“You can ask anybody that’s ever pitched there (Coors Field), that they don’t want to make a living there or want to try to,” Chacon said. “I think getting out of there and having an opportunity to pitch every day in a decent pitching environment, it helps.” Flip flop Angels manager Mike Scioscia dropped Garret Anderson from third to fifth in the batting order for Friday’s game, moving Vladimir Guerrero to third and Bengie Molina to cleanup. “We wanted to hit guys up in the order who are swinging well, and Bengie’s one of them,” Scioscia said. “And it takes pressure off Garret. Anybody hitting in front of Vlad or behind Vlad, there’s a lot of pressure. Sometimes you move a guy around some, it can jump-start things.” The move paid off right away for the Angels Friday, when Anderson hit a two-out, three-run homer off Johnson in the top of the first inning. Rain, rain, go away Weather reports say it is supposed to rain steadily in the New York area all day today, threatening Game 4 tonight. If it is rained out, Scioscia is strongly considering skipping Washburn and pitching Bartolo Colon on Sunday on regular rest. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “He used to tip his pitches a lot,” Cabrera said. “When he’d throw his fastball, he’d hold his glove here (close to body). When he’d throw his slider, he’d hold it here (further from body). When I was in Montreal, we saw that on tape and we couldn’t believe it. Anytime he’d throw a slider, we’d let it go. We’d wait and try to hit his fastball. We had some good games against him.” Cabrera said since Johnson has developed other pitches and doesn’t tip his pitches anymore. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “He started throwing a split and it gave him a different look, and he started getting better,” Cabrera said. “Now he throws the splitter and sinker, and he used to rely on the fastball and his nasty slider.” Better than stats Tonight’s scheduled Game 4 starter Jarrod Washburn was the only Angels starter not to win at least 10 games this season. But his 3.20 ERA ranked fourth in the AL, reflecting that he had a better year than his win-loss record indicates. Washburn even said he threw the ball better this year than when he went 18-6 in 2002. “Yeah, I think I am a better pitcher than I was then,” he said. “Won-loss record doesn’t tell the whole story. As far as 2002 when I won 18 games, I was basically just a fastball pitcher and I reared back and said, /\x27/Here it is, hit it.” Now I have four pitches that I throw and feel very confident in throwing any of them in any count.” Playoff debut Shawn Chacon will make his first career postseason start tonight for the Yankees in Yankee Stadium, weather permitting, which is a long way from the pitching hell known as Coors Field in Denver. Chacon was 1-7 with a 4.09 ERA for the Colorado Rockies this season before being traded in July. He is 7-3 with a 2.85 ERA for the Yankees. NEW YORK — No one in the Angels’ lineup Friday has had as much success over his career against Yankees pitcher Randy Johnson than shortstop Orlando Cabrera, who expressed surprise when told he had a .364 (8 for 22) average against him in regular-season games. It should have been no surprise, considering Cabrera had some inside information.
KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: April 19, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego County’s unadjusted unemployment edged up slightly to 3.7% in March, despite both farm and nonfarm employment showing gains, according to figures released today by the California Employment Development Department.The region’s unemployment rate was up from a revised 3.5% in February and above the March 2018 rate of 3.4%. In January, the county’s unemployment rate was 3.8% — its highest rate since the third quarter of 2017.The latest figures show that nonfarm employment increased by 4,300 jobs from 1,489,700 in February to 1,494,000 in March, while farm jobs increased by 200, from 8,500 to 8,700. Multiple industries showed job gains of more than 1,000 while others lost at least 1,000 jobs.Government jobs increased by 1,700 from February to March, the most of any industry in the county. According to the EDD, 1,400 of those government jobs were added in local government. The leisure and hospitality and educational and health services industries also showed gains of 1,600 and 1,500 jobs, respectively.“Despite a modest increase in the unemployment rate, the report still shows that San Diego added jobs both month-over-month, and year-over- year,” said Sean Karafin, the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce’s vice president of policy and economic research. “The market is still essentially at full employment and talent attraction and retention continues to be an area of focus for growing employers.”Construction jobs decreased by 1,300 from February to March, the largest cutback of any industry. Trade, transportation and utilities jobs also decreased by 1,200 month-over-month.Year-over-year nonfarm employment increased countywide by 20,100 jobs, from 1,473,900 in March 2018 to 1,494,000 last month.Farm employment dropped by 500 jobs, from 9,200 to 8,700. Year-over-year employment in the manufacturing, professional and business services, educational and health services, leisure and hospitality and government industries all increased by at least 3,000 jobs.Year-over-year employment decreased by 2,800 jobs from March 2018 to last month, the largest decrease of any industry. Construction jobs also fell by 1,100 while information and financial activities jobs fell by 400 and 100, respectively.The state’s unemployment rate ticked up slightly from an adjusted 4.2% in February to an unadjusted 4.3% in March.Nationwide, unemployment held steady at 3.8%. KUSI Newsroom, April 19, 2019 San Diego County unemployment increased slightly
A Bangladeshi young man was tortured to death by members of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) in Dabri border area in Thakurgaon’s Haripur upazila early Monday, reports UNB.The deceased was identified as Abdur Razzak, 22, son of Abdus Sobhan, a resident of Sarkerbosti in Baliadangi upazila.Nayeb subedar Md Shaheed, company commander of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in Dabri border, said that a patrol team of BSF detained Razzak when he illegally entered in the territory of Indian border area adjacent to sub pillar No 2 and main pillar No 367 of the frontier point early morning.Later, they tortured him, leaving critically injured.He was admitted to Kishanganj Hospital of Dinajpur district in Uttar India where he succumbed to his injuries.BGB held a flag meeting with BSF in this regard, added the BGB official.