Dodgers’ Corey Seager trying to work his way out of slow start

first_img“I’m getting there,” Seager said when asked if the video work had unearthed any secrets. “It’s just going to take time, getting more swings.”Seager offers no more specifics about his slow start. But a pair of absences could be playing into it.Seager had a close relationship with former assistant hitting coach Shawn Wooten who worked with Seager as he rose through the minors and continued to work with him in Los Angeles. Wooten is in the Angels’ organization now.And Seager doesn’t have Justin Turner batting behind him. The Dodgers’ No. 3 hitter for the first nine games of the season, Yasiel Puig, is batting .205 after a two-hit day Sunday and offering little deterrent to pitchers who have attacked Seager more softly than in the past – a full 30 percent of the pitches Seager has seen in the early going have been curveballs or changeups (up from 22 percent the past two seasons).“I think with Corey it’s easy to see they’re not going to give in to him,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “They’re going to pitch to the corners and try to have Corey get himself out and potentially make Yasiel beat them. Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies “Corey understands that. When he’s in the strike zone, he’s as good as any hitter in baseball. When he’s aggressive out of the strike zone, it makes him pretty average. He understands that but it’s not his intent.  Just being diligent in the strike zone is going to make him much better.”BAD SUSHIBoth Alex Wood and Cody Bellinger were hit by a bout of food poisoning Saturday. Wood stayed at the team hotel and said he was sick all day, unable to eat anything. Bellinger got a milder case and played all 14 innings of the Dodgers’ 7-5 loss to the Giants.Both went were part of a group that went out for sushi at a Japanese restaurant Friday – Kyle Farmer joked that he escaped the illness by being more selective about what he ate. Bellinger, meanwhile, said his ground zero could also have been a room service quesadilla at the team hotel.Wood was feeling better Sunday but not well enough to throw his scheduled bullpen session. So the Dodgers will swap Wood and Hyun-Jin Ryu for the two-game series against the Oakland A’s at Dodger Stadium. Ryu will start Tuesday now with Wood getting an extra day to recover. He will pitch on Wednesday.Roberts said he had not decided on the weekend rotation yet. After an off day on Thursday, Clayton Kershaw, Rich Hill and Kenta Maeda will start against the Arizona Diamondbacks but “we haven’t decided on the order yet,” Roberts said.ALSODodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman, Roberts pitching coach Rick Honeycutt and Kenley Jansen presented Giants reliever Tony Watson with his National League championship ring before Saturday’s game. Watson was acquired by the Dodgers at the trade deadline last season. He signed with the Giants as a free agent last winter. The Dodgers received their rings in a pregame ceremony at Dodger Stadium last weekend.UP NEXT: The Dodgers are off before starting a two-game interleague series against the Oakland A’s on Tuesday. 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(AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw works against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 8, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw works against the San Francisco Giants during the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 8, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)NextShow Caption1 of 5Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw works against the San Francisco Giants during the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 8, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)ExpandSAN FRANCISCO – The tape on Corey Seager’s fingers attests to the number of swings he takes daily in the batting cage. Any redness in his eyes can be blamed on all the video he watches, hours before each game.So far, all that work has not dug Seager out of a rare slump.He did have two hits (and a pair of walks) in Saturday’s 14-inning game, part of a 7-for-24 burst that seemed to point to an awakening. But a hitless Sunday dropped his average back to .206.During his first two full seasons in the majors, Seager has been relentlessly consistent at the plate. His batting average visited this low-rent neighborhood (.222 or lower) for a total of only three days – one early in 2016, two early last season. He doesn’t have an extra-base hit in the Dodgers’ first nine games this season. In those previous two seasons, he went without an extra-base hit that long just once – last August just before and during the week he spent relegated to the Dodgers’ bench with elbow pain.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Pelicans’ Julius Randle expected to decline player option, report says

first_imgIt appears like Julius Randle will test free agency.The Pelicans big man is expected to decline his $9 million player option this offseason, according to a report from The Athletic, which cites unidentified league sources. They are also expected to select Duke star Zion Williamson with the No. 1 pick on June 20.Williamson has drawn comparisons to Randle, who is taller by two inches at 6-9 but is also more than 30 lbs lighter. It’s unclear how New Orleans will proceed, as it will have two undersized, athletic, left-handed forwards on the roster if they keep both.Nevertheless, New Orleans has plenty of options. Was very important for Randle to get another shot in free agency next summer if he wants it. https://t.co/wPXMzJJOXf— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) July 2, 2018″ target=”_blank”> report last year.The Pelicans agreed to send Anthony Davis to the Lakers on Saturday in exchange for Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart and three first-round draft picks, including the No. 4 pick in the 2019 draft. NBA free agency rumors: Kings prioritizing center, but unlikely to pursue Nikola Vuceviccenter_img NBA trade rumors: Nuggets explored pairing Anthony Davis with Nikola Jokic Pelicans‘ Julius Randle is not picking up his $9M player option for next season and will enter unrestricted free agency, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Randle is coming off his best NBA season (21.4 PPG, 8.7 RPG, 34.4 percent from 3-point range on 195 attempts).— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 17, 2019The 24-year-old is coming off a career year. He averaged 21.4 points and 8.7 rebounds per game with New Orleans this past season.Randle left the Lakers in free agency after 2017-18. His two-year, $18 million deal with the Pelicans was meant to give him another shot at free agency in the summer of 2019 after he proved himself in New Orleans, according to an ESPN Related Newslast_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Monday, August 1, 2016

first_imgWellington Police notes: Monday, August 1, 2016:•2:40 a.m. Megan J. Cabrera, 23, Wellington was arrested on a city of Wellington warrant for theft.•8:11 a.m. Jessica F. Clark, 33, Belle Plaine, was issued a notice to appear for speeding 57 mph in a 40 mph zone.•10:07 a.m. Officers took a report of found medication in Wichita.•10:08 a.m. Officers took a report of lost cell phone in the 1500 block E. 16th, Wellington.•11:13 a.m. Officers investigated a burglary in the 100 block N. Washington, Wellington.•3:07 p.m. Officers took a Miscellaneous Report in the 500 block S. Washington, Wellington by known subject.•8:45 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to shutters in the 1200 block N. Washington, Wellington.•11:50 p.m. Injury accident in the 1300 block E. U.S. 160, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Sharon E. Corter, 54, Wellington and Lonnie D. Jacobs, 50, Wellington.•11:51 p.m. Officers investigated driving while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol in the 1300 block E. U.S. 160, Wellington.last_img read more

NBA: New Thunder recruits Anthony, George try to lure Wade to OKC

first_imgMos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up DAY6 is for everybody Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson How to help the Taal evacuees View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours George, who also joined the team via a blockbuster trade this off season, likewise shared his willingness to have the 12-time All-Star in their roster.“It’d be great to get D-Wade here,” he was quoted as saying by the Daily Thunder. “I’ll be in his phone, texts, his DMs, his Snapchat, whatever I gotta do to try to get this dude here.”Meanwhile, Wade and Anthony have a tight bond, having been teammates several times with Team USA and coming from the same star-studded 2003 draft class. George, on the other hand, worked out with Wade this off season in California.Thunder General Manager Sam Presti has expressed the same desire to sign the crafty veteran, claiming he’ll be chasing after him “like the rest of the league,” per ESPN’s Royce Young.The team’s front office, however,  will have to come up with a strong push, as Wade has also received interest from the likes of the Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat.  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Dwyane Wade. AP FILE PHOTOThe Oklahoma City Thunder has managed to create its own version of a “Big Three” by acquiring perennial All-Stars Paul George and Carmelo Anthony to pair up with last season’s Most Valuable Player Russell Westbrook.But apparently, the organization is not done making moves, as the trio looks to add another superstar to the fray.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Lakers are happy with the hype surrounding rookie Lonzo Ball RELATED STORY:LeBron James ‘would love’ to have Dwyane Wade in ClevelandSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Three-time NBA champion Dwyane Wade recently agreed to a buy-out from the Chicago Bulls and both Anthony and George have expressed their desire to team up with the 35-year-old guard.READ: Dwyane Wade, Bulls agree on buyoutFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I would love to have him here in Oklahoma City, but am I allowed to say that? Is that tampering?” the newly acquired Anthony said during the Thunder’s media day, as relayed by The Score.After getting notification that Wade is officially a free agent, Melo added: “Oh, he’s free now? Come on, you know where you belong, D. That’s all I’m going to say.”last_img read more

Region 10 officials press for foreign, sign languages in schools

first_imgOfficials in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) are pressing for foreign languages, including Spanish and Portuguese, to be taught at more schools around the region, after it was highlighted that only a few schools benefit, given the lack of qualified personnel to take up the responsibility.Regional Chairman Renis Morian in a quest to improve the situation has asked that the Region 10 Department of Education assist in facilitating the hiring of trained personnel. Morian asked about the number of foreign languages presently being taught in schools acrossRegional Chairman Renis Morianthe region and the availability and accessibility of qualified people to teach. He alluded that Portuguese and Spanish are two important languages which should be learned by students in order to break the language barrier.“We find ourselves at a disadvantage when it comes to training and doing business since we can’t communicate,” the Regional Chairman said.Meanwhile, Regional Education Officer Marcia Paddy Andrews noted that qualified persons can be employed to teach the subjects on a part-time basis, a move which the Department of Education is willing to assist with. Chairman of the region’s Education Committee Denise Belgrave also suggested that sign language be taught inside regular classrooms throughout the region, noting that it will be a positive step in assisting students with special needs.last_img read more