VIEW FULL VERSION: Link
Title: UP NEXTPenn State: Will eagerly wait to see
Category: Other
Blog Entry: OAKLAND, Calif. Nike Tn Danmark . -- The Oakland Athletics returned home to a field still bearing markings from an NFL game played at the Coliseum 24 hours earlier and proceeded to get blitzed in their most lopsided loss of the season.That it came against the Red Sox shouldnt have surprised anyone. In four games versus Boston this season, manager Bob Melvins ballclub has allowed a minimum of 13 runs each time while being outscored 66-17.This was just the latest in a series of blowouts.David Ortiz singled twice and drove in three runs, David Price won his fifth consecutive start and the Red Sox routed the As 16-2 on Friday night.You know when you get behind in counts and get guys on base and you do it multiple innings, they end up making you pay, Melvin said. Theyre first in the league in runs, RBI, on-base percentage, everything. For a while we were in the game . then they did what they can do when you make some mistakes.Oakland committed two errors, but the big problem was pitching.As starter Andrew Triggs lasted one inning before leaving with a sore back. The three relievers who immediately followed combined to give up 14 runs over 6 1/3 innings.Its just frustrating to put the bullpen in that situation like that, Triggs said. Im hopeful it will be something that will get resolved pretty quickly.Stephen Vogt had an RBI double for the As. Oakland, which has lost eight straight to Boston, dropped a season-high 20 games under .500 (57-77).The As did all their scoring in the fourth. Billy Butler had a sacrifice fly and Vogt added an RBI double.Travis Shaw homered and had five RBI, Hanley Ramirez added three RBI and Xander Bogaerts doubled and scored three runs to help the Red Sox move within one game of first-place Toronto in the AL East. Boston (75-59) is three wins shy of matching last seasons total.Price (14-8) was mostly dominant while pitching seven solid innings against the overmatched As. The left-hander fanned five of the first seven he faced, gave up two runs and finished with seven strikeouts and three walks.HONORING BIG PAPIBefore the game, Ortiz -- wearing a blue Red Sox hoodie with his red cap on backward -- spent time shaking hands and taking pictures with employees and security guards at the Coliseum. The Boston slugger also paused to sign autographs for a handful of fans lined up near the tunnel behind home plate before making his way back to the clubhouse. Later, Melvin and team president Michael Crowley presented Ortiz with a three-liter bottle of Northern California wine.TRAINERS ROOMRed Sox: RHP Joe Kelly, LHP Robby Scott and INF Deven Marrero were added to the roster from Triple-A Pawtucket. C Ryan Hanigan came off the DL before the game. RHP William Cuevas was designated for assignment.Athletics: Former closer Sean Doolittle was activated from the DL after missing 59 games with a strained left shoulder. RHP Jesse Hahn was also activated off the DL and optioned to Triple-A Nashville. C Matt McBride was called up from Nashville.UP NEXTRed Sox: RHP Rick Porcello (18-3) faces the As for the second time this season Saturday night. Porcello has 23 strikeouts over his previous three starts overall and has gone seven innings or longer in five consecutive starts.Athletics: RHP Daniel Mengden (1-5) will be called up from Triple-A Nashville to start against Boston. Yeezy Boost 350 Danmark . Galatasaray said in a statement on its website Monday that Mancini signed a three-year contract and will be paid 3.5 million euros for the upcoming season, with his salary upped to 4. Nmd Tilbud . "Hes going to have hip surgery on Jan. 7, and hell be expected to rehabilitate for four to six months beyond that," Canucks general manager Mike Gillis said Friday in an interview. http://www.nmdtilbud.com/adidas-nmd-r1-danmark.html . Still, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke thought taking him out before the fifth inning was an unusual move. "Im looking up at the board and hes got two hits given up and one run, and Im taking him out after the fourth inning," Roenicke said. INDIANAPOLIS -- As Penn States band played and Lucas Oil Stadium rocked, thousands of fans clad in their traditional white shirts chanted We Are Penn State.It might have been more fitting if had it been We are Penn State -- and we are back.Five years after a child sex abuse scandal tainted the reputation of the school and its football program along with the legacy of late coach Joe Paterno, quarterback Trace McSorley put the Nittany Lions squarely back in the national spotlight Saturday night with an epic 38-31 come-from-behind victory over No. 6 Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship game. It was the largest comeback in the six-year history of the game.Before coach James Franklin left the field, he was already lobbying the playoff committee to put No. 8 Penn State in the final four.What I do know is that we just won the toughest conference in college football, he said. Weve won nine straight. They say youre allowed to overcome minor setbacks. Weve done that. Its up to you, committee.The Nittany Lions resume is impressive.Since rebounding from a 39-point thumping against Michigan on Sept. 24, Penn State (11-2, No. 7 CFP) has won every game, handed No. 2 Ohio State its only loss of the season and on Saturday rallied from a 21-point first-half deficit to end the Badgers six-game winning streak. Penn State also finished as co-champs of the Big Ten East, a division many considered the toughest in the nation, and now has its first conference crown in eight years.Many, including die-hard Penn State fans, wonder whether that will be enough to jump up three spots in the committees rankings. Some fans even held signs that read we smell roses.While McSorley, who was named the games MVP after a record-breaking performance, has even higher hopes, hes content to let his coach lobby for a playoff spot.Coach said what he needed to say, Im going to enjoy this moment with my teammates, McSorley said before leaving the stage on the field.It was certainly a moment worth savoring.McSorley finished 22 of 31 for 384 yards with four TD passes, breaking the title game records for yards and TD passes. He also broke the schools single-season records for yards passing and touchdown passes.And McSorley wasnt the only one putting on a show. Saeed Blacknall caught six passes, two for touchdowns, and finished with a championship-game record 155 yards. DaeSean Hamilton caught eight passes for 118 yards, most in the second half when the Nittany Lions repeatedly burned the nations No. 3 defense with deep throws.What was most imppressive was how they won it. Køb Adidas Nmd. enn State trailed 28-7 with 5:15 left in the first half. Thats when McSorley and the Nittany Lions offense finally got in sync by scoring touchdowns on each of their next four possessions -- the last an 18-yard TD pass to Saquon Barkley with 13:41 left in the game. The Nittany Lions never trailed again.They made some plays down the field and we didnt make enough to make McSorley feel uncomfortable, Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst said.Wisconsin (10-3, No. 6 CFP) played without starting quarterback Alex Hornibrook but jumped to the big lead behind Corey Clement, who ran 21 times for 164 yards including a 67-yard TD run in the first quarter.But the Badgers usually stout defense allowed a season-high point total.Wisconsins final chance ended when Clement was stopped short of a first down on fourth-and-1 from the Penn State 24-yard line with 1:01 to go.THE TAKEAWAYPenn State: Consider the turnaround is complete. Five years after the Jerry Sandusky scandal tainted the program and the late Joe Paternos legacy, and the ensuing NCAA sanctions seemed to put the Nittany Lions on the fast track to nowhere, they are Big Ten champs and look like a real national championship contender.Wisconsin: After winning their first two title game appearances, the Badgers have now lost their two -- in shocking fashion. Coach Paul Chryst never could have expected this from a defense that hadnt allowed more than 30 points all season and had only allowed No. 2 Ohio State to gain more than 400 yards in a game this year.POLL IMPLICATIONSPenn State: Coach James Franklin insisted all week that his team was focused more on winning a Big Ten title. Now, the lobbying can begin -- if Franklin wants to. The argument goes like this: Co-champs of the toughest division in college football, championship game winners of the best conference in football and the only team to beat No. 2 Ohio State. Will it be enough?Wisconsin: In the first half, the Badgers looked like they would be making their case to the committee. Instead, the Badgers have no idea what will happen next.UP NEXTPenn State: Will eagerly wait to see who is next on the schedule.Wisconsin: Will wait to see who the Badgers will get in the postseason, one that could have been much more interesting had they protected their lead.---More AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25 Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '