Posted: August 28th, 2011 | Author: Macmarlon | Filed under: Tennis | Tags: Aces, Caroline Wozniacki, Competitions, Connecticut, Denmark, Hurricane Irene, John Isner, Julien Benneteau, Little Rain, Momentum, New Haven, Newport, North Carolina, Tennis Center, United States, Wins, Winston Salem | No Comments »
A little rain cannot prevent Caroline Wozniacki, peak-ranked from winning her fourth successive New Haven title, as she defeated the Czech qualifier Petra Cetkovska, 6-4, 6-1, on Saturday in Connecticut.
Wozniacki of Denmark, the peak seed at United States Open of next week, improved to 17-0 at the tournament. It was her sixth title this season.
Wozniacki said, “I just have a good momentum every time I play here. You always play better when you like to be around a tournament.”
Cetkovska ranked 40th, had won seven successive competitions from the beginning of meeting the criteria. The competition, which was transferred to 1 p.m. Eastern from 5 p.m. to defend Hurricane Irene, was played outdoors at the Connecticut Tennis Center. John Isner, ISNER TAKES WINSTON-SALEM defeated the qualifier Julien Benneteau with 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 to win the Winston-Salem Open in North Carolina.
Isner, a native of close by Greensboro, conquered 34 unforced mistakes with 19 aces, the quickest was listed at 139 miles an hour and won his second tournament of the year. He as well won at NewPort, R.I.
Posted: August 5th, 2011 | Author: JewelleAnn | Filed under: Baseball | Tags: Batters, Counterpart, Different Story, Frustration, Giants, Left Hander, Lefty, Momentum, Notch, Padres, Philadelphia, Phillies, Pinch Hitter, Sake, San Francisco, Shutout, Single Run, Span, Sterling, Victory | No Comments »
In the previous night, Cliff Lee blanked the Giants for his 11th victory and 5th shutout of the season. For Phillies, it looks like the left hander is back in top form after going through a tough July.
Lee was able to out-duel his counterpart Madison Bumgarneer, holding San Francisco to 7 hits while getting up 8 k’s and inducing 12 grounds ball outs. The lefty once more got his season ERA south of 3 and provided the Phillies their league guiding 72nd victory of the year.
Philadelphia is hoping that this may signal the coming of a month like June for Lee when he was able to win the entire 5 of his starts. His numbers were mind blowing over the span; Lee permitted just a single run in his 42 innings pitching for a sterling 0.21 June ERA. Opposing batters just controlled 21 hits off of him.
However, July was a different story for Lee. Last month he went 1-2 with an earned run average of 4.91 over his 33 innings or work. Lee as well gave up 39 hits and 4 or more runs in 3 of his 5 starts while he was able to strike out 40 in that span.
Frustration actually showed throughout a July 25th start against the offensively challenged Padres. In a game that figured to allow Lee to right the ship, he gave up 10 hits and 5 runs in just 4 innings prior to being lifted for a pinch hitter.
It is not easy to tell a guy with an associate 3 ERA is having just an average year, though this comes out to be the case for Lee. Lee has maintained monthly ERA’s over 3.70 on the year excluding his unbelievable June.
Philadelphia will look to him to turn things up a notch later in the season and bring the momentum into the playoffs. For their sake, hopefully Thursday is the start of one more prevailing stretch for the lefty.
Posted: July 12th, 2011 | Author: JewelleAnn | Filed under: Baseball | Tags: Balls, Baseball Game, Brother, Diving, Dude, Home Run Derby, Momentum, Outfield, Prince Fielder, Quote, Railing, Rapid Action, Seriousness, Shannon, Texas Rangers | No Comments »
A fan of Home Run Derby nearly fell out of the outfield stands while diving for a home run ball hit by Prince Fielder, only days after Shannon Stone died from a fall while reaching for a baseball at a Texas Rangers game. He was safe from severe damage or death just because his friends got hold of him by his feet, grabbed him and after that pulled him back as he swayed over the railing above a solid deck 20 feet below.
Keith Carmickle’s near fall happened after he stepped up onto the narrow metal table which is in line with the railing — the type you stand in front of and put your drink on while seeing the game — and after that, while still standing on it, reached down to hold the ball as it came in.
He missed the ball, yet his momentum brought him ahead and he dropped headfirst the rail. Because of the rapid action of his brother and his friends, he would have disappeared.
Derived from the quote of Carmickle after the happening, you can say that he experienced the seriousness of the situation intensely:
“We caught three balls and I told the guys I was going to go for the cycle. Dude, they were really holding onto me.”