Earthquakes Earn 1-1 Draw With D.C. United

Earthquakes Earn 1-1 Draw With D.C. United

July 3, 2010

SANTA CLARA, Calif. The San Jose Earthquakes returned home for the first time in over a month and earned a 1-1 draw against visiting D.C. United. Ike Oparas third goal of the season, which came in the 16th minute on a set piece started the Quakes off on the right foot. Bobby Conveys cross took some deflections before it found Opara at the back post, he then turned around and fired it inside Troy Perkins near post on the half volley. Andy Najar leveled the score just nine minutes into the second half off of a cross by Stephen King and the match ended in a 1-1 draw. San Jose travels to PPL Park next week in Philadelphia to take on the expansion Union for the first time.

San Jose Earthquakes (5-4-4) vs. D.C. United (3-9-2)July 3, 2010 Buck Shaw StadiumAttendance: 10,304 Scoring Summary: SJ Ike Opara (unassisted) 16; Andy Najar (Stephen King) 54.Misconduct Summary: None. San Jose Earthquakes Jon Busch, Ramiro Corrales, Bobby Burling, Ike Opara, Jason Hernandez, Bobby Convey, Brandon McDonald, Sam Cronin, Steven Beitashour (Arturo Alvarez 65), Ryan Johnson (Cornell Glen 73), Chris Wondolowski (Omar Jasseh 86).Statistics: Shots: 10; Shots on Goal: 5; Fouls: 7; Offsides: 1; Corners: 7.D.C. United Troy Perkins, Devon McTavish, Dejan Jakovic, Juan Manuel Pena, Jordan Graye, Andy Najar (Thabiso Khumalo 90), Stephen King, Clyde Simms, Chris Pontius, Adam Cristman (Jaime Moreno 45), Santino Quaranta (Danny Allsopp 92). Statistics: Shots: 15; Shots on Goal: 7; Fouls: 6; Offsides: 4; Corners: 6.QUOTES
Were obviously disappointed with the second half, and that we couldnt get a second goal because we had the chances but especially at one nil youre always on a bit of a tight rope. We had the chances to score more than once tonight and I wouldnt say luck, but just a bit unfortunate that we didnt. On the second half:
We didnt change our strategy at half; we talked about it and felt that they struggled with any positive move forward with Wondo (Chris Wondolowski) and Ryan (Johnson) putting pressure on them and we tried to do that for 90 minutes and couldnt. I think Arturo (Alvarez) had some good runs, a couple of unlucky bounces but overall I think we should have scored more than one goal tonight. SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES GOALKEEPER JON BUSCH

On the result:
It was a good start to the game for us, the sun was difficult and it was my first experience with that, but we were pretty lively and well organized in the first half, we didnt really give them much. The start of the second half, (Jaime) Moreno made a difference; he came on and filled the gaps for them. We were just a little slow and didnt have enough chances to win the game. A point is a point though. On earning a draw:
Its tough that we didnt get the full three points. As the season goes on, you especially want to win home games against teams that are lower in the standings but theyre a team thats better than where they stand and I think theyll make a good push for the playoffs. SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES DEFENDER IKE OPARAOn his third career goal:
Bobby again played another quality ball off the corner and my marker left me. Ramiro (Corrales) challenged for the ball with his marker and the ball just dropped down and I tried to get my body around it and got good enough contact on it. Brandon (McDonald) did a good job shielding the goalie and I dont think he was able to see it so it went in. On being full time with the team:
Im much more comfortable with the team due to being here all the time. Im able to go to practice daily and Im finding everyones game, working with their strengths. Its been key for me in the last few games. Courtesy Earthquakes Media Services

Beede, Garcia among Giants protected from Rule 5 draft


Beede, Garcia among Giants protected from Rule 5 draft

SAN FRANCISCO — A top pitching prospect highlighted the list of Giants added to the 40-man roster before Monday’s deadline. 

The Giants put right-hander Tyler Beede on their 40-man roster, along with Aramis Garcia, Tyler Herb and D.J. Snelten. The four players were protected from the Rule 5 draft, held in December on the final day of the annual Winter Meetings. To clear roster spots, the Giants designated Orlando Calixte and Micah Johnson for assignment and outrighted Dan Slania to Triple-A. 

Beede, a 24-year-old former first-round pick, likely would have ended up on the roster earlier if not for a groin injury that ended his Triple-A season early. The Giants anticipated him making a September debut, but he ended up needing time in the Arizona Fall League to make up for lost innings. Beede was sharp in the AFL once he knocked the rust off, allowing three runs over 10 innings in his final two starts. He is expected to compete for a rotation spot at some point next year, although he also stands as one of the organization’s best offseason trade chips. 

Garcia, 24, has struggled with injuries at times in the minors, but he hit 17 homers in just 402 at-bats in 2017 and earned a promotion to Double-A Richmond. Garcia is currently one of just two catchers on the 40-man roster. 

Herb was essentially the player to be named later in the Chris Heston deal. The 25-year-old had a 2.76 ERA in 10 starts for Double-A Richmond last season. Snelten is a lefty reliever who had a 2.20 ERA across two levels last season and could break into the big leagues as a bullpen weapon next year. 

The roster now stands at 40 after the churn, which included a couple of players picked up as flyers because the Giants are at the front of the waiver process. Johnson was added in October and infielder Engelb Vielma, added during the season, was claimed by the Phillies on a  waiver claim. Slania, who made his big league debut during the season, cleared waivers and joins Triple-A Sacramento’s offseason roster. 

A's make roster moves, DFA outfielder who played in 48 games in 2017


A's make roster moves, DFA outfielder who played in 48 games in 2017

In order to get their 40-man roster set for the Rule 5 Draft, the A's did a little roster reshuffling on Monday.

Among the casualties from the roster crunch was outfielder Jaycob Brugman, who played in 48 games for the A's in 2017.

Brugman and left-handed pitcher Sam Moll were designated for assignment in order to clear spots for the A's to add right-handed pitchers Heath Fillmyer and Lou Trivino to the 40-man roster.

During his stint with the A's last season, Brugman hit .266/.346/.343 with two doubles, three home runs and 12 RBI. Brugman participated in the recently-concluded Arizona Fall League, but didn't put up great numbers. He his just 1.82 in nine games.

The 23-year-old Fillmyer started 29 games for Double-A Midland and posted a 3.49 ERA in 149.2 innings. He was a fifth-round by the A's in 2014.

Trivino spent time with Midland and Triple-A Nashville during the 2017 season. In 48 relief appearances between the two levels, he posted a 3.03 ERA and struck out 65 batters in 68.1 innings.

Earlier on Monday, the A's acquired outfielder Ramon Laureano from the Astros for right-handed pitcher Brandon Bailey. Laureano was added to the 40-man roster and right-handed pitcher Bobby Wahl was outrighted to Triple-A Nashville.

The Rule 5 Draft will be held on Thursday, Dec. 14 at the Winter Meetings in Orlando.