Dodgers nursing A.J. Pollock along as he plays through groin injury

first_imgSUNDAY PLANRoberts is still not ready to name a starting pitcher for Sunday’s series finale in Atlanta. He acknowledged Tony Gonsolin is an option (he pitched Monday for Triple-A Oklahoma City) or “a bullpen game.”Dustin May would be part of that bullpen. The Dodgers are trying to slow May’s innings workload while also evaluating him for a potential relief role in the postseason by moving him to the bullpen now.“That’s the plan. The game situation could change things,” Roberts said of using May out of the bullpen Sunday. “But our goal right now is to have him come out of the ‘pen for an inning or two on Sunday.”Roberts said the Dodgers’ decision-makers have talked to May and asked for “open-mindedness” from the rookie right-hander while his role is “not clear.”“We’ve expressed that to Dustin,” Roberts said. “Right now we’re just trying to keep our options open as long as we can.”REHAB UPDATESChris Taylor (forearm) began his rehab assignment with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga on Thursday night by going 2 for 3 with a three-run home run.Kike’ Hernandez (hand) was scheduled to start his rehab assignment by playing for the Dodgers’ Arizona Summer League team Friday.Because he hasn’t been out as long as Taylor, Hernandez is expected to stay with the AZL team through the weekend and not move on to another affiliate in a higher classification.“If he’s confident where he’s at there, we’re not really worried about the level of competition,” Roberts said.Related Articles ATLANTA — A.J. Pollock isn’t injured seriously enough not to play. And he’s not healthy enough to be turned loose to play.Considering the 19 1/2-game lead in the National League West the Dodgers took into the weekend, they can live with that.“Obviously, I wish it was completely past us,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Friday. “But we just have that luxury to kind of manage him and that’s what we’re trying to do. We’re going to do whatever it takes to get him out of it so that mentally, physically he’s not worried about it. And hopefully we don’t compromise him in the batter’s box where he’s getting the repetitions.”Pollock has been limited by a slight groin muscle injury since the start of August. He has played on consecutive days just once this month. Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season center_img Despite the cautious playing time, Pollock has gone 10 for 23 (.435) with four doubles and a home run in his past seven games. Roberts acknowledged the Dodgers don’t want Pollock to lose that feel in the batter’s box by shutting him down for 10 days (or more) on the Injured List.“We don’t. If we can kind play both sides … that’s a good thing not only for AJ but the Dodgers,” Roberts said. “We’ve done that with JT (Justin Turner). We’ve done that with Corey (Seager). And we got both of those guys out of harm’s way and kept them going. That’s our plan with AJ as well.”Pollock said the groin injury is “more frustrating” than painful and acknowledged that it is more of an issue in the field, when he tries to break on balls, than it is in the batter’s box.“It’s like in spring training when you’re trying to get used to a certain work load,” he said. “You’re good for a week or two and then all of a sudden something creeps up on you. That’s kind of what this is for me. You build up a tolerance for things and get past it. That’s what it’s been for me in the past. This time, it was a little more frustrating because it stuck around a lot longer than I wanted it to.“If I had a crystal ball and knew exactly what the timeline would have been and I’d be over it, that’d be great. But you show up feeling like you can help the team out every single day. … It’s just something I’m trying to work through and navigate.” Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Taylor and Hernandez are expected to come off the Injured List during the Dodgers’ homestand next week. Jedd Gyorko has gone 8 for 23 in eight rehab games and could also be activated next week.Meanwhile, left-hander Rich Hill (flexor tendon) has increased his throwing program to long tossing from 120 feet. He could start throwing off a mound during the next homestand.FRESH ARMReliever J.T. Chargois pitched in three of the Dodgers’ four games before Friday and was sent to Triple-A Oklahoma City Friday. Right-hander Josh Sborz was promoted to replace him in the bullpen.Chargois had a 13.50 ERA and a .391 average against him over his past eight appearances.UP NEXTDodgers (LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu 12-2, 1.45 ERA) at Braves (RHP Mike Foltynewicz 4-5, 6.24 ERA), 4:20 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available), AM 570 Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Lyceum routs St. Benilde to stretch unbeaten run to 11

first_imgEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Edward Dixon made the most of the extended garbage time and poured 19 of his 27 points in the second half, to go with five rebounds, while Clement Leutcheu got 13 markers and 20 boards in the defeat.The Blazers suffered their fifth straight loss to go down to 2-9.The Scores:LYCEUM 83 – Perez 14, Ayaay 12, Nzeusseu 10, Caduyac 9, Pretta 9, Jc. Marcelino 7, Baltazar 7, Jv. Marcelino 6, Tansingco 5, Ibanez 2, Marata 2, Cinco 0, Liwag 0, Serrano 0.ST. BENILDE 69 – Dixon 27, Leutcheu 13, Belgica 10, Domingo 6, Johnson 5, Sta. Maria 4, Castor 2, Naboa 2, Pili 0, San Juan 0.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Super letdown: Patriots routed in 2nd half, Chiefs win 42-27 Winning start End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ Break new ground View comments Quarters: 23-10, 46-30, 66-53, 83-69. LATEST STORIES A costly, catty dispute finally settled Cameroonian big man Mike Nzeusseu also chimed in a double-double of 10 points, 11 rebounds, and two blocks in the win, as Lyceum remained unbeaten after 11 games.“Every game, our mindset is we don’t look at the standings because we’re already battling our own race. It’s already about us at this point,” said deputy coach Jeff Perlas, who came in the press room for coach Topex Robinson.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThough the Pirates led by as high as 21, their 23 turnovers helped the Blazers catch up and trim the lead to just 14 to finish the game, something which Perlas raised as a remaining concern for the team.“We’re far from being satisfied because of our turnovers. We have to take care of the ball. The effort of the team is always there, but we have to acknowledge that teams have started to catch up on us. We have to find a way to adjust to their adjustments,” he said. CJ Perez. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLyceum ran roughshod of St. Benilde for an 83-69 victory Friday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.CJ Perez commandeered the fight for the Pirates as he scattered 14 points, nine rebounds, three assists, and two steals, while MJ Ayaay got 12 markers, four boards, and two assists.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Goldsmith before court for buying stolen chain

first_imgA goldsmith was reprimanded by Magistrate Annette Singh at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Tuesday after he was charged for knowingly purchasing a stolen gold chain.Deonarine Nagoo of Alexander Village, Georgetown, denied that on April 5 at First Street, Alexander Village, he knowingly purchased a chain property of Komella Gibson, which he knew was feloniously obtained.According to the prosecution’s case, Nagoo accepted the chain valued $100,000 and paid the person who took it to him $38,000 for it.However, Nagoo told the court that he was unaware that the item was a stolen and indicated that he was ready and willing to return same to the Virtual Complainant (VC).The gold chain was shown to Gibson which she identified to be hers and it was then handed over to her.Magistrate Singh reprimanded Nagoo, explaining to him that he must have known that the chain was stolen being a goldsmith.She told him that he was just as guilty as the person who stole the chain and “encouraged these bad people to continue to do what they are doing.”The VC however, after receiving her chain, said she was not willing to pursue the matter. As such, the case was dismissed.last_img read more