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Postby elaine95 on 17 Aug 2018, 09:22

ST. PETERSBURG Authentic Will Butcher Jersey , Fla. — The Tampa Bay Rays were beaten by the slimmest of margins in the series opener, and the Houston Astros‘ dominating starting pitching gets another chance to showcase itself at Tropicana Field on Friday night.

On Thursday, it was Lance McCullers pitching a gem close to his hometown of Tampa, and on Friday, the Rays will try to create some offense against Gerrit Cole, who has been stellar in his first season in Houston.

Cole is 9-1 with a 2.56 ERA, and his only start without a win in his last five appearances came against the Rays on June 18. He threw seven innings and gave up four earned runs on three hits and five walks, and the Astros still won in his only career outing against the Rays.

Houston (55-28) is 18-3 in its last 21 games, with pitching leading the way. The Astros got a solo home run in the seventh inning from Jake Marisnick on Thursday, and that’s all they needed in a 1-0 victory that handed the Rays their 20th one-run loss of the season.

“It stinks when you lose 1-0. We won a ballgame 1-0 two days ago, so everything has to go right. … That’s the way it goes sometimes. Very Youth New York Jets Jerseys , very pleased with our pitching. It kept us in every inning to give us a chance to tie it or take the lead.”

On Friday, the Rays will again turn to a converted reliever as the starter, though Wilmer Font (1-3, 6.46) has had the best success of any Rays “opener” at stretching himself out into longer outings. He has managed to go a little longer than his previous start in each of his four starts in June. That includes going 5 2/3 innings of scoreless baseball against the Yankees last time out.

In those four June starts, his ERA is 1.80, allowing just three earned runs in his last 16 innings. That’s remarkable for a pitcher who came to the Rays four weeks ago with a 11.37 ERA.

Friday’s start will be his first appearance against the Astros as a member of the Rays, but he has appeared in two other games against Houston this season — one as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers and one as a member of the Oakland A’s.

With the Dodgers, he faced Houston in April, giving up three runs (on three solo home runs) in two innings. In May, Font faced the Astros while with Oakland, this time allowing seven hits and five earned runs in 2 2/3 innings. His season ERA against Houston is a whopping 15.43.

The Astros are leading their division and the defending World Series champions may still be picking up momentum. Marisnick Authentic Mitchell Trubisky Jersey , for instance, hit .143 in April and .171 in May, but is hitting .286 in June and his on-base percentage is more than double what it was entering the month.

“He’s not carrying the negativity that came with the first part of the season with him, and it’s good to watch him play relaxed,” Astros manager A.J. Hinch said. “He’s a tremendous athlete when he’s relaxed, and it’s translating into some really good at-bats.”

Houston is already two games into the second half of its season, while the Rays will hit their midway point with Friday’s game, still trying to get back above .500 for the season.

New coach Pat Shurmur wants the New York Giants to do the right thing when the national anthem is played before NFL games this season, and that could be a problem.

Under rules enacted by the league last week, players can stay in the locker room during ”The Star-Spangled Banner,” but must stand if they are on the field. Teams will be fined for violations.

That puts Shurmur and the Giants in a difficult position.

While there were only a few players kneeling during the anthem at the end of last season Jimmy Garoppolo Youth Jersey , two are currently on the Giants’ roster. Star defensive end Olivier Vernon got down on one knee during every game last season. Safety Michael Thomas, signed in March as a free agent after five seasons in Miami, has gone down on a knee during the anthem much of the past two seasons to support the movement started by former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in 2016.

Shurmur said the Giants are going to let things settle before talking about the new rule as a team.

”I know certainly for me, it’s very easy,” Shurmur said Tuesday after a practice at an organized team activity. ”I’m going to face the flag and take my cap off and listen to the anthem and be thankful that my family and I live in the greatest country in the world, and be able to kind of reflect on and be thankful for all the sacrifice that a lot of people have gone to, to help protect and secure our freedom.”

Vernon did not respond to several requests to appear for an interview after practice.

Thomas said he wanted to discuss the new rule with fellow players and Giants co-owner John Mara before commenting.

”I am not committing to anything right now,” Thomas said. ”Just talking with my brothers and continuing to fight for our communities. Right now, we are not trying to jump the gun and step into anything.”

Thomas would not say whether the Giants talked to him about the national anthem before signing him.

The 28-year-old Thomas reiterated his protests have nothing to do with disrespecting the flag or servicemen.

”A lot of people try and make this about something else than what it is,” he said. ”For me and my brothers, we know in our hearts why we are doing it and why we are taking this stance. We are not going to let it get distorted even if we have to find different methods and different ways to find a way to get our message across Troy Apke Jersey Redskins , then we are going to do that.

”I am not going to get emotionally hijacked about it right now, not going to make comments,” Thomas added. ”Just keep doing what we have to do.”

Thomas played in 13 games last season with two starts. He will be given a chance to challenge Darian Thompson for the safety spot opposite Landon Collins, but he also is expected to be a force on special teams.

”It is very clear what they are thinking on special teams,” Thomas said. ”I am excited to be a part of that. I don’t think having that low standard on special teams is going to be acceptable here.”

NOTES: DT Damon Harrison took part in practice for the first time in OTAs. … Collins, who had recent surgery on his right forearm, had a limited role in the practice. He wore a red non-contact jersey. … Neither WR Odell Beckham Jr., nor CB Janoris Jenkins was at the practice, which is voluntary. Both told Shurmur they would not be there. … Shurmur said Ereck Flowers is adjusting well to playing right tackle. He was moved there from left tackle after Nate Solder was signed as a free agent.



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