Joc Pederson homers in LA Dodgers’ victory over Giants

first_imgTHE GAME: Joc Pederson hit his first home run of the spring as the Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 7-6 Wednesday night in Scottsdale.PITCHING REPORT: Left-hander Scott Kazmir retired the first four batters he faced in his spring debut, three on groundouts and the fourth on a strikeout. He lost his way after that. He walked a batter, threw a wild pitch, gave up a rocket double off the right-field wall, walked another batter and finally got a run-scoring groundout before coming out of the game. … Dodgers pitchers gave up only six hits in the game — but walked eight.HITTING REPORT: Pederson’s first hit of the Cactus League schedule was a three-run home run off Giants reliever George Kontos in the fifth inning. He was 0 for 6 before the home run which gave the Dodgers the lead, 6-5. … The Dodgers strung together four consecutive hits against Giants starter Matt Cain for three runs in the second inning. Singles by Cody Bellinger, Bobby Wilson and Charlie Culberson were followed by a two-run triple from Henry Ramos.QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I had a long bullpen (before the game) and everything was on point. … As the night was going on, I kind of got lazy with the stuff I’ve been working on. The first inning, I was able to sync some things up. That’s really what it is for me.” — Kazmir on losing the timing and rhythm in his delivery. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error ALSO: Shortstop Corey Seager suffered a contusion to his right leg when he fouled a ball off his shin during Monday’s game. X-rays were negative. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said the swelling has gone down and he expects Seager to play in one of Friday’s split-squad games. … Left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu reported no problem After throwing a bullpen session Wednesday. Ryu had discomfort in the adductor muscle on his left side earlier in the week. … Closer Kenley Jansen is scheduled to make his first spring appearance in Thursday’s game.UP NEXT: Indians (RHP Danny Salazar) at Dodgers (LHP Clayton Kershaw), noon, today, Camelback Ranch. Radio only (AM 570). –Bill Plunkettlast_img read more

FRANCOIS INVESTIGATION: GARDAI INVESTIGATE DEATH THREATS – ‘GIMME MY MONEY OR DIE’ CLAIM

first_imgSENIOR  Garda detectives are today investigating shocking death threats made against a man who worked for Ballybofey-based French businessman Francois de Dietrich, donegaldaily.com can reveal.The innocent employee brought in at least €8M into the scheme run by Monsieur de Dietrich.We understand that he went to Gardai to complain that he had been threatened with death by some of the people who had given him that cash. The man genuinely believes he will be shot dead.His fear follows reports that cars loaded with angry investors have been seen late at night outside premises owned by the man.Last night a friend told us: “He believed in the scheme. He believed it was genuine and that people could make 40% on their cash in just six weeks.“It is OK to look back now with hindsight and believe that no legitimate scheme could make that sort of return; but he is now talking to Gardai about protecting him.” It it is now thought the death threat man could be making statements to Gardai.Yesterday when we tried to contact the man we were told he was on holiday with his wife and children.There is growing speculation that he is co-operating with detectives and helping them to unravel how the scheme worked.Meanwhile Francois de Dietrich will be called at a hearing of the Belfast High Court next week. Having already been sentenced to a term in prison in his absence, if he fails to show another warrant for his arrest will be issued.FRANCOIS INVESTIGATION: GARDAI INVESTIGATE DEATH THREATS – ‘GIMME MY MONEY OR DIE’ CLAIM was last modified: January 22nd, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more