Monthly Archive: March 2018

Astros’ Carlos Correa skipped White House visit to aid Puerto Rico

Carlos Correa skipped the Houston Astros’ visit to the White House to help arrange for more relief supplies for shipment to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, where he grew up.

“I didn’t think it was right for me to go and talk to the president about Puerto Rico when we were going there for the team, for the amazing year we had and for what we brought to the city of Houston,” Correa said. “It’s an honor to be invited to the White House. I want to thank the president for all the help he provided to my second hometown, which is Houston, and some of the help he’s provided to Puerto Rico, but we’re still in need in Puerto Rico.”

A first-time All-Star, Correa said his relief efforts will continue into the season.

“For me there is nothing better than getting phone calls from the people in my hometown thanking me, getting videos from the people in my hometown thanking me for all the help I’ve been providing,” he said.

Ds Christian Djoos and Madison Bowey and Fs Alex Chiasson and Travis Boyd were healthy scratches for Washington. … Jets G Steve Mason is out two to three weeks after a knee scope. C Mark Scheifele is expected to miss his fourth consecutive game Tuesday with an upper-body injury. D Dmitry Kulikov returned to Winnipeg with an upper-body injury, with coach Paul Maurice saying there would be a further update later this week.

Jets: Visit the Central Division-leading Nashville Predators on Tuesday night.

Capitals: Visit the New York Islanders on Thursday in the first half of a home-and-home back-to-back.

Lynn, who won a World Series with the St. Louis Cardinals as a rookie in 2011, has pitched 52 postseason innings. He joked that he picked the Twins because he grew up in Indiana and likes the cold, but they’re serious about playing into October when the temperatures drop.

Lynn has joined fellow newcomer Jake Odorizzi in the rotation, and Fernando Rodney, Addison Reed Cheap Custom Baseball Jerseys and Zach Duke were added to the bullpen. Logan Morrison was, like Lynn, picked up Cheap Blank Hockey Jerseys at a bargain price to be the designated hitter and play some first base.

Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet on leave, dealing with family illness

The Arizona Coyotes have granted head coach Rick Tocchet a leave of absence while he deals with a family illness.

Coyotes general manager John Chayka made the announcement Monday. He said assistant coach John MacLean will assume the head-coaching responsibilities until Tocchet returns.

For the second consecutive game, the Blues jumped out to a 2-0 lead.

Bortuzzo, a defenseman, scored his second goal in two games and third of the season. Barbashev, a forward who plays on the fourth line, scored on a rebound and added an assist.

It’s nice to chip in, Bortuzzo said. It’s a fun atmosphere right now. We’re doing the right things and that’s why we’re getting rewarded with goals.

Everyone is doing their part right now. We’re getting goals from a lot of different sources.

The Ducks cut the St. Louis lead to 2-1 when Perry scored his 15th of the season, but each time Anaheim challenged, the Blues responded.

Here’s a look at the number of wins in outings of at least five innings pitched. (Note: While there are a few extended reliever efforts that get added to this analysis (which is why the wins per season is slightly different than above), it’s practically negligible.)

The number of wins in outings of 6.1 innings or less is significantly on the rise. The actionable conclusion is to focus on teams (hopefully with a strong bullpen) who tend to lift their starters before they start to work too deep into the sixth inning of games.

The other thing that stands out is the paucity of complete-game victories. Some points leagues award bonuses for this, pushing the better pitchers up the ranks by a few spots. Maybe this was a relevant factor in the past, but today, the number of these occurrences isn’t worth accounting for on any cheat sheet.

The Rangers also ended their try to move Matt Bush from the bullpen into the rotation.

“I’m very happy and I get to go back to doing what I know how to do,” Bush Cheap Atlanta Braves Jerseys said Monday. “There are plenty of good starters and this is a role they need me to go Cheap Authentic Soccer Jerseys back to. They know what they are doing and I feel like it is the right decision.”

The Rangers’ rotation has a lot of moving parts.

Canucks rookie Brock Boeser out 4-6 weeks with back injury

Vancouver Canucks forward Brock Boeser will likely miss the remainder of the NHL season after the team said he will be out four to six weeks with a back injury.

The star rookie left Rogers Arena on a stretcher and was taken to a hospital after a collision in the Canucks’ 4-3 overtime win over the New York Islanders on Monday.

The original change was made when Chris Paul, president of the NBPA, expressed concern about the lack of competitiveness in the All-Star Game. If players are afraid of getting picked last with this new format, then a competitive game is not their true goal.

Last picks (and petty feuds) ignite competition. It drives the best athletes in the world to prove doubters wrong in a game that does not even matter in the grand scheme of things. That’s what the viewers want, that’s what a lot of players want and that’s what the league should want.

In addition, Harden became the 25th player in NBA history (regular season and playoffs) to score 60 in a game. This was also his third triple-double with at least 50 points (only seven players have had such games), tying the NBA record set by Harden’s former Thunder teammate Russell Westbrook.

Most leagues allow unlimited waiver moves (such as adding a free agent), because managers want to be actively trying to improve their rosters all season long. However, you do have the option of limiting such moves, which could be handy if your managers have limited time to commit to the league. You can set the limit of moves based on the entire season or for each weekly matchup … the weekly limit is better for those in head-to-head leagues to help limit “streaming,” which is a Cheap Barcelona Jerseys strategy built around picking up and dropping players each day to maximize counting statistics like wins, strikeouts Cheap Authentic Baseball Jerseys and home runs.