Corey Seager’s road back from surgeries was easier on defense

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error As he went through the months of rehab following last year’s surgeries, Seager always knew that would be the case. But he admits there were times when he worried.“You always do,” Seager said. “You always wonder how it’s going to be, how you’re going to react. But once you get back out there and get in the flow of things that comes back.”INJURY NEWSDodgers outfielder Joc Pederson left Saturday’s game in the eighth inning after being thrown out at home plate trying to score on a wild pitch. Pederson would not have been in the starting lineup against left-hander Madison Bumgarner Sunday regardless. But Roberts said Pederson was dealing with a sore back after the game.Related Articles Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco SAN FRANCISCO – As a coach on the Angels staff, Dino Ebel admired what he saw of Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager.“For me when I saw him from the other side, he was a good-looking shortstop, great defender, good hands,” Ebel recalled.That was not really the player Ebel began working with this spring in his first year on the Dodgers’ coaching staff. Seager was returning from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow and arthroscopic surgery on his left hip. He and Ebel went through a long progression this spring. It was usually Ebel who hit ground balls to Seager during his carefully-monitored workouts (down to the number of ground balls Seager could field daily) – first only straight at him then slowly side to side.But Seager’s full range has returned and his post-surgery defense has been easier to recover than his swing (which has returned over the past month).center_img Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies “It’s just something that got him yesterday, I think on the slide home,” Roberts said, adding that Pederson was still available to pinch-hit or enter the game later.Meanwhile, outfielder Matt Beaty was scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga Sunday. Beaty is on the Injured List with a hip flexor injury. He will be eligible to come off the IL on Thursday.UP NEXTDodgers (LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu, 9-1, 1.35 ERA) at Angels (RHP Griffin Canning, 2-2, 3.52 ERA), 7:05 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available), Fox Sports West, AM 570, KLAA 830 “Yeah, for sure. Easier timing, you know what I mean?” Seager said. “You just have to be on the ground when the ball is crossing the plate (on defense) more than the timing and rhythm at the plate. It’s definitely an easier thing to come back to, for sure.”With all the attention on Seager returning to his offensive form, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says “it shouldn’t be underappreciated what he’s doing out there defensively” at shortstop.“I think a lot of it has to do with his body composition, the way his body is moving,” Roberts said. “Even in ’16 I don’t think he looked like this as far as where his body was at. Obviously he had the hip issue. Even talking to Corey he’s really never felt this good as far as the way his body moving. So now you layer that in with his ability to lock in on pitches, be in the right spots … this is really, really impressive defense.”Roberts acknowledged the challenge was greater offensively when Seager returned after missing most of last season.“I think it’s much easier on the defensive side,” he said. “Granted there’s a timing issue with defense too. But the body allowing him to get in position to make the plays that he needs to make, to make throws – you watch the way his feet are moving, the backhand play … his legs and body are allowing him to make the plays.”last_img read more

Game Day Preview: Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers

first_imgPittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel (99) is introduced before the start of an NFL preseason football game against the Carolina Panthers on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 in Pittsburgh. It was Keisel’s first game this pre-season, since re-signing with the Steelers. The Panthers won 10-0. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar)The Steelers enter the 2014 season coming off of two consecutive 8-8 seasons. While last year the Steelers nearly slipped into the playoffs after finishing the season strong; the black and gold don’t want to put themselves in a position where they need to rely on other teams to help them in. The 0-4 start they had to last season clearly dug a hole too big to get out of.To open this season, they take on the in division rival Browns. The Browns should be improved and have an entire new coaching staff to help rebuild the once proud franchise. They drafted Johnny Manziel and expect big things out of him down the line. They’ll certainly miss Josh Gordon this season and in the end this is a team the Steelers should and need to beat if they want to consider themselves a threat to win the division.Here are the Keys to A Steelers Victory:1. The black and gold need to come out strong. They need to avoid early mistakes like turnovers and penalties and move the ball down the field effectively, utilizing the no huddle offense that Big Ben loves so much.2. Even with the no huddle offense, they need to run a balanced attack. LeVeon Bell and to a lesser degree LaGarrete Blount need to put up the yardage needed to control the clock and keep the defense honest.  Bell should go for at least 100 yards in order for the ground attack to be effective enough.3. The defense needs to rattle Brian Hoyer. Hoyer will already be looking over his shoulder at Johnny Football and will be prone to making mistakes because he’ll be trying so hard not to make one. The defense needs to pound Hoyer into the ground and deflate his confidence early and often.4. They can’t let the Browns hang around. The worst thing the team can do is let a mediocre Browns team hang around and keep their confidence. If the Steelers can get up big early, they should be able to coast to an easy win.Here are a Few Things to Watch:1.Ryan Shazier-Shazier will be on the third linebacker in Steeler history to start a season opener as a rookie, joining Jack Lambert and Kendrell Bell. Shazier, the teams number one draft pick in May, appears to be the real deal. Look for him to make big plays in clutch situations.2. Markus Wheaton-Wheaton enters his second season as the number two starting receiver.  Wheaton only netted six catches in his rookie year but the team expects big things out of him in year two. It will be interesting to see if he’s up for the challenge or if he’ll let Lance Moore or even Martavis Bryant pass him up.3. Dri Archer-Archer is another rookie who may be a big impact guy. He’ll see a lot of action out of the slot and as a third down back. He has the potential to be a special teams ace and is a true burner. Speed kills and he’s got a lot of it.4. Big Ben-He’s the leader of this team, the heart and soul. He is not going to want to start the season off like they did last year and he’s going to be instrumental in the development and growth of all the young talent on the offensive side of the ball. Watch how much of a leader he’s become.Mike Pelaia hosts the website Steel Nation Association Covering the Steelers and helping Children’s Hospital All Day Everyday. You can e-mail him at [email protected]last_img read more


first_imgMore than 40 cases of distressed mortgages taken out by people with Ulster Bank came before the County Registrar’s Court in Letterkenny.The applications were heard at the court before Madame Registrar Geraldine O’Connor.The cases on behalf of Ulster Bank were all heard consecutively. They deal with mortgages which are in serious arrears in their payments.The cases were brought up for mention but none were dealt with or finalised.The court was told that some of the cases were being dealt with in that people were trying to comply with Ulster Bank.Some of the houses were family homes while others were investment properties. New dates in January were set for some of the cases while others were adjourned with practice direction. 40 CASES OF DISTRESSED MORTGAGES COME BEFORE DONEGAL COURT was last modified: November 13th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:County Registrar’s Courtmortgagesulster banklast_img read more

Kettler named Indiana Director of Agriculture

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Indiana’s Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch recently announced Bruce Kettler — an experienced member ofBruce Kettler of the Anna Chapter got to meet President Reagan during his time as a National Officer.the agriculture community — will serve as the new director of Indiana State Department of Agriculture effective Jan. 8, 2018.Kettler most recently operated as the director of public relations for Beck’s Hybrids, where he also was a field sales manager, area team leader and sales consultant over the course of the last 11 years. He began his career at Dow AgroSciences where he started out as a sales representative, and spanned his career through the company as a regional credit manager, advertising and communications manager and finished after being with the company for 17 years as a senior sales representative for pest management.Kettler grew up in Ohio and was an Anna FFA member elected in 1982 to National FFA office. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from The Ohio State University, resides in Westfield, Ind. with his wife Tammy and has two grown children, Cory and Christy.last_img read more

Carlo Lastimosa signs with Kia

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netCarlo Lastimosa gets a new lease on life as he was signed to a one-conference contract with Kia.Team governor Bobby Rosales confirmed the news to as the Picanto gets a big boost on offense with the signing of the former St. Benilde stalwart.ADVERTISEMENT Lastimosa last played for NLEX where he averaged 8.8 points, 1.4 rebounds, and 1.7 assists in 16.9 minutes of action.Despite his impressive showing, the Road Warriors bought out the 27-year-old guard and went on their separate ways before the start of the 2017-2018 season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThrough his four-year career, Lastimosa averaged 10.0 markers, 1.9 boards, and 1.5 assists in 17.8 minutes of play in his stops in Barako Bull, Blackwater, and NLEX.His entry is a shot in the arm for Kia, which is drawing the bulk of its offense from Rashawn McCarthy, who leads the team with 15.75 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 5.0 assists. Read Next View comments Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHcenter_img BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities The Picanto have yet to notch a victory in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup, going 0-4 so far. They seek to end to their 16-game losing streak on Saturday against Rain or Shine. PBA Season 43: Kia Picanto PLAY LIST 03:11PBA Season 43: Kia Picanto00:50Trending Articles05:25What we ought to know about Filipino Sign Language01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed D-League: Marinero loses 17-point lead but holds off Zark’s-Lyceum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasalast_img read more

MK Dons managerial role was bit too soon for Steven Gerrard

first_imgFormer England and Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard said it was a bit too soon for him to start his managerial career after rejecting the opportunity to replace Karl Robinson at third tier side Milton Keynes Dons.The 36-year-old midfielder, who is leaving MLS side Los Angeles Galaxy, moved away from Liverpool in 2015 after making 710 appearances in 17 years for the Merseyside club, during which he won eight trophies.”I’m just taking a bit of time to consider what’s next, exciting times moving forward,” Gerrard, who is England’s fourth most-capped player, told BT Sport.”I spoke to MK Dons. I had a chat with the chairman, it’s a very exciting job for somebody else but it’s a bit soon for me. But it’s true, I did speak to them.”The British media has linked Gerrard, who is currently working towards his UEFA A coaching licence – the second-highest qualification available – with moves to Celtic and Newcastle United, as well as a return to Anfield as part of the coaching team.last_img read more

Taylor Bridge deck welding taking place January 14 15

first_imgYRB is advising drivers to plan this delay in their commute.Check DriveBC for updates or you can call our after hours line at 1-888-883-6688. TAYLOR, B.C. – Yellowhead Road and Bridge North Peace will be performing deck maintenance on the Taylor Bridge Monday night and Tuesday night January 14 & 15.Maintenance will begin at 7 p.m. until 3:30 a.m.Traffic will be single lane alternating traffic with up to 20-minute delays.last_img

Women thieves strike at SE Delhi banks, get captured on CCTV

first_imgNew Delhi: A group of 4 woman in their mid twenties are active in South East Delhi region which are striking at potential customers at various banks. They choose their target and slowly surround him pretending to be customers themselves.To avoid any suspicion they also carry a baby in their arms which distracts the attention of the target who has no idea that the other three are blocking the view of the others in the bank while one of them is slowly cutting the money bag with a sharp blade and stealing the money the target has brought to deposit in the bank. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe case came to light when Amin Akhter in his mid 60s went to Indian bank in Jamia to deposit 30 thousand rupees in cash in the afternoon. Within moments he was targeted by a group of 4 women in their mid 20s. “First two woman surrounded me followed by two more. One of them aslo carried a baby i their arms. I thought tehy are also customers of the bank. I had no idea that they are thieves and are piercing the bag in which i carried money. My jute handbag had two sharp cuts and all the money was taken,” Akhter said. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsAkhter, retired from Jamia Milia islamia university the approachd the Jamia Nagar Police station. A police team tehn visited the Indian bank and collected the CCTV footage in which a group of 4 women were seen surrounding Akhter. “The group of women were well dressed and no one could suspect them that they are thieves carrying blades to cut open the money bag or purse. Since one doesn’t suspect and think their standing close as mere coincidence they easily rob the money. The bank should also keep a check who enters the bank,” Amin Akhter said. Police has formed teams to identify the accused women. CCTV footage is being examined and cops are checking if the group of women identities with any gang with the similar modus operandi. Some sophisticated groups of thieves do target customers in various banks and dupe the of their money either by offering some help of simply cutting open the money bag.last_img read more

Nissan profits hit ‘rock bottom’

first_imgTokyo: Crisis-hit Japanese car company Nissan on Tuesday unveiled net profits at a near-decade low as it battles to recover after the shock arrest of its talismanic former boss Carlos Ghosn. Net profits for the fiscal year to March 2019 came in at 319 billion yen ($2.9 billion), the lowest since 2009/10 when the company was struggling in the wake of the global financial crisis. It was a decline of 57 per cent compared to the previous fiscal year and the profit outlook for the current fiscal year was forecast to be even worse — at 170 billion yen. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: Icra”The performance is a challenging one and we want to change this,” Chief Executive Officer Hiroto Saikawa told reporters. Tuesday’s figures represented a “rock bottom” for the company, he said, adding: “Please give us time to recover.” The firm has been crippled by the reputational damage caused by the legal woes of former chairman Ghosn, who faces four formal charges of financial misconduct that he denies. “There are many negative legacies inherited from the previous management,” said Saikawa.last_img read more