DeGrom Shines, Mets Beat Mariners, 3-1

first_imgSEATTLE — All Jacob deGrom wanted was the opportunity to earn a spot in the New York Mets rotation.Based on his latest impressive effort, the Mets’ 3-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on July 22nd night, he’s solidly in there.“He’s always flown under the radar. Still is,” Mets Manager Terry Collins said. “This guy has numbers to match up against any rookie in the league. And you never hear his name mentioned.”DeGrom (4-5) held the Mariners to five hits and one run over his seven innings. He walked just one and struck out seven.Over his last six starts, deGrom is 4-1 with a 1.59 ERA. Even more impressive, he’s 3-0 with a 0.86 ERA over his past three, walking three and striking out 26.“I’m telling you this guy, he’s going to figure it out and he’s going to be a tough guy to deal with,” Collins said.Travis d’Arnaud drove in a run with a gift triple off Erasmo Ramirez (1-5), who was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma for the start, and scored on Ruben Tejada’s soft single in the second inning to help New York end a three-game skid.Lucas Duda hit his 15th home run, a 446-foot drive off the second deck scoreboard in right field in the eighth.Jeurys Familia worked an easy eighth and Jenrry Mejia picked up the save — his 12th in 14 chances.Endy Chavez led off the bottom of the first with a single then deGrom retired the next 11 batters.After an out, DeGrom struck out Robinson Cano, the league’s second leading hitter, in a nine-pitch at-bat.“He was fouling off a lot of pitches,” deGrom said. “Then it got to 3-2 and I wanted to throw the changeup. That’s what d’Arnaud put down. That made me feel a little bit better about throwing it. It was a good one and he swung through it.“Warming up, it (changeup) was really good. With a lot of lefties in the lineup, it was a good night to have my changeup being really good,” deGrom said.Bobby Abreu opened the second with a single to left. Then d’Arnaud stroked a sinking line drive to center. James Jones tracked it awkwardly, sliding to stop it but the ball skipped past him for a RBI triple.“I didn’t extend my hand the way I should have,” Jones said. “It was early in the game and I’ll be aggressive. I felt I had a better chance sliding. That’s what my body told me.”Mariners Manager Lloyd McClendon, asked if the slide was a good gamble, said, “probably not. He’s going to make some mistakes on the aggressive side. He will learn from them and get better.”With one out in the fifth, Willie Bloomquist broke through with a single to right. Dustin Ackley then doubled into the right-center gap, scoring Bloomquist.Ackley advanced to third when Daniel Murphy’s relay to the plate sailed past the catcher but Ackley was left stranded. Ackley, who was 2 for 3, is hitting .377 in July after hitting just .214 in the first three months of the season.Ramirez went seven innings, allowing two runs on five hits. He walked two and matched his career high with 10 strikeouts. He also hit two batters. It is his fifth straight loss. He has not won since April 1.Over his previous four starts — all no-decisions — Ramirez had a 0.90 ERA with 14 strikeouts and 16 walks.Ramirez was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma before the game for his fourth stint with the big club. He likely will be sent back down after the game to make room for the July 23d starter, Taijuan Walker.Duda gave the Mets a two-run cushion with his drive off the second-deck facade on a 3-1 pitch from Tom Wilhelmsen.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Liverpool vs Swansea: Team news & TV

first_imgPremier League Liverpool vs Swansea: TV channel, stream, kick-off time, odds & match preview Goal Last updated 1 year ago 00:40 12/27/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Emre Can Liverpool Getty Images Premier League Liverpool Liverpool v Swansea City Swansea City The Reds look to jump back into fourth place as they host struggling Swansea under interim manager Leon Britton at Anfield Liverpool look to get back to their winning ways and reclaim fourth place in the Premier League as they host struggling Swansea at Anfield on Boxing Day.While they sat in the fourth and final Champions League spot on Christmas, a Tottenham victory in the first game of the day means Jurgen Klopp’s men need a victory to jump back ahead of Spurs.The Reds are unbeaten in 13 games, but have three draws out of their last four Premier League fixtures, with a 3-3 thriller against Arsenal last Friday the latest. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Game Liverpool vs Swansea Date Tuesday, December 26 Time 17:30 GMT / 12:30 ET TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM Mohamed Salah LiverpoolIn the United States (US), the Premier League can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream NBCSN fuboTV The game will be shown on Sky Sports Main Event in the United Kingdom (UK). Goal will have live updates here. UK TV channel Online stream Sky Sports Main Event Sky Sports Go SQUADS & TEAM NEWS Position Liverpool players Goalkeepers Mignolet, Karius Defenders Gomez, Lovren, Klavan, Robertson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip Midfielders Coutinho, Can, Wijnaldum, Milner, Lallana, Oxlade-Chamberlain Forwards Firmino, Solanke, Salah, Mane, Ings Liverpool’s injury list grew longer against Arsenal as captain Jordan Henderson limped off inside 10 minutes. He is not available for the Swansea match.However, Liverpool will get the return of centre-back Joel Matip. Daniel Sturridge has not been fit to make the bench since Liverpool’s victory over Spartak Moscow, while Albert Moreno has also been missing since that contest  Nathaniel Clyne, who has not featured this season, remains out. Liverpool starting XI: Mignolet; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Klavan, Robertson; Can, Wijnaldum, Coutinho; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Firmino, Salah Position Swansea players Goalkeepers Fabianski, Nordfeldt Defenders Rangel, Fernandez, Mawson, Olsson, Van der Hoorn, Naughton Midfielders Mesa, Carroll, Clucas, Fer, Fulton, Sanches, Dyer, Routledge Forwards Ayew, Abraham, Narsingh, McBurnie Kyle Naughton returns for the Swans despite going down with a groin injury against Crystal Palace.The Swans are missing Wilfried Bony, who is out with a hamstring injury, and Ki Sung-Yueng, who has a calf problem. Kyle Bartley will miss out with a knee problem.Swansea starting XI: Fabianski; Naughton, Fernandez, Mawson, Olsson; Mesa, Fer, Routledge; Carroll, Ayew, McBernie.BETTING & MATCH ODDS Lukasz Fabianski SwanseaLiverpool are heavy 2/13 favourites according to dabblebet, with Swansea priced at 18/1 to beat the Reds. A bet that Liverpool will make it four draws out of five EPL games is priced at 17/1.Click here to see all of the markets dabblebet has on offer, including goalscoring odds, score predictions and more.GAME PREVIEW Jurgen Klopp LiverpoolLiverpool jumped out to a 2-0 advantage on Arsenal in London on Friday, only to fall behind 3-2 over the space of five minutes and then snatch a point thanks to a Roberto Firmino equalizer. That result meant Liverpool failed to take advantage of two of the three teams ahead of them, Manchester United and Chelsea, dropping points over the weekend. A showdown with bottom-of-the-table Swansea, who have played one game under interim boss Leon Britton following the firing of Paul Clement, will be expected to result in three points for Jurgen Klopp’s men. But Liverpool have dropped points in their last two home games, with a 1-1 draw in the Merseyside Derby against Everton and a scoreless match against West Brom.With Tottenham again finding form, Liverpool will need to make the most of contests against Swansea, Leicester City and a tricky Burnley side, before a difficult two matches, first in the FA Cup against Everton and then a Premier League showdown with Manchester City. Meanwhile Swansea will be looking to repeat a bit of history. In January 2017, the relegation-threatened Swans traveled to Anfield and walked away with a 3-2 victory over the Reds, a key moment in their road to safety last season. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more