Steven Matz injury update: Mets pitcher leaves start against Braves with left hand injury

Mets pitcher Steven Matz left his start against the Braves after three innings with discomfort in the middle finger of his pitching hand, the team announced Tuesday.

New York’s athletic trainer and manager Mickey Callaway went to the mound while Matz was throwing his warm-up pitches before the fourth inning. The trainer examined Matz’ left hand and he was then removed from the game.

Matz allowed no runs and one hit in his three innings of work. He has registered a 2-3 record and a 3.55 ERA so far this season.

Contract negotiations and pro baseball can wait.

He’s got messages to deliver in the clubhouse and stereotypes to dispel on the field.

When I go out there and take the field, I feel like I’m the biggest person out there, Madrigal said. I feel like when I look at the pitcher, I’m bigger than him, no matter his size. I’ve always tried to prepare that way. I try to practice as hard as I can, try to train as hard as I can, so when I get on the field, I’m the most confident guy out there.

If it all works as Madrigal plans, he and the Beavers will stand tall in Omaha into next week.

Hosmer’s hit in the ninth was in stark contrast to his infield single in the third off starter Chris Stratton. The ball bounced near the plate then rolled slowly down the line as third baseman Pablo Sandoval stood and watched, hoping it would go foul. It didn’t.

I didn’t even know it had a chance of staying fair, honestly, so it was kind of a surprise for me, Hosmer said. I’ll take the free knocks. I need them, that’s for sure.

Manuel Margot had two hits and two RBI as the Padres snapped a five-game skid. Travis Jankowski and Cory Spangenberg added two hits apiece.

Richard (7-6) was dominant in his third start against the Giants this season. He retired 17 straight during one stretch, allowed only two runners past second base and struck out four. The four consecutive wins mark a career high for the left-hander.

We’ve struggled the last five days so it’s good to get back on the right track, Richard said. That’s always a good thing, and to do it against the Giants here, it’s a good win.

San Diego’s bullpen made Richard’s performance hold up, but it was dicey at times.

Green used three relievers to get out of the seventh. Kirby Yates allowed a leadoff single in the eighth before setting down the next three. Brad Hand retired all three batters he faced in the ninth.

Saints sign running back Terrance West Jersey

The Saints found their veteran running back.
Men's Nike Cincinnati Bengals #92 Pat Sims Black Team Color Vapor Untouchable Limited Player NFL Jersey
According to Herbie Teope of, the Saints are signing former Ravens running back Terrance West after today’s cattle call workout.

The Saints also took a look at Jamaal Charles and Tim Hightower, but chose West from the group.

The incident follows Kramer’s 2015 failed suicide attempt, an incident that Baird references in her petition, saying it proves the former NFL signal-caller is no stranger to handling guns. Her restraining order request was granted, meaning Kramer must stay 100 yards away from her at all times and must move out of the family’s home.

Baird filed for divorce two days after the alleged assault, TMZ Sports reported.

Johnson was a two-time first-team All-ACC Sebastian Aho Jersey selection and two-time winner of Jacobs Blocking Trophy to recognize the best offensive lineman in the ACC. He started the final 31 games of his college career at Florida State at left tackle.

Leave it to Oprah Winfrey to get Tom Brady to admit the end really may be near.

In an interview set to air Sunday night on Winfrey’s OWN network, the five-time Super Bowl champion and reigning NFL MVP said he now thinks about retirement more than he ever has.

I think about it more now than I used to, Brady said. I think I’m seeing that there’s definitely an end coming sooner rather than later.

That attitude represents an Corey Coleman Youth Jersey about-face for the 40-year-old superstar, who previously said he would like to play into his late 40s or as long as he is playing at a championship level.

Andy Green Jersey to Joe West: ‘I’m leaving so you can go and get another call wrong’

Joe West is not the most popular MLB umpire, Dick Butkus Womens Jersey and he was certainly not Padres manager Andy Green’s favorite person Friday in a matchup with the Braves.
Richard Dent Youth Elite Navy Blue Jersey: Nike NFL Chicago Bears Vapor Untouchable Alternate #95
Green was so upset with West after a call he didn’t agree with in the fourth inning he chucked his hat at the man prompting his ejection.

West was cordial after the toss by Green and actually handed the man his hat back.

San Francisco offensively has raised its big-play quotient around Garoppolo, but its defense will need to limit those kinds of pass plays and increase its takeaway potential after recording only 10 interceptions last season.

The 49ers are well equipped for complementary football. That should lead to better overall football in 2018.

Adrian Houser, a Brewers reliever, finished his warm ups and then yakked behind the mound.

There are some excellent examples of pitch velocity as the canary in the coal mine. In 2017, Matt Harvey’s average fastball velocity dropped like a stone during a start, and he was quickly diagnosed with a stress injury that kept him out for months.

James Shields averaged 92 mph on his Franco Harris Jersey fastball in his first two starts of 2017 but dropped to 90 mph in his third right before hitting the disabled list with a strained lat. Nathan Eovaldi consistently hit triple digits on the radar gun, but barely averaged 94 mph on his fastball in his last start prior to Tommy John surgery that sidelined him for all of 2017.

There are only a couple reasons a Jones holdout would make sense. He could be looking to strike while the iron is hot and sneak in a raise, or he might want better cash flow in his contract.

Jets signing J.J. Wilcox to replace Rontez Miles (knee)

Jets safety Rontez Miles is out three-to-four months after having surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee, according to NFL Network.

To replace him, the Jets are signing free agent safety J.J. Wilcox, a league source confirmed.

Miles was the Jets’ fourth safety, behind starters Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye. Terrence Brooks was the Jets’ No. 3 safety even before Miles’ injury. Miles was a strong special teams contributor for the Jets, who now need depth at safety, which is why they are signing Wilcox.

Wilcox was a third-round draft pick by the Cowboys in 2013. He started 29 games for them from 2014-15, but he has otherwise been a backup, which will be his role with the Jets. He was with the Steelers last season. He has six career interceptions.

What to make of all this? It’s pretty simple and goes to what Bennett said.

I know Jimmy G is gonna need a big play receiver this year at some point, Owens said. Let’s make it happen. #StayReady #VetMin.

Jimmy G has Pierre Garςon and Marquise Goodwin as the team’s starting receivers. Owens last played in 2010, but he hasn’t given up on his desire to return to action.

Whether Owens is on an NFL team or not, he’ll be on the cover of the Madden 19 Hall of Fame edition.

They need him to play well. He was great in college, but we have no idea who he is as an NFL player because of his shin injury. We’re going to learn a lot about both him and the Raiders secondary in 2018.

Quarterbacks separate themselves on third downs. On the money down, Carson Wentz had the second-highest completion percentage in the league in 2017, per the Washington Post. He was only behind Jimmy Garoppolo, who threw 71 fewer passes on third downs than Wentz.

Antonio Brown and Ben Roethlisberger Jersey skip out on the Steelers OTAs

Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown have skipped out on a few days of OTAs now. The duo missed at least four workouts. The reason?
Limited Youth Ryan Griffin White Road Jersey: NFL Nike Houston Texans #84 Vapor Untouchable
How we haven’t heard from Bell since this series of events is incredible to me. Although, maybe he is in the lab working on his next diss track. Some may be wondering why it’s a big deal that Roethlisberger and Brown are missing voluntary OTAs.

So to recap: Bell failed to show up to OTAs, Brown critiqued him for it and then both Brown and Roethlisberger failed to show up to OTAs, because apparently a Roethliberger family vacation Evander Kane Womens Jersey is more important than an optional NFL practice and Brown can’t practice without his quarterback.

So where does that leave Mychal Kendricks, who officially signed with the Browns on Monday?

We’ll start him out in the middle, Browns coach Hue Jackson said Tuesday, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. As you know, [defensive coordinator] Gregg [Williams] plays a lot of different packages so he’ll be a little bit at every place. He’s very bright. He can learn it all. When he walks out there, he’ll start in the middle.

Kendricks, who was released by the Eagles on May 22, sat out practice Tuesday while recovering from minor ankle surgery in March. Collins also didn’t participate while recovering from surgery last season to repair a torn MCL.

Aaron Judge was out of the Yankees’ lineup the day after he set a Major League record by striking out eight times in a doubleheader. Judge was 0 for 9 with eight Ks and a walk on Monday when the Yanks split a pair in Detroit.I talked to (Judge) about this probably before we went on this roadtrip, just with the stretch of games and a doubleheader mixed in there,manager Aaron Boone said. The fact that we rode him through a doubleheader, I just felt like getting in (to Toronto after midnight Tuesday), on the turf… he’s been a guy that obviously I’ve leaned on a lot. I just felt like it was a good Authentic Colton Schmidt Jersey time.

Mookie Betts Jersey (ab strain) back in Red Sox lineup after missing 14 games

Outfielder Mookie Betts returned to the Boston Red Sox lineup for Monday night’s game against the Orioles in Baltimore, bringing welcome relief to an offense that struggled at times without him.
Men's Majestic Cincinnati Reds #13 Dave Concepcion Replica Camo Alternate Cool Base MLB Jersey
Betts finished 1 for 5 in his return from the disabled list and was lifted in the bottom of the 11th.

Betts had been sidelined since May 27 with an abdominal strain. He missed the Mack Hollins Jersey Red Sox’ past 14 games, with the club going 8-6 in that time.

Iglesias put together a good at-bat, especially that late in the game, Clevinger said. I just pulled the last two fastballs.

Rajai Davis hit reliever Louis Coleman’s first pitch of the eighth for his first homer of the season, tying the game at 2.

Cleveland’s best chance in extra innings came in the 11th. Buck Farmer walked the first two hitters, bringing Saupold out of the dugout. Chisenhall popped up a bunt, and the next two batters couldn’t advance the runners.

My faith in God and the support from my family, friends, teammates and coaches will see me through this difficult time, Hal said in a statement. I will not let this diagnosis stop me from fulfilling my dreams and I do not want anyone to feel sorry for me. I know how to beat this and I will beat it.

Hal is entering his fifth season in the NFL, all with the Texans. He signed a three-year contract with Houston in August 2017 and played in all 16 games for the Texans last season.

The news of Andre Hal’s diagnosis weighs heavy on the hearts of everyone in the Houston Texans family, coach Bill O’Brien said in a statement. Andre epitomizes what it means to be a Houston Texan through his leadership, community involvement and team-first attitude. We are confident that Andre’s resiliency and infectious positivity, along with treatment Authentic Jae Crowder Jersey and care from the best medical community in the world, will guide him through his recovery. The entire Texans organization is behind Andre and his family during this difficult time and we look forward to his eventual return to the team.

Can Jets’ Devin Smith Jersey prove he isn’t a bust? ‘My time is coming,’ he says

The list is a grim one for the Jets : Vlad Ducasse, Stephen Hill, Geno Smith, Jace Amaro, Devin Smith, and Christian Hackenberg.
Youth Nike New York Jets #41 Buster Skrine White Vapor Untouchable Limited Player NFL Jersey
From the time the Jets drafted middle linebacker David Harris in Round 2 in 2007 Carlos Hyde Authentic Jersey to their selection of productive (so far) safety Marcus Maye in that round 10 years later, they struck out on six straight second-round picks.

Smith isn’t buying the notion that he is destined to be yet another Jets second-round bust.

I don’t let it bother me, he said. I know what type of work that I’m putting in. I know what I’m trying to get out of this.

Even with the Authentic Dan Fouts Jersey unfortunate loss of promising tight end Hunter Henry, franchise legend and NFL Network analyst LaDainian Tomlinson understands why the talent-laden Chargers have Super Bowl aspirations for the upcoming season.

When you look at this team on paper, it’s not hard to see why, Tomlinson offered on Wednesday’s edition of NFL Total Access, because you do have the best quarterback in the division and one of the best in the National Football League. The second thing is that defense is going to be nasty again.

You keep Jason Verrett healthy at the corner position, him and Casey Hayward together along with those defensive ends that we have and then you’ve got the young rookie Derwin James. There’s a lot of reasons to like the Los Angeles Chargers. And then, I forgot about the wide receiver position. We only have one of the best wide receivers in all of the game in Keenan Allen.

No strangers to offseason hype, the Chargers have been done in by botched field goals, fourth-quarter collapses and an inordinate number of injuries to key players in recent seasons.

They are sitting pretty this year, however, with two AFC West clubs breaking in new starting quarterbacks ( Chiefs, Broncos) and the other adjusting to a new coach (Raiders). That said, Lynn is doing his best to tamp down lofty expectations in Los Angeles.

Detroit selected Frank Ragnow 20th overall in the draft, counting on him to play alongside four returning starters to bolster the offensive line.

The former Arkansas center looks as if he’s getting a shot to play left guard with the first-string offense.

He just kind of fits in with the group, coach Matt Patricia said. You’re not really looking at it and saying, ‘That’s out of place,’ like it looks like it’s out of place. I haven’t noticed that at all.

Anyone watching the Lions, especially under former coach Jim Caldwell , noticed they simply couldn’t run the ball well consistently.

That played a part in Caldwell getting fired and Matthew Stafford directing a one-dimensional offense that led to him being sacked 47 times last season.

The Lions didn’t have a true fullback on their roster last season and now they have a pair of them, converting Nick Bellore from linebacker and drafting Nick Bawden in the seventh round. More importantly, they invested a first-round pick in Ragnow to effectively replace Travis Swanson.

On paper should our run game be better? Yeah, probably, Quinn has said. The pieces are there. Now it’s really up to all of us in the building to kind of make sure these guys produce at a high level.

And so it will likely continue, with those opposed to the protests finding fault with certain aspects of the NFL’s new anthem policy and those who support the right to protest finding fault with other aspects of the NFL new anthem policy. As NFL P.R. gaffes go, this one could ending up being one of the worst in recent years, and that’s saying something.

As we said when we lost those guys, we are not trying to replace those guys, Prescott said. Those are guys who are irreplaceable. We can’t say we need you to be the leader Dez was or be the leader Witten was. We have a lot guys and lot of guys who have been in this league that lead, and sometimes they lead by just by example by going out there and not saying a word and giving all their energy, and it pays off and shows. Young guys can look and say that is the way you practice. That is the way you come in and handle your business. Sometimes you don’t have to say anything to do it, and we have those guys. We have the rah-rah guys, the guys who are screaming, the guys who are getting everybody going to make sure the energy is there.

Sean Lee, Dan Bailey and Tyrone Crawford join Prescott as returning captains. Zack Martin and Travis Frederick also have shown leadership ability.

David Tepper Jersey will get a substantial tax savings for buying the Panthers

New Panthers owner David Tepper has always had great timing, as evidenced by his enormous success as a hedge fund manager. His timing has never been more impeccable than it was when he bought an NFL team.
Men's Adidas Mattias Janmark Authentic Camo NHL Jersey: Dallas Stars #13 Veterans Day Practice
Which also helps the federal and state governments, given that team founder Jerry Richardson and his partners will be paying taxes on the gains realized from their original investments in the team.

To summarize: The rich always find ways to get richer, via the write off. And the government always finds ways to get its cut.

So as we wait for the dramatic outcome to the promise of a dramatic turn, let’s Justin Vogel Jersey spend some time wondering what it may be. Geragos suggested that someone would be dropping a dime, which presumably would cause the NFL to drop a deuce. (Geragos actually said someone will dime out the NFL, but if I didn’t phrase it as dropping a dime it would have looked odd to use drop a deuce. And I never turn down a chance to use drop a deuce. And now I’ve been able to use drop a deuce three times. Actually, four.)

Limited Mens Nate Orchard Jersey So if someone is going to be dropping a dime, it would have to be someone who knows what’s been going on. While discussing the Geragos claim during Thursday’s PFT Live, I wondered aloud whether the dime-dropper will be former NFL P.R. executive Joe Lockhart, who surely knows what was going regarding any potential coordination (collusion) between the league office and the teams in order to keep Kaepernick unemployed. With word emerging on Wednesday that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones had testified that he was proud to see Lockhart gone, maybe Lockhart decided to take the gloves off.
Authentic Mens Michael Jordan Jersey

Brett Jones Jersey is taking over center with Weston Richburg’s departure via free agency.聽

Don’t get too excited about Manning, Barkley, Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shepard and Evan Engram just yet. Wait until the offensive line jells and provides a sturdy foundation for the unit.聽
Women's Chuck Bednarik Green Jersey: T-Shirt Rush Pride Name & Number #60 NFL Philadelphia Eagles Nike
The Cardinals are leaving the door wide-open for rookie first-round pick Josh Rosen to win the starting quarterback job.
Elite Womens Jay Bouwmeester Jersey
He’s not playing like a vet. Make sure you guys understand that. He’s still a rookie, OK? But he sees things, like I said before, through a different lens. And he picks it up quickly.

John Ross provided the Bengals with nothing last season after being the ninth overall pick in 2017, but he’s finally healthy and looks like he can become a weapon.

Cavaliers: Improved to 6-2 in elimination game since 2015. James has scored at least 40 in five of those wins…. James’ teams are 5-2 in Game 7s…. This was the seventh 40-point game for James this postseason. Michael Jordan also had seven, one off Jerry West’s record set in 1965…. James passed Karl Malone (2,062) for sixth place on the career postseason rebounds list.
Youth Earl Thomas Jersey
The Boston Celtics, leading 3-2 in the best of seven NBA Eastern Conference Finals, met the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James in an elimination game on Friday, May 25, 2018 (5/25/18) at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.

Check the scoreboard above for the final score and click on the stats link for game stats.

To be fair, even in last year’s catastrophe, Manning wasn’t terrible. The 37-year-old threw for almost 3,500 yards, tossed six more touchdowns than interceptions and had a passer rating of over 80.

It’s not unreasonable to think those numbers will improve significantly in 2018. The Giants added tailback Saquon Barkley to an offense that already included tight end Evan Engram and star wideout Odell Beckham Jr. and took big steps Kevin Pillar Authentic Jersey to fortify the offensive line.