#1 before an important para-rowing event ten von mary123 29.09.2019 08:37

DENVER -- Reliever Matt Reynolds tried to outthink his former teammate, guess what pitch Wilin Rosario would be looking for and throw the opposite. Only, Rosario knew Reynolds was trying to get inside his head, so the Colorado Rockies catcher simply shut off his mind and let his bat do the work. Rosario drove in Carlos Gonzalez with a one-out single in the 10th inning to lift Colorado past the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 on Tuesday night after the Rockies squandered a late four-run lead. "When you know somebody, thats when you get too comfortable and they can get you," Rosario explained. "I just didnt think." And Reynolds (0-2) thought too much, before settling on a slider. "Thats kind of the Catch-22," said Reynolds, who was with the Rockies for three seasons before being traded to Arizona last November. "If you throw him a first-pitch fastball, he can hammer it. Hes a good fastball hitter, so you take your chances with an offspeed pitch, trying to get ahead of him. Probably, again, caught too much plate with it." Reynolds gave Gonzalez a juicy pitch, too, which he hit for a double. He intentionally walked Troy Tulowitzki to get to Rosario, who came through with a liner to right on the first pitch. Rosario lifted his hands in the air after touching first base and was soon mobbed by teammates. Pardon his enthusiasm -- it was the first game-ending hit of his career. Felt good, too -- sore hand and all. Earlier in the game, Rosario was hit on the right hand by a pitch that got away from Ian Kennedy. Sure, it hurt. But not enough to come out of the game. "I still can play," he said, smiling. The Rockies brought closer Rafael Betancourt to start the 10th, but he was in some discomfort after throwing a second straight pitch into the dirt. After a few warm-up tosses, Betancourt left with a tight right groin. He will undergo an MRI on Wednesday. "Its not painful," Betancourt said. "It was getting tight. Thats all." Enter Wilton Lopez (1-1), who threw a perfect inning to earn the win. Jhoulys Chacin took a 4-0 lead and a one-hitter into the seventh, only to walk away with a no-decision after things unraveled as the Diamondbacks rallied to tie the game. Unable to manage much early against the hard-throwing righty, Arizona loaded the bases with one out on two walks and an error. Jason Kubel hit a two-run double and Martin Prado followed with a two-run single that tied it at 4. That was all for Chacin. Manager Walt Weiss summoned reliever Josh Outman to quell the rally. He gave up a single and walked another to load the bases before striking out Gerardo Parra looking on a borderline pitch for the second out. Parra threw his hands up in exasperation over the call from home plate umpire Adrian Johnson. Manager Kirk Gibson ran out of the dugout to guide his leadoff hitter away from the plate. Outman then struck out Didi Gregorius on a called third strike to end the threat. Gregorius also voiced his displeasure. Chacin was in a groove the last time he faced the Diamondbacks on April 19, throwing 6 1-3 scoreless innings before leaving because of tightness in his back. The injury landed him on the 15-day disabled list. Hes struggled since his return on May 5, going 0-3 with a 7.79 ERA heading into Tuesday. In this game, though, Chacin looked more like the ace of the staff. He gave up a double to Kennedy in the third and didnt allow another until the disastrous seventh. He gave up four runs -- three earned -- in 6 1-3 innings. "Jhoulys was cruising had a tremendous outing going," Weiss said. "He lost a little command there in the seventh and it got away from him." Kennedy came into the game with a 3.41 ERA at Coors Field, the second-best mark among active starters (with a minimum of 30 innings). And although he struggled early, Kennedy settled down enough to limit the damage. He lasted six innings and gave up four runs -- three earned -- in the no-decision. "He did OK," Gibson said. "He kept us in the game. We came back and tied it. The bullpen just couldnt hold it tonight." Tulowitzki hit his ninth homer of the season in the third, sending an 89-mph fastball from Kennedy into the left-field bleachers. Before the All-Star shortstops shot, Arizona pitchers hadnt allowed a homer in seven games. Colorado jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second on back-to-back RBI singles from Nolan Arenado and D.J. LeMahieu. Both players began the season at Triple-A Colorado Springs before being called up. Rockies lefty Jorge De La Rosa will start Wednesday almost two years to the day when he tore a ligament in his elbow pitching against the Diamondbacks at Coors Field. He later underwent Tommy John surgery. "It was a long rehab," said De La Rosa, who is 5-3 with a 3.58 ERA this season. "Im glad Im ready to go. I think Im helping the team a little bit." Notes: Arizona 2B Aaron Hill (broken left hand) is slated to visit the doctor again next week. ... 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China Shoes Jordans . -- Tony Stewart is 20 pounds lighter and has a titanium rod in his surgically repaired right leg. China Shoes Cheap . -- Chicago Bears cornerback Tim Jennings was selected Monday to his second straight Pro Bowl, while guard Kyle Long made it after a solid rookie season. BRIGHTON, Mass. -- It was only .26 seconds, but it might as well have been forever. For years, the United States had been chasing the British in para-rowing, and last year at the World Rowing Championships in Aiguebelette-le-Lac, France, the U.S. almost caught them.The 1,000-meter LTA (legs, trunk and arms) mixed coxed four race included six teams -- each with two men and two women with various disabilities and one able-bodied coxswain -- but with about 400 meters to go, it was a two-boat race.U.S. coach Ellen Minzner couldnt find a good vantage point, so she watched the race on a large video board. Her team had a strong cadence and was rowing well, she said. She thought the crew had more to give, but the experienced Great Britain team, which had won gold in the 2012 Paralympics and every world championship since, beat the U.S. at the line. The Brits finished in 3 minutes, 19.56 seconds, the Americans in 3:19.82.The U.S. team was crushed.I think the long and short of it is, we were up against an undefeated crew that had done this before four or five times in a row and was a very, very confident crew, Minzner said. I wouldnt say so much as we made errors, we were just up against somebody that was not at all worried by how close things were. They had been to the line before. Theyd been quite quick, and we just didnt match them stroke for stroke in the final quarter of the race.The U.S. hopes that will change next week at the Rio Paralympics, which begin with the opening ceremonies Wednesday. With the same four rowers and coxswain as in France, Great Britain again will be the favorite to win gold. But for years, the U.S. team has been narrowing the gap. Three of the four American rowers in Rio are carryovers from the team that competed in France, and the newbie of the group actually competed on the team in London in 2012.Theres not a day that goes by that you dont think how close we were to winning the gold, said Jaclyn Smith, one of the U.S. rowers. Its time to take that picture out of my head and actually go and win the gold.They are five distinct personalities with one collective goal: to win in Rio.DANI HANSEN IS the crier. It doesnt take much.She cries when she looks outside, teammate Dorian Weber said.The third of five daughters, Hansen was born with Erbs Palsy, the result of a birth injury that damaged nerves near her left shoulder and rendered her left arm paralyzed. Doctors said she likely would never use her left arm, which was shorter than her right, but her parents didnt listen.When Hansen was a baby, her mother constantly moved Danis arm. Her father helped Dani learn to navigate the monkey bars in their backyard. While Hansen struggled to button her pants, tie her shoes and braid her hair, her family never treated her as disabled. When Hansen was about 8 years old and struggling with her disability, Sharon told her: Everyone has an obstacle to overcome. This is yours. Work hard, keep trying and never say you cant, and one day youre going to compete in the Paralympic Games.After Minzner announced which athletes made the Paralympic team in June, Hansen raced out of the Community Rowing, Inc. boathouse in Brighton, Massachusetts, and called her parents. It was 7 a.m. back home in Patterson, California, and when her mom answered, Hansen started sobbing. She could get only one word out: Rio. It was the greatest information to be able to tell my parents, the greatest news, Hansen said. I was ecstatic, over the moon. It makes me emotional now. ... When I was younger my mom told me there was something I could be really great at even though I had a little bit of a handicap. I could use it to do something really cool. Thats what I remember, being like, Yeah!Hansen, 22, rows for the University of Washington. She did her first pushup at age 21, and then her first pull up. She still struggles to raise her arm over her head and turn it, and she said, I still have a lot of things I havent figured out yet.Theres still time.JACLYN SMITH IS the sarcastic one. Maybe its because she comes from a large Irish-Catholic family on Long Island. Maybe its because shes the daughter of two former police officers. Or maybe its just her.The second of four kids, Smith was born with a genetic condition called ocular albinism. She has no pigment in her hair, skin or eyes. She has photophobia, which is sensitivity to light, and nystagmus (her eyes move rapidly and involuntarily from side to side). Her vision is at a level that makes her legally blind.I was born and my parents were like, Whats up here? Smith said. So they went for some gene testing, and they found out there was a one-in-four chance that they would ever pass it on to their kids. Four kids later, Im the only sucker thats got it.Although doctors and counselors recommended Smith attend a specialized school to try to minimize any social issues she might encounter, her parents sent her to a mainstream school from nursery school through eighth grade. Before moving on to a prestigious all-girls Catholic high school, Smith had a meeting with a couple of counselors, a teacher and her parents. Someone asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up.Smith said a police officer, like her parents, her two grandfathers and several uncles. One of the counselors laughed at her.I couldnt believe it, Smith said. I started tearing up and thought, This is awkward. I was never the kid to cry -- Danis the crier -- but that just broke my heart.Smith, 23, started rowing her freshman year of high school. It was easier than sports she had played that involved a ball. She could do it all by feel. Shes been part of the U.S. para-rowing team since 2013 and is working on her second masters degree to become a school counselor.I dont want any kid to ever feel the way I did when I told them what my dream was and they laughed, Smith said.ZACH BURNS IS the quiet one.?And hes the youngest on the team at 19, which might explain his reluctance to be hearrd.dddddddddddd native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Burns is a sophomore at the University of Michigan and a member of the Wolverines rowing team. His parents attended Michigan State for undergrad and then met at the U, as Burns called it, when they were in grad school. Burns grew up 10 minutes from campus going to Michigan football games and playing sports.He was born with a clubbed left foot that was surgically repaired when he was a year old. But there were lingering issues. His left leg is about a half-inch shorter than his right and significantly skinnier. His left calf is detached, his left quadriceps muscle has atrophied and he has limited flexibility in his left ankle.But Burns never felt there was anything substantially wrong with him. He grew up playing soccer and lacrosse. Sure, he might have to explain to a coach why when he got tired he would start limping, but he never felt significantly inhibited, and it didnt dawn on him until a few years ago that he would actually be eligible for a Paralympic team.I guess I didnt know what the Paralympics was about, Burns said. I think when most people think about the Paralympics they think of someone with no arms or no legs swimming, or someone in a wheelchair or something very visible. I have a club foot. I didnt realize there was a class where I would qualify for that, and once I did, I came here.Its been really helpful, too. Ive learned a lot about just like, I dont know, getting around some limitations.Burns has learned how to do a power squat on one leg: his left. And when the Olympics are over, the quiet one will be back at school studying to be an engineer -- and rowing.DORIAN WEBER IS?the inappropriate one. Born in Manhasset, New York, and raised in England, Weber is 34 and a pharmaceutical sales rep in Florida. He competed in the Paralympics in 2012 and was part of the U.S. able-bodied lightweight eight that finished third in the 2013 World Rowing Championship.Im told Im the one with no filter, he said. Depending on how strong you want your coffee, sometimes no filter is good.Weber bumped Ricky Vandegrift, who competed in the world championships last year, out of the boat and is more experienced than Hansen, Smith and Burns.So that makes him something else: the ringer.Like Burns, Weber was born with a club foot, but the disparity in his legs is hardly noticeable. He qualifies for the Paralympic team because he lacks flexibility in his feet, which hinders him a bit in rowing, but on a scale of 1-10, he described his disability as a 1.And Weber isnt shy about his expectations for the team in Rio.Ah, we should win, he said. The three of them and a previous athlete I replaced, Ricky, theyve been getting silver medals. Theyve narrowed [the gap with Great Britain] to within a second. When I did it [in 2012], the boat wasnt close to getting medals. Now theyve got very fit athletes who are at very high levels. ...I should be bringing hopefully enough to ... you cant guarantee anything in life. I wouldnt bet the house on it, but Id bet my crappy car on it.JENNY SICHEL IS?the self-described bossy one.?And shes empathetic. She has to be both. As the coxswain, Sichel steers the boat and is responsible for keeping the crew synchronized and motivated. At barely 110 pounds, shes a peanut with curly brown hair and a nurturing disposition.The 28-year-old also is the only athlete in the boat without a disability.A Clifton, New Jersey, native, Sichel took up rowing at Bryn Mawr College. She made the varsity as a freshman, but the next year, while in the middle of taking a rowing stroke, Sichel felt something in her back pop. She practiced the next day and felt it again. Finally, she had a trainer look at her back. She had a herniated disk. Her career as a rower was over.I ended up sitting at the boathouse painting all the oars and doing random miscellaneous things, like riding a launch, Sichel said. I love the team atmosphere. It was pretty devastating. I got into coxing and said, Hey, I could do this, and then I fell in love with coxing.Like the others on the 2015 team, she replayed what went on in that world championship race over and over. And then she let it go.For me, for probably a good month afterward it was definitely me repeating the race in my head, once, twice a day, overanalyze it, figure out what we couldve done better, Sichel said. After that month, I was in one of those positions where I can either use it as fodder to make myself work harder and use it as information, or I could kind of like let it affect me completely. So I definitely used it as fodder for this coming year.Great Britain rode a better race than us. By being able to say that and appreciate it is one thing, and being able to come back from that and perform better this year is a whole other ballgame. And thats where we are.The moments before an important para-rowing event tend to be quiet and still. For this one in Rio, Hansen will have to work hard not to cry. Weber will be in his zone. And Sichel will be organized and prepared, buoyed by the disappointment of 2015.The gold medal is the goal, of course, but it is not the final destination for any of the athletes or the coaches. It would mean they had traveled 1,000 meters in three minutes and change faster than any other team. But they are striving for more.The gold medal is great, but it sits on the wall for a long time, Minzner said. If thats the only thing we chase, I think we can limit ourselves. I feel like we want to be part of a team that is capable of heroics, thats amazing, and how do we get ourselves in the mindset where were capable of heroics? Theres a gold medal that comes at the end if were really heroic, so yes. But its more, how can they row in a way that makes them feel super proud and capable of heroics? I think that that is very, very important. ' ' '

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