Connect with us

News

Chicago White Sox blow a 9th-inning lead in a loss to the Colorado Rockies. 3 takeaways from the series split.

Avatar Of Rajesh Khanna

Published

on

Chicago White Sox Blow A 9Th-Inning Lead In A Loss To The Colorado Rockies. 3 Takeaways From The Series Split.

The Chicago White Sox were three outs away from gaining ground in the American League Central Wednesday.

Instead they left Coors Field with only a split of a two-game series after the Colorado Rockies scored twice in the ninth for a 6-5 win.

The Sox entered the ninth leading 5-4, but reliever Kendall Graveman walked the first three batters to load the bases for Elias Díaz. The catcher hit a two-run single to right.

It was a wild afternoon. The Sox trailed 3-0 after the first inning. Yasmani Grandal knocked in two in the fourth to get the Sox within a run.

Tim Anderson tied the game with a two-out single in the seventh, and the Sox took the lead later in the inning on AJ Pollock’s two-run single.

The Rockies scored once in the seventh, cutting the Sox lead to 5-4.

The Sox escaped a jam in the eighth without allowing a run. They were not as fortunate in the ninth.

Here are three takeaways from the split in Denver.

1. The margin for error remains small.

The Sox trailed 3-2 in the fifth but had runners on second and third with two outs.

They were on the verge of loading the bases for Pollock when Yoán Moncada drew a walk. But the catcher Díaz fired to third base on ball four, and Ryan McMahon tagged Leury Garcia before he could get back to the bag to end the inning.

It was a crucial mistake.

The next inning, José Abreu reached second with one out on a hustle double. Grandal hit a line drive, which second baseman Brendan Rodgers caught. He threw to second in time for an inning-ending double play.

Outs on the bases have hurt the Sox repeatedly this season, the most glaring example when they ran into a triple play after Pollock flied out to right-center in the seventh inning of a tie game against the Minnesota Twins on July 4 at Guaranteed Rate Field.

When a team is scrapping to put together rallies — the Sox did not homer in the two games at Coors Field — each moment on the bases matter. And those miscues can, and have, proved costly for a Sox team that has had a small margin for error.

2. Michael Kopech made the big pitches. And the defense had his back.

Michael Kopech went into the All-Star break on a good note, allowing two runs on five hits in five innings in a win against the Twins on July 15 at Target Field.

He received aid in the form a big play in the fourth inning of that outing. Carlos Correa hit a grounder to the shortstop Anderson, who started a 6-4-3, inning-ending double play.

Double plays were crucial Tuesday in Kopech’s first start since the break. He allowed six hits and struck out four in 5⅓ scoreless innings in the 2-1 win.

Two of the three walks Kopech allowed came to consecutive batters in the second. The Rockies loaded the bases with one out, but Kopech got Brian Serven to ground into an inning-ending double play.

It was the first of four double plays the Sox infield turned Tuesday.

The Rockies had runners on the corners with one out in the fifth. Kopech induced Kris Bryant to hit a grounder to Anderson, who began a 6-4-3 double play.

Kopech exited after allowing a one-out single to Rodgers. Jimmy Lambert entered and got McMahon to ground into another double play.

The final double play, in the seventh, was the most impressive. Abreu fielded Charlie Blackmon’s grounder to first and fired to second to start a 3-6-3 DP.

The Rockies had at least one baserunner in each inning, but Kopech and the relievers made big pitches when necessary, and the defense had their backs.

3. Momentum stalls again as the White Sox return to .500.

With the victory Tuesday, the Sox went over the .500 mark for the first time since May 25 in Boston. They were 22-21 at that time.

The ninth-inning collapse Wednesday prevented the Sox from going to two over .500 for the first time since April 20. They are back to .500 at 49-49.

The first-place Minnesota Twins lost to the Milwaukee Brewers 10-4 earlier Wednesday, giving the Sox an opportunity to pull within two games of the division lead. But the Sox didn’t close out the win.

Additionally, reliever Joe Kelly exited in the eighth inning with right biceps discomfort. He’s being evaluated, according to the Sox.

The loss stalled a chance to build on the momentum gained after winning the final two of a four-game weekend series against the Cleveland Guardians and the opener against the Rockies.

Up next: the Oakland Athletics, who have the worst record in the AL, in a three-game series beginning Friday at Guaranteed Rate Field. It’s another chance for the Sox to gain some steam heading into the final two months of the season.

()

Advertisement

News

Dolphins camp: So how does third-string QB look? Observations, plus stock up, stock down

Avatar Of Rajesh Khanna

Published

on

Dolphins Camp: So How Does Third-String Qb Look? Observations, Plus Stock Up, Stock Down

Get ready for the Skylar Thompson showcase this weekend.

With Tua Tagovailoa’s playing status uncertain for Saturday’s preseason opener against Tampa Bay, it’s possible that the former Kansas State standout the Miami Dolphins selected in the seventh round this year could play most, if not all of the Saturday’s exhibition.

With Teddy Bridgewater sitting out all of Thursday’s 11-on-11 periods, Tagovailoa and Thompson were the only Dolphins quarterbacks who participated in team drills during the joint practices against the Buccaneers.

And Thompson used those extra reps to shine with his unit.

In his first pass of the early 11-on-11 period, Thompson found Tanner Conner wide open on the left side of the field, and the undrafted rookie from Idaho State scurried to the end zone for a touchdown.

A few snaps later, Thompson, who threw for 7,124 yards and scored 42 touchdown in his five seasons for the Wildcats, drove his unit into scoring territory and threw a touchdown pass to receiver Trent Sherfield.

On his next drive he found tailback Chase Edmonds open in the middle of the end zone for a touchdown.

Then, during the red-zone segment of the joint practice’s 11-on-11 period, Thompson connected with fellow rookie Erik Ezukanma for a touchdown in the middle of the field.

That’s four touchdowns on from Thursday’s practice. Not all of his drives or reps were clean, but the 25-year-old quarterback is clearly showing that he’s gained a good grasp of the offense since camp opened, has developed chemistry with his receivers, and the game speed has begun to slow down.

He’ll likely have at least a half, if not three quarters of Saturday’s game to show the world his growth.

Observations

Terron Armstead had his most active practice of training camp, participating in every 11-on-11 period for the first time since camp opened. The veteran left tackle the Dolphins signed to a lucrative contract free agency was also spotted pancaking Buccaneers defensive linemen Logan Hall….

Tagovailoa has an effective day executing Miami’s offense, making the most out of a sack-plagued drive during Thursday’s practice. Most of his throws were decisive and on the money. He was plagued by a few bad snaps from Connor Williams…

Cornerback Keion Crossen had one of his better practices of camp, delivering three pass breakups against the Buccaneers….

Safety Jevon Holland pulled down an interception off Blaine Gabbert during the 7-on-7 period….

Linebacker Duke Riley had a skirmish with Buccaneers offensive guard Luke Goedeke that got both teams involved….

Buccaneers tailback Giovanni Bernard had a couple of big runs against the Dolphins defense, which had some gap-integrity issues.

Tight end Mike Gesicki had one touchdown pass called back, then dropped another in end zone. But the flex tight end got a lot of work as a blocker during Thursday’s practice and didn’t embarrass himself….

Stock up

Austin Jackson had two solid practice sessions against one of the most physical defensive lines in the NFL. That’s a huge step forward for the Dolphins’ 2020 first-round pick, considering this time last year he was being embarrassed by the Chicago Bears defensive line in Miami’s joint practices. Jackson is leaner, and it seems his footwork and hand placement have been cleaned up.

Stock down

At this point it is not safe to predict Solomon Kindley, a 2020 fourth-round pick who started 12 games at right guard in 2020, makes it onto the 53-man roster unless he has an impressive preseason showing. Kindley, who is clearly Miami’s heaviest offensive lineman, shines when it comes to pass protection. But he seemingly lacks the athleticism to create movement in the run game.

Injury update

Backup center Michael Deiter didn’t participate in 1-on-1 drills, but did get involved during some 11-on-11 reps. It was his third day of practice since training camp began, because of a foot injury he suffered on the first day….

Cornerback Kader Kohou, who seemingly suffered an ankle injury on Wednesday, participated in practice but was seemingly limited….

Safety Sheldrick Redwine and fullback John Lovett continued to sit out practice.

()

Continue Reading

News

latest news Rape reported on Stanford campus

Avatar Of Rajesh Khanna

Published

on

Latest News Rape Reported On Stanford Campus

Stanford University officials are investigating a reported rape near a dormitory on campus this week.

According to the Community Crime Alert, a mandated reporter — often a health care provider who is legally required to report an alleged rape — told police a woman said she was assaulted around 5 p.m. Tuesday near Wilbur Lobby. The woman reported that a man grabbed her in an unspecified parking lot near Wilbur Hall, then took her to a restroom, where he raped her, according to a police update.

The woman did not identify the suspect but said she had seen him on campus before, according to the update. She described him as a 6ft tall thin man with brown eyes and a faded beard. No, no clothing details were provided.

The Stanford Department of Public Safety asks anyone with information to call campus police at (650) 723-9633.

In San Diego, police have completed a months-long criminal investigation into allegations that a group of San Diego State University football players raped a high school girl at an off-campus party last fall. . That case, to which some campus officials have criticized their limited response, is currently being reviewed by prosecutors for potential charges.

If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, you can reach the National Sexual Assault Hotline at (800) 656-467 or online at online.rainn.org. Stanford officials said anyone can find resources at sexualviolencesupport.stanford.edu.

Continue Reading

News

Armed man approaches FBI office, exchanges gunfire with cops

Avatar Of Rajesh Khanna

Published

on

Armed Man Approaches Fbi Office, Exchanges Gunfire With Cops

CINCINNATI (AP) — An armed man decked out in body armor tried to breach a security screening area at an FBI field office in Ohio on Thursday, then fled and exchanged gunfire in a standoff with law enforcement, authorities said.

The confrontation at the FBI’s Cincinnati field office comes as officials warn of an increase in threats against federal agents in the days following a search of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.

Federal officials said the man had “attempted to breach” the visitor’s screening area at the FBI office and fled when he was confronted by agents. He was chased onto Interstate 71 and has exchanged gunfire with police, according to the Clinton County Emergency Management Agency.

Authorities have closed the interstate in both directions as police remained in a standoff. No injuries were immediately reported.

Officials in Ohio have locked down a mile radius near the interstate and urged residents and business owners to lock doors and stay inside.

An FBI evidence team has arrived at the office to investigate, according to multiple media reports.

There have been growing threats in recent days against FBI agents and offices across the country since federal agents executed a search warrant at Mar-a-Lago. On Gab, a social media site popular with white supremacists and antisemites, users have warned they are preparing for an armed revolution.

Federal officials have also been tracking an array of other concerning chatter on Gab and other platforms threatening violence against federal agents. FBI Director Christopher Wray denounced the threats as he visited another FBI office in Nebraska on Wednesday.

“Violence against law enforcement is not the answer, no matter who you’re upset with,” Wray said Wednesday in Omaha.

The FBI on Wednesday also warned its agents to avoid protesters and ensure their security key cards are “not visible outside FBI space,” citing an increase in social media threats to bureau personnel and facilities. It also warned agents to be aware of their surroundings and potential protesters.

The warning did not specifically mention this week’s search of Mar-a-Lago but attributed the online threats to “recent media reporting on FBI investigative activity.”

Continue Reading

News

Country star John Rich thanks FBI for Joe Biden after Trump raid: ‘See you in November!’

Avatar Of Rajesh Khanna

Published

on

Country Star John Rich Thanks Fbi For Joe Biden After Trump Raid: 'See You In November!'

Country music star John Rich reacted to the FBI’s raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home by proclaiming, “See you in November!”

“A BIG thank you to Joe’s FBI for raiding Trump’s house! You just poured 81 million gallons of premium Patriot octane on an already blazing Freedom fire! See, you’re good at something after all: ) Much appreciated! See you in November! Rich tweeted on Wednesday.

On Monday, in an unprecedented act, the FBI raided President Trump’s home. Federal agents reportedly zeroed in on documents the former president may have taken with him from the White House to Mar-A-Lago after leaving office.

Rich isn’t alone in his thoughts, as most Americans say the FBI raid on President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home motivated them to vote in the 2022 midterm elections, a survey finds. of the Convention of States Action/Trafalgar Group published on Wednesday.

This isn’t the first time the country music star has voiced conservative views.

Last month, Rich released a new anti-revival anthem, ironically titled “Progress,” which hit No. 1 on iTunes’ country music charts after the singer promoted the single on President Trump’s Truth Social platform. .

Listen below:

Last year, the country star told Breitbart News over the weekend that the “very liberal” majority of country music industry players had become “emboldened” to publicly push left-wing ideology woke, in violation of the views of the majority of country music audiences.

Rich said the mere ‘threat of cancellation’ stops conservative-leaning artists from speaking out, arguing it’s actually a ‘step deeper than’ cancel culture – ultimately creating a gap between the country music industry and the country music audience.

“There are plenty of conservative country music singers out there who won’t say anything to push back against ideologies that seek to erase what interests them,” Rich tweeted last year. “Why? You know why. Hopefully soon we’ll see them start talking. The country music industry is out of touch with the public.

“If the greatest generation had the same attitude as the ‘leaders’ of today, we would all be speaking German or living under the flag of Japan,” Rich said in another tweet last year.

“Patton/MacArthur weren’t fueled by soy and awakening,” the singer added. “It was fierce patriotism and a willingness to die for America that saved the world.”

You can follow Alana Mastrangelo on Facebook and Twitter at @ARmastrangeloand on Instagram.

Breitbart News

Continue Reading

News

California drought: Governor Newsom to discuss climate change and water use in California during his visit to the Bay Area

Avatar Of Rajesh Khanna

Published

on

California Drought: Governor Newsom To Discuss Climate Change And Water Use In California During His Visit To The Bay Area

ANTIOCH, Calif. — Governor Gavin Newsom will be in the Bay Area on Thursday to discuss water supply measures California is taking to adapt to hotter, drier conditions caused by climate change.

RELATED: Newsom outlines plan for California’s 45-mile underground water tunnel

The governor will also announce new leadership for California’s infrastructure efforts.

The event comes as the state seeks new and creative ways to conserve water.

Last month, the governor released his plan to build a 45-mile tunnel between the Delta and Southern California.

State water officials say a tunnel is badly needed to modernize the state’s water infrastructure in the face of climate change, which scientists say is likely to cause both prolonged droughts and heavy downpours of rain and snow. It would also better protect the state’s water supply from the risk of an earthquake that could collapse levees and flood salt water from the ocean into the system.

Some cities develop their own plans.

Although California is in the third year of a punishing drought, it saw record rainfall last October and another major dumping ground of rain and snow in December, some of which the state was unable to capture.

You can watch Governor Newsom’s press conference in Contra Costa County live starting at 10:30 a.m. in the video player above.

Copyright © 2022 KGO-TV. All rights reserved.

!function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s)
{if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod?
n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)};
if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n;n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version=’2.0′;
n.queue=[];t=b.createElement(e);t.async=!0;
t.src=v;s=b.getElementsByTagName(e)[0];
s.parentNode.insertBefore(t,s)}(window,document,’script’,

fbq(‘set’, ‘autoConfig’, false, ‘443456229787972’);
fbq(‘init’, ‘443456229787972’);
fbq(‘track’, ‘PageView’);

ABC7

Continue Reading

News

What’s in the Galaxy Z Flip and Fold 4 box? Not a lot

Avatar Of Rajesh Khanna

Published

on

What'S In The Galaxy Z Flip And Fold 4 Box? Not A Lot

New Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Turnaround Z 4 revealed to Samsung’s Unpacked event include many improvements such as bigger batteries, updated processors, better cameras and new software. However, the packaging of the phones does not include much else.

It turns out that buying a $1,000 or $1,800 phone in 2022 means getting little to no extras in the box. Gone are the days of having a pair of wired headphones with your new phone. In the past two years, wall chargers have ceased to be included. And you can forget about getting free cases.

Samsung stopped including wired headphones in the package with the launch of the Galaxy Note 20. Wall chargers started disappearing from Samsung phone boxes with the launch of the Galaxy S21 and S21 Ultra.

The absence of so many extras is one of the ways Samsung is trying to reduce its impact on the environment as well as its own costs. In fact, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Z Fold 4 include components made from repurposed fishing nets, which is a first for Samsung foldables. So that’s pretty cool, right?

What’s in the Galaxy Z Fold 4 box?

Here’s what’s included:

  • A Galaxy Fold 4
  • A USB-C cable
  • A printed installation guide and instructions
  • A SIM card tool

What’s in the Galaxy Z Flip 4 box?

Here’s what’s included:

  • A Galaxy Flip 4
  • A USB-C cable
  • A printed installation guide and instructions
  • A SIM card tool

What's In The Galaxy Z Flip And Fold 4 Box? Not A Lot


Now Playing:
Look at this:

First take of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4: larger cover screen,…

5:43

CNET

Continue Reading

Trending