Dodgers rally to beat Padres after Kenley Jansen blows another save

first_imgPreviousDodgers catcher Russell Martin and infielder Kiké Hernandez celebrate after defeating the Padres 6-4 in 10 innings on Wednesdaya night in San Diego. Hernandez scored the go-ahead run in the top of the 10th. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda works against a San Diego Padres batter during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda works against a San Diego Padres batter during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsSAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 28: Manny Machado #13 slides safely past Russell Martin #55 of the Los Angeles Dodgers on a sacrifice fly by Hunter Renfroe #10 of the San Diego Padres during the first inning of a game at PETCO Park on August 28, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)San Diego Padres starting pitcher Trey Wingenter works against a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 28: Cody Bellinger #35 scores on a single hit by Corey Seager #5 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during the second inning of a game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on August 28, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda hits a two-RBI single during the second inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 28: Manny Machado #13 of the San Diego Padres looks on after striking out during the third inning of a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at PETCO Park on August 28, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 28: Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is unable to catch a foul ball hit by Manuel Margot #7 of the San Diego Padres during the fourth inning of a game at PETCO Park on August 28, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 28: Max Muncy #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after being hit by a pitch during the fifth inning of a game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on August 28, 2019 in San Diego, California. Muncy left the game after being examined by trainers. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 28: Max Muncy #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after being hit by a pitch during the fifth inning of a game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on August 28, 2019 in San Diego, California. Muncy left the game after being examined by trainers. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 28: Manny Machado #13 of the San Diego Padres flys out while breaking his bat during the sixth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at PETCO Park on August 28, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)The Dodgers’ Kiké Hernandez, right, slides in late to second as San Diego Padres second baseman makes the catch for the out during the eighth inning a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, in San Diego. Hernandez single, scoring Corey Seager; Hernandez was out trying to advance to second. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)San Diego Padres’ Eric Hosmer reacts after hitting a home run during the eighth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 28: Ty France #11 congratulates Eric Hosmer #30 of the San Diego Padres after his solo homerun during the eighth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at PETCO Park on August 28, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Chris Taylor can’t make the catch on a double by San Diego Padres’ Francisco Mejia during the ninth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen looks toward San Diego Padres’ Wil Myers on first base during the ninth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)San Diego Padres’ Francisco Mejia, left, scores on a wild pitch by Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen during the ninth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 28: A.J. Pollock #11 of the Los Angeles Dodgers connects for an RBI single during the tenth inning of a game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on August 28, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)The Dodgers’ Kiké Hernandez celebrates after scoring the go-ahead run on a throwing error during the 10th inning of the team’s baseball game against the San Diego Padres on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 28: Russell Martin #55 scores on an RBI single hit by A.J. Pollock #11 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during the tenth inning of a game against the San Diego Padress at PETCO Park on August 28, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 28: Casey Sadler #65 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after defeating the San Diego Padres 6-4 in a game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on August 28, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Dodgers catcher Russell Martin and infielder Kiké Hernandez celebrate after defeating the Padres 6-4 in 10 innings on Wednesdaya night in San Diego. Hernandez scored the go-ahead run in the top of the 10th. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda works against a San Diego Padres batter during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)NextShow Caption1 of 22Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda works against a San Diego Padres batter during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)ExpandSAN DIEGO — The Dodgers have won pretty and won ugly. They have won with slugging and with pitching. They will win 106 games at their current pace, and it can now be said they have won because of a clutch stolen base.The better question is, how many more games will they win with Kenley Jansen as their closer?Jansen blew his seventh save of the season Wednesday, allowing the tying run in the ninth inning against the San Diego Padres. That set the stage for a two-out rally in the 10th inning against Kirby Yates and a 6-4 win at Petco Park that dropped the Dodgers’ magic number for clinching their seventh consecutive NL West title to nine.The key play: a two-out steal by Kiké Hernandez, who beat Francisco Mejia’s throw to second base by mere inches. The next batter, Russell Martin, scorched a ground ball to Padres shortstop Luis Urías. After snaring the ball in his glove, Urías airmailed the throw over the head of first baseman Eric Hosmer. Hernandez, running on contact with two outs, scored easily from second base. Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Wingenter walked Hernandez, then was removed in favor of right-hander Luis Perdomo. Martin walked, loading the bases for Maeda.Maeda hit a home run here in his second major league at-bat three years ago. It remains the only home run of his career. This time he hit a line-drive single, allowing Taylor and Hernandez to score. The Dodgers led 3-2.The right-hander allowed just one hit over the next four innings and didn’t allow a runner to advance past second base.The Dodgers will transition from a six-man starting rotation to a traditional five-man rotation next week. If this was Maeda’s last start before he joins the bullpen, he did not go out with a whimper. The right-hander allowed a single, a double and three walks in five innings. He struck out three batters and moved above .500 for the first time in more than a month.“With Kenta, there’s just that versatility component,” Roberts said. “As a starter, we’ve seen him do great things. We’ve seen him do great things out of the ’pen. That’s something as we look out, we’re going to have a conversation with him and see what’s best for us and what’s best for him. We haven’t made that decision yet.”  Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season A.J. Pollock drove in Martin with a single later in the 10th inning to knock Yates (0-5) out of the game. An All-Star for the first time in 2019, Yates blew his fourth save opportunity of the season – his second against the Dodgers this month.Hernandez said he received a text message from Manager Dave Roberts early Wednesday saying he would get the day off. But the Padres made a late change, recalling left-hander Nick Margevicius from the minor leagues and inserting reliever Trey Wingenter as their starting pitcher. Hernandez swapped in for Joc Pederson, a left-handed hitter, a couple of hours before first pitch.As fate would have it, Hernandez was still in the game with two outs in the 10th inning, drawing a walk against Yates to begin the winning rally.“When you play in the National League and you can play a few positions, you never know when you have to be ready to come in the game at any point,” Hernandez said. “When they called up (Margevicius), we know he’s been a starter, we figured that he was going to be an opener. We did a line change and it worked out.”Hernandez also drove in a run with an eighth-inning single. He scored two of the Dodgers’ six runs.center_img Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire “Kiké really had a heck of a ballgame,” Roberts said. “Driving in a run, hitting the ball the other way, it was a big run right there at that point in time. When you get two outs, you can slug. Most guys try to do it with one swing. But Kiké took a good at-bat against Yates, got on base, stole second base.”Trying to preserve a 4-3 lead in the ninth inning, Jansen blew his seventh save of the season – matching a career-high set in 2012.Mejia began the inning by hitting a soft flare to left field. The ball caromed off Chris Taylor’s glove and Mejia was on second base with a double.With one out and Mejia on third base, Jansen threw a cut fastball above Ty France’s head. The ball caromed off Martin’s glove to the backstop for a wild pitch. Mejia scored and the score was tied at 4, the save blown.“He’s throwing the ball well. He really is,” Roberts said of Jansen. “That’s a play that (Taylor) gave it everything he had. If you make that play it’s a completely different inning. I still think the ball is coming out really well.”Jansen is 2 for 5 in August save opportunities. Roberts previously resolved to withhold Jansen from certain save situations in order to keep his appearances on a more regular schedule, but that has not curtailed Jansen’s struggles. At times the issue has been pitch selection, at other times velocity.“I actually thought he sequenced pretty well tonight,” Roberts said.Casey Sadler pitched a scoreless 10th inning to record his first save. Jansen (4-3) was credited with the victory.The Dodgers dodged a bullet in the fifth inning when second baseman Max Muncy was struck on his right wrist by a 94-mph fastball from Matt Strahm. Muncy had to leave the game and the injury was announced as a contusion.Roberts said x-rays were negative and Muncy is day-to-day with wrist soreness.Kenta Maeda got off to a rough start before the announced crowd of 26,871. He walked two of the first three hitters he faced, then allowed an RBI single to Hosmer. When Hunter Renfroe lofted a fly ball to Hernandez in right field, Manny Machado was able to tag up and score from third base. The Padres led 2-0 after one inning.Maeda helped the Dodgers pull ahead with his bat.Cody Bellinger led off the second inning with a walk and went to third base on a single by Taylor. When Corey Seager tapped a ground ball to second base, Bellinger had time to score from third without a throw.Related Articleslast_img read more

Edwin Rios gets silent treatment after first — and second — career home runs

first_imgFirst career homer in the books for @Edwin_Rios30! pic.twitter.com/i1jtKOQeuw— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 15, 2019Two silent treatments in one night? How you feelin’, @Edwin_Rios30? pic.twitter.com/d8qcH6VC2D— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 15, 2019His teammates eventually bombarded him with high-fives and congratulations, and the infielder got the opportunity to meet two young Marlins fans who caught his home run ball after the [email protected]_Rios30 meets with the kids that caught his first career homer. pic.twitter.com/vi7KJWVVTn— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 15, 2019SportsNet LA’s Alanna Rizzo asked Rios what was going through Rios’ mind rounding the bases after his first home run. He said it was a feeling he’d never [email protected]_Rios30 chats with @alannarizzo after going 3-for-4 with 2 HRs in tonight’s win. pic.twitter.com/c1h7dyn4bN— SportsNet LA (@SportsNetLA) August 15, 2019Rios, who attended Florida International University and was drafted by the Dodgers in the sixth round of the 2015 MLB draft, went 3 for 4 at the plate with two home runs, a single and a walk. He is also the first Dodger to hit his first two career home runs in the same game since Cody Bellinger in 2017. The Dodgers are on a roll after winning nine of their last 10 games, but on Wednesday night, it was rookie Edwin Rios who was red-hot. The Dodgers prospect hit the first two home runs of his Major League career in a 9-1 win over the Marlins.The 25-year-old singled in his first at-bat before hitting a solo shot in the fourth inning and a two-run homer in the sixth. It’s pretty common for teammates to ignore the rookie who just hit his first career home run. As luck would have it, Rios hit two home runs in one game, so he was given double the silent treatment. MORE: Why you should root for the Dodgers if your team is out of the racelast_img read more

McHUGH WELCOMES PERMANENT STATUS FOR EMERGENCY CHOPPER SERVICE

first_imgFine Gael Minister of State Joe McHugh has welcomed the establishment of the Emergency Aeromedical Support Service on a permanent basis by Minister for Health Leo Varadkar and Minister for Defence Simon Coveney.This very valuable service ensures that seriously ill or injured people in more remote areas have timely access to appropriate high quality clinical care.The National Ambulance Service (NAS) and the Air Corps have operated the service on a pilot basis since mid-2012. The Irish Coast Guard provides back-up support. The EAS has completed over 33 missions in Donegal to date. Nationally, the service has completed 1,055 missions to date including 323 STEMI heart attack patients, who must get to a primary PCI lab within 90 minutes for effective treatment.A cross-sector working group has examined ways to provide a permanent dedicated service. Both Ministers have considered the Group’s report, and it has been agreed to establish a permanent service continuing the current service model. However, they have committed to an ongoing review of the operation, so as to ensure a sustainable, long term service arrangement.Minister McHugh said: “I’m delighted that the Government has agreed to put the Emergency Aeromedical Support Service on a permanent footing. It’s a great example of co-operation across Government and it shows what can be achieved by using existing resources, even following a deep financial crisis.“The service has been great for patients and ensures that those in more remote areas, particularly in the west, have timely access to specialised treatment available in the larger hospitals. “A third of the missions were in response to STEMI heart attacks, allowing patients to be treated in a specialist setting within 90 minutes of diagnosis. The collaboration between the NAS and Air Corps has been quite remarkable.“I welcome the establishment of a permanent EAS service and the ongoing support to the National Ambulance Service by the Defence Forces in providing such a valuable service to people in rural communities. The professionalism and commitment of the Air Corps in providing a dedicated helicopter service to date has been exemplary. I know that level of dedication will continue into the future as the service is placed on a sustainable footing.” McHUGH WELCOMES PERMANENT STATUS FOR EMERGENCY CHOPPER SERVICE was last modified: July 15th, 2015 by John2Share 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:ambulance serviceEmergency Aeromedical Support Servicelast_img read more