Monday, Aug. 30, 2010
Posted: 9:15 p.m.
By Kevin Czerwinski
WHITE SOXBristol Rookie
Robert Young certainly knows how to finish with a flourish. The 31st-round pick out of Dartmouth continued his remarkable season-ending push Monday night as Bristol edged Kingsport, 2-1.
Young 4-3 picked up his fourth consecutive victory, tossing six shutout innings. He hasnt given up a run in his last 14 innings and has surrendered only one run in his last 30 13 frames, posting a 0.29 ERA over that stretch.
The Dartmouth grad allowed only one hit, a fourth-inning single to Ray Van Gurp. He issued two walks, one in the fourth prior to the hit and one in the sixth. He pitched out of the jam in the fourth and then picked off Ismael Tijerina in the sixth.
Drew Lee had a pair of hits while Dan Black added a pair of hits and an RBI.
Charlotte overcame a four-run deficit Monday and stunned Durham, 8-4, at Durham Athletic Park.
Alejandro De Aza had four hits, including three doubles, and four RBIs as the Knights scored six runs over the fifth and sixth innings to erase what had been a 4-0 Durham lead. Brent Morel added a double and an RBI while Dayan Viciedo had two hits and an RBI.
Kyle McCulloch, despite allowing four runs one earned in the first two innings, hung around to go six and pick up his second victory.
In other action, Delmarva scratched out an eighth-inning run and edged Kannapolis, 5-4. Tyler Stampones sacrifice fly brought home the winning run as Chase Cooney 0-1 took the loss. Ian Gac had a double and three RBIs for the Intimidators. Great Falls and Ogden were cancelled because of rain.
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Don't be fooled by Tarik Cohen's height. He has towering confidence and he's setting up to have a big role in coach Matt Nagy's offense in 2018.
“On a scale of 1-10, the dangerous level is probably 12,” Cohen said Thursday at Halas Hall about the impact he can have in the Bears' new system. “Because in backyard football, it’s really anything goes, and it’s really whoever gets tired first, that’s who’s going to lose. I’m running around pretty good out here, so I feel like I’m doing a good job.”
Cohen proved last season he can thrive in space. He made an impact as a runner, receiver and return man and will have a chance at an even bigger workload this fall, assuming he can handle it.
With Jordan Howard established as the starting running back, Cohen knows his touches will come in a variety of ways.
“It might not necessarily be rushes,” he said. “But it’s going to be all over the field, and that’s what I like to do. Any way I can get the ball or make a play for my team, that’s what I’m looking forward to doing.”
Cohen averaged 4.3 yards-per-carry as a rookie and led all NFL running backs in the percentage of carries that went for at least 15 yards. He's a big play waiting to happen.
Howard can't get too comfortable in his first-team role. He's a few bad series from Cohen unseating him as the starter and becoming the most valuable weapon in Nagy's offense. The first-year coach is already having trouble hiding his excitement over Cohen, an emotion that will only grow once training camp gets underway.
It's the 20th anniversary of the Summer of Sammy, when Sosa and Mark McGwire went toe-to-toe in one of the most exciting seasons in American sports history chasing after Roger Maris' home run record. All year, we're going to go homer-by-homer on Sosa's 66 longballs, with highlights and info about each. Enjoy.
Sosa is heating up, but even a red-hot Sosa doesn't automatically equal wins for the Cubs.
Slammin' Sammy notched his first multi-homer game in 1998 in a 9-5 loss to Kevin Millwood and the Atlanta Braves. Sosa drove in 4 of the Cubs' 5 runs on a solo shot in the 4th inning and a three-run shot in the 8th.
Sosa tallied 830 feet of homers in the game, with his first blast going 410 feet and the second shot measured at 420 feet.
The big game bumped Sosa's overall season slash line to .337/.411/.551 (.962 OPS) with 11 homers and 35 RBI.
Fun fact: Mickey Morandini hit second for the Cubs in this game and went 4-for-4, but somehow only scored one run despite hitting just in front of Sosa all game. That's because Morandini was caught stealing to end the 3rd inning, leaving Sosa to lead off the 4th inning with a solo blast.