey Kelly to start in Cincinnati after placing standout rookie Dereck Rodriguez on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring. Kelly is the son of Reds bench coach Pat Kelly. Rodriguez, the son of Hall of Fame catcher Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez, is 6-1 with a 2.25 ERA in 14 outings this season. The Giants have gone 9-3 in his starts. He was injured during the scrum between the Giants and Dodgers on Tuesday night in Los Angeles. The team says he sustained a Grade 1 strain. Casey Kelly (0-1, 1.42 ERA) pitched five scoreless innings of relief Saturday against Pittsburgh in his first major league appearance since 2016, then took the loss Wednesday at Dodger Stadium.CENTRAL SHOWDOWNSYadier Molina and the Cardinals host Milwaukee in a matchup of NL Central contenders chasing the first-place Cubs. Rookie right-hander Jack Flaherty (6-6, 3.22 ERA) starts for St. Louis Miles Mikolas Jersey , which had its eight-game winning streak snapped Thursday night with a 5-4 loss to Washington. Flaherty struck out a career-high 13 in his last start against the Brewers on June 22. Freddy Peralta (5-3, 4.47) goes for Milwaukee. … Cole Hamels looks to keep it going when the Cubs face Pittsburgh. Hamels is 2-0 with a 1.00 ERA since Chicago acquired him from Texas at the trade deadline. Trevor Williams (10-8, 3.66) starts for the Pirates.MARQUEE MOUND MATCHUPAfter setting a franchise record by scoring 24 runs Thursday in the first game of a doubleheader at Philadelphia, the Mets send Noah Syndergaard (8-2, 3.22 ERA) to the mound against Phillies ace Aaron Nola (13-3, 2.28). With the help of 11 unearned runs, New York became the first NL team since the 1933 New York Giants to score 15 runs in consecutive games. The Mets routed Baltimore 16-5 on Wednesday night. They also are the only team since 1900 to have a win and a loss by at least 20 runs in the same season. SAN DIEGO (AP) — The street corner outside Petco Park’s main entrance is now the intersection of Tony Gwynn Drive and Trevor Hoffman Way.Hoffman, the former closer who was inducted into the Hall of Fame on July 29, helped unveil a street sign bearing his name on Friday afternoon, along with Mayor Kevin Faulconer and executive chairman Ron Fowler“It’s the coolest intersection in San Diego, there’s no doubt about it Bud Norris Jersey ,” Faulconer said.It was the latest honor for Hoffman, who amassed 552 of his NL-record 601 saves with the Padres.“To have the opportunity to once again be in connection with the great Tony Gwynn, to be at the corner of Petco Park, the front of it, on a chamber of commerce day, I don’t think I can elaborate much more on the fact that I’m honored to be again a part of Tony’s legacy and commitment that it was to the San Diego Padres,” Hoffman said.The address of Petco Park, which opened in 2004, is 19 Tony Gwynn Drive.On Aug. 18, the Padres unveiled a statue of Hoffman in the Park beyond center field, just as they unveiled a statue of Gwynn during his Hall of Fame summer of 2007. Gwynn died of cancer in 2014 at age 54.“It’s tough to come up with a better summer than Trevor Hoffman had this year http://www.stlouiscardinalsteamshop.com/authentic-jason-motte-jersey ,” the former closer cracked.Each of the honors “in its own right is equally special,” Hoffman added. “The statue, obviously the Hall of Fame ceremony was incredible, the parties surrounding it, and now to be able to drive down the street I come in every day and where I finished some of my running when I was player, now named after you is pretty cool.”Hoffman is a special adviser in the Padres’ baseball operations department.Fowler said it was the Padres’ idea to rename a one-block of stretch of Park Boulevard for Hoffman, and the City Council approved.“Naming a street for someone is not something you do every day,” Fowler said. “It should be reserved for a special few, and Trevor is among the special few. … He’s right at the top, with Tony. He deserves it. Sort of icing on the cake for the summer he had. But it was fun to have a summer of Trevor.”

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