Monday, June 22, 2015

Tigers Crush Yanks

10 RBI by J.D. and Victor Martinez Crush Yankees
By Howard Goldin
BRONX, NEW YORK, JUNE 22- Turning the tables on the New York Yankees who had 18 hits and five home runs on Saturday night, the Detroit Tigers responded with 15 hits and five homers the following day to easily defeat the Yanks. Six of the Detroit hits, four of the homers and 10 of the runs batted in came off the bats of J.D. and Victor Martinez.

Victor Martinez smacked a two-run homer in the first with two out to double his season total of home runs. The 36-year-old star was activated two days earlier after spending more than one month on the disabled list with left knee inflammation.

The native of Venezuela also drove in two additional runs with a single in his second at bat. Obviously, Detroit skipper Brad Ausmus was happy to see last year’s runner-up in the American League MVP voting back in the lineup, “It was a good sight to see. He turned on three balls today.”

J.D. Martinez blasted his first homer of the contest with a man on base, two batters after Victor in the first frame. The native Floridian led off the fifth with a solo home run to drive in his third run of the game. He has reached base safely in his last 15 games. 

Victor Martinez and native Cuban Yoenis Cespedes were on base after each singled when JD belted his third homer of the contest to raise his RBI total of the day to six.

Despite Martinez never having had a multi-home run game in his previous 442 major league contests, Ausmus was not surprised by the power he exhibited, “J.D,’s got a lot of power. All three of those homers were not cheap. Outside of Miggy [Miguel Cabrera], I’ve never seen a guy with more power.’

J.D. made out in his previous two at bats against Tanaka, but believed the difference on Sunday was Tanaka “left the ball up.” He also explained, “I hit it good, but the ball carries well here.”

Martinez was asked by reporters if he was trying for a MLB tying record of four home runs in his final at bat of the contest, “I was definitely anxious. I don’t think he gave me one strike.” Martinez flied to right in that last trip to the plate.

The feat of hitting three home runs in a single game had only been one before at the current Yankee Stadium (Curtis Granderson on April 19, 2012).

Bronx News ( Burnt Driving

Bronx News ( Burnt Driving: Burnt Driving W eed Heads Busted for Smoking  While Speeding AND Carrying a Gun  NEAR A POLICE STATION   BRONX, NEW YORK, JUNE 22-  Th...

Burnt Driving

Burnt Driving
Weed Heads Busted for Smoking 
While Speeding AND Carrying a Gun 

BRONX, NEW YORK, JUNE 22- The old saying if they weren't stupid they wouldn't get caught seems to be lost on a group of weed heads busted near the 43rd Precinct Stationhouse.

At around 10:20 p.m. on June 20, officers from the 43rd Precinct anti crime unit were sitting in an unmarked police car a few feet from the station house on the corner of Story and Fteley Avenues. Cops noticed a car traveling at a high rate of speed on Story Avenue passing the police precinct. Then the driver scraped the bottom of the vehicle when he made a high speed turn onto Fteley without using a turn signal.

Flashing lights and sirens cops pulled over the reckless driver a short distance later, within spitting distance of the police station.

When Anti-Crime Police Officer Douglas Soriano approached the vehicle the smell of marihuana wafted from the car which contained five people. While Soriano talked to the driver, Officer Angel Vazquez,
who was standing on the passenger side of the vehicle, observed the front seat passenger fiddling with his jacket. The officer ordered the man to stop. When he continued to adjust something in his jacket the officers ordered everyone out of the vehicle.

Once outside the car Vazquez noticed a bulge in the passenger's jacket. Cops recovered a loaded 40 caliber Glock. Police arrested the man and practically walked across the street to the station house. Inside the precinct police also recovered three bags of marihuana.

Cops charged 36-year-old James Glisson with criminal possession of a weapon and unlawful possession of marihuana.

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Bronx News ( Father's Day Drive By Shooting By Dan Gesslein...

Bronx News ( Father's Day Drive By Shooting  By Dan Gesslein...: Father's Day Drive By Shooting   By Dan Gesslein BRONX, NEW YORK, JUNE 22-  Throggs Neck residents had their ...
Father's Day Drive By Shooting 

By Dan Gesslein

Throggs Neck residents had their Father's Day peace and quiet shattered by gunfire.

Reports are sketchy but what we do know is that cops released s photo of the SUV they believed was involved in the shooting.

At around 9:20 a.m., shots rang out on Dewey Avenue. A 27-year-old told cops that he was sitting in front of 2829 Dewey Avenue when he heard gunshots. The man started to run when he noticed he was shot. The victim was taken to Jacobi Medical Center.

Police released a still from a home owner's video camera. In the photo a red SUV is seen leaving the scene.

Anyone with information is urged to call CRIMESTOPPERS at (800) 577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime
Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM. All calls are confidential.

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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Bronx News ( A-Rod Joins the 3000 Hit Club

Bronx News ( A-Rod Joins the 3000 Hit Club: A-Rod Joins the 3000 Hit Club Tries to Channel Jeter's Humbleness By Howard Goldin BRONX, NEW YORK...

A-Rod Joins the 3000 Hit Club

A-Rod Joins the 3000 Hit Club
Tries to Channel Jeter's Humbleness

By Howard Goldin

BRONX, NEW YORK, JUNE 20- With two out and no men on base in the first inning on Friday, June 19, Alex Rodriguez  homered on a 95 mph fastball from Justin Verlander of the Tigers to join the MLB 3,000 hit club. He wasted no time as it was the first pitch he saw. Rodriguez is the 29th MLB player to become a member of this exclusive fraternity.

Rodriguez is the first to reach 3,000 hits since Derek Jeter on July 9, 2011. He will only be the second player, along with Jeter, to reach that milestone while a member of the Yankees. He is also only the third of the 29 to homer for his 3,000th. He follows Jeter and Wade Boggs.

It appeared destined that Yankee fans in the Bronx would have the opportunity to witness the special event in person as Rodriguez began the current homestand with 2,995 hits and eight games scheduled at Yankee Stadium. He hit safely twice on Wednesday, twice on Thursday and was obviously, prepared for Friday.

He commented after the game, “It’s a magical number, 3,000. I’m glad to be in the club. [I’m] very emotional, overwhelmed. I’m so happy to do it here in front of the fans. I was especially happy my two daughters were here.”

When asked what would be most remembered by him about this day, he replied, “After the last out, Miguel Cabrera came over and gave me a hug. That’s what I’ll take away from this day 20 years from now."

As the days pass, Rodriguez moves higher and higher in the ranks of career offensive statistics. He is the second player in MLB history to drive in more than 2,000 runs. Rodriguez’s RBI total (2,004) is only below the 2,297 of Hank Aaron.

The 39 year-old ranks fourth in career home runs with 667. He is currently only behind Babe Ruth (714), Hank Aaron (755) and Barry Bonds (762). He is sixth in extra base hits with 1,228. He ranks eighth in runs scored with 1,957

When asked which of these accomplishments meant the most to him, he answered, “RBI and runs because that’s how you win games. The most important thing is to win the game.

Rodriguez’s impressive career statistics are not only a measure of his lengthy 20+ year MLB career, but of a collection of outstanding individual seasons. The infielder compiled 13 consecutive years of blasting 30 or more home runs and driving in at least 100 runs (1998-2010). He also scored more than 100 runs in 13 straight years (1996-2008).

Those achievements were rewarded with many honors. A-Rod was selected to the American League All-Star team 14 times. He was a 10 time Silver Slugger winner and twice won a Gold Glove for fielding prowess at shortstop. Rodriguez was also the A.L. MVP in 2003, 2005 and 2007.

The career numbers should be put into perspective by the large amount of games A-Rod missed during the past few years. He was suspended by MLB for all 162 games in 2014. In addition, he missed 221 games during the previous three seasons (2011-2013) due to injuries.

A question must also be raised regarding the affect upon Rodriguez’s stats by the use of PEDs. The answer to that cannot be scientifically be determined. He implied his thoughts now are not on the Hall of fame or the past as he is preparing “to finish my career so I can be proud and do it the right way.”

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