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New players impress Tipp manager

first_imgMichael Ryan has praised the effort of some of the newer players who featured against Kilkenny in the National League yesterday.The Cats emerged winners by the slimmest of margins to leave Tipp needing a win over Cork next weekend to ensure a place in the quarter-finals.Speaking to Tipp FM’s Stephen Gleeson after yesterdays defeat in Nowlan Park Michael Ryan said the showing by the likes of Mark Russell and Michael Breen was promising. Photo © Tipp FMlast_img

A’s ‘very happy’ with post-deadline roster, struggling bullpen included

first_imgFew members of the bullpen, Treinen included, have met the standard they established last campaign. The A’s have already lost six games they led after seven innings this year, up from just one last season. They have three high-usage relievers with ERAs over 4.00: Treinen, Trivino and Joakim Soria.Their lack of deadline trade activity for bullpen help, then, was somewhat surprising. Last week, they acquired left-hander Jake Diekman, but on Wednesday they were unable to secure another deal for a late-inning option. They did, however, add starter Tanner Roark from the Reds.”We had further conversation about bullpen pieces (before the deadline),” general manager David Forst said. “Just didn’t work out.”MORE: Here’s how to watch ‘ChangeUp,’ an MLB whiparound show, free on DAZNThe past couple of weeks have bared Oakland’s potential vulnerability amid a tight American League wild-card race. Even Liam Hendriks, its most counted-on reliever, has blown three saves in his past four appearances.A’s record last year when tied after seven: 16-8.This year: 8-6.— Dan Bernstein (@dan_bernstein_) July 31, 2019In-house reinforcements should be coming: Top prospect A.J. Puk and right-hander Jharel Cotton are among those expected to join the bullpen soon. Diekman brings prolific strikeout numbers to the team. Plus, acquiring Roark from the Reds and starter Homer Bailey from the Royals may decrease the reliance on relievers. Left-hander Sean Manea may return from injury to join the rotation this month, as well.The A’s have expressed confidence that their recent adjustments are enough. Designated hitter Khris Davis said Sunday that “we’re going to the playoffs this year” and first baseman Matt Olson said Tuesday that Davis’ declaration reflected the entire clubhouse’s thinking.But Oakland’s limited July additions will likely make improvements by Treinen, Trivino and Soria even more vital to the A’s wild-card hopes.Trivino and Soria are still trending the wrong way. Trivino posted a 5.00 in July and Soria wasn’t much better at 4.76. Treinen, however, is beginning to regain Melvin’s trust behind six straight outings without an earned run allowed.Last Thursday, while on the verge of allowing a big inning after giving up a single and walk to the Rangers, Treinen regrouped with a strikeout and popout. Such a mid-inning recovery has been rare this year.”Couldn’t find the strike zone for a little bit, but then got into his rhythm,” Melvin said. “His velo picked up, his movement picked up. So we’ve seen some spurts where he’s throwing the ball really well, and hopefully he’ll continue getting better.” Treinen getting anywhere near his 0.78 ERA from 2018 would obviously be a huge gain for Oakland, as would upticks from his fellow relievers.Whether the combination of internal improvements and outside additions makes the bullpen elite again will be one of the defining questions of the coming months. Hours after the deadline, at least, the organization was optimistic.“We’re very happy with all of our acquisitions from the past couple of weeks,” Forst said. “It was kind of what we hoped to accomplish here.” OAKLAND, Calif. — The A’s bullpen held up well last season when manager Bob Melvin pushed its depth and stamina, but this year, the team’s relievers have repeatedly floundered when asked to preserve leads.Oakland built its 2019 roster around the expectation that the group, led by closer Blake Treinen and setup man Lou Trivino, would again be a strength. It limited investment in starting pitching, instead banking on its relievers to come in as early as the fifth inning and shut down opponents the rest of the way. The gamble has not yielded anticipated results.last_img read more

Singer to testify in ex-husband’s molestation trial

first_imgAfter climbing to success as a Latin American recording artist, Jenni Rivera will revisit her turbulent past this month, when her ex-husband faces a criminal trial for allegedly molesting the singer’s daughter and sister. Rivera, a Long Beach native who was named Female Mexican Regional Artist of the Year at a Latin awards show in Miami two months ago, is expected to be called as a witness in the case of Trinidad Marin, 43, the father of her three oldest children. Marin, who is free on $1 million bail, is charged with nine felonies – including counts of child rape, continuous sexual abuse of a child and aggravated sexual assault of a child under the age of 14. If convicted, he could be sentenced to life in prison. For years, Rivera has publicly discussed her abusive relationship with Marin. Her new album, “Mi Vida Loca,” features a cover version of Gloria Gaynor’s female-empowerment anthem “I Will Survive.” Despite a gag order issued at the behest of Marin’s attorney, Rivera has not been shy to comment on the case. Last Wednesday, as she walked out of the courthouse in oversized sunglasses and heavy makeup, the cameras swooped in for interviews with her and members of her family. They obliged. “Now that he’s arrested, it’s hard to go back and relive everything and go to court when you’re a public figure,” Rivera told Guidelive.com earlier this month. “Your records are public records. But at the same time, I can’t say I regret it because I got the best gift that life and God could give me, which are my children, from that relationship.” Marin, known as “Trino,” was charged with sexual abuse in 1997 after his daughter and sister-in-law reported that they had been victimized over several years in the early 1990s, both before and after his split from Rivera. The charges stem from a series of incidents that allegedly took place between about 1988 and 1997, mostly at residences in Long Beach. His sister-in-law was 7 when the alleged abuse began; his daughter was 8. According to the transcripts of a preliminary hearing last year, both girls experienced the abuse – which consisted mostly of fondling – more frequently when Marin was fighting with his wife. The victims, who are now in their 20s, said they opted to keep the molestation quiet for years because Marin had threatened to harm other family members if they told. Finally, in 1997, the sister-in-law said, she realized she didn’t have to remain silent any longer. “There was a story about another girl being molested by an adult, and I remember my brother defending the girl and believing her immediately,” she recalled from the witness stand. “So I said, `If they believe her, then they’ll for sure believe me, and they’ll defend me, and they’ll protect me.”‘ Rivera’s daughter with Marin was 12 years old at the time. She testified that she refused to turn her father in because he threatened to send her to Mexico to live with his mother – a prospect that terrified her. “Also,” she testified, “I was afraid that my mom would get very angry and possibly, I don’t know … I felt that she would probably kill him or something, and she would go to jail, and he would be dead. I didn’t know where I was going to be. I was just afraid.” Judge Joan Comparet-Cassani, who will preside over the trial, prohibited the sides from interacting until the end of the case. While the details of Marin’s defense are unclear, Poland has indicated that he intends to argue that the allegations were manufactured by Rivera. “It’s the defense position that the entire case is brought to revive a rather mediocre singing career by the mother of one of the victims,” Poland said at the preliminary hearing. “That this whole case is an attempt to garner and create some sort of publicity.” The trial is set to begin April 30. [email protected] (562) 499-1272. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img