Black Teens Tased, Kneed by Cops for Boardwalk Vaping: ‘Glad We Made It Out Alive’
TwitterIt was supposed to be a weekend trip to celebrate high school graduation, but it turned into something far more traumatic. A group of eight teens from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, who’d traveled three hours to the beachfront town of Ocean City, Maryland, were walking on the boardwalk Saturday evening when police approached them about the local vaping ordinance one of them was allegedly violating.According to five of the teens who spoke exclusively to The Daily Beast, the vape was put away. Bnews.yahoo.com
Former Ireland and Lions rugby player to touch down as special envoy to US
Boris Johnson has appointed a former Ireland and Lions rugby player as a special envoy to help lobby Joe Biden's administration over Northern Ireland. Trevor Ringland will be the first Special Envoy to the United States and Northern Ireland, tasked with “promoting Northern Ireland’s interests across the US”. The Northern Ireland Office (NIO) said that the new post would reflect the UK Government’s commitment to peace in the country. It comes as the EU signalled that it is counting on Mr Biden tonews.yahoo.com
Ohtani fans 5 in return to mound; Harper HR on 1st swing
The 2018 AL Rookie of the Year is off to a strong start this spring on both sides. PHILLIES 3, PIRATES 0Bryce Harper homered on his first swing of spring training, launching a opposite-field drive to left. Chad Kuhl made his second start for Pittsburgh, allowing two runs on three hits. Brad Keller worked three innings in the start for the Royals and allowed a run on four hits and two walks. BRAVES 4, TWINS 0 (7)Kyle Wright fared much better in his second start for Atlanta, allowing one hit in three shutout innings with two strikeouts.
Boone takes leave for pacemaker; Lester to have surgery
I look forward to getting back to work in the next several days.”LESTER SURGERYWashington Nationals left-hander Jon Lester is leaving spring training camp to have surgery for the removal of his thyroid gland. He underwent chemotherapy treatments and returned to the Red Sox at spring training before the following season. Soto’s spring training start was delayed because he fouled a ball off his right foot in live batting practice Sunday. Martinez had two hits for a second straight game, driving in his first two runs of spring training. Jarred Kelenic, Seattle’s top prospect, hit a two-run homer and Taylor Trammell hit a solo homer.
Lindor, Bryant, Bellinger, Seager get big-money deals
Lindor, the star shortstop acquired last week by the New York Mets from Cleveland, got the largest of the deals at $22.3 million. Bellinger and Seager got big raises after helping the Los Angeles Dodgers win heir first World Series title since 1988. New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge, coming off his second straight injury-wrecked season, agreed at $10,175,000. Ace pitcher Walker Buehler asked for $4.15 million and was offered $3.3 million, and catcher Austin Barnes asked for $2 million and was offered $1.5 million. Also exchanging were New York Mets third baseman-outfielder J.D.
The Best Athletes in Miami, According to Best of Miami 2020
Rodolfo Pizzaro Photo by Mark Brown/Getty ImagesBest Inter Miami CF player: Rodolfo Pizarro. Inter Miami was a blip on the radar in 2020, coming and going in the blink of an eye. Then the MLS resumed in Orlando for a tournament that gave Inter Miami little chance to grow together as a team. Brian Anderson rakes, which is why Miami Marlins fans call him as "The Groundskeeper" — and in 2019, Anderson definitely cleaned up. In 2019, Anderson was the Marlins' best player, but even more important, he taught the team's future stars how to play the game right.miaminewtimes.com
Kim Ng’s crash course: She’s bullish on Marlins’ future
(AP Photo/John Raoux, File)MIAMI – For Kim Ng, the first three weeks as general manager of the Miami Marlins has meant less rest and more coffee. “It takes a really, really long time to build a farm system of this quality and caliber. But improvement can also come from within, she said, because so many prospects are on the cusp of major league success. The Marlins likely won't be too busy in the free agent market, because they don't want veterans clogging competition. He's unlikely to receive a long-term contract offer this winter, however, in part because the team has a new GM.
Anderson sharp, Markakis alert, Braves blank Miami, lead 2-0
Atlanta Braves' Ian Anderson delivers a pitch during the fourth inning in Game 2 of a baseball National League Division Series against the Miami Marlins Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, in Houston. Anderson blanked Miami into the sixth inning, Markakis made a nifty play in right field to help preserve the lead late, and the Braves threw another playoff shutout in a 2-0 victory Wednesday for a 2-0 lead in the NL Division Series. “It’s hard to bunch hits together, pitching is too good,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said. Miami manager Don Mattingly didn't fault Dickerson for being thrown out because he said Markakis could've dived to catch it. On a day when Atlanta got only four hits, Swanson and d’Arnaud provided the offense.
D’Arnaud, Braves rally in 7th, beat Marlins 9-5 to open NLDS
And another hit — once more by the Marlins, this time with Sandy Alcantara's fastball to the left hip — fired up the Braves and fueled their comeback in a 9-5 win Tuesday. “I think it woke us up,” said Travis d’Arnaud, who launched a tiebreaking homer during Atlanta’s six-run rally in the seventh inning . Braves manager Brian Snitker said that even though he didn’t believe this pitch was on purpose, the Marlins have hit Acuña far too many times. The Braves trailed 4-3 in the seventh before Austin Riley and Acuña hit consecutive singles with no outs to chase Alcantara. UP NEXTRight-hander Pablo Lopez will make his postseason debut when he starts for the Marlins in Game 2 against Ian Anderson.
Marlins clinch 1st playoff berth since 2003, beat Yanks 4-3
It really goes back to the players believing,” Mattingly said Friday night after a 4-3, 10-inning win over the New York Yankees. “I can’t contain the tears, because it’s a lot of grind, a lot of passion,” shortstop Miguel Rojas said. “I don’t like any time somebody celebrates on our field or if we’re at somebody else’s place and they celebrate on their field,” Yankees star Aaron Judge said. Garrett Cooper, traded to the Marlins by the Yankees after the 2017 season, hit a three-run homer in the first inning off J.A. UP NEXTRHP Deivi García (2-2, 4.88) starts Saturday for the Yankees and LHP Trevor Rogers (1-2, 6.84) for the Marlins.
Marlins shut down Mets 4-0
(AP Photo/John Minchillo)NEW YORK Miguel Rojas two-run single capped a three-run second inning and four pitchers combined on an eight-hitter to lead the Miami Marlins past the New York Mets 4-0 on Tuesday night in the first game of a doubleheader. It was the Mets first game since a player and a coach tested positive for the coronavirus. The Marlins scored all their runs against Rick Porcello (1-4) with a pair of two-out rallies. The Mets didnt pitch deGrom Tuesday because he didnt get his usual between starts mound work in until Monday. Marlins: Elieser Hernandez (1-0, 2.29 ERA) is looking to win back-to-back starts for the first time as a big leaguer.
Wingin' it: Blue Jays win Buffalo debut, top Marlins in 10th
Toronto Blue Jays and the Miami Marlins play during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)BUFFALO, N.Y. In the first major league game in Buffalo since 1915, Travis Shaw hit an RBI single in the 10th inning and the Toronto Blue Jays settled into their new nest with a 5-4 win over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night. The Blue Jays loaded the bases with one out in the 10th and Shaw singled to right field for his first RBI in 25 at-bats with the Blue Jays. There had not been a major league game in Buffalo since Sept. 8, 1915, when the Blues swept a doubleheader from the Baltimore Terrapins at Federal League Park. Those walls, which have been green for 32 years, are now blue, a color which now dominates much of the stadium, along with the omnipresent presence of the Blue Jays logo. Blue Jays: Nate Pearson (0-0, 2.70 ERA) will make his third career start when Toronto wraps up the two-game series against Miami.
Surprising Marlins win again, top Mets 4-3 for 6th straight
Miami Marlins' Francisco Cervelli celebrates with teammates after hitting a three-run home run during the second inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK Francisco Cervelli hit a three-run homer, Humberto Mejia impressed in his abbreviated major league debut and the Miami Marlins kept up their surprising surge, beating the New York Mets 4-3 Friday night. The Marlins won their sixth in a row and improved to 7-1 theyre 5-0 since missing more than a week because of the teams coronavirus outbreak. Miami has won despite already using 43 players, including 25 pitchers, to maintain a full roster amid COVID-19 concerns. ROSTER MOVESThe Marlins moved RHP Jorge Guzman to their taxi squad after he made his major league debut Thursday.
Marlins beat Orioles 8-7 to complete stunning 4-game sweep
Miami Marlins' Francisco Cervelli (29) greets Jesus Aguilar, back, after they both scored on a Brian Anderson single during the third inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Marlins beat Orioles 8-7 to complete stunning 4-game sweep
(AP Photo/Nick Wass)BALTIMORE Jonathan Villar hit a first-pitch leadoff homer to spark a robust offensive performance by the Miami Marlins, who beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-7 Thursday night to complete a startling four-game sweep and make Don Mattingly the winningest manager in franchise history. In their first three wins in the series, Miami relied on exceptional pitching in victories by scores of 4-0, 1-0 and 2-1. NO STARCHKintzler found an alternate use for the ironing board in his hotel room while being quarantined in Philadelphia. I needed to figure out how I could simulate a workout, so I got the ironing board out and started taking the tops off the coffee tables," Kintzler revealed Thursday. They were heavy stones, so I would add them to the ironing board and carry it around like a front rack.
Surprising first-place Marlins stay hot, sweep Orioles
Miami Marlins starting pitcher Elieser Hernandez throws a pitch to the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning in game one of a baseball double-header, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)BALTIMORE Five pitchers combined on a four-hitter for Don Mattingly's undermanned, gritty and first-place Miami Marlins, who beat the Baltimore Orioles 2-1 Wednesday night for a doubleheader sweep. The sweep kept the Marlins atop the NL East and earned Mattingly his 281st win as Miami's manager, tying Jack McKeon's club record. Not only were both games seven innings apiece, but the Orioles were the home team in the opener and the Marlins served as hosts in the nightcap. Orioles: Wade LeBlanc (1-0) makes his third start of the season after turning in a solid performance against Tampa Bay on Saturday.
LEADING OFF: Virus fears force changes in lineups, plans
Miami Marlins' Brian Anderson, right, celebrates his two-run home run with Francisco Cervelli, left, during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)The Miami Marlins and Cincinnati Reds are waiting to see how COVID-19 affects them heading into the second series of the season. The Marlins planned to arrive in Miami hours before their home opener against Baltimore, unsure how many players might remain quarantined in Philadelphia. The Reds were without second baseman Mike Moustakas and center fielder Nick Senzel for a 3-2 loss to the Tigers in Cincinnati. Both felt sick a day after teammate Matt Davidson went on the injured list after testing positive for the coronavirus.
Marlins explode for 11 runs in Philadelphia, take 2 of 3 in season-opening series
PHILADELPHIA The Miami Marlins wrapped up their opening series in Philadelphia with an impressive display of offensive firepower. Backed by Miguel Rojas' big day at the plate, Miami took down the Phillies 11-6 to claim their second win of the young season. Rojas made a run at Marlins history, trying to become the first player in franchise history to hit for the cycle, but ended up coming a double short. Miami also got home runs from newcomers Corey Dickerson and Jesus Aguilar, his second of the weekend. Miami will be back in action on Monday for its home opener at Marlins Park against the Baltimore Orioles.
Hampson's single in 10th rallies Rockies past Marlins, 7-6
Garrett Cooper #26 of the Miami Marlins slides to score in the fourth inning as Dom Nunez #58 of the Colorado Rockies awaits the throw at Coors Field on August 18, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)DENVER - Garrett Hampson hit a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the 10th inning, and the Colorado Rockies rallied to beat the Miami Marlins 7-6 on Sunday, completing a three-game sweep. TRAINER'S ROOMRockies: RHP Oberg was placed on the 10-day injured list with a blood clot in his right arm. UP NEXTMarlins: RHP Elieser Hernndez (2-5, 5.40 ERA) will open a three-game series at Atlanta starting Tuesday. Rockies: RHP Chi Chi Gonzlez (0-4, 6.57) takes the mound at Arizona on Monday for the start of a three-game series against the Diamondbacks.
Bellinger hits 40th but Dodgers lose to Marlins, 13-7
Brian Anderson #15 of the Miami Marlins hits a two-run double in the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Marlins Park on August 15, 2019. Last-place Miami turned the tables on NL West leader Los Angeles, winning 13-7 despite giving up four home runs, including Cody Bellinger's 40th. Despite the drubbing, the Dodgers increased their homer total this week at pitcher-friendly Marlins Park to 14, a franchise record for a three-game series. The Marlins won without hitting a home run while totaling 13 hits and six walks. Brinson's two-run double made it 8-1.
Anderson's 2 homers lead Marlins to 9-2 win over Braves
Elieser Hernandez #57 of the Miami Marlins throws a pitch during the second inning against the Atlanta Braves at Marlins Park on August 8, 2019. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)MIAMI - Brian Anderson homered twice to lead the Miami Marlins to a 9-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night. The Marlins chased Atlanta starter Dallas Keuchel with a five-run fourth capped by Anderson's second home run and 20th of the season for an 8-0 lead. Teheran has pitched 18 scoreless innings and allowed nine hits in his three outings against the Marlins in 2019. Marlins: LHP Caleb Smith (7-5, 3.35) is the only Marlins starting pitcher with a road win over the Braves in 2019.
Surging Mets win 7-2, sweep Marlins behind 4 homers
The Mets took another early lead and posted their sixth straight victory, winning for the 13th time in 14 games. Steven Matz (7-7) won again at Citi Field, helping New York stay in the thick of the NL wild-card race. Following a four-pitch walk to Conforto in the first inning, Alonso homered for the third straight game, connecting off Jordan Yamamoto (4-3) for his 37th home run. The rookie's homer marked the seventh straight time the Mets have scored in the first. Mets: C Wilson Ramos was behind the plate for all nine innings despite a noon start following a night game.
Twins hit 3 homers in 7-4 win over Marlins
MIAMI - Jose Berrios struck out a season-high 11 in seven innings and the Minnesota Twins hit three homers in a 7-4 win over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night. It was the 32nd time this season the Twins hit at least three homers in a game. Berrios (10-5) retired the first 12 batters he faced, including six on strikeouts, before Neil Walker led off the fifth inning with a dribbler down the third-base line. Miami's Brian Anderson hit a grand slam in the ninth inning to cut the Marlins' deficit to 7-4. The Twins added four runs on five hits in the fifth inning.
Marlins use homers to beat Arizona 5-1
MIAMI - Rookie outfielder Harold Ramirez homered, hit a line drive that scored the tiebreaking run and made consecutive catches against the fence to help the Miami Marlins beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1 Sunday. Diamondbacks left-hander Robbie Ray (9-7), the subject of trade speculation, allowed two earned runs in six innings. Anderson homered in the sixth, and Ramirez hit a two-run shot in the seventh, his sixth. Miami's Elieser Hernandez, making his first start since July 4, allowed one run in four innings. TRAINER'S ROOMDiamondbacks: INF Christian Walker was available off the bench after being hit by a pitch on his left arm Saturday.
Anderson gives Marlins walk-off win over Padres
MIAMI - Brian Anderson doubled home the winning run with one out in the ninth inning, and the Miami Marlins earned their first walkoff victory of the year by beating the San Diego Padres 4-3 on Thursday. The Marlins were 1 for 13 with runners in scoring position before Anderson came through. The Marlins, who won two of three against San Diego, went 1-10-3 in the series through May 15. San Diego fell to 1-5 since the All-Star break. The Marlins scored two unearned runs in the second.
Anderson 3-run HR as Marlins beat Padres
MIAMI - Brian Anderson hit a three-run homer in the first inning Tuesday night and the Miami Marlins went on to a 12-7 win over the San Diego Padres, who lost their fourth consecutive game. Padres rookie Logan Allen (2-2) had his second rough start in a row, allowing seven runs in 2 1/3 innings. ... RHP Pablo Lopez (right shoulder strain) and RHP Drew Steckenrider (right elbow inflammation) continued their rehab by throwing bullpen sessions. He was an eighth-round draft choice by the Marlins in 2015, and was traded to San Diego the following year. Marlins: RHP Trevor Richards (3-10, 4.18) had a season-high eight strikeouts when he beat the Padres on June 2.