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09 2019

Greg Bird to have MRI exam on troublesome right foot, scratched from Yankees’ Saturday lineup

Greg Bird’s right foot is still giving him trouble.The Yankees first basemanwas scratched from the lineup in Saturday’s split-squad game against the Blue Jays due to “a sore right foot” and he was to see a specialist later in the day, per an announcement from the team made during the first inning of the game.Bird will undergo further diagnostic tests including a CT scan and MRI.The sorene s is in the same foot that caused Bird to mi s most of last season. He was forced to undergo surgery in his right ankle in mid-July, but it has to be concerning to both Bird Nick Williams Jersey and the Yankees that his foot remains bothersome.Birdhas not played particularly wellthis spring despite being a key part of the Yankeeslineup. In 60 plate appearances, Bird is hitting just .154 with one homer and four RBIs.The first baseman has struggled withinjuries for much of his John Kruk Jersey career as he mi sed the entire 2016 season and hadsurgery to repaira labrum tear in his right shoulder. He has played only 94 total regular-season games in the majors.If after going through further evaluation it is determined Bird won’t be ready for opening day Thursday, reserve first baseman/outfielder Tyler Austin, who was sent to minor-league camp last Wednesday, could be a strong candidate to replace Bird.
04 2019

Bryce Harper is the National League MVP, playoffs or not

The case for Bryce Harper to be the National League MVP is as clear as his name at the top of so many leaderboards.The Nationals’ 22-year-old superstar is tops in the National League in batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, OPS, OPS+ , runs created, isolated power, wOBA, wRC, offensive WAR, total WAR for position players by’s formula and WAR in general by Fangraphs’ formula. Harper is second in runs and at-bats per homer, tied for second in walks, third in homers and extra-base hits, tied for third in total bases, tied for seventh in doubles and tied for ninth in hits.MORE: Bryce Harper in action | Worst MVPs everFor anyone into the notion that a player should be on a playoff team to be MVP, not only is that position out of line with the history of the award, it creates a real problem when it comes to finding a rival for Harper among position players.Nos. 2 through 5 on BR’s position player WAR list are Paul Goldschmidt, Joey Votto, A.J. Pollock and Brandon Crawford, all of whom play for teams six or more games out of a playoff spot. By Fangraphs’ calculation, it’s Votto, Goldschmidt and Pollock.For his closest position player WAR pursuers on playoff teams, Harper has an 8.0-5.6 lead on Anthony Rizzo by the BR formula, 7.6-5.4 on Andrew McCutchen by Fangraphs’ metric. It’s not close. Kevin Long Jersey The key words there are position player, because if you want to find a real challenger for Harper to be MVP, it has to be a pitcher.Zack Greinke is the National League leader in BR’s version of WAR, which is based on ERA, with an 8.5-8.0 margin on Harper that is right at the edge of being nontrivial. On Fangraphs’ FIP-based WAR calculation, though, Greinke trails Harper by 2.3 WAR, and trails his own teammate, reigning MVP Clayton Kershaw, by 1.8. Kershaw trails Harper by 1.5 WAR on the BR side of things, ranking fifth overall in the National League, second only to Greinke among pitchers.How do you pick between Greinke and Kershaw? Beyond the differences in WAR according to the different calculations, you’ve got Greinke leading the league in ERA and Kershaw in strikeouts, both by wide margins. The Dodgers’ aces are 1-2 in the National League in WHIP, with a 0.051 edge for Greinke.Greinke had a scorele s streak of 45.2 innings, Kershaw had one of 37 innings. Greinke has had two starts with a Game Score of 80 or better, Kershaw has had eight. At his best, Kershaw is better, as evidenced in Wednesday night’s 15-strikeout complete game that basically wrapped up the National League West, but you also can’t ignore that over the first two months of the season, he had a rather pedestrian 3.86 ERA.The fact Greinke and Kershaw are teammates serves to hurt their candidacies for MVP. The Dodgers obviously would be vastly worse without either one, but how do you say which one they would mi s more were he to be abducted by aliens? If you could vote for co-MVPs, it would be much easier, but you can’t, so it isn’t. Kershaw being so good since the beginning of June he has a 1.33 ERA basically sabotages Greinke’s chances.Given the trouble in choosing between his two closest pursuers, who each carry the stigma (a Ryan Zimmerman Jersey misguided one, but it matters to some, even though Kershaw was last year’s MVP) of being pitchers, Harper still should cruise to the MVP award, even though his team has vastly underperformed. Just imagine the disaster they would be without him.
28 2019

Connor scores 2nd straight time beyond regulation winner as Jets edge Ducks

WINNIPEG – Choose an offensive stat, as well as the Winnipeg Jets have been dominant in it on Friday in opposition to the Anaheim Ducks.The pictures on aim completed at 42-16, scoring prospects were 41-9, as well as Substantial Hazard Scoring Probabilities were being 19-3.But even neverthele s, the Jets nece sary Kyle Connor’s heroics in extra time for that 2nd straight game to edge the Ducks 3-2.Video clip: POSTGAME | Jets 3, Ducks two – F/OTDucks goaltender Ryan Miller manufactured 39 saves, and even though he acquired the first Star on this night at Bell MTS Spot, the Jets didn’t get annoyed as the scoring po sibilities extra up, and the rating didn’t.”You play a complete match while in the offensive zone, it is hard to get disappointed,” explained Blake Wheeler. “We jumped on them early and we had been equipped to maintain lots within their zone. We did not receive the bounces we needed, or couldn’t look for a method of getting a person by their person. You idea your cap to him. He performed properly. They pack your home very very good too.” Video clip: ANA@WPG: Connor buries Scheifele’s dish for OT winnerNikolaj Ehlers and Mark Scheifele scored in regulation, given that the Jets moved to 45-19-10, reaching the 100-point mark for your to start with time in franchise history.Wheeler chipped in with two helps, which aided him enter into a tie for that league lead in that section, with sixty four.”They’re normally a great staff,” Wheeler explained from the Ducks, who fall to 38-24-13. “We arrived out rapid and stayed on all of them night. Failed to permit them to skate. Our defence experienced fantastic gaps. It makes it tricky for them. Sometimes it can be one among people evenings for your other group, plus they nonethele s found a way to receive a point, so I am confident they are happy about that.”Video: POSTGAME | Blake Wheeler Connor’s overtime winner came as being the outcome of effort inside the defensive zone. 1st, the 21-year-old received a puck fight with Adam Henrique alongside the boards from the Jets zone.Then, Connor fed Scheifele within the right wing, and also the Jets centre returned the favour, sliding again to Connor by way of Cam Fowler’s legs.From there Connor was on their own, and manufactured no oversight, beating Gibson 5 hole.”My recreation will be to set loads of pucks towards the net and shoot it, and take a look at for getting it off swift. That was quite a great deal going through my brain on that final rush,” Connor explained of his 28th aim of your year, adding he depends on his pace within the 3-on-3 overtime.”I sense cozy available. I really feel I can use my velocity to my advantage out there and take a look at to produce some open up ice for me and my teammates.”Video: ANA@WPG: Scheifele finishes Wheeler’s fantastic playAnaheim would acquire advantage of an early Joel Armia penalty, when Derek Grant, stationed before Connor Hellebuyck, tipped dwelling a degree shot from Hampus Lindholm five:50 to the opening interval.Although the Jets did not waste any time tying things up. Off the rush, Wheeler entered the Ducks zone, and flipped a backhand go to Scheifele within the correct wing. Scheifele strike Ehlers having a seam go on the still left wing, and Ehlers, slicing to your middle, sniped household his twenty eighth of your season, beating Gibson significant to the adhere side.The aim came 54 seconds immediately after Anaheim had opened the scoring. After 20 minutes, the Jets held the sting in shots 17-4.”When you might be not scoring and you might be having chances, you look ahead to modifications within your offensive video game,” mentioned head coach Paul Maurice. “You often come to feel through the bench probably you could shoot the puck a little bit far more, but we ended up buying some rather fantastic open lanes for making pa ses. We much like the puck regulate as well.”We had been in step with it, and did not come off our activity.”Video: POSTGAME | Paul MauriceWith the ice nonethele s fresh new during the 2nd period of time, Wheeler and Scheifele ended up at it again.Wheeler took a pa s from Josh Morri sey and staring down two Ducks defenceman, Wheeler faked correct, went still left, forcing Cam Fowler to prevent relocating his ft for a break up next. In that time, Wheeler dished to his left to Scheifele, who conquer Gibson adhere aspect to put the Jets up 2-1.Video: ANA@WPG: Ehlers buries Wheeler’s sweet dishThat direct would keep until 9:42 to go from the 3rd, when Nick Ritchie took advantage of a pinch in the Ducks blue line, and went another way over a 2-on-1. Ritchie stored it, and his wrist shot squeaked by way of Hellebuyck and trickled about the line to tie i sues up.The following marker wouldn’t appear right up until additional time, when Connor sent the enthusiasts residence satisfied. But the celebration will likely be shorter lived inside the Jets dre sing home.”After tonight, this recreation is completed. You do not get all those video games way too generally,” mentioned Scheifele. Bobby Hull Jersey “We know occur Sunday we’re heading to own a tough battle versus Nashville. We can easily be excited about this win, after which you can tomorrow we transfer on to Nashville.”ICE CHIPSPatrik Laine played eighteen:twenty following leaving the additional time acquire in exce s of L. a. on Tuesday having a bruise on his left foot after blocking a slap shot.Laine experienced five photographs on goal and two hits inside the activity.”I believed he was seriously very good,” reported Maurice.”I was standing before him in the morning skate, and he went flying by me and i hadn’t observed that just before, so I understood he was going to be alright tonight.”Toby Enstrom left the sport after the 2nd period that has a lower-body injury, but Maurice mentioned it had been for precautionary reasons
18 2019

Release: Oilers signal Samorukov

The Edmonton Oilers have signed 2017 third round range Dmitri Samorukov to your three-year entry stage deal.The 6’2″, 180-pound defenceman appeared in 67 online games while using the Ontario Hockey Matt Benning Jersey League’s (OHL) Guelph Storm previous period, posting twenty factors (4G, 16A) and forty one penalty minutes. The Volgograd, Ru sia native has represented Ru sia most recently for the 2016 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Event, putting up two helps and sixteen penalty minutes in five online games. Samorukov has also represented Ru sia 2 times at the Entire world Under-18 Hockey Championship (2015, 2016), at the same time given that the 2015 World Under-17 Hockey Obstacle.This summer months, the 18-year previous attended the Oilers 2017 Development Camp in Jasper, Alberta and may be attending the Oilers rookie camp and Young Stars Vintage in Penticton, BC.CAREER STATISTICSREGULAR SEASONPLAYOFFSSEASONTEAMLEAGUEGPGAPTSPIM+/-GPGAPTSPIM+/-2015-16CSKA MoscowMHL301102——2015-16RUS U17WU17620218n/a——2015-16RUS U18WU18514520——2016-17RUS U18HLINKA5022161——2016-17GuelphOHL6741620 41-24——2016-17RUS U18WU18714562——OHL TOTALS674162041-24——MHL TOTALS2841216262——
13 2019

EDW & True North offer FREE tickets to #WPGWhiteout Street Party

WINNIPEG, May 11, 2018 – Economic Development Winnipeg (EDW) and True North Sports + Entertainment announced today that fans who want to attend the #WPGWhiteout Street Party will be required to secure their free entry tickets in advance. Available for free download at, fans who secure tickets online guarantee themselves entrance into the street party. Gates open for the next street party at 4 p.m. CT on Saturday, May 12, 2018 as the Vegas Golden Knights take on the Winnipeg Jets at Bell MTS Place in game one of the Western Conference Final. With the Winnipeg Jets securing a spot in the Western Conference Final, demand for street party entry is expected to increase significantly on Saturday, reaching a crowd of 20,000 to 25,000 people, plus another 15,000 attending the game itself at Bell MTS Place. To ensure the site remains safe, secure, and enjoyable for everyone, True North, along with Economic Development Winnipeg and the City of Winnipeg, has made the decision to i sue tickets online.The maximum crowd capacity for the licensed area of the street party will be approximately 22,000 and the family area at the Millennium Library will be approximately 3,000. Having a pre-determined street party capacity, achieved through ticketing, allows organizers to eliminate the variables of larger-than-expected crowds and to a se s more accurately the nece sary resources required to keep the street party a safe and enjoyable experience for all fans.A maximum of eight tickets per order will be available for the first two #WPGWhiteout Street Parties in the Western Conference Final at starting at 12 p.m. CT. Tickets for the street party will also be made available at the Bell MTS Place box office. Street party tickets for games five and seven will also be made available, if nece sary.Once again, food collection bins will be located at the street party. To date, Jets fans attending True North playoff-related events, including street parties, have donated 14,000 kilograms (or 31,000 lbs.) of food for Winnipeg Harvest.For more information on the #WPGWhiteout Viewing Parties, Dmitry Kulikov Jersey please visit