d. This shows that we can fight if we are do | Forum

Topic location: Forum home » General » General Chat
dasg234 Oct 13 '17
PITTSBURGH -- Six weeks into his major league career, Zach Eflin is pitching like one of the National Leagues best starters. Washington Nationals Hats .Eflin threw his first shutout and second complete game in his eighth start and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 Friday night.Eflin (3-3) had six strikeouts, allowed three hits and did not walk a batter as he threw 100 pitches for his second complete game in his past four outings. In the majors for just 39 days, the 22-year-old is one of only seven pitchers to have multiple complete games this season.Every pitcher doesnt want to come out of the game. I was able to stay ahead and get quick outs, Eflin said. All four of my pitches were working today.Cameron Rupp had a home run and three RBI and Odubel Herrera had three hits and scored twice for the Phillies, who entered having lost four of five.John Jaso had two of the Pirates three hits, including their only one for extra bases (a leadoff double in the second).Gerrit Cole allowed one run over six innings for Pittsburgh, which entered with the majors best record since June 24.Rupp drove in the games first run in the sixth when Herrera scored on his single with the bases loaded and nobody out. Cole (5-6) escaped the remainder of the inning unscathed.Still, he was lifted for a pinch hitter in the bottom of the inning after throwing 96 pitches, and the Phillies made it 2-0 off Arquimedes Caminero in the seventh. Andrew McCutchen misplayed Herreras sharply hit ball into a double with two outs, and Andres Blanco drove him in with a single.Rupps homer came with Blanco on with two outs in the ninth.I thought the sixth inning was going to come back to haunt us when we didnt score, said Phillies manager Pete Mackanin, whose team had lost its past six at PNC Park dating to 2014.It was a good game for us; we havent won a lot of games here over the last few years, so it was good to at least set the tone for this series.Jaso twice advanced to second base, but no baserunner reached third against Eflin, who has allowed 11 earned runs over his past seven outings since being tagged for nine in his major-league debut June 14 at Toronto.Hes not a 95-98 mph type of power pitcher, but he really knows how to pitch, Mackanin said. We all saw that debut against the Blue Jays -- he never got the ball down, he couldnt locate. But ever since that start, hes gotten better and better.The closest the Pirates appeared to come to scoring was when Herrera made a leaping grab at the wall in center on a ball Jung Ho Kang hit in the fifth.Eflin faced 29 Pirates in collecting 27 outs.He kept the ball out of the middle, he changed locations, he changed velocity, kept it down, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. It was a mix of everything.PHILLIES ROSTER MOVEA day after allowing three runs on five hits in two innings, RHP Daniel Stumpf was designated for assignment. Stumpf, who must be offered back to the Royals after being their Rule V draft choice this past offseason, served an 80-game suspension this season for violating Major League Baseballs policy against performance-enhancing drugs. RHP Severino Gonzalez was recalled from Triple-A for his second stint with the Phillies this season.TRAINERS ROOMPhillies: Three innings after he was hit in the left wrist by a 96-mph fastball by Cole, OF Maikel Franco left the game during the fourth for what the team said were precautionary reasons. Franco said he felt pain when he made contact in singling in the third. He said his heavily wrapped wrist was a little sore after the game, but Mackanin said X-rays were negative and Franco did not rule out playing Saturday. Blanco replaced Franco at third base. Incidentally, Eflin hit the Pirates No. 3 hitter, McCutchen, in the bottom of the first, drawing a warning to both benches from home plate umpire Tony Randazzo.Pirates: A day after being a late scratch from the lineup because of flu-like symptoms, OF Starling Marte was back in left field and batting cleanup Friday.UP NEXTPhillies: RHP Aaron Nola (5-8, 4.41) is coming off an outing in which he pitched six shutout innings Monday against Miami.Pirates: Hurdle indicated RHP Tyler Glasnow will make his second major league start Saturday. One of the games top pitching prospects, Glasnow has a 1.94 ERA and 122 strikeouts in 102 innings for Triple-A Indianapolis. Jayson Werth Nationals Jersey . PETERSBURG, Fla. Washington Nationals Jerseys . James, who turned 29 on Monday, injured his groin Friday during the Heats overtime loss at Sacramento. He sat out the following game, a 108-107 win Saturday in Portland, before coming back to help send the Nuggets to their seventh consecutive loss. http://www.baseballnationalsauthority.com/Matt-Belisle-Jersey/ .Y. -- Syracuse has turned up the defence at the right time all season, and when High Point threatened to pull off a monumental upset the second-ranked Orange did what they do best with their quick hands and savvy play. RIO DE JANEIRO -- Breezing to a three-set victory in their Olympic debut at home, the Brazilian women ran around the court perimeter slapping hands with any fans they could reach.Captain Fabiana and her teammates only wished they could have high-fived every single supporter inside Maracanazinho arena on Saturday to show their appreciation.I was emotional. Its very important because all of those fans are always showing their care to us, the four-time Olympian said after dispatching Cameroon 25-14, 25-21, 25-13. Its the least we could do and I want to compliment them for all of their support.Karch Kiralys top-ranked U.S. women also looked strong in their opener, topping Puerto Rico 25-17, 25-22, 25-17.Not that the Americans thought they were even close to consistent enough. Libero Kayla Banwarth said she was working out some first-night jitters.Its a good start, Kelly Murphy said. We have some areas we can improve on in order to achieve our ultimate goal throughout this tournament. You try as much as you can to tell yourself this is a normal volleyball game, just do what we always do, but sometimes you look up and you see the Olympic rings or you see the big crowd, but I think we do a good job of just coming together and doing what we do every day.Afterward, Murphy obliged a group of fans with selfies.New mom of two and 2012 U.S. Olympic star Destinee Hooker watched from North Carolina, and it hurt a little bit not to be here. She said she misses being part of the Americans close-knit roster, having given birth to her son this past spring after having a daughter post-London.Its not easy at all, she wrote in a text message. Wish them the best of luck.Earlier, the Netherlands pulled off the first upset of Day 1 by beating medal favorite and third-ranked China in five sets, 25-23, 21-25, 18-25, 25-22, 15-13.It was Fabianas idea to thank the fans after the two-time defending Olympic champions got off to a winning start.Fernanda Rodrigues insists she and her teammates would be thrilled to thank everyone in the volleyball-crazed country if there was ever time. Constantly snapping selfies and ssigning autographs on the Olympic stage is no easy task. Wilson Ramos Jersey. Even for the team that is chasing a third gold medal right at home, having beaten the Americans in the championship the past two Olympics -- and another title matchup already being forecast.Its so special. This is my first Olympic Games here and to see the people screaming and shouting for us is incredible, Gabriela Guimaraes said. I cant find the words in this moment.Cameroons Christelle Tchoudjang Nana didnt mind being the first opponent for the host team and its huge, animated crowd.Its OK, she said, smiling. Its a good moment. We played one of the best teams in the world.Fist-pumping Netherlands coach Giovanni Guidetti found himself apologizing afterward for being hoarse.For good reason, too.His upstart Dutch team, back in the Olympics for the first time in 20 years, surprised just about everyone.I have no voice after the first match. I dont know how I can keep going in the tournament, Guidetti joked.When the upset was in, the Dutch jumped and hugged. Netherlands outside hitter Celeste Plak lifted one staff member into the air in a celebratory embrace.This was really unbelievable, incredible, Plak said. This shows that we can fight if we are down. China is a very strong volleyball country. Our last success was in 1996 in volleyball. Now its our time to let people know we are Holland and we are back now.Next up for the Netherlands will be another tough pool-play opponent for the Dutch: A matchup with the Americans on Monday.American womens assistant Jamie Morrison coached a few of those Netherlands players on a club team in Turkey, so the performance wasnt a surprise to Kiraly.This group is truly gnarly, Kiraly said. Our six teams, every match from here on out is going to take all we have.The Dutch, too, know their daunting challenge is to get out of pool play.We want to make something extraordinary, not something ordinary, Guidetti said. Our fighting spirit today was the key that we won. 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 ' ' '