The Cubs Beat The FrontRunning Indians At Their Own Game

YEARTEAMTOTALLEDTIEDTRAILEDLEDLED OR TIED Top front-running playoff teams through World Series Game 1 32005White Sox8153141465.482.7 62014Royals8940331644.982.0 21998Yankees9361181465.684.9 52015Mets9557211760.082.1 The key to front-running is a versatile, opportunistic offense (check), good starting pitching (check) and — most importantly — a lights-out bullpen (um, check). Cleveland is custom-built for winning that way, and they’ve shown just how effective it can be in the small-sample gantlet of the playoffs. You can bet other teams will think about how to copy that style going into next season and beyond.But on Wednesday night, the Cubs beat the Indians at their own game. It was Chicago who struck first, claiming a 1-0 lead within the game’s first 15 pitches; it was Chicago who nickeled and dimed an extra run in the third and tacked on insurance in the fifth; and it was Chicago who kept their lead secure with dominant pitching, including six strikeouts from Mike Montgomery and Aroldis Chapman in three and one-third relief innings. Against the Cubs in Game 2, the Indians trailed in more innings (nine) than they had in the entire playoffs combined heading into the game. It was a win right out of Cleveland’s playbook.As the series shifts to Chicago on Friday, it should be interesting to see how Cleveland responds. Aside from overcoming a brief 1-0 deficit in the first inning of Game 1 of the ALDS, we haven’t really seen the Indians mount any comebacks this postseason. Of course, the Cubs hadn’t been an especially strong front-running club themselves before Game 2 — until Wednesday, they’d led through less than half of their postseason innings — instead showcasing a variety of other ways to win. But given Chicago’s great starting rotation and the apparently rust-proof hitting of Kyle Schwarber, Cleveland might need to prove they can win from behind, too. NUMBER OF INNINGS% OF INNINGS 92007Red Sox10160212059.480.2 72012Orioles6118321129.582.0 81995Braves8535341641.281.2 Includes all postseason games since 1995, when the wild card was introduced, but excludes teams who only played in the wild card gameSources:, Retrosheet During their 5-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians in Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday, the Chicago Cubs did something no team has consistently been able to do this postseason: get ahead of the Indians and stay there.Cleveland was 8-1 in the postseason heading into Wednesday’s game, so you wouldn’t expect them to have spent much time trailing. But they were notable front-runners even by the standards of a team with such a great record. Before Game 2 of the World Series, the Indians and their opponents had completed 81 innings during this postseason. Of those 81, Cleveland led through 57 of them — 70 percent — and was either leading or tied through 73, a staggering 90 percent rate of success (or at least, nonfailure) in the scoreboard battle. In games they won, they trailed in just one inning.1Seven of the eight innings they trailed came in one game — Game 4 of the ALCS against the Toronto Blue Jays.Going back to the advent of the wild card in 1995, both of those figures were the highest any team had ever carried through Game 1 of the World Series, and it wasn’t especially close. Even the 1998 Yankees — who won 114 regular-season games and then turned the playoffs into their own personal victory lap — only led or were tied through 85 percent of their innings through Game 1 of the World Series. And the oft-forgotten 2005 White Sox, who basically perfected this formula, checked in at 83 percent. These Indians have been the most front-running team in modern postseason history. 12016Indians815716870.4%90.1% 102014Giants10952352247.779.8 42007Rockies7445161360.882.4 read more

Are The Warriors Ruining Basketball

FiveThirtyEight VIDEO: How the Cavs can push back in Game 3 Embed Code More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s show (Jun. 6, 2017), we discuss the Nashville Predators’ win against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final. That series is now tied 2-2. Next, the Golden State Warriors are running roughshod over the Cleveland Cavaliers, which has some complaining that the NBA’s competitive balance is out of whack. We dig into league commissioner Adam Silver’s latest remarks on the matter and discuss whether the rise of the Warriors is a good thing or a bad thing for the NBA. Plus, a significant digit on an untethered ascent of El Capitan.Check out the following links to the topics we discussed.Pekka Rinne had a great Game 4 to help the Predators even things up.FiveThirtyEight’s NBA predictions say that the likelihood of the Warriors winning the series is 97 percent.In an interview with ESPN’s Mike and Mike, NBA commissioner Adam Silver fought back against claims that the Warriors have disrupted the league’s competitive balance.FiveThirtyEight’s Chris Herring and Kyle Wagner teamed up to break down Steph Curry’s return to form in this year’s NBA finals.Deadspin’s Albert Burneko writes that despite last year’s Cavaliers’ comeback, a Warriors victory feels inevitable this year.Is the superteam era ruining the NBA? Sports Illustrated’s Lee Jenkins investigates.Significant Digit: 3,300, the number of feet that Alex Honnold climbed on his route up El Capitan, the famous climbing wall inside Yosemite National Park. He did it all without a rope. Honnold has become the first free solo climber to scale the route. read more

Eric Dier to start for England against Belgium on Thursday

first_imgTottenham player Eric Dier will make his debut of the 2018 World Cup in England’s game against Belgium on Thursday, Sky Sports, confirms.Dier was named as a substitute in both of England’s matches and made his only appearance as a late replacement in their 2-1 win over Tunisia in their opening game. Despite not choosing to start Dier in either of England’s games so far, Gareth Southgate paid tribute to the influence he has had on their World Cup campaign.“He is always a big part of our plans,” Southgate said. “He is a really intelligent player, tactically very aware and he is a crucial part of our squad and has been all the way through our journey.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“His mentality has been about playing his way into the tournament, recognising he will have a part to play. There is a real maturity about him and I enjoy our discussions about the matches we play.“He has great insight into the difficulties we might face, so even though he hasn’t been in the starting team he has had invaluable contributions in meetings and training sessions and tomorrow he is back in the team.”Both England and Belgium have secured qualification from Group G but whoever wins their match in Kaliningrad will finish top.last_img read more

Yes For Salmon Certified For The 2018 Ballot

first_imgVoters will determine if the Alaska law governing development in salmon habitat should be updated, something not done since statehood in 1959. If the Alaska Legislative session ends on time, the initiative will be bound for the primary election. If the Legislature goes into a special session, the initiative is expected to appear on a ballot in the general election. Ryan Schryver, campaign director for Stand for Salmon: “The people have spoken — they want every Alaskan to vote on this issue. Leaders across the state can now see how important this issue is to all Alaskans.” The Stand for Salmon initiative would restrict interference with salmon habitats  during a development project, like the proposed Pebble Mine.According to the Stand for Salmon website, the initiative would formally define characteristics of a healthy river in state law, update state listings of waters which support salmon, requires the state to notify the public of projects which could affect salmon and create salmon-protection standards developers must meet before their projects can move forward. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Division of Elections certified the ‘Yes for Salmon Initiative’ for the 2018 ballot with nearly 42,000 signatures from all 40 legislative districts, and was signed by Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott.last_img read more

Mashable Closes Its First Capital Investment

first_imgMashable announced today that it closed on its first-ever capital round, a $13.3 million Series A investment led by Updata Partners. Since starting in 2005, the company’s founder and CEO Pete Cashmore says Mashable has grown “without a dollar of funding,” until now.CNN’s Brian Stelter, who broke the story, points out that Mashable had toyed with the idea of being acquired in 2012—ironically and potentially to CNN—but instead forged ahead as an independent company. Soon after, the company, which now says it has 30 million monthly readers, launched a new responsive design site that doubled down on the mobile content gold rush, social sharing and native advertising. Mashable has since launched a content marketing operation called BrandLab and a social media-based advertising program called Lift. Joining Updata in the investment are New Market Ventures Partners, Social Starts, Buddy Media co-founders Michael and Kass Lazerow, Iglo Group CEO Elio Leoni Sceti and Havas CEO David Jones.“We will use the capital to grow our reach, technology capabilities, invest in video and new storytelling formats, grow the company’s BrandLab, which now engages with some of the world’s best brands, and work on new products that will be announced next year,” says Mike Kriak, Mashable’s chief operating officer and chief financial officer, in a statement provided by the company. “This means we’ll be increasing headcount by as much 50 percent, and we will move to a new headquarters in New York City to house our rapidly growing team, and be opening up new offices in London and Los Angeles.”Mashable currently employs about 120 people.last_img read more

Best of Last Week – Nobel prize winners announced new kind of

first_img Discovery of new subatomic particle sheds light on fundamental force of nature This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Best of Last Week – Nobel prize winners announced, new kind of fusion reactor and a new drug that destroys tumors (2014, October 13) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Another team at the Joint Quantum Institute has used incoherent light to get sharp images from dull detectors—it’s taking them into a fuzzy area between classical and quantum light. And, the discovery of a new subatomic particle is shedding light on the fundamental force of nature—researchers with the University of Warwick found the particle (dubbed Ds3*(2860)) using the Large Hadron Collider. They believe it will “transform our understanding” of the fundamental force of nature that binds the nuclei of atoms.In applied applications, a team of engineers at Washington University has come up with a design for a fusion reactor that could be cheaper than using coal—they claim scaling it to the size of a coal plant would make the plant economical. Meanwhile another team of researchers has come to the conclusion that there are only four unique city topologies—they used data from OpenStreetMap and mathematics to come to this conclusion.Also, some good news came from a combined team of researchers looking into the mechanism that underlies diabetes—they’ve actually discovered a “good” fat that fights diabetes—a new class of molecules that appears to protect both mice and humans from the onset of the debilitating disease. And in an interesting bit of research, a team of scientists has traced the evolutionary history of Arctic bacteria and in so doing, have found a long evolution of toxic mercury resistance—a finding that could have implications on research that involves looking for life on other planets.And finally, researchers at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute announced that they’ve found a cancer drug that destroys tumors in pre-clinical trials—it’s still preliminary work, but the implications are staggering—imagine if doctors could actually destroy cancer tumors with a simple drug made from the seeds of a rainforest plant. It was another banner week for physics as the Nobel Prize in physics was announced—Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura shared the prize for their work in inventing a new kind of LED. Also, mysteriously, a team of researchers working in Australia found evidence that there is just half as much dark matter in the Milky Way Galaxy as scientists have believed. © 2014 Explore furtherlast_img read more

Live News traffic and weather updates for North Staffordshire South Cheshire on

first_imgHello and welcome to StokeonTrentLive’s breaking news service bringing you all the latest updates from Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire on Thursday, May 23. Our team of reporters will be updating this live service with all the latest on the traffic and travel and weather updates – as well as news and entertainment through the day. We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates in our live news feed below. For the latest news and breaking news visit Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Driver named following fatal collision Punter found hiding in bushes Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital windowcenter_img Police search for missing woman Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app  – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store , or get the Android version from Google Play .  Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook –   Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like!   Follow us on Twitter –   For breaking news and the latest stories,  click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter . Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories.  Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram . Key EventsPolice arrest woman after body found at Stoke-on-Trent house11:0720:11A500 slip-road closed18:45A34 Trent ValeTraffic returned to normal on A34 Newcastle Road between Springfield Retail Park and A500 D Road (Hanford Interchange). 18:33Thieves steal coffee table, chair, & even a metal heron from beauty spotThieves have managed to gain access to a popular Staffordshire Moorlands beauty spot swiping a range of items from the busy gardens.The callous criminals access Biddulph Grange Gardens overnight between yesterday and today (May 23) stealing more than £600 worth of goods from the attraction.Read more.18:12Smallthorne trafficHeavy traffic on A5272 Hanley Road / High Lane around Moorland Road (Smallthorne Roundabouts).17:58Railway delays Possible delays on West Midlands Railway due to passenger illness at Witton.17:31M6 reopened17:30Porthill Road Usual congestion on A527 Porthill Road at A500 D Road / Longbridge Hayes Road / Longbridge Hayes Road (Porthill Bank).17:25Chell Street busyHeavy traffic on A5272 Chell Street at A5272 Merrick Street / B5047 Hulton Street (Providence Square). Travel time is four minutes.17:25Leek Road slowUsual slow traffic on A52 Leek Road in both directions at A50 Lichfield Street (Joiners Square). 17:25A50 Victoria Road, FentonUsual slow traffic on A50 Victoria Road at A5007 City Road. 16:46Lane closure on M6 in StaffordshireOne lane closed and queuing traffic due to broken down tanker on M6 Northbound between Stafford Services and J15 A500 D Road (Stoke-On-Trent). In the roadworks area. Lane one (of three) is closed. Traffic was already slow following a separate break down earlier. Stafford Services is located between J14 and J15.15:57Heavy traffic on the D RoadHeavy traffic on A500 D Road Southbound before M6 J15.15:57Werrington Road slowUsual congestion on A52 Werrington Road Westbound before A52 Leek Road (Lime Kiln Traffic Lights).15:57A50 westbound A50 Westbound busy but moving from Meir Tunnel towards the A500 D Road (Sideway Roundabout).15:36Congleton Road congestionUsual congestion on A34 Newcastle Road between Springfield Retail Park and A500 D Road (Hanford Interchange). Travel time is five minutes.15:30Advanced traffic warning Advance Warning – M6 Northbound closed due to resurfacing work during the night from J15 A500 D Road (Stoke-On-Trent) to J16 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent / Crewe). Between 9pm and 6am Mondays to Sundays from 9pm on the 1st to 6am on June 2.15:20Breakdown on the M6 One lane closed and heavy traffic due to broken down lorry on M6 Southbound from J19 A556 (Knutsford) to J18 A54 Middlewich Road (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel). Lane one (of four) is closed. 15:06Porthill Road congestionUsual congestion on A527 Porthill Road at A500 D Road / Longbridge Hayes Road / Longbridge Hayes Road (Porthill Bank). 14:52Victoria Road congestionUsual congestion on A50 Victoria Road at A5007 City Road. 14:41Lane closure on the M6 in StaffordshireOne lane closed due to broken down vehicle on M6 Northbound between J14 A34 (Stafford North) and J15 A500 D Road (Stoke-On-Trent). Traffic is coping well. In the roadworks area. Lane one (of three) is closed.13:30Queues on D-RoadQueuing traffic on A500 D Road Southbound around A527 Porthill Road (Porthill Bank). Travel time is four minutes.12:18Afternoon weather…There’s plenty of fine weather this afternoon for #OutdoorClassroomDay; don’t forget the sun cream if you’re going to be out in the strong sunshine for long ☀️@OutdoorClassUKI— Met Office (@metoffice) May 23, 201912:17Speed enforcement on the A500Little bit of speed enforcement on the A500 today. So far not many have been over the limit. Great to see. #slowdownitssunny #fatal4 #sunsoutsoarecmpg #livetoseethesummer #50isplentyonthea500— CMPG (@CMPG) May 23, 201911:53Busy at Porthill BankA500 D Road Southbound busy but moving around A527 Porthill Road (Porthill Bank). 11:08Slow traffic in Leek Slow traffic on A520 St Edward Street in both directions at A53 Broad Street. 11:07KEY EVENTPolice arrest woman after body found at Stoke-on-Trent housePolice investigating the sudden death of a womanMore here10:07Busy in LongportHeavy traffic on Brownhills Road / Davenport Street / Newcastle Street between A500 (Porthill Bank) and Tunstall. Travel time is six minutes. 09:43Lanes open on M6Lanes 3 of 3 are all open now on the #M6 Southbound between J6 #SpaghettiJunction to J5 #CastleBromwich due to a broken down vehicle. #TrafficOfficers on the hardshoulder now with the broken down vehicle.— Highways England (@HighwaysWMIDS) May 23, 201909:18Queues in Etruria Road Queuing traffic on A53 Etruria Road in both directions from A52 Ryecroft (Jubilee roundabout) to A500 D Road (Basford Roundabout). 09:09Lane closure on M6 further south…Lane 1 (of 4) is closed on the #M6 Southbound between J6 #SpaghettiJunction to J5 #CastleBromwich due to a broken down vehicle. #TrafficOfficers on scene— Highways England (@HighwaysWMIDS) May 23, 2019last_img read more

February 6 2002 The slab viewed from the crane i

first_imgFebruary 6, 2002 The slabviewed from the crane is ready for the big day. [Photo by David Tollas & text by TT] and Monisha, inspectthe concrete forms before the concrete is brought in.Ê [TT] The main characterfor the today’s event, “the boom pump”, unwinds its arm to get readyfor its role. [Photo by SueAnaya & text by TT] “The pump” couldshoot 3 cubic yards per minute of concrete. 3 ready-mixed concretetrucks joined in with 28 cubic yards of “plastic” ammunition. [TT] [Photo and textby: TT] The crewscreed the surface while other members place the concrete into theform. [Photo by NadiaBegin & text by TT]last_img

Big Rapids officials join Rep Potvin to support recreation partnership

first_img Categories: News 02Oct Big Rapids officials join Rep. Potvin to support recreation partnership LANSING – State Rep. Phil Potvin, R-Cadillac, welcomed Big Rapids City Manager Steven Sobers and Big Rapids Public Schools Superintendent Tim Haist to the House Committee on Local Government this week for testimony to support legislation that could create more recreation opportunities in the Big Rapids area.House Bill 4578, sponsored by Rep. Potvin, would amend the Recreational Authorities Act to add school districts  to the list of entities allowed to join a recreational authority. Currently only a city, county, village or township are allowed to come together and form an authority. The creation of such an authority would occur after a vote of the citizens in the area.The City of Big Rapids and Big Rapids Public Schools have been working together on ways to join, expand community resources, and recreational offerings in the greater Big Rapids area. Possible projects that may come from the creation of a recreational authority could be community centers, gardens, pools, farmers markets, park improvements, and even historic restoration.“Recreational opportunities in a community are part of what gives a community its character, charm and allure for families and visitors alike,” said Rep. Potvin. “Partnering with schools is a common sense addition that will help create additional investments and more opportunities within our communities.”“This city sees this as more than just a networking opportunity,” said Sobers. “This would bring added facilities and opportunities for the older generation, as well as our youthful population.”Also joining Sobers and Haist in Lansing, but not speaking to the House committee were Nate Scheible of Big Rapids Public Schools and Heather Bowman of the Big Rapids Parks and Recreation Department.The committee listened to testimony on the bill and is expected to revisit the bill in the near future.last_img read more

New treatment forms aim to improve endoflife patient care

first_img Tags: Health Policy 14Nov New treatment forms aim to improve end-of-life patient care A bill sponsored by state Rep. Laura Cox requiring the development of a standardized Physician Ordered Scope of Treatment (POST) form has been signed into law by the governor. A POST form is an advance care planning tool designed to ensure people forced to make difficult end-of-life medical treatment choices are given the respect they deserve in multiple health care settings. The form guides emergency medical personnel and health care providers in whether to administer life-sustaining measures, such as CPR, intubation, antibiotics and feeding tubes, when the patient is no longer able to do so. “We must do everything we can to respect patients’ wishes at the most vulnerable time of their lives,” said Cox, of Livonia. “The form ensures people are able to voice their wishes for end of life care before it’s too late.”  The bill is part of a four-bill, bipartisan package to establish a standard practice for POST forms in Michigan. Twenty-two states have POST programs and 23 have developing programs in the works. Cox’s bill in the package specifically allows a guardian to execute or revoke a POST form on behalf of an individual. Other bills in the package require the Department of Health and Human Services to develop a standardized form, require adult foster care facilities to comply with medical orders provided for on a POST form, and requires health professionals to comply with the most recent order or form when both a DNR order and a POST form exist for a patient. House Bill 4171 is now Public Act 155 of 2017.###center_img Categories: Cox Newslast_img read more