Mets’ bullpen implodes in walk-off loss to Pirates | Rapid Reaction

Addison Reed blew a save, Tyler Pill loaded the bases and Josh Edgin couldn’t contain the damage. PITTSBURGH — The Mets needed a little guile and a whole lot of luck to get out of a few jams on Saturday night. It looked as though their reliance in one of their most trusted relievers would pay off, but as if on cue the bullpen imploded yet again. Addison Reed blew his second save when he gave up a pinch-hit single to John Jaso and Gift Ngoepe scored to tie the game at 4-4 in the ninth. This came after a near miss earlier in the inning when Juan Lagares made… Read More

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Annie’s Candy convincing in Journal Handicap

The surprise of Saturday’s Journal Handicap was clear enough: the lacklustre, fourth-place finish of odds-on-favourite Killin Me Smalls. What was no surprise, however, was the resplendid showing of the winner: California invader Annie’s Candy, a convincing wire-to-wire, open length victor, who got The Journal’s six furlongs in 1:09 1/5 which is just three-fifths of a second off of Northlands track record. “The other night I watched the replays of all his races,” said Monica Russell, who trains Annie’s Candy for B.C. owner Peter Redekop. “To say the least I was impressed.” But then who wouldn’t be? You can start with the $40,000 claiming race where Redekop astutely haltered the four-year-old… Read More

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Annie’s Candy convincing in Journal Handicap

The surprise of Saturday’s Journal Handicap was clear enough: the lacklustre, fourth-place finish of odds-on-favourite Killin Me Smalls. What was no surprise, however, was the resplendid showing of the winner: California invader Annie’s Candy, a convincing wire-to-wire, open length victor, who got The Journal’s six furlongs in 1:09 1/5 which is just three-fifths of a second off of Northlands track record. “The other night I watched the replays of all his races,” said Monica Russell, who trains Annie’s Candy for B.C. owner Peter Redekop. “To say the least I was impressed.” But then who wouldn’t be? You can start with the $40,000 claiming race where Redekop astutely haltered the four-year-old… Read More

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Dodgers shut out Cubs for second consecutive game

LOS ANGELES — Chase Utley drove in three runs with a pair of two-out singles, and Brandon McCarthy and Ross Stripling combined on a three-hitter that led the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Chicago Cubs 5-0 Saturday for their eighth win in 10 games. Chicago has been shut out in three consecutive road games and held scoreless in four of its last six games away from Wrigley Field, scoring five runs in that span. The Cubs have not scored in 29 consecutive road innings, including a 3-0 defeat to St. Louis on May 14, and a 4-0 loss to the Dodgers on Friday night. McCarthy (5-1) allowed two-out singles to… Read More

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