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SAN FRANCISCO — Clearing roster room for what could be multiple player Brian Cushing Jersey Sale moves before Thursday’s Trade Deadline, the Giants optioned outfielder Tyler Colvin to Triple-A Fresno after Wednesday’s 7-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Sources said that the Giants also were pondering whether to release second baseman Dan Uggla, the three-time All-Star who was 0-for-11 with six strikeouts and three errors in four games as a Giant. But Colvin’s demotion was the only move officially announced as the day ended. Colvin had minimal impact in 57 games, batting .223 with two home runs and 18 RBIs. He also was 1-for-14 as a pinch-hitter.

Striving for stability at second base, the Giants were rumored to be pursuing middle infielders such as Cleveland’s Asdrubal Cabrera and the Chicago Cubs’ Emilio Bonifacio in trade discussions, according to multiple reports.

Either player would represent an upgrade. Giants second basemen entered Wednesday batting .176, tied for last in the National Women’s Nike Houston Texans 56 Brian Cushing Limited Navy Blue Team Color Jersey League. They also owned a .257 on-base percentage, ranked next-to-last in that category among NL clubs.

Cabrera, 28, is hitting .246 with nine home runs and 40 RBIs in 97 games. He’s currently an everyday shortstop, but he Brian Cushing Jersey Authentic has extensive experience at second base.

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The Giants also need 40-man roster room to Brian Cushing Elite Jesey accommodate the return of Pagan, first baseman Brandon Belt (concussion) and catcher Hector Sanchez (concussion), all of whom could be activated during the club’s three-city, 10-game trip that begins Friday in New York.

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MIAMI — The Nationals have not announced the Blue Jays Jersey seriousness of Ryan Zimmerman‘s right hamstring injury, only indicating that the third baseman is not doing any activities to strengthen the hamstring. However, according to two baseball sources, Zimmerman has a Grade 3 hamstring strain, which means he could be out awhile.

The Nationals did Brett Lawrie Jersey not confirm the diagnosis. A Grade 3 hamstring strain is considered the most severe, involving a tear. Zimmerman, general manager Mike Rizzo and manager Matt Williams were unavailable for comment.

Zimmerman was placed on the 15-day disabled list last Wednesday after straining his hamstring while running to first base against the Rockies the previous day. Zimmerman was scheduled to see the doctor on Monday, but the Youth Toronto Blue Jays Majestic Brett Lawrie Authentic Alternate Blue Jersey Nationals have been mum on how he is doing.

“There is still no activity, so we may have something after the game, certainly [Tuesday] when we get here. We’ll see what the doctor thinks,” Williams said Monday. “He has a pulled hammy and he is not doing anything strength-wise at this point. So it’s just kind of a checkup.”

Williams had no new information to deliver on Tuesday.

It was learned last week that the Nationals inquired about Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre, but “were rebuffed.” It would come as a surprise if the club tried to acquire an infielder who is a difference-maker like Zimmerman.

Anthony Rendon has taken over as the starting third baseman. He has clearly been the team’s MVP this season. But second base is shaky. Zach Walters, Danny Espinosa and Kevin Frandsen haven’t proven to be everyday players.

It remains to be seen what the Nationals will do before the non-waiver Trade deadline, which is Thursday at 4 p.m. ET.

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MIAMI — Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth was not in Tuesday night’s starting lineup against the Marlins because of a sprained right ankle that he injured the previous night.

Although he is listed as day to day, Werth entered the Nats’ 3-0 loss in the ninth inning, flying out to right field, and he hopes to back in the lineup by Wednesday. He spent most of pregame getting treatment to get the swelling down in the ankle. Werth believes he needs a day or so to fully recover. He did not have an MRI exam.

“If he [manager Matt Williams] needs me, I’ll be available,” Werth said before Tuesday night’s game. “If it wasn’t as bad, I would probably be playing.”

In the top of the seventh inning Monday night with the Nationals leading, 6-0, and right-hander Sam Dyson on the mound, Werth hit a leadoff single near the right-field line. Werth tried to stretch it into a double and was thrown out by right fielder Giancarlo Stanton.

“I like to be an aggressive baserunner,” Werth said after the game. “I felt when [Stanton] cut the ball off, which was a surprise, I still thought it was going to take a perfect throw. He made a perfect throw. … I would take that chance tomorrow if I had the opportunity.”

After Werth slid awkwardly into second base, he was seen limping back into the dugout. He was replaced by Nate McLouth in right field to open the bottom of the inning. McLouth was in Tuesday’s starting lineup.

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MIAMI — Nationals manager Matt Williams announced Tuesday that Ross Detwiler will have a bigger role out of the bullpen, while fellow left-hander Jerry Blevins will be more of a specialist.

Detwiler started the season as just a long reliever, but he has pitched well enough to throw in the late innings. In his last 10 games, the southpaw has a 1.23 ERA, while opponents are hitting .146 against him.

“Det has really come on and pitched well — right or lefty — with the exception of last night, when he gave up a couple of hits,” Williams said. “You never know what Brett Lawrie Baseball Jersey might present itself. It depends on that day and who’s available and who’s not potentially.”

When the Nationals acquired Blevins from the Athletics, he had a reputation of getting lefties and righties out. But so far, right-handed hitters are 23-for-83 (.324) against Cheap Mens Toronto Blue Jays Majestic Brett Lawrie Authentic Alternate Blue Jersey him, while lefties are 8-for 66 (.121). The emergence of Detwiler has given Blevins a more specialized role.

“If we look at that, we would love to get [Blevins] in some lefty situations,” Williams said.

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ARLINGTON — The A’s shook off sweltering 100-degree temps and got most of their work done early Sunday evening in a five-run second inning that fueled their 9-3 series-clinching victory over the Rangers.

A three-run fifth only further separated them from the last-place Rangers, who were handed their Major League-leading 64th loss on the same day the A’s recorded their Major League-leading 65th win to Arian Foster Jersey move a season-high 26 games over .500.

That very statement would have been laughable if predicted at this exact time last year. Alas, the Rangers have succumbed to an inconceivable number of misfortunate injuries, allowing the A’s to take center stage in the American League West.

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When not scoreboard-watching, the A’s are padding their remarkable run differential, which is a Major League-best plus-170.

On Sunday they didn’t even need a homer, after belting four in Saturday’s win — instead stringing together some walks and timely hits to force Texas starter Miles Mikolas out of the game after just 4 2/3 innings.

Lefty Scott Kazmir only went five, but he gave up just two runs to keep his ERA at 2.37 and pick up his 12th win, tying him with nine other pitchers, including Sonny Gray, for the league lead.

“You just never know how we’re going to get it done on any given night,” said Stephen Vogt, who went 2-for-5. “That’s why it’s fun to watch and fun to be a part of. Last night we score all five runs on home runs, and tonight we don’t hit any.

“The lineup right now is Arian Foster Texans Women’s Jersey feeling pretty good. Top to bottom, everyone’s contributing. We had walks in big situations, and we were able to take advantage of driving baserunners in tonight.”

The A’s plated 14 runs in the final two games of the series after scoring just one in the opener. Similarly, they managed only two in last week’s loss to the Astros before going on Men’s Reebok 23 Arian Foster Houston Texans Authentic Alternate Red Jersey to total 22 over two consecutive wins to secure the series victory.

They’ve won all three series, 2-1, since the All-Star break.

“It’s difficult at times to lose the first game of a series and then come back and win the next two,” said manager Bob Melvin, “and we’ve been able to do that.”

“We have confidence,” said Vogt. “We know Arian Foster Jersey Sale what kind of team we have. That speaks to this team. Win or lose, we’re the same. I know it gets said all the time, but it’s the truth.”

Even without outfielder Coco Crisp — who is expected to also miss the upcoming three-game set in Houston while he visits doctors in the Bay Area to address his persistent neck issue — the A’s found plenty production at the top of the lineup.

Catcher John Jaso held his own in the leadoff spot, getting things going in the second with an RBI single to set up an RBI double from Vogt, who later scored on a two-run double off the bat of Yoenis Cespedes.

The hot-hitting Jaso remained in the game to face a lefty in the fifth, rewarding Melvin’s decision with a two-run double off Ryan Feierabend, giving him 10 RBIs since the break.

Jaso is batting .371 in 62 at-bats at the top of the order.

“When Coco’s out, we certainly need a guy against right-handed pitching, and [Jaso] fills that role every time,” said Melvin. “He takes a lot of pitches, he can be aggressive at times, he can drive the ball. He walks.”

“I don’t really mind it,” said Jaso, grinning. “It’s not that I like it or don’t like it. It’s kind of been fitting for me in my career.”

Eric Sogard contributed an RBI double in the fifth inning, and the A’s would add on in the sixth courtesy of a run-scoring single from Josh Women’s Texans Arian Foster Jersey Reddick, who is 8-for-21 since coming off the disabled list.

“We’ve got a pretty deep lineup,” said Melvin. “Typically, Arian Foster Youth Jersey the three guys in middle of the order knock in a bunch of the runs, but with Reddick back, Jaso swinging the bat well, we can score runs throughout the lineup.”

Cards reportedly nearing Women’s Nike Houston Texans 80 Andre Johnson Limited Navy Blue Team Color Jersey deal deal with Pierzynski

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The Cardinals are nearing a deal with free-agent catcher A.J. Pierzynski, Women’s Nike Houston Texans 80 Andre Johnson Limited Navy Blue Team Color Jersey according to multiple reports. Houston Texans Andre Johnson 10th Anniversary NFL Jersey George Kottaras, Andre Johnson Captain Patch Jersey claimed by St. Louis off waivers on July 11, will reportedly be released to make room for Pierzynski.

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St. Louis will mark the sixth team of Pierzynski’s career. At 37 years old, he is a lifetime .282 hitter with a .746 OPS.

With Yadier Molina out for eight to 12 weeks after undergoing right thumb surgery on July 11, the Cardinals have been looking for catching depth.

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NEW YORK — The pride that flows through the body of Tom Seaver these days defies measurement. He is a rightfully proud man, but he doesn’t beat his chest. Indeed, he seldom mentions his successes. They’re a matter of record. It’s enough for him to say “I’m as proud as I can be” about his career as a pitcher, his election to the Hall of Fame by an unequaled mandate and the fine cabernet sauvignon that carries his monogram, GTS.

George Thomas Seaver has made it to the top in two ultra-competitive industries. His 2009 cabernet received a 97-point rating, something akin to Gibson’s 1.12 ERA. And, in the parlance of scouts, his Hall of Fame ballot percentile, 98.84, touches unanimity, as his fastball used to touch the mid-90s. It’s something akin to Wilt’s 100.

Though Seaver no longer sips the good stuff his vineyard produces, his pride is such that he wants to maintain the level of excellence his cabernet achieved. But while his Hall of Fame standing has brought him unique acclaim and been so fulfilling, he is quite willing to be displaced atop the list — so long as his replacement is the right player.

Derek Jeter is the right player.

Seaver says so. Moreover, he believes the Yankees Jose Bautista Uniforms captain ought to be the first unanimously elected Hall of Famer.

“I can’t see how he won’t be,” Seaver said on Wednesday from his home/vineyard in Calistoga, Calif., “unless somebody beats him to the punch.”

Not likely. If DiMaggio, Aaron, Gibson, Mantle, Koufax, Mays, Ruth, Gehrig, Maddux, Cal, Gwynn, Killer, The Big Train, Spahnie, Stan the Man, Yogi, Tyrus Raymond, Nolie, Lefty Grove, The Rajah, Clemente, Rapid Robert, Greenberg, Foxx and Mr. Theodore Ballgame were not unanimously elected, who’s to say anyone ever will be?

Seaver is.

“I’ve thought about it; Jeter should be the one,” Seaver said. “What can you say he hasn’t done? He has every credential imaginable — great player, good citizen. He plays the game properly, respects the game and his predecessors. He’s done it in the big city, for one team that wears a uniform of greatness. He has no marks Youth Toronto Blue Jays Majestic Jose Bautista Authentic Alternate Blue Jersey against him. He has the numbers. And he wins.

“He’s a class act all the way. A pro’s pro, a gentleman’s gentleman. If you’re starting a franchise, who do want as your first pick? I’ll take Jeter, thank you. And I’m sure I wouldn’t get too many arguments.”

Jeter is five-plus years away from eligibility for the Hall of Fame ballot. Unless he revises his retirement plans, he will be included on the ballot mailed to voting members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America late in 2019. And unless the electorate somehow detects an overriding flaw in the Yankees shortstop’s résumé, he will Majestic Toronto Blue Jays 19 Jose Bautista Authentic Womens Alternate Blue Jersey be inducted in 2020 (note the two 2s; fitting).

Better make reservations now. Cooperstown will be rather crowded that weekend if only those who revere Jeter make the trip to upstate New York.

“I’d like to be there when he goes in,” Seaver said.

Seaver says he might even toast Jeter with a glass of the good stuff. The Franchise toasting the Captain. One New York baseball icon saluting another. The all-time Met saluting an all-time Yankee.

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Seaver says he already has bottles of the good stuff in the cellar of Hall of Fame board chair Jane Forbes Clark for this weekend. Other wines will be made available, too. The current group of Hall of Fame players includes a number of men who like their wine, mostly Jose Bautista Blue Jays MLB Jersey pitchers — Gibson, Carlton and Sutton among them.

A few years back, the pitchers denied the position players. But no longer.

“Anyone can. You don’t have to bring any,” Seaver said. “We don’t exclude anyone now. Not even Fisk.”

But Seaver himself is not likely to partake. His ongoing problems with Lyme disease and normal changes of taste have made even the good stuff less satisfying for him. “Haven’t had a sip in four years,” Seaver says, though not proudly.

The disease is in a second go-round with Seaver. It has affected him in so many ways — physically and mentally. It has robbed him of enjoyment and forced him to make three doctor visits each week for injections that help him deal with the debilitating symptoms. At age 69, Seaver lacks the memory he had at age 64. He can’t recite the sequence of pitches he threw Clemente in one 1970 confrontation, as he could in 2008. He doesn’t recall all the home runs he hit. The anecdotes he shares have holes in them now.

“And if I don’t remember all of something,” Seaver says. “I just ad lib. I think I pitched 150 shutouts, right?”

Seaver’s first Lyme disease experiences were in 1991 — he thinks. The symptoms returned four years ago and dragged him down. He always enjoyed induction weekend in Cooperstown as much as anyone, but the disease has prevented him from attending for three years. His problems were a whispered topic when the Hall of Famers assembled in 2011. Those who had spoken with him feared early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. His speech was slow and disjointed. He clearly wasn’t himself.

As recently as last summer, Seaver wondered whether he’d fly again. Getting to the airport troubled him more than the prospect of coast-to-coast flying.

“There were lots of things that bothered me and things I couldn’t do,” Seaver said.

But the vineyard has kept him going. Seaver rates his days on a 1-to-10 scale. He’s had “a lot of 8s for while.” Wednesday was a 9. He’s hoping for 9s this weekend when he renews his Hall of Fame relationships. But he can’t count on feeling terrific.

Seaver said Thursday he works six to seven hours each day. “It’s a passion, and it’s good cardio work,” he said.

Seaver attacks his work as he attacked Cheap Mens Toronto Blue Jays Majestic Jose Bautista Authentic Alternate Blue Jersey hitters — with forethought and wisdom. “The vineyard is a gift,” he said.

The irony is that Seaver no longer enjoys the fruits of his labor of love.

“I don’t know; maybe I’ll have a taste this weekend,” he said. “But it will have to be my stuff in the glass. If I’m going to like it or not like it, I want it to be the good stuff.”

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ST. LOUIS Toronto Blue Jays Jersey for Sale — In a perplexing seventh-inning sequence during Wednesday’s 3-0 loss to the Rays, Jon Jay took both ball four and strike three in the same plate appearance.

The confusing sequence happened with two out and Rays starter Alex Cobb nearing the end of his night. The at-bat opened with Jay unhappy about a called first strike, though he eventually Womens Authentic Toronto Blue Jays Mark Buehrle Alternate Blue Jersey worked the count full. Along the way, however, the scoreboard tally omitted one of the balls. That meant that when Cobb threw a fourth pitch out of the zone, the scoreboard had it only Mark Buehrle Jersey Shirt marked down as the third.

Jay said he was fairly Cheap Mens Toronto Blue Jays Majestic Mark Buehrle Authentic Alternate Blue Jersey certain he had drawn the walk, but when he turned to home-plate umpire Dan Bellino to ask for the base, Bellino used the scoreboard reading and told Jay the count was full.

“I don’t even know what happened,” Jay explained afterward. “I was so focused Cheap Mens Toronto Blue Jays Majestic Mark Buehrle Authentic Road Grey Jersey on the at-bat and trying to get on there. I knew we needed to get a guy on. There’s not much you can do about it.”

Actually, there could have been.

Umpires can use replay to review the ball-strike count on a batter, though it has to be initiated by the manager. In this case, Mike Matheny did not catch the mistake.

“That’s on me,” Matheny said. “I didn’t bat an eye at it. I missed it.”

It was a key part Mark Buehrle Jersey in the game, too, as a walk would have brought the tying run to the plate in what was then a 2-0 game. By the time Matheny was informed of the mistake, the at-bat had already continued. It ended with a strikeout to close the inning.

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OAKLAND — The last thing L.J. Hoes‘ mother told him after he called to wish her a happy birthday was to hit a home run. Considering he had hit only three homers in his first 88 career games in the Majors, Gale Hoes might have seemed less wishful had she asked for a new car.

Hoes proved to be up to mom’s challenge, though, belting a solo homer with one out in the 12th inning Tuesday night off relief pitcher Fernando Abad to send the Astros to their third consecutive win over Johnny Bench Jersey the A’s, 3-2, at O.co Coliseum.

“To be able to do that for her is a special thing,” he said.

The Astros won their second game in a row and only their fourth in 17 career games in Oakland, which has dominated them. The first-place A’s are 25-8 against the Astros, who have beat Oakland three times in a row for the first time in their history.

“We want to get to where those guys are at right now,” Hoes said. “They’ve been to the playoffs the last two years, won the division the last two years. That’s what we want to work to do. We want to build something around here where we can start winning division titles and going to the playoffs and stuff like that. We know we have to compete with those guys and beat those guys.”

The Astros’ bullpen held the A’s to two hits in five scoreless innings in relief of starter Brett Oberholtzer, who allowed seven hits and two runs (one earned) in seven innings. Josh Fields continued his strong run by retiring all six batters he faced, and Darin Downs needed one pitch for the win. Chad Qualls worked a 1-2-3 12th inning Johnny Bench Jersey 1976 for a save on the 10th anniversary of his Major League debut.

“Oberholtzer did a great job — seven strong innings against a really good Oakland lineup,” Astros manager Bo Porter said. “Our bullpen, obviously, did a tremendous job of keeping it right there. All those guys just passed the baton from one guy to the Cincinnati Reds 1975 Johnny Bench Throwback Authentic Home White Jersey next and Qualls did a good job of closing it out.”

A’s starter Scott Kazmir, who grew up in the Houston area following the Astros, allowed seven hits and two runs (one earned) and struck out six batters in seven innings and tipped his cap to his hometown club.

“Very improved, especially games like this, close games, for them to pull it out, it shows signs of a good team,” he said.

Chris Carter went 3-for-5 with two RBIs against his former team and is hitting .360 with six homers and 13 RBIs in his past 13 games. Meanwhile, Jose Altuve banged out three more hits, raising his Major League-leading total to 138, though he was caught stealing to snap his Cincinnati Reds 1976 Johnny Bench Throwback Authentic Road Grey Jersey streak of consecutive steals at 28.

“That’s a gutsy team win against a team that’s in first place in our division, on the road, and to play solid baseball all the way we played solid baseball tonight [with] great pitching, great defense, timely hitting and Carter swung the bat well,” Porter said. “It’s a big team win.”

Oberholtzer made another strong case to stay in the rotation, which he has done repeatedly recently. After beginning the year by going 0-6 with a 5.68 ERA in seven starts before being sent down, has gone 2-1 with a 3.00 ERA in the six starts in which he’s bounced between Houston and the Minor Leagues.

“I think his mindset has been great this entire time,” Porter said. “The times in which we’ve sent him out and brought him back, I think he understood where he was at. He made some adjustments and he’s really doing a tremendous job of pitching to the inner third of the plate and he’s giving us quality starts each and every time he’s gone out there.”

Porter said the Astros won’t determine the future of the rotation until it turns Johnny Bench Jersey for Sale over in the next few days. But Collin McHugh made a successful rehab outing Tuesday at Triple-A Oklahoma City, throwing 80 pitches over five innings, and could return to the Astros this weekend. He’s been on the disabled list with a fingernail issue on his right middle finger.

Whether Oberholtzer goes back down again remains to be seen.

“Obviously, I would like to be in the big leagues,” he said. “Who wouldn’t? But any time I get the ball I try to do my best and prepare as well as I can and execute the game plan and keep it simple.”

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ANAHEIM — When Adam Jones accepted the invitation to participate in this year’s Home Run Derby, there wasn’t a whole lot of concern from manager Buck Showalter about Jones ruining his second-half swing.

If anything, it’s gotten better. Jones showcased his power stroke Monday night in Anaheim, going deep Jose Reyes Jersey for Sale twice — and for the third time in three games — to post a four-RBI game that lifted the Orioles to a series-opening 4-2 win over the Angels.

“I think that’s a little stretch there,” Showalter said of the notion that Jones benefited from participating in the Derby. “It was an ideal situation in the Home Run Derby. I wanted him to not get eliminated in the Jose Reyes Jersey first round and stop. It worked out great. Adam does that all year long.”

Starter Bud Norris also showed the same prowess he had most of the first half, going 6 2/3 innings -despite getting drilled early Jose Reyes Blue Jays Uniforms in the right ankle — to help the first-place O’s increase their American League East lead to four.

Baltimore — which has hit a Major League-leading 121 homers this year — has won 13 of its last 19 road games and is 13-8 against the AL West this season, including a 2-2 mark on its current three-city West Coast road trip.

“You have to step up to the challenge sometimes,” Norris said of shutting down an Angels team that entered the day as the top-scoring team in the Majors and averages at least five runs per game. “That’s a great lineup over there. They’ve been swinging the bats extremely well. They’ve got the second-best record in baseball. I’ve pitched pretty good [here] a couple times. So I just wanted to get back out there and pitch. Nothing happens until you get out there.”

Norris, who worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the fourth inning, improved to 4-0 with a Jose Reyes Baseball Jersey 0.53 ERA in six career starts against the Angels and said staying on track with a Minor League start last week helped him get back into a rhythm.

“I was pretty excited to get back,” said Norris, who made his first Major League start since July 9. “It’s hard to watch these games on the couch. So to come back and have a good performance and for us to get a win is big. I just want to pick up where I left off.”

Jones, who has nine RBIs since the All-Star break, has been able to carry over an impressive start to the month. The 28-year-old put the Orioles up on a first-inning blast off Angels rookie starter Matt Shoemaker, driving in Nick Markakis‘ game-opening single for his 18th homer of the year.

Shoemaker, who tied a career high with 10 strikeouts, retired 15 straight after that with Markakis’ sixth-inning double setting the stage again for Jones. This time, Jones sent a 1-1 slider into left-center field for a two-out shot before Nelson Cruz followed with a single to chase Shoemaker from the game.

“Had an idea of what he does but no one has seen him,” Jones said of his approach against Shoemaker. “Go up there and the best way is trial and error.”

Jones’ two swings were all Norris would need as the righty, who was drilled in the foot by a Hank Conger single in the second inning, struck out eight and allowed two runs (one earned) on eight hits and two walks.

At 89 pitches to start the seventh, Norris Jose Reyes Jersey Cheap recorded the first two outs — including the second strikeout of Mike Trout — before exiting after walking Albert Pujols. Norris, who turned in his longest outing since June 14, was replaced by lefty Brian Matusz, who struck out Josh Hamilton.

“His command was real good,” Showalter said of Norris. “I’m glad he went to [Double-A] Bowie and got his pitch count up to 100 with a Jose Reyes Blue Jays MLB Jersey little prodding. He was very effective. He’s pitched well here. Had some big innings. Everybody did their job out of the bullpen.”

Righty Darren O’Day tossed a scoreless eighth inning and closer Zach Britton picked up his 17th save in 20 opportunities after taking Erick Aybar‘s ball off his right arm. Britton, a left-hander, said he lost feeling on the inside of his arm but was able to record the out and stayed on to finish off the game after a visit from Showalter and head athletic trainer Richie Bancells.

“Yeah, I have a lot of family here, so [Buck] was like, ‘What would your dad say right now?,'” Britton said. “He’d probably say, ‘Meet me in the parking lot after the game. Let’s do some [pitchers’ fielding practice].'”

Given that the injury in on his non-throwing arm, Britton wasn’t worried about it affecting his availability for the rest of the series, which is good news for the Orioles. The Angels have won 25 of their last 31 home games and have set a club record with 10 consecutive home series wins.

“They’ve got a potent lineup and Jose Reyes Jersey Number you’re just picking your poison all the way through there,” Showalter said. “Shoemaker was good. What’d we strike out, 15 times? I think we struck out 10 of theirs [11. actually], didn’t we? You get a lot of borderline calls go your way. Sometimes they do. Sometimes they don’t.”

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SAN DIEGO — The bustling and shrill tenor of the Padres’ dugout took on a much more serene tone at a singular moment Sunday, and it all had to do with the right arm of rookie pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne.

“The dugout changed in the middle of the sixth inning,” said Padres manager Bud Black. “It Women’s Texans Arian Foster Jersey got a little more … quiet.”

That’s because Despaigne, the 27-year-old Cuban defector who wasn’t even part of the organization three months ago, was busy flirting with franchise history in just his fifth Major League start.

Despaigne, who wasn’t perfect Arian Foster Jersey Sale in terms of command, was attempting to toss the first no-hitter in the history of a franchise that originated in 1969.

But Despaigne’s no-no bid fell short as Daniel Murphy lined a double to left field with two outs in the eighth inning in what became a 2-1 Padres victory over the Mets before a crowd of 31,513 at Petco Park.

The Padres remain the lone Arian Foster Elite Jersey big league franchise without a no-hitter.

“Hopefully, I can get one next time,” Despaigne said through an interpreter.

The Padres won it when Seth Smith‘s high chopper near the mound was fumbled away by Mets reliever Josh Edgin, who stumbled and fell Arian Foster Houston Texans Red Jersey down on the play, allowing Arian Foster Youth Jersey pinch-runner Cameron Maybin to score the game-winner in the ninth inning.

“That was an unusual one,” Black said.

He could have just as easily been talking Arian Foster Football Women’s Jersey about Despaigne’s start — either to his big league career or this particular start against the Mets (46-52).

Using his mixed bag of arm angles, differing velocities and a variety of pitches — the same formula that has worked well for him previously — Despaigne worked through the Mets’ lineup with relative ease at times.

Take Murphy’s fourth-inning at-bat. He took an 88-mph sinker for a strike and later laid off a 92-mph fastball. He later Arian Foster Jersey Cheap popped up on a 73-mph changeup. Some of his teammates saw 65-mph curveballs from Despaigne.

“He kept me off-balance,” Murphy said. “He was throwing his changeup, his curveball, had a little bit of life on the heater, too, a little sink. It took us a little while to get to him. I thought I saw the ball pretty well, he just kept me off-balance.”

At one point, Mets veteran Bobby Abreu turned to home-plate umpire Chris Guccione and joked, loud enough for catcher Yasmani Grandal to hear: “He’s cheating.”

Despaigne didn’t get his no-hitter, but he did extend his impressive run in the big leagues, albeit in a relatively small sample size for the Padres (43-55), who took two of three in the Arian Foster Jersey series.

How impressive? In each of his first five Major League starts, Despaigne has pitched six or more innings and has allowed two or fewer runs. That’s good enough for a 1.31 ERA and a spot every fifth day in the rotation.

“He’s never going to show you the same pitch,” said Grandal, who gave the Padres a lead with a home run in the fourth inning, his second in as many days. “He’s going to show you a different [arm] slot or different speed.”

All told, Despaigne allowed two hits and one run, as David Wright followed Murphy’s double in that eighth inning with a single up the middle on Despaigne’s 123rd and final pitch of the game. He hit two batters and walked three.

He was far from perfect, but for a while, Despaigne allowed Padres fans, his teammates and his coaches to dream big and dream of something historic.

Not bad for a guy who signed a Minor League deal in May with a bonus of just $1 million and was only added to the rotation last month when Andrew Cashner landed on the disabled list.

At this rate, Despaigne is never going anywhere.

“It’s like he’s been here for 10 years,” Chase Headley said.

Alvarez knocked out of game with Mark Buehrle Baseball Uniforms shin shin contusion

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MIAMI — All-Star Henderson Alvarez sustained a bruised left shin in Miami’s 5-3 loss to the Giants on Saturday night, but the right-hander is confident he will make his next start.

In the third inning, Alvarez was struck just above his ankle by a comeback ground ball, and his night was over after 2 2/3 innings.

“It got me in between the bone and the flesh,” Alvarez said in Spanish. “It got me pretty good, but luckily I’m fine. Just a bump.”

An X-ray came back negative. Alvarez is tentatively lined up to start Thursday at Atlanta. But his status will be updated after he is able to test the leg in the next few days.

“I anticipate on making the next start,” Alvarez said. “I’ve got to give it a couple days to see how it heals, but as of now I’m looking to pitch in Atlanta.”

The injury occurred when Joe Panik slapped a Mark Buehrle Jersey grounder headed up the middle. The ball smacked off Alvarez’s left leg just above the ankle Toronto Blue Jays Jersey for Sale and then ricocheted off Mark Buehrle Jersey Shirt the pitcher’s right calf.

Alvarez still recovered to bounce off the mound, field the ball and throw Panik out at first base. But immediately, Alvarez doubled over when Cheap Mens Toronto Blue Jays Majestic Mark Buehrle Authentic Alternate Blue Jersey he tried to apply weight to his left leg.

“It hurt, but I saw the ball close to me so I kept going with the play and finished it off before going to the ground,” Alvarez said.

Manager Mike Redmond and assistant athletic trainer Mike Kozak dashed Womens Authentic Toronto Blue Jays Mark Buehrle Alternate Blue Jersey to the mound. Hobbled, Alvarez was assisted off the mound and headed straight to the training room.

The Marlins announced the injury as a left shin contusion, and he is listed as day to day.

Alvarez exited after 33 pitches, with 26 strikes. Mark Buehrle Blue Jays Jersey Sam Dyson replaced the Miami starter.

The Marlins’ rotation has struggled for a few weeks, and Alvarez has emerged as the team’s ace since Jose Fernandez underwent Tommy John surgery in May.

Alvarez was named to the National League All-Star team two days before the event, replacing Washington’s Jordan Zimmermann.

Alvarez (6-5) was tagged with the loss Saturday. His ERA is 2.64.

“He seems like he’s going to be fine,” Redmond said. “We’ll see as we go the next few days’ progress and he goes out there on his bullpen day and see how he feels.”