Max Muncy drives in half of the Dodgers’ runs in Game 1 win

first_img“He has a really good ability to control his slider,” Muncy said. “He can throw it just in the zone early in the count and make you think you have a chance at it, and then once he gets ahead of you he can expand off that.“Tonight it just didn’t seem like he had his command and we did a really good job of not chasing balls out of the zone. He gets a lot of chases. And we kind of saw he didn’t have his command, so the biggest thing was try to keyhole him a little bit and we feel like we did a good job of that.”Coincidentally, Muncy also had three RBIs in Game 1 of last year’s NLDS against the Braves. According to Stats LLC, he joined the Cincinnati Reds’ Don Gullett (1975-76) as the only men to begin the postseason with three-RBI games in consecutive seasons.“For Max to stay in there and take good at-bats, and not offer at balls out of the zone and get a pitch that he can handle (was) big,” Roberts said. “Regardless, I just think that the at-bat quality he’s done all year has been unbelievable. So to take that ball the other way for the base hit (in the fourth inning) and just stay in there, he just keeps having good at-bats.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Fortuitously for the Dodgers, two of the game’s critical plate appearances fell squarely in Muncy’s lap Thursday. He finished with two hits and three RBIs in the 6-0 win.With two outs and the bases loaded in the first inning, Muncy saw five pitches from Corbin. Only one caught the strike zone, and the Dodgers’ fourth walk of the inning gave them a 1-0 lead.Batting with two outs and the bases loaded again – this time in the seventh inning against veteran right-hander Fernando Rodney – Muncy squared up a 2-and-1 fastball for an RBI single. At 4-0, the game was out of reach, the first win of the series firmly in the Dodgers’ hands.In between, Muncy reached base twice. He singled to lead off the fourth inning against Corbin. In the fifth inning, he pulled a hard ground ball to Nationals first baseman Howie Kendrick. When the ball rolled under Kendrick’s glove and into right field, Cody Bellinger trotted in from third base with an unearned run.center_img Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Corbin has limited lefties to a .289 on-base percentage in his career – .260 in this, his seventh major league season. Muncy was 0 for 3 with three strikeouts against Corbin prior to Thursday.Related Articles LOS ANGELES — For Max Muncy, the difference one year can make was spelled out for him on the Dodgers’ lineup card Thursday.In October 2018, Muncy found himself on the bench to begin the World Series. Two left-handed pitchers, Chris Sale and David Price, started Games 1 and 2 for the Boston Red Sox. The Dodgers were observing a fairly strict platoon. Muncy, a left-handed hitter, was relegated to the bench.The Nationals started a left-handed pitcher, Patrick Corbin, in Game 1 of the National League Division Series. Yet there was Muncy, playing second base and batting sixth, in Dave Roberts’ first lineup of October.“He’s earned it,” Roberts said. “Ideally you get a guy that the handedness (of the pitcher) doesn’t matter, and doesn’t affect production, and Max has shown that all year long, the consistent approach and at-bat quality.” Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start last_img read more

Author Christina Lopez To Speak At Saint Martin’s Upcoming Harvie Social…

first_imgSubmitted by Saint Martin’s UniversityLACEY, WASHINGTON — Christina López, author of the pamphlet Estamos en la Lucha: Immigrant Women Light the Fires of Resistance, will illuminate migrant women’s fighting spirit and their unique view of the crucial, but often ignored, leadership they provide in the U.S. workforce and society. López’s lecture, which promises to engage the Saint Martin’s community in a discussion exploring new strategies for creating solidarity among immigrants and U.S. residents of all races, is the next event in the 2012-13 Robert A. Harvie Social Justice Lecture Series. The lecture will take place at 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8, in Harned Hall, room 110, on the Saint Martin’s University campus, 5000 Abbey Way SE. The free event, followed by a social hour with the author, is open to the public.López, an Arizona native, comes from a working-class family whose roots in the southwest predate U.S. borders. She was first introduced to political activism when she joined the Chicano student organization MEChA to fight against an Arizona English-only law. Since moving to Seattle 14 years ago, López has fought for racial liberation and women’s rights as essential components of building class solidarity. On the national steering committee of Radical Women and president of the Seattle chapter, López has mobilized across the country to protect immigrant rights, quality education and affirmative action. A co-founder of Sisters Organize for Survival, she is an outspoken advocate for those most affected by social service and education cutbacks. López was also the vice-presidential candidate on the Freedom Socialist Party’s 2012 presidential ticket.The Robert A. Harvie Social Justice Lecture Series, now in its seventh year, was created by Saint Martin’s University Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Robert Hauhart, Ph.D., J.D., chair of the University’s Department of Society and Social Justice, to raise awareness of social justice issues within the community and to honor the work of Robert A. Harvie, J.D., former professor and chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at Saint Martin’s.Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 14 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 23 majors and seven graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,100 undergraduate students and 400 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and 300 more undergraduate students to its extension campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Centralia College. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at www.stmartin.edu. Facebook2Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Bombers walk all over Wildcats in Thursday night hoop action at the Hangar

first_imgAdam Berg led the charge with eight points in the period.Schepkowski took over in the second scoring 11 of his 17 points.Jack Sturrup and Berg each had 10 points.D.Kabatoff scored 12 to lead the Wildcats. Erich Schepkowski scored a game-high 17 points sparking the Bombers to a 88-37 victory over the Mount Sentinel Wildcats in West Kootenay High School Boy’s Basketball action Thursday at the L.V. Rogers Hangar.The game was over early as LVR out scored the visitors 34-3 in the first quarter.last_img