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Report: Heat, Udonis Haslem nearing deal for him to return for 16th season

Yahoo! Sports - NBA - Miami Heat News - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 23:28

What it means is that the Heat want some depth along the front line and, more importantly, a quality presence in the locker room. Udonis Haslem is reportedly nearing a contract with the Miami Heat, reports Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press. Udonis Haslem and Miami Heat officials have had direct conversations in the last few days, with both sides now even more convinced that he will return to the team for a 16th season — as the Heat have hoped.

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Acuna blasts third straight leadoff homer against Marlins

Yahoo! Sports - MLB - Miami Marlins News - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 07:38

Atlanta rookie Ronald Acuna became the second player in history to hit a leadoff homer in three straight games as the Braves defeated the Miami Marlins 10-6 on Tuesday. The 20-year-old from Venezuela also became the youngest player in Major League Baseball history to hit a home run in five consecutive games. The only other player under the age of 21 to homer in four straight games was Miguel Cabrera in 2004.

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Dolphins WR Parker misses 2nd practice with hand injury

Yahoo! Sports - NFL - Miami Dolphins News - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 19:37

Miami Dolphins fourth-year wide receiver DeVante Parker has a hand injury that as kept him out of training camp practice for two days in a row. ''Right now we're going to be going week to week,'' head coach Adam Gase said of Parker's status Tuesday. Parker suffered the injury Monday during 11-on-11 drills going against cornerback Xavien Howard.

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Three questions facing Florida Panthers

Each day in the month of August we’ll be examining a different NHL team — from looking back at last season to discussing a player under pressure to focusing on a player coming off a breakthrough year to asking questions about the future. Today we look at the Florida Panthers. If this was “NHL 19,” the Panthers would just turn injuries off and the goalie issues would be pretty much fine.

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Sanchez hopes to start for Braves vs. Marlins

Yahoo! Sports - MLB - Miami Marlins News - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 06:35

The Atlanta Braves hope to see a healthy Anibal Sanchez take the mound against the Miami Marlins on Tuesday. Sanchez, the veteran right-hander who has been the team's most consistent starting pitcher all season, had to leave his last start with a left calf bruise after being hit by a line drive in the second inning. Sanchez was in obvious discomfort after the game, but has been positive about his return since the injury.

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Miami bringing Briante Weber into camp with chance to make roster

Yahoo! Sports - NBA - Miami Heat News - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 05:28

For three seasons, Briante Weber has bounced around the fringes of the NBA. The defensive-minded point guard has played in short stints (often 10-day contracts) for the Grizzlies, Heat, Warriors, Hornets, and last season he got in 13 games for the Rockets (plus five in Memphis). Miami is bringing him into training camp, reports Shams Charania of The Vertical at Yahoo Sports.

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Watch: Ronald Acuna Hits Leadoff Homer in Both Games of Braves' Doubleheader

Yahoo! Sports - MLB - Miami Marlins News - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 03:17

Ronald Acuna Jr. and the Miami Marlins are sure to have slightly different feelings when they look back on how Monday's doubleheader went. The Braves' rookie leftfielder was playing two games in one day for the second time in his career and he made sure to leave a mark in both contests. Atlanta won the first game 9-1 thanks in large part to Acuna's performance.

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Bucs' Koetter: RB Barber 'is our starter'

Yahoo! Sports - NFL - Miami Dolphins News - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 23:49

After one preseason game, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter made it clear that he expects veteran running back Peyton Barber to work ahead of rookie Ronald Jones. "Peyton is our starter," Koetter told reporters Monday. "We're definitely going to use Ronald Jones and take advantage of what he's going to do.

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Braves call up RHP Toussaint to make big league debut

Yahoo! Sports - MLB - Miami Marlins News - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 21:35

ATLANTA (AP) — Touki Toussaint has been called up by the Atlanta Braves to make his major league debut in Game 1 of a doubleheader against the Miami Marlins.The 22-year-old right-hander is the latest top pitching prospect to debut for the Braves this

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Under Pressure: Mike Hoffman

Each day in the month of August we’ll be examining a different NHL team — from looking back at last season to discussing a player under pressure to focusing on a player coming off a breakthrough year to asking questions about the future. Today we look at the Florida Panthers. Take that normal “getting to know you” anxiety and ratchet it up to the nth degree for Mike Hoffman, who was traded (technically twice, as he was briefly under the Sharks’ employ) to the Florida Panthers this summer after a tabloid-level drama between himself, his fiance Monika Caryk, Erik Karlsson, and Karlsson’s wife Melinda Karlsson erupted, expediting Hoffman’s exit from Ottawa.

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Miami Hurricanes – 2018 Fall Camp Questions

Sports Talk Florida - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 15:00
The Miami Hurricanes Must Answer Vital Questions Before Their September 2nd Showdown With LSU

Coral Gables, FL — As Miami Hurricanes jump into full swing this week, head coach Mark Richt and his staff will have to make crucial decisions that will help shape the season.

The Canes held their first scrimmage of fall camp on Saturday at Hard Rock Stadium for an “in-game” feel. The format was first-team offense vs. second-team defense; second-team offense vs. the first-team defense. The ball was spotted at the offense’s own 25-yard line, 35-yard line, the 50-yard line, and the defense’s 40-yard line. All drives were designed eight-play drives. Miami then went to third down, working on third and medium and third and long. The Hurricanes finished with red-zone, and the ball spotted on the 16-yard line.

“I think we are in a good place,” Richt said. “Guys are fighting hard and working. After watching this tape, we will get closer to figuring out who can play and who can’t. The thing to remember with the young guys is that they can make a huge improvement from this week to next week.”

Picked to win the ACC Coastal again, the Canes must answer a few questions concerning the roster.

Who Is The Real Malik Rosier? Malik Rosier (12) Photo: 247 Sports

Is he the quarterback that led Miami to a 10-0 start, beating Florida State for the first time in seven years? Alternatively, is he quarterback who lost his three games completing less than 50 percent of his passes?

After Miami’s disappointing end to the 2017 season, the future of Rosier was in question. However, at last month’s ACC Media Event Miami head coach Mark Richt a favorable endorsement.

“If he doesn’t do the things that he did, we probably don’t win 10 games last year,” Richt said of Rosier in July. “He’s the starter. Malik’s the starter, and if something changes, I’ll let you know. … I don’t anticipate anybody knocking him out of the box right now.”

Rosier threw two touchdowns with zero interceptions in Saturday’s scrimmage.

This season, Rosier will not get the chance to ease into the season. The Hurricanes face a tough LSU squad week one; ready to prove that SEC football is superior to the ACC.

The biggest question is if the Hurricanes struggle in week one or throughout the season, will Rosier have a leash and how long will it be?

How Will Richt Manage The Skill Position Depth On Offense?

The mark of a great team is not just talent, but the depth behind the talent. The Hurricanes are on they’re way to being a great team due to their talent and now depth due to Richt’s recruiting since taking over the program in 2016. Richt hauled in his best-recruiting classes yet, as Miami had the eighth-ranked class in 2018.

Running Backs: Travis Homer – Photo: 247 Sports

The running back room in Miami is getting crowded. Incumbent starter, Travis Homer racked up 966 yards at 5.9 yards per clip to go along with eight touchdowns. Homer will return the starter but will be pushed for playing time by the young studs behind him.

Sophomore running back DeeJay Dallas will see a significant increase in playing time as he catches the ball really well out of the backfield. Also, Richt will use Dallas in the wildcat package due to his time as a quarterback in high school.

Incoming freshman running back Lorenzo Lingard was the prize of Miami’s 2018 recruiting class. Lingard reportedly ran a 4.27 40-yard dash this summer; he will definitely challenge for playing time.

Receivers: Lawrence Cager (18) – Photo: 247 Sports

If Miami’s running back room in getting crowded, their receiver room is stuffed. However, it’s mostly potential due to only two receivers coming back from 2017 with more than 300 yards (Jeff Thomas, Ahmmond Richards). Thomas and Richards will provide big-play ability to Miami’s offense as Thomas averaged 22 yards per catch as a true freshman and Richards averages 18.8 yards a reception for his career.

The Canes expect a big year from Lawrence Cager. The junior from Towson, MD has been patient and now it’s his time. At 6 foot 5 inches, Rosier will look for Cager with 50/50 balls and the red zone. Cager caught two touchdown passes in Saturday’s scrimmage.

The Hurricanes run a pro-style offense; not many four and five-receiver sets. Playing time will be hard to come by after Cager, Thomas, and Richards. Sophomore Mike Harley will fight for playing time as recorded nine receptions last season. Darrell Langham returns for his senior season. His two only two touchdowns last year saved Miami’s season with GW-catches vs. Florida State and Georgia Tech.

Incoming receivers Brian Hightower (Bradenton, FL), Mark Pope (Miami, FL), and Marquezz Ezzard (Stockbridge, GA) will look to solidify themselves in their freshman campaigns.

In today’s college football world, players are quick to transfer due to lack of playing time. Richt’s handling of the skill positions is crucial to the health of Miami’s future.

Can Miami’s Offensive Line Hold Up Against Stiffer Competition?

The Hurricanes’ offensive line is the weakest unit throughout the team. After struggling a bit in the spring, they’ve improved thus far during fall camp.

“The one unit all fall long has been really good. No complaints there. The twos, they’re struggling going against the best we’ve got. Those guys are pretty good, those rushers. Whether it’s just coming off the edge with speed or start out with speed and decide to go … they call it go from speed to power — you’re doing a speed rush and then you turn right into the guy and run him into the quarterback — I saw a few of those,” Richt said.”

Miami’s offensive line is solid barring injury. However, they will be tested right out the gate vs. LSU. The Tigers’ head coach, Ed Orgeron, is one of the top defensive line coaches in the country. Coach O is on the hot seat in 2018 and cannot afford to lose to Miami with an SEC schedule ahead of the Tigers.

Most noteworthy, including LSU, Miami will be favored in every regular season game this season. Bringing the Canes back to the ACC Championship in a rematch with Clemson. If Miami wants to get to the College Football Playoff, they must beat Clemson. Clemson’s defensive line features four players who will play on Sunday, all of whom could be first-round draft picks.

Who’s Miami’s Next Great Tight End? Brevin Jordan (9) – Photo: Matias J Ocner/Miami Herald

Miami is one of the few programs that use tight ends traditionally; on the end line, pass-catching, and blocking. Which is why Miami’s tight ends get drafted so often.

Heading into 2018 the TE position is a mystery. Due to Michael Irvin II’s season-ending injury, the Canes will rely on two true freshmen to hold down the middle of the field;  Brevin Jordan (Las Vegas, NV) and Will Mallory (Jacksonville, FL)

Jordan and Mallory struggled to block at times against Miami’s first-team defensive line in Saturday’s scrimmage. “We do use our tight ends to protect a lot and they are getting knocked around right now…It is guys like Joe Jackson being a grown man and those young guys still figuring it out.”

The young tight ends will have to learn and adjust on the fly as a date with LSU is just around the corner. If Mallory and Jordan continue to struggle, look for Miami to go towards a spread look and get more receivers involved.

  • Side Note: True freshman kicker Bubba Baxa struggled to kick at Hard Rock Stadium during the scrimmage, but Richt did say he has been good in practice leading up to the scrimmage. Baxa is replacing Michael Badgley who all but automatic during his career at Miami.

 

 

 

 

 

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Police Union Urges Officers To Protest Miami Dolphins After Players Kneel During Anthem

Yahoo! Sports - NFL - Miami Dolphins News - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 06:04

Two Miami Dolphins players knelt during the national anthem ahead of their Thursday preseason opener, and now a local police union is urging its members to protest the team in response to the peaceful demonstration. The Miami Dolphins’ Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson defied the NFL’s new policy requiring players to stand during the national anthem and took a knee during the Star Spangled Banner to protest racial injustice and police brutality.

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Sabathia, Stanton Lead Yankees Over Rangers

Sports Talk Florida - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 04:45
Easy 7-2 win gives Yankees the weekend series



NEW YORK (AP) — Traded to the Yankees after the 2014 season, Didi Gregorius had the unenviable task of following Derek Jeter as New York’s new shortstop.

A smooth fit, it’s been.

Gregorius homered and turned in a pair of nifty defensive plays as the Yankees defeated the Texas Rangers 7-2 on Sunday.

Gregorius has been praised by his manager and teammates for his play on the field and his leadership in the clubhouse. Just like his predecessor.

“Taking over for who he took over for and being able to have three 20-homer seasons in a row, it’s incredible,” winning pitcher CC Sabathia said. “If he wouldn’t have came in and did what he did the last three or four years, we’d still be talking about ‘Jeet’ and how we need leadership.”

Sabathia threw six shutout innings of one-hit ball and Giancarlo Stanton homered for the fifth time in six games. New York has won six of the last seven.

The postgame talk was about Gregorius’ fifth-inning gem.

The 28-year-old slid to his right to cut off a grounder in the hole by Delino DeShields, rose to his feet and fired a perfect throw to first in one smooth motion, nabbing the Texas speedster by a half-step.

The crowd chanted his name after the play and Gregorius smiled and tipped his cap.

DeShields was activated from the seven-day concussion disabled list earlier in the day.

“When I was at second base, he was like, ‘Man, sorry I took that hit,'” DeShields said. “I said, ‘Nah, bro, you do what you got to do.'”

Said Sabathia: “That was one of the better plays I’ve ever seen at shortstop.”

Joey Gallo had two hits for Texas, which dropped three of the four games in the series. He also reached over the left-field wall to take a home run away from Austin Romine in the eighth.

Sabathia (7-4) struck out seven to win for the first time since July 4. The burly left-hander allowed just one ball out of the infield and lowered his ERA to 3.32 — the 38-year-old has not finished a season with an ERA lower than 3.38 since 2011.

Stanton hit his 30th home run, giving New York a first-inning lead for the second straight day, connecting off Martin Perez (2-5). Stanton has the most home runs by any Yankees player in his first season with the team since Mark Teixeira hit 39 in 2009.

The Yankees scored five times in the fifth to chase Perez. Aaron Hicks hit a two-run single and Gregorius capped the burst with his 21st homer.

“A really active day for me,” Gregorius joked.

The shortstop also made a slick backhanded play in the first.

“Oh, man, he did it all,” New York manager Aaron Boone said.

Texas scored twice in the seventh against Sonny Gray. DeShields drove in a run with an infield single.

Gray ran into trouble again in the eighth, allowing the first two batters to reach, but Jonathan Holder wiggled out of the jam with a pair of strikeouts. Expected to be a key component of New York’s rotation, Gray has given up nine earned runs over his last 5 2-3 innings since being moved to the bullpen.

TOP TRAINER

New York Yankees trainer Steve Donohue was awarded the National Athletic Trainer Association’s Most Distinguished Athletic Award. Now in his 40th consecutive season in the organization, and seventh as the team’s head athletic trainer, Donohue became part of a viral video earlier in the week when he was captured on film removing a moth from umpire Bruce Dreckman’s left ear.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Yankees: Stanton continues to be limited by a sore left hamstring that keeps him in a designated hitter role. Boone commented that Stanton’s ability to play the field is examined daily. . OF Clint Frazier (post-concussion migraines) was able to hit in the batting cage Saturday, but continues to experience symptoms.

Rangers: OF Nomar Mazara (right thumb sprain) was again limited to designated hitter duties with Triple-A Round Rock on Saturday.

UP NEXT

Yankees: RHP Luis Severino (15-5, 3.11 ERA) pitches for the Yankees against Mets ace RHP Jacob deGrom (6-7, 1.77 ERA) Monday to close out the Subway Series on what was originally an off-day for both teams. The game was scheduled for July 22, but was postponed because of heavy rain. Severino’s 15 wins lead the AL. DeGrom continues to lead the majors in ERA and is coming off his first victory since June 18.

Rangers: RHP Bartolo Colon (6-10, 5.18) pitches against RHP Zack Greinke (12-7, 2.89 ERA) as Texas opens a two-game interleague matchup with Arizona. Colon allowed four runs over seven innings to defeat Seattle on Aug. 7, passing Dennis Martinez to become the career leader for most wins in MLB by a pitcher from Latin America.

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By Charles O’Brien of the Associated Press.

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Mets Beat Marlins Behind Reyes’ Homer

Sports Talk Florida - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 04:40
Syndergaard sharp in 4-3 Mets win


MIAMI (AP) — An unlikely candidate stopped the New York Mets’ longest home run drought in more than three years.

Jose Reyes hit a two-run homer, helping the Mets beat the Miami Marlins 4-3 on Sunday.

“It was really good,” first-year manager Mickey Callaway said. “I think Jose has been swinging the bat really well when he’s played lately and it’s good to get him in there when you have to give a guy a day off and he’s been producing for us so it’s been really good to see.”

Reyes’ fourth of the season was New York’s first homer since Jeff McNeil went deep in a 6-4 win against Cincinnati on Monday night. The four-game drought was the Mets’ longest since a six-game stretch from July 19-24, 2015.

Michael Conforto also connected for New York, which took two of three in the weekend series.

“Any time you see the ball go out of the park it feels good,” Conforto said.

Noah Syndergaard (8-2) pitched seven innings while improving to 4-1 in his last five starts. He allowed three runs and seven hits, struck out seven and walked two.

“I felt a lot better mechanically today,” he said. “I worked on it a lot in between starts and today I felt really comfortable out there. I wasn’t really fighting myself on the mound. I really had to dig deep in the seventh inning to get through it.”

Seth Lugo worked around two hits in the ninth while recording his first career save.

Bryan Holaday had two hits and drove in two runs for Miami after he hit a game-ending RBI single in the 11th inning of Saturday night’s 4-3 victory. Rafael Ortega added two hits and swiped two bases in the series finale.

Marlins left-hander Wei-Yin Chen (4-9) allowed four runs, two earned, and four hits in six innings.

“I feel like I could have controlled the game a little bit better than I did out there,” Chen said through a translator. “There’s some parts of it I didn’t do that well. The two long balls kind of hurt the club and that was unfortunate.”

New York jumped in front on Wilmer Flores’ sacrifice fly in the first, but Starlin Castro hit a tying RBI single in the bottom half.

The Mets went ahead to stay in the second, taking advantage of an error by first baseman Derek Dietrich that put Jose Bautista on with one out. After Kevin Plawecki flied out, Reyes hit a drive to left for a 3-1 lead.

“I didn’t really execute that high pitch well and Reyes is pretty good at hitting inside pitches so he did damage on that pitch,” Chen said.

Conforto added a solo drive in the sixth for his 15th homer.

“The Conforto homer was just a slider and I think it just stayed there,” Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. “He got him all day with it, but it’s just one that kind of spun on him.”

Holaday hit an RBI single in the fourth and the sixth.

PRADO WITH RARE STOLEN BASE

Miami’s Martin Prado stole his first base since Sept. 14, 2016, at Atlanta.

“That’s the first time he’s tried to steal in a year I think,” Callaway said. “His leg is almost broken or something.”

TRAINER’S ROOM

Mets: 3B David Wright (shoulder/back) played five innings at third base in his first rehab assignment with Single-A St. Lucie and went 0 for 3 with two strikeouts. “He came out of it feeling really good so we’re going to evaluate him when he comes in tomorrow and see what the next step is,” Callaway said.

UP NEXT

Mets: RHP Jacob deGrom (6-7, 1.77 ERA) is the scheduled starter for Monday’s game at the New York Yankees in a makeup contest from July 22. DeGrom has made 15 consecutive quality starts.

Marlins: RHP Pablo Lopez (2-2, 4.32 ERA) takes the mound on Monday to begin a four-game series at Atlanta.

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By Christopher Stock of the Associated Press.

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The NCAA College Basketball Reforms Fail To Address Education

Sports Talk Florida - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 03:33

Integrity?

 

High school principals beware. If you have a top flight basketball player on the campus, chances are you will have an agent hanging around your school advising your big star if the NCAA has its way. The NCAA, which is under federal investigation for college basketball corruption, has decided the best way of cleaning up the billion dollar industry that does not pay its basketball playing workers, is to let the top players have agents. The NCAA will certify the agents. This should lead to a question. Will the NCAA pay players?  The general thought about agents is that they represent people to get the best monetary deal with benefits possible. The NCAA is determined not to pay players and since agents get a percent of contacts signed, why would anyone be an agent certified by the NCAA? An agent would have to play by NCAA rules. One other thing, the NCAA would decide which high school players are eligible to get a rep.

The NCAA will be generous and allow players who declare themselves for the NBA Draft but are not selected to return to school. The NCAA will impose stiffer penalties on schools if NCAA probes find wrong doing at those colleges and universities. The NCAA is trying to protect itself not the athletes. There is nothing in the NCAA reforms that suggest that players should get compensated for performing.  The performance is what people watch on TV or at the arena. Corporations and marketing partners are paying top dollar for NCAA Men’s Basketball particularly during the tournament in March and April. There is also nothing in the reforms that suggests education not athletics is first and foremost in the NCAA’s mission. The NCAA has always sold its product as students playing sports for the love of the game. That, of course, is not true.

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Braves look to continue success vs. NL East as they host Marlins

Yahoo! Sports - MLB - Miami Marlins News - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 03:22

The Atlanta Braves, in a stretch of 22 games in 20 days, have their second day-night doubleheader in less than a week on Monday. At least the Braves should be familiar with the routine of having split games as they open a four-game series against the Miami Marlins at SunTrust Park. This split doubleheader is the third day-night pairing of the season for the Braves, who lead the National League East by percentage points over Philadelphia after taken two of three against Milwaukee to begin an 11-game homestand.

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Ryan Tannehill throws rookie out of huddle, yells at him on sideline after missed block

Yahoo! Sports - NFL - Miami Dolphins News - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 02:14

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill expects a lot out of rookie running back Kalen Ballage. During Sunday’s practice, Tannehill kicked the rookie out of the huddle, and then yelled at him on the sideline, after Ballage missed a block that resulted in a sack. Why did Ryan Tannehill kick Kalen Ballage out of the huddle?

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Reyes hits 2-run homer, Mets beat Marlins 4-3

Yahoo! Sports - MLB - Miami Marlins News - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 00:19

An unlikely candidate stopped the New York Mets' longest home run drought in more than three years. Jose Reyes hit a two-run homer, helping the Mets beat the Miami Marlins 4-3 on Sunday. ''It was really good,'' first-year manager Mickey Callaway said.

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Tyler Glasnow With Another Good Start But Rays Fall To Jays

Sports Talk Florida - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 00:10



Glasnow Solid In Third Start With Rays


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The Tampa Bay Rays were unable to complete the sweep against the Toronto Blue Jays falling 2-1 on Sunday afternoon.

Jose Alvarado (1-5, 2.55 ERA) takes the loss for Tampa Bay who fall to 60-58 on the year. The loss ended the Rays chance at their first road sweep since mid-May and they see their five game win streak against Toronto come to an end.

Jaime Garcia (3-6, 6.10 ERA) picks up the win for Toronto who improve to 53-64 on the season. Ken Giles came in to register the final three outs to pick up his 13th save on the season. It’s his first save since being acquired by Toronto from the Houston Astros.

Tampa Bay held a 1-0 lead on the strength of a 2-out single by Willy Adames that scored Joey Wendle in the second inning.

The Jays came back to tie the game on a Devon Travis single and groundout by Randall Grichuck scoring Kevin Pillar from first on a bang-bang play that was challenged by Rays Manager Kevin Cash.  The call was upheld.

The story of the afternoon was the performance of Tyler Glasnow who was making his third start for Tampa Bay since being one of the players acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for Chris Archer at the trade deadline.

Glasnow worked five plus innings departing after walking the leadoff runner in the sixth inning. He was charged with one earned run in the five plus innings of work. It was another impressive display of command as he struck out six, walked two, and allowed just two hits. He threw 79 pitches with 48 for strikes.

Roster Move:

After the game, the Rays optioned Jaime Schultz to Triple-A Durham. To take his place on the roster they activated Chaz Roe from the disabled list.

Up Next For Rays:

Tampa Bay has an off-day on Monday before taking on the Yankees beginning Tuesday night at 7:10.

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Phillies acquire first baseman Justin Bour from Marlins

Yahoo! Sports - MLB - Miami Marlins News - Sun, 08/12/2018 - 18:50

Ken Rosenthal reports that the Philadelphia Phillies have acquired first baseman Justin Bour and cash from the Miami Marlins in exchange for a minor-league pitcher. UPDATE: The pitcher the Marlins will get is McKenzie Mills, a soon-to-be 23-year-old lefty in High-A ball, originally drafted by the Nationals in the 18th round in 2014. Bour is hitting .227/.347/.412 with 19 homers on the year.

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