Giants pitching prospect waiting on another life-changing call

first_imgSCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–Giants pitching prospect Shaun Anderson has already received the life-changing call every minor league player dreams of.His life didn’t change quite like he expected.Last August, Anderson was instructed to board the next flight to New York so he could make his major league debut. The Giants told the right-hander he would start against the Mets at Citi Field, giving him the chance to make a late-season impression.Before he had the chance to throw a warmup pitch, the Giants …last_img

MLS Eastern Conference produces wild night

first_imgMLS Wild nights in Atlanta and Columbus as the East’s top teams stand firm at home Ives Galarcep 12:12 6/3/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Josef Martinez Atlanta United Philadelphia Union MLS 2018 Adam Hagy MLS Atlanta United Atlanta United v Philadelphia Union Philadelphia Union Columbus Crew v Toronto Toronto Columbus Crew The defending MLS champion fell apart after taking a three-goal, while a double red card helped the Five Stripes to a win at home Major League Soccer’s Eastern Conference standings did not change order on Saturday, but there was plenty of drama and big statements made on a wild day of action.Atlanta United capitalized on a pair of first-half Philadelphia Union red cards to halt the Union’s unbeaten streak in a heated affair at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, while Toronto FC watched a three-goal lead evaporate at MAPFRE Stadium in a 3-3 slugfest against the streaking Crew.New York City FC also maintained its hold on second place in the East with an emphatic 3-0 victory against Orlando City on a night when David Villa was left out of the starting lineup. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now The Union went to Atlanta riding a four-match unbeaten streak, having allowed just two goals in four matches, but things fell apart for Philadelphia in the 21st minute when Josef Martinez drew a penalty that led to heated protests from the Union.Alejandro Bedloya drew his second yellow card for attempting to delay Martinez’s penalty kick, which then set off Haris Medunjanin, who drew consecutive yellow cards for verbally attacking referee Sorin Stoica.Martinez eventually converted the penalty kick, but the Union still managed to make the match competitive despite being down to nine men.Philadelphia trailed 2-1 in the 83rd minute when defender Fabinho was rightly whistled for a handball in the penalty area, leading to another Martinez penalty kick, thus ending the Union’s chances for an improbable result.TFC looked well on its way to a badly-needed victory when Sebastian Giovinco scored one of his trademark free kicks in the 54th minute to give the visitors a 3-0 lead on Columbus.Classic Sebastian Giovinco! 💯It’s 3-0 for @torontofc. #CLBvTOR— Major League Soccer (@MLS) June 3, 2018But the Crew rallied with three unanswered goals, all coming on plays where Michael Bradley was at fault.Bradley was beaten on a 67th minute header by Gyasi Zardes, then dropped a failed clearance attempt right in front of goal that Alex Crognale slotted home to pull the Crew within 3-2. Bradley’s nightmare concluded with him fouling Zardes in the penalty area for the game-tying penalty kick, converted by Federico Higuain in the 90th minute.The only top Eastern Conference team to lose on Saturday was the New York Red Bulls, who fell to New England at Gillette Stadium. Playing without Tyler Adams and Tim Parker, who were with the U.S. national team for its loss to Ireland, the Red Bulls watched an early lead disappear as the Revolution rallied to a victory that moved them into a tie on points with the Red Bulls for fourth place in the East (though the Red Bulls have two games in hand on New England).A busy week lies ahead, with U.S. Open Cup action taking place on Wednesday, before some more big Eastern Conference clashes headline the MLS slate next week. Atlanta United travels to New York to face NYCFC, while the Red Bulls head to Columbus to try and snap the Crew’s league-best eight-match unbeaten streak.last_img read more

Mitsui Linked to Bulker Duo Order in China

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Japan-based Mitsui & Co has allegedly placed an order for two bulk carriers at a Chinese shipyard, according to a report from Asiasis.The company reportedly signed the vessel construction deal, which was unveiled on November 8, with Yangzijiang Shipbuilding.The parties did not provide any details on the delivery dates for the newest 82,000 dwt Panamax bulker duo. The price of the new ships was also not revealed.Excluding the latest order, Mitsui & Co currently has 20 vessels under construction at various yard, according to data provided by VesselsValue. Six of these are 81,800 dwt Panamax bulkers being built by Yangzijiang Shipbuilding, which were ordered by the company in December 2015.Of the total, eight new ships are scheduled to join Mitsui & Co during 2019, while the remaining 12 are expected to be delivered in 2020, VesselsValue noted.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more