Matt Strahm will make his first real start for the Padres in Monday night’s series opener against the Diamondbacks. The 27-year-old left-hander was a member of the bullpen last year. He wants to be the kind of starting pitcher that can be counted on to go six innings, so as to not wear out relievers over the course of a season.But he can’t change the way he pitches.So in his first season being stretched out while coming back from a major surgery that took place less than two years ago, that might be somewhat out of his control.“If that’s going to be five innings with 11 punch-outs and more pitches, that’s just going to be my day,” Strahm said. “I’m not out there trying to strike everyone out. I’m just trying to pitch. … When I start thinking, that’s when stuff comes undone.”Sometimes Strahm, who averaged 10.1 strikeouts per nine innings last season, will do what he did in his second-to-last start of spring … [Read more...] about Padres notes: Strahm will throw like he throws; Giants fooled; Paddack’s near-hit
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Weddings Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Weddings | Why Go to the Chapel or City Hall When You Can Say ‘I Do’ Like Aquaman? Supported by Field Notes ByHilary Sheinbaum Dec. 19, 2018 Justin and Crystal Reynolds shared their first dance as husband and wife almost three years ago surrounded by friends, family, manta rays and whale sharks. They married submerged in 6.3 million gallons of water inside the Ocean Voyager exhibit at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. “We definitely wanted to mix our wedding with diving because it was something we were so passionate about,” said Ms. Reynolds, 33, who lives in Weston, Fla., and is studying criminal justice and forensic psychology at Purdue University Global. In preparation, the bridesmaid, groomsman and officiant achieved scuba certification. “Everyone had to wear a dive suit, and … [Read more...] about Why Go to the Chapel or City Hall When You Can Say ‘I Do’ Like Aquaman?
The Celtics gave the Bucks their first loss of the season on Thursday night at TD Garden, triumphing 117-113. Boston set a team record for most three-pointers in a game, with 24. Elsewhere, the Bruins head to Nashville to face the Predators on Saturday, and the Patriots welcome the Packers on Sunday night. Rob Gronkowski is “not right,” according to a former Patriots executive: Gronkowski wasn’t seen at Patriots practice Thursday, which potentially is an indication that he’s still dealing with an injury. But even before then, a former team assistant had a blunt assessment. Mike Lombardi, the former Browns general manager who worked with the Patriots as an “assistant to the coaching staff” from 2014-2016, sounded off on Gronkowski in a recent episode of his podcast, “GM Street.” “And look, I’ve said it on the podcast before: You can watch the tape, study the tape, I think Gronk’s a great player,” Lombardi said. … [Read more...] about Morning sports update: Mike Lombardi said Rob Gronkowski is ‘not right’
Boston fans celebrated at the Red Sox victory parade on Wednesday, with thousands turning out to see yet another duck boat procession. On Thursday night, the Celtics welcome Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks to TD Garden. Meanwhile, the Patriots continue to prepare for the Packers on Sunday night. Bill Belichick gave Aaron Rodgers a shoutout for his golf game: Bill Belichick doesn’t usually stray too far from the subject of football during his press conferences, but he made a minor exception on Wednesday. Discussing Aaron Rodgers – who the Patriots face on Sunday night at Gillette Stadium – Belichick concluded a lengthy analysis of the Packers quarterback by paying him an unusual compliment. “He does everything good. He can even play golf. He’s a good golfer, too,” said Belichick. Reporters asked a follow up about if the two had every overlapped on the golf course. “Yeah, he was out at Pebble Beach. I’ve been out there. I’m not in … [Read more...] about Morning sports update: Aaron Rodgers doesn’t share Bill Belichick’s opinion of his golf game
0 Have your say With deep snow and a long season, Japan’s slopes attract keen boarders and skiers, but the monkeys prefer the hot springs Japan is fascinating, a small and densely populated collection of islands which has developed an exhilarating prowess in all things technological while preserving a culture renowned for its courtesy and orderliness. Throw in some of the world’s best skiing conditions – snow that’s light, dry and very often chest deep, and a season that lasts from December to May – and you can see why it’s been grabbing the attention of dedicated powder skiers and snowboarders for a number of years.We land at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, a convenient 20-minute taxi ride from the centre, where we arrive at Hoshinoya Tokyo, a traditional Japanese ryokan (inn) perched like a nest among the city’s concrete towers. There the unhurried, meditative pace of spiritual traditions and practices dates back … [Read more...] about Japan, skiing: Travel, Scotland on Sunday