Kluber, Indians Fall to Astros for Second Straight Night 4-3

first_img Related TopicsAstrosBrad PeacockCorey KluberIndiansMarwin Gonzalez CLEVELAND – Tuesday night the Indians had it all lined up for what looked to be a bounce back win against the Houston Astros at Progressive Field.They had their ace in Corey Kluber on the mound, fresh off a month where he was the American League pitcher of the month.The Astros were countering with Brad Peacock, who was filling in for the injured Dallas Kuechel, and was making his first start in the Majors.But as they say so often in sports, that’s why they play the game.The result was a Houston 4-3 win over the Indians in front of a rather sparse 11,023 at Progressive Field, the second straight setback to a Houston team trying to make a push for the American League wild card spot.For the Indians, they began the homestand with six straight wins only the last two nights to get held to two runs each. Kluber’s downfall had to do with a three-run homer in the second inning by Astros 1B Marwin Gonzalez that put Houston up 3-0. The homer came after Kluber got the first two outs of the frame, but then allowed two walks before leaving a pitch over the plate that Gonzalez crushed.The Indians offense also did the team no favors, as despite putting up six hits and three doubles, the team couldn’t do much against the first-time starter in Peacock, who went just 3.2 innings.The loss puts Cleveland at 79-58 on the year, with two more games remaining in the homestand against the Astros on Wednesday night and Thursday afternoon. Kluber went seven innings, allowing four runs on four hits, with three walks and nine strikeouts, throwing 112 pitches in the setback. After a quick first by Kluber, the Indians had a quick shot to take an early lead against Peacock, but wasted a great opportunity.Carlos Santana lead the game off with a single, and then Jason Kipnis lined a double to right to put runners on second and third with no outs.The inning through quickly fell apart, as Francisco Lindor and Mike Napoli both hit shallow fly outs, and then Jose Ramirez flew out to center to end the frame and let Peacock off the hook. The Astros jumped on Kluber in the second, with all the damage coming with two outs. The Tribe ace walked both Evan Gattis and Colby Rasmus, bringing up Gonzalez.After going up in the count 0-2, Gonzalez crushed a ball over the plate over 400 feet for a three-run blast that gave the Astros a 3-0 lead.It was the 6th straight game in which Kluber had allowed a homer.The Indians got a run back in the second after Lonnie Chisenhall doubled, and eventually came home on a ground out by Tyler Naquin to make it a 3-1 game. Houston added another run in the 3rd, but it could have been a lot worse if not for some solid pitching by Kluber to get away from damage.George Springer doubled to right to start the inning, and then Alex Bregman tripled to deep right, making it a 4-1 game with no outs in the inning.Kluber though got out of it being 5-1 or worse, as he got a line out and two strikeouts to end the inning with it being a three-run deficit for the Tribe.The Indians bats though couldn’t get the key it against Peacock, who went 3.2 innings, allowing a run on five hits with a walk and two strikeouts.Houston, much like the Indians Monday night, went to their pen early and often, as they used five more pitchers as the Indians were not able to string hits together for a big inning.They finally got a second run in the 8th, as Santana slammed his 29th homer of the season to start the frame and make it a two-run game.Things got interesting in the 9th, as Ramirez singled and was able to score with one out when Gattis tried to get Coco Crisp stealing after he walked, and threw the ball into center.Naquin flied out to left, and Brandon Guyer hit an excuse me ground out to the pitcher to end the game. Wednesday the same two teams go at it at 7:05pm, as Carlos Carrasco (10-7, 3.06) goes for the Indians against Doug Fister (12-10, 3.91) for Houston. Matt Loedecenter_img Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.last_img read more

Movie Review: Where’d You Go, Bernadette

first_imgBy DAVID LEE ZAMORASpecial to the ParadeWhere’d You Go, Bernadette, based on the novel by Maria Semple, follows Bernadette Fox (Cate Blanchett), a famed architect turned stay-at-home mother who finds any human interaction with anybody outside of her family challenging and stressful. All this builds up on the family, eventually leading to her running away and eventually finding herself.Let me start off by saying, “wow.” I was extremely surprised by this film’s ability to make me really feel for this nuclear family. From Bernadette’s strange, unjustified hostility towards her neighbor Audrey (Kristen Wiig), and her inability to handle people like a fan asking for a photograph, to her husband Elgie Branch’s (Billy Crudup) long work hours getting in the way of his family, constantly trying to get Bernadette help for her agoraphobia which, for whatever reason, is only mentioned in the book, but not the movie. These scenes hit close to home, and I can come close to understanding what Bernadette and her daughter are dealing with. All this is lost in the film’s third act, where Bernadette runs away to find herself, making Elgie and Bee (Emma Nelson), their daughter, mend their fractured relationships while looking for Bernadette.The acting in this film was in my opinion really good. Blanchett shows Bernadette’s inability to confront her past and her subsequent seclusion from the world. A great example is the scene I mentioned previously, where a fan asks Bernadette for a photograph, making Bernadette freeze in fear, unable to say a word and only able to nod and shake her head. To some in the theater, it was a funny moment, but it made me anxious: you can see how scared she is that someone even spoke to her, and who knew her past from watching a documentary on Bernadette’s life. I can remember my stomach churning, and how I started to feel her anxiety rush through me.Crudup really played the tired, disinterested father so well. At times his acting felt stiff but, looking back, it really makes sense why: he’s finding it so hard to cope with his wife’s troubling behavior. This acting is great until. again, the third act, where the disinterest seems off: his wife just ran away, yet he seems calm, and once he and Bee start looking for Bernadette, his attitude seems to change every other scene. One minute, he couldn’t care less, then he wants to find her, then he thinks she’s dead, and then excited again. Nelson’s portrayal of Bee is at it’s best when she stands up for her mother. Bee’s relationship with Bernadette is very strong, but she is distant with Elgie. her father. In all, Blanchett leads this film, and makes the first and second act wonderful. In the third act, Bernadette jumps from her home’s window and disappears, thus starting the “mystery” of where Bernadette went. I say “mystery” because it’s not a mystery at all: the film follows Bernadette and what’s she’s doing the entire time. I was looking forward to the film shifting its focus to Bernadette’s daughter and husband, potentially seeing their relationship mend. Fortunately, that does happen but really fast, making the ending feel somewhat unfulfilling. RelatedMovie Review – HarrietBy David Lee Zamora  Special to the Parade   Harriet is a thrilling and exciting film filled with powerful acting that tells the story of Harriet Tubman (Cynthia Erivo) and her journey from slave to one of America’s greatest abolitionists. The film starts by showing Harriet dealing with her struggles…December 13, 2019In “News”The Most Haunted Places In The RGV: The Stillman House in BrownsvilleBy JOANNA “LUNA” SANCHEZ Special to the PRESS Welcome to The Most Haunted Places In The RGV. I am your narrator, Luna. On our last story, we visited South Padre Island, where we continued our investigation at the Isla Grand Resort, formerly known as the Radisson Resort. JoeDarkly Vlogs and…November 14, 2019In “Features”ON THE COVER: Blazin’ with BiancaBy RAY QUIROGA South Padre Parade rayq@portisabelsouthpadre.com If you’re going to spend some quality time with Bianca Alvarado, our advice is to be prepared, be ready and have plenty of energy to keep up with her. Yes, get plenty of rest, drink your coffee and maybe down a few energy…March 28, 2013In “South Padre Parade” Sharelast_img read more

UWF looks to capture 10th consecutive GSC Tournament berth

first_imgGAME NOTES PDFLIVE STATSOctober 28, 2015 PENSACOLA, Fla. – The University of West Florida men’s soccer team will visit Spring Hill College on Friday afternoon, as the Argos complete its regular season schedule. West Florida is coming off a thrilling 2-1 double overtime victory over Gulf South Conference foe Mississippi College on Sunday and currently stand at 9-5 overall and 3-5 in the GSC. The win on Sunday snapped an unlucky three game skid, as the three loses prior to Sunday’s victory were all decided in overtime or the last 10 minutes of regulation. Playoff ImplicationsIf West Florida defeats Spring Hill on Friday, UWF would secure its 10th consecutive GSC tournament berth. The 10 consecutive tournament appearances would be tied for the second-longest streak in GSC tournament history, as Christian Brothers recently clinched its 11th straight tournament appearance. Montevallo, a former member of the GSC, is the only other school in the conference’s history to have 10 consecutive appearances.   If the Argonauts were to fight to a draw against the Badgers, it would need a loss or tie from Union as the Bulldogs battle Christian Brothers on Friday night at home. UWF would be eliminated from postseason contention with a loss against Spring Hill. Oliveira’s Dynamic WeekendSenior Felipe Oliveira (Kissimmee, Fla./Gateway HS) received  GSC Player of the Week recognition earlier this week. The honor marks as the fourth time in Oliveira’s four-year career that he has garnered the award and the first of his senior campaign. Oliveira lifted the Argos past Mississippi College on Sunday, as he netted the game-winning goal in double overtime and secured the 2-1 victory. Junior Marteinn Urbancic (Reykjavik, Iceland/Commercial College of Iceland) came through in the clutch as well, as he recorded the game-tying goal with just 6:40 remaining in regulation. Oliveira also recorded an assist in a setback against Delta State last Friday. Oliveira’s goal on Sunday also moved him to ninth all-time in career goals in UWF men’s soccer history, as his 26th tally moved him past Jon Stefansson on the all-time rankings. Backline focusFor a majority of this season, West Florida has owned the best goals against average in the Gulf South Conference. The Argos currently own a GSC-best five shutouts on the season, as it has been able to keep Southern Nazarene, Spring Hill, Mobile, Shorter and Concordia off the scoreboard. UWF has conceded an average of 1.14 goals per game, a mark that still stands as the best in the league and 51st in NCAA Division II. Goalkeeper Andre Moreira (Rio de Janiero, Brazil/Colegio de A a Z) sits second in the GSC in goals against average at 1.22, while his save percentage of .744 is good for fifth in the league. Jacob Murray (West Palm Beach, Fla./Seminole Ridge HS) has also seen time in net, owning a 0.95 goals against average and .647 save percentage. Freshman Michael Starkey (Huddersfield, England/Newsome HS), junior Japhet Bitsindou (Fontenay sous bois, France/Ecole des Merlus) and senior Soren Yuhaschek (Orlando, Fla./Freedom HS) lead the team in minutes played and have played all their minutes on the back row preventing opposing attacks.           Last Time Out vs. Spring HillWest Florida and Spring Hill both were not able to score in regulation when the two teams met up on Sept. 17 in Pensacola. Marteinn Urbancic eventually netted the game-winning tally 26 seconds into the second overtime period, giving the Argos the win and pushing its record to 4-0. West Florida outshot Spring Hill 22-5, while also holding an advantage in corners, 5-3. Jacob Murray posted a shutout and stopped the one and only shot on goal the Badgers recorded.Scouting Spring HillThe Argos are 24-0-1 all-time against the Badgers, as UWF is set to visit Spring Hill for the first time since 2010. West Florida averages a league-best 6.86 shots on goal per game, while Spring Hill dwells at the bottom in the statistic averaging 4.29. Spring Hill averages 0.71 goals per game while allowing 1.79. Spring Hill won its first GSC match of the season on Sunday, as the Badgers took down Delta State 1-0. The Badgers are 3-11 on the year with a 1-7 conference record and lost eight consecutive games prior to its win against DSU. SHC is 2-6 when playing at home in 2015. Andrew McInnis is the leading goal scorer for the Badgers, as the senior has tallied four during the 2015 campaign. Will Carpenter has patrolled the Badgers net and owns a 1.88 goals against average, a .742 save percentage and a 2-10 record. For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. #ARGOS# Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Cavs officially acquire Sam Dekker from Clippers

first_img Related TopicsCavaliersCavsClevelandCleveland CavaliersNBASam Dekker Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation’s Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42 Ashley Bastockcenter_img CLEVELAND– The Cavaliers have officially acquired Sam Dekker from the Los Angeles Clippers, the team announced via press release.Cleveland will also be getting cash considerations from Los Angeles as well as the draft rights to Renaldas Seibutis. The Cavs will send the draft rights to Vladimir Veremeenko to the Clippers in return.Last season with the Los Angeles Clippers, the 24-year-old Dekker averaged 4.2 points on .494 shooting and 2.4 rebounds in 73 games.The Houston Rockets selected Dekker with the 18th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. He only played in three games that year after undergoing back surgery, but in his second season averaged 6.2 points per game with Houston. Prior to the NBA, Dekker played three years at Wisconsin and was a key player on the 2015 team that made it the the NCAA National Championship game.In order to take on Dekker’s $2.76 million salary for next season, the Cavs are using the Kyrie Irving trade exception from last summer. With Dekker, the Cavs have the opportunity to further develop a player that is fairly low-risk and that they had to give little up in order to acquire. Dekker will be a restricted free agent next summer, so the Cavs can either have the upper-hand in keeping him if he pans out, or simply let him walk after this season.last_img read more

Kenai Introduces Ordinance For Fund Balance Policy

first_imgOstrander: We’ve been in the process of developing a Fund Balance Policy, which essentially establishes a minimum fund balance  and a maximum fund balance. As a governmental entity the sweet spot is to be between those two, and this policy provides direction on how you accomplish that.”  The next step for the policy is a public hearing scheduled for April 5th. Under the new policy, the City would keep $1.58 million in unassigned funds and move $5 million to a newly-created Budget Stabilization Reserve, with an additional $1.7 million in a newly-created Operational and Capital Contingencies Reserve. Kenai City Manager Paul Ostrander presented the Fund Balance Policy to the council on February 28th with Finance Director Terry Eubankcenter_img FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The City of Kenai’s Fund Balance Policy was introduced as an ordinance this week during the Kenai City Council meeting on Wednesday (March 15th). Ostrander: “Some of the specific requirements are if you want to actually spend below the minimum which at times is appropriate to do, and the times it is above that maximum what are things you can do to be between that minimum and maximum.”last_img read more

Homer City Council Looks At Implementing A Seasonal Sales Tax

first_imgHomer Mayor Bryan Zak: “We want to move forward making the right decision, but in order to do that we wanted additional time and opportunity to focus on all of the information we already have.”  The 1% seasonal sales tax increase would be in place 6 months out of year. Council members stated that the seasonal sales tax would potentially lessen some of the burden on Homer residents, and shift it more to the seasonal visitors. The most popular option is the proposed seasonal sales tax, council members also considered raising the general sales tax by half a percent, implementing a potential bed tax, using the general fund balance, raising property taxes by 1 mill and reappropriating general fund reserves. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Homer City Council held a work session on March 27 to look at potential scenarios for a bond to help cover the cost of the new police station. According to the council, the city plans to go out to bond to cover the cost of the new station, estimated at $7.5 million. The city currently has $2.5 million designated to the project. A decision on details for an Ordinance should be hammered out for introduction in June at the latest. The council plans to draft an Ordinance for consideration by Council this summer and a ballot question for the voters in the fall. In a letter to the council from Homer City Manager Katie Koester, selecting a revenue source to make bond payments is a tough subject and may require additional worksessions. In order to put a bond question on the October 2018 ballot, the Council would need to pass an ordinance by the last and only meeting in July.last_img read more

Flood Advisory Extended For Big Eddy Area

first_imgWater levels have fallen slightly since the initial ice jam last Sunday, January 5, but are expected to remain fairly constant while the ice jam is in place. Some locations that will experience flooding include the Big Eddy area of Soldotna. Sean Baines with the NWS in Anchorage: “This is ice jam is blocking the water and causing the water to effect the Riverside subdivision. Eventually as things continue to freeze up we expect that to break up but it’s hard to forecast that so we’ve extended the advisory.”  FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享An ice jam formed near Big Eddy State Recreation Site continues to cause flooding in the Riverside Drive Subdivision, according to an advisory issued by the National Weather Service on Sunday evening. The advisory is in effect until Wednesday afternoon. A Flood Advisory means river or stream flows are elevated, or ponding of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent. This is a developing story- updates will be posted as they are made available. The advisory states, vehicle access is not currently possible past Amiyung Drive on Eddy Lane. This is a hazardous situation, persons not required to be in the area should avoid it. A shallow covering of ice may conceal deep flowing water. Use extreme caution, including proper footwear and traction, if you have to be in the area.last_img read more

Chelsea to host Man Utd in FA Cup

first_imgBristol City v Shrewsbury Town or Wolverhampton WanderersAFC Wimbledon v MillwallDoncaster Rovers v Crystal PalaceMiddlesbrough or Newport County v Manchester CityChelsea v Manchester UnitedSwansea v Barnet or BrentfordPortsmouth or Queens Park Rangers v WatfordBrighton or West Bromwich Albion v Derby County LONDON (AP): Titleholders Chelsea will host Manchester United in the FA Cup fifth round in a repeat of last season’s final.United will head back to London after beating Arsenal in the fourth round on Friday in another tough draw.Manchester City, the other big team remaining in the draw, was handed a trip to either second-tier Middesbrough or fourth-tier Newport County, who will meet in a replay.AFC Wimbledon and Millwall, the two so-called “giant killers” in the fourth round after beating English Premier League teams West Ham and Everton respectively, were drawn against each other.The draw was made yesterday. Games take place from February 15-18.last_img read more

Dottin out of England series

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC):Injury has ruled aggressive all-rounder Deandra Dottin out of upcoming tours of Ireland and England starting later this month, dealing a stern blow to the Windies Women’s ICC Women’s Championship campaign.The 27-year-old, the world’s leading Twenty20 (T20) all-rounder, who also sits second in the Twenty20 batting rankings, sustained a shoulder injury and is now set to undergo surgery.Dottin will be replaced by experienced batsman Britney Cooper, who last featured for the Windies in the T20 World Cup in the Caribbean last November.The Windies Women have been involved in a preparation camp here for the last two weeks, but Cricket West Indies did not say whether Dottin sustained the injury then. SPEEDY RECOVERY “Obviously, it’s very unfortunate with Deandra having to do surgery. She is certainly a key player for us, and we wish her a speedy recovery to come back and win matches for the West Indies,” interim chairman of selectors, Robert Haynes, said.“Britney has previous experience at the international level, and we believe she will make a positive contribution.”Dottin is a vastly experienced member of the squad, having played 117 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and 110 T20 Internationals.She was the leading player in the series against Pakistan earlier this year, gathering 158 runs and taking three wickets in the T20 series in Karachi while scoring 129 runs and grabbing eight wickets in the ODI series in Dubai.Her presence will be missed on the upcoming ODI tour against powerhouses England, where six ICC Women’s Championship points will be up for grabs.The Windies currently languish in seventh on 11 points in the eight-team rankings used to determine automatic qualification for the 2021 Women’s World Cup in New Zealand and are in desperate need of points.The top four sides, plus the hosts, earn direct berths, while the remaining sides must enter a 10-team qualifying tournament.The Windies face Ireland in three T20 Internationals from May 26-29 in Dublin before taking on England in three and three ODIs from June 6-25.last_img read more

Bristol Flyers Easter Holiday camps

first_img Date: April 9th-11th and 16th-18thTime: 9am – 3pmWhere: Abbeywood Community School, New Road, Stoke Gifford, Bristol, BS34 8SFPrice: £20 per child, per day (36 spaces available each day)To book your place, click here. Enjoy fun-filled activities, expert Level Two coaching and meet some of Bristol Flyers’ first team stars.The camps – aimed at children aged 8-16-years-old – run from 9am – 3pm each day on April 9th-11th and 16th-18thFull details listed below.last_img