weekend if hes getting that much ball, Ill take | Forum

Topic location: Forum home » General » General Chat
sxx123 Jul 17 '17, 06:16
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesotas comeback was fueled by a couple of recent minor league call-ups, and Philadelphias bullpen faltered again. Aaron Sanchez Blue Jays Jersey . The stage for this late lead shift, though, was set much earlier by Mike Pelfrey. Clete Thomas came home on a wild pitch for the go-ahead run in the eighth after Pelfrey kept the game close with a season-high seven innings, and the Twins stuck the Phillies with their fifth straight loss, 4-3 on Wednesday night. "He looked stronger at the end, which is a good sign," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. Thomas went a career-best 4 for 4 with two RBI doubles. He drove in Oswaldo Arcia both times, including in the eighth when his drive off the tall wall in right field against Antonio Bastardo (2-2) tied the game at 3. "That was great. Hit a ball hard, and hes going to score," said Thomas, summoned from Triple-A Rochester just nine days ago. Arcia came up on Monday. Delmon Young and Ben Revere hit RBI singles for the Phillies against their former team, but Twins relievers outpitched their counterparts anew. Brian Duensing (2-1) picked up the victory by stranding runners at first and second in the eighth inning by striking out Ryan Howard on a call the slugger disputed with home plate umpire David Rackley and getting Domonic Brown to pop out. Then Glen Perkins pitched a perfect ninth for his 15th save in 17 tries. Minnesotas bullpen entered the game with a 2.91 ERA, the fourth-best mark in the majors. Philadelphia, at 4.48, was the third-worst in baseball. "Lefties-lefties, righties-righties. We couldnt get them out. Bottom line, we couldnt get the job done," manager Charlie Manuel said. Arcia went 3 for 4 and scored three times, all after hits that led off an inning. Eduardo Escobars bunt that followed the tying hit by Thomas in the eighth had just the right amount of backspin to nestle into the grass along the first-base line for a single, putting the Twins in position to take the lead. Justin De Fratus relieved Bastardo and retired Pedro Florimon on a hard line drive right at second baseman Freddy Galvis, but the right-hander let one get away that reached the backstop and Thomas scored easily. "If we knew the problem, obviously wed fix it," said starter Tyler Cloyd, who was fortunate to leave after five innings with a 3-1 lead. He gave up six hits and three walks and left seven men on base. Pelfrey was the better pitcher, despite never having a lead. He tossed a season-most 112 pitches with his surgically repaired right elbow. His 6.22 ERA entering the game was still the worst in the majors among pitchers with a qualifying amount of innings, but he has slowly begun to round into form, a little more than a year after the Tommy John ligament replacement procedure. This was his fourth start this season of six innings or more and three runs or less. He struck out seven, gave up five hits and walked one. "If I wouldve known how the first two months wouldve gone, I wouldve waited and I probably wouldve been a little more patient. But I busted my tail to get back, and hopefully this will keep going from here," Pelfrey said. Revere, the second batter of the game, was ruled safe by first base umpire Bruce Dreckman for an infield single after third baseman Jamey Carroll made a lunging stop of a sharp grounder and zipped a throw across the diamond. First baseman Justin Morneau appeared to slap Reveres chest with his glove just after the ball landed in the webbing, but the arguments by Morneau and Gardenhire didnt matter. Revere scored on Browns sacrifice fly. Then Young followed with a soft single that stretched the lead to 2-0. Michael Youngs two-out double in the fifth interrupted a string of 12 straight batters retired by Pelfrey. Reveres single sank fast enough into shallow centre field to keep Thomas from catching it, putting the Phillies up 3-1. But Manuels pregame concerns about his teams struggling hitters played out during the evening. Youngs was the only extra-base hit, and the Phillies had six three-up, three-down innings at the plate. Arcia and Thomas, instead, were the ones making all the solid contact. "Those guys are going up there and swinging. They bring some life," Gardenhire said. NOTES: The Twins have won six of their last seven one-run games. ... The Phillies optioned 2B Cesar Hernandez to Triple-A Lehigh Valley after the game. ... Twins rookie RHP Ryan Pressly, who has a 1.24 ERA over 29 relief innings, was unavailable for the second straight game. The day before, he had a sore right shoulder. This time, he was sent home sick. ... The Phillies will send LHP Cliff Lee (7-2, 2.55 ERA) to the mound for the series finale Thursday, his first start against Minnesota in nearly three years. Kevin Correia (5-4, 4.11 ERA) will pitch for the Twins, his fifth career start against the Phillies. Kevin Pillar Jersey . The 27-year-old Scrivens will be joining his third NHL club since signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs as a free agent in 2010. The move also reunites with him with head coach Dallas Eakins from their time together with the American Hockey Leagues Toronto Marlies. Edwin Encarnacion All Star Jersey . Dallas hasnt ruled out the star quarterback for Sunday nights game against Philadelphia, but all signs point to Romos back injury pushing Kyle Orton into the starting role after two years of limited play as the backup. Surely Ortons name isnt the first that comes to mind for fans wanting a change after years of damaging interceptions, fumbles or, most infamously, the field goal flub when Romo dropped the snap on a kick that could have won his first playoff game in 2006. http:///...ak-blue-jays-jersey/ .J. -- Marty Brodeur beat the Pittsburgh Penguins yet again. Theyve finally won in every mainland state, now the GWS Giants are looking to complete their first season sweep at their second home.The second-placed Giants win over Port last weekend was their first in six AFL matches in SA.That was the final state to fall to GWS, who broke their duck in WA earlier in the year at their seventh attempt.The Giants host Richmond on Saturday in their third and final match of the season at Manuka Oval, their secondary home venue behind Sydneys Spotless Stadium.GWS have played three matches a year in Canberra since their inaugural season in 2012, but have never managed to win more than two.In 2016 in the nations capital, they have beaten Geelong by 13 points in round two and smashed Port Adelaide by 86 two weeks later.They are on track to register their second sellout crowd of the season in Canberra, following the Geelong game.The Giants average attendances this season across both their home grounds, where they have won seven out of eight, are up to 12,593, from 10,786 last year.I think bit by bit awareness down there in Canberra at our second home is just growing every day, every week, every month ,every year, Giantts coach Leon Cameron said. Troy Tulowitzki Jersey. .Another sellout this week just confirms that. We had one last year, were going to have two from three games this year. .We are really looking forward to getting down there, the atmosphere that it creates and playing some really good footy.Richmond have won all five of their games against the Giants, with West Coast, North Melbourne and Collingwood the only other teams GWS have yet to beat.The Giants play all those sides over the last five rounds, with the exception of Collingwood who beat them in Sydney earlier this month.Cameron is wary of a Tigers side he believes will be fired up by a calamitous last quarter performance last week against Hawthorn.He defended Tigers star Dustin Martin against some recent criticism, pointing to the fact the player had posted over 30 possessions in his last six games.He can play with us this weekend if hes getting that much ball, Ill take it any day of the week, Cameron quipped.I think hes playing-some really good footy. Hes had a terrific year. 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 ' ' '