Wily Peralta promptly served up two more runs in the 10th inning to hand the Brewers their fifth straight loss.

Limited Kevin Minter Jersey Severino picked up his fourth win of the season Tuesday against the Orioles, after he tossed 6 1/3 innings, allowing just one run on seven hits, while striking out eight and walking just one. The one run was scored in the sixth inning on a bases-loaded nibbler to short which broke up a 17 2/3 innings scoreless streak. In 61 1/3 innings of work this season for the Bronx Bombers, he owns a 4-2 record and a 2.93 ERA, along with a 10.13 K/9, 3.05 FIP and an xFIP of 2.83.

His stuff is elite, teammate Matt Holliday told the New York Post after the victory over the O’s.

Limited Tim Horton Jersey On the mound, Severino’s really seen his slider and changeup develop, leading him to trust them more and throw them more. His dazzling fastball that tops at 100 and averages out at 96.1, according to PITCHf/x, hasn’t looked straight like last year, and he’s had more control of it. He’s been throwing his fastball and offspeed pretty evenly, throwing his fastball 51.5 percent of the time and his slider and changeup a combined 48.5 percent of the time (slider is 36.6 percent, changeup is 11.9 percent).

The Brewers bullpen: With a 2-1 run lead entering the ninth inning, it appeared Milwaukee was going to end its four-game losing streak. However, closer Corey Knebel offered up a solo home run to Chris Iannetta to ultimately force extra innings.

Wily Peralta promptly served up two more runs in the 10th inning to hand the Brewers their fifth straight loss.

It was a decision experts hated.

“Either the Bears know something no one else in the league knows, or that draft just got a lot of people fired only they don’t know it yet,” an unnamed NFL team executive told CBS Sports’ Jason LaCanfora.

While the Bears were reaching for Trubisky, the Browns were drafting wisely. They selected Myles Garrett first overall and traded back from No. 12 to rack up more draft capital. After years of being the NFL’s easiest punchline, the Browns appear to be on the upswing, avoiding the mistakes that have led to years of futility and investing in players who can help the team get better. But the trajectory the Bears are on makes it seem like they’re on their way to becoming the new Browns.

The Bengals, Rams, Raiders, Colts, Titans, Seahawks, Dolphins, Eagles, Panthers, and Browns each had only one fan who said they’d worn a jersey to religious ceremony, leaving us insufficient data to make any broad conclusions about these fan bases. This also exposed a flaw in my methodology — it doesn’t account for members of the Black Hole.

That’s less than 2 percent of all regular season games over the last five years that have seen more than 10 minutes of overtime.

More importantly, the proposal ignores the real problem here, which is the turnaround time for teams scheduled to play on Thursday nights. An additional 10 or 15 minutes of overtime is much less of a pressing concern than the fact that Thursday night games give players inadequate time — three days! — for rest and recovery.yankees_1613_f5ca8e32e5dc17f6-180x180

Kyle Williams will benefit from the new scheme

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A 4-3 defense puts pressure on this unit to, well, generate pressure. Specifically, pass-rush production from ends Jerry Hughes and Shaq Lawson will be critical for Buffalo’s defense in 2017, and there isn’t much depth behind them.

While the scheme puts more pressure on ends against both the run and pass, it takes some away from a guy like Marcell Dareus. The former All-Pro needs to regain that form, as suspensions and insufficient play in Ryan’s 3-4 have him on the bubble in Buffalo.

Kyle Williams will benefit from the new scheme, too, but he’s 33 and will be part of a rotation with Adolphus Washington and Jerel Worthy.
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The strength of Chicago’s inside linebacker unit largely depends on the health of Danny Trevathan, who’s coming off a nasty injury and might not be ready for training camp. Jerrell Freeman, meanwhile, is the best linebacker in the NFL if you ask Pro Football Focus. The Bears’ leading tackler from last season will be key again patrolling the middle of the field, assuming he can avoid another PED suspension.

Article 22 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement stipulates that clubs may hold one mandatory minicamp for veteran players. This minicamp must occur during Phase Three of the offseason program.

This year, five clubs will hold voluntary veteran minicamps.

Each club may hold a rookie football development program for a period of seven weeks, which in 2017 may begin on May 15. During this period, no activities may be held on weekends, with the exception of one post-NFL Draft rookie minicamp, which may be conducted on either the first or second weekend following the draft. The dates of each club’s post-draft rookie minicamps will be circulated at a later date.

Bruce Arians, who coached a 6-6 tie in 2016, loves the NFL’s new OT rule

The Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks played 15 minutes of overtime in October, but couldn’t break their 6-6 tie. Cardinals coach Bruce Arians would’ve preferred if it took 10 minutes to reach that conclusion.

Arians told reporters Wednesday that he’s happy with a new rule change that seeks to cut down on wear and tear by trimming five minutes from overtime periods.

The concern for the New England Patriots will be if the famous Madden curse claims another victim. Tight end Rob Gronkowski graced the cover a season ago, but he played in just eight games and watched Super Bowl 51 from the sideline after back surgery landed him on injured reserve.

Tom Brady’s so convinced he’s not going to be cursed by the Madden cover that he’s smashing mirrors and walking under ladders.

Elite Dan McCullers Jersey Brady isn’t concerned about the curse and even threw in a few exclamation points to make sure he got the point across.

The Madden NFL 18 cover is a great honor for me, said Brady. Especially since I have been playing the game since growing up next to EA headquarters in the Bay Area. I’m not one to believe in curses, so I’m ready to take the challenge head on like always! It doesn’t stand a chance!!!

Elite Womens Da’Norris Searcy Jersey Brady has a strong argument as the greatest of all time (G.O.A.T.) at the quarterback position after earning an NFL-record fifth Super Bowl ring in 2016. He’s a two-time NFL MVP and fourth all-time in both passing yards (61,582) and touchdowns (456).

Fred Lynn might’ve been a Hall of Famer if he’d stayed healthy — or in Boston

In January 1981, the Boston Red Sox traded Fred Lynn to the California Angels.

Lynn, who went to high school near Los Angeles and played college baseball for the University of Southern California, should seemingly have had cause to celebrate coming home. He did not.

I was really not happy about it, to be honest with you, Lynn told Sporting News this week.
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And for good reason. In the friendly confines of Fenway Park, long known to favor hitters, Lynn had a slash of .308/.383/.520, averaging 24 home runs and 102 RBIs per 162 games. His 141 OPS+ means he likely would have thrived anywhere in those years, though his raw stats would probably have been lower in another ballpark.

He could have found few worse new homes than Anaheim Stadium, though. In fact, along with injury problems in the second half of his career, it might have helped kill his Hall of Fame chances.

Limited Kids Joe Haden Jersey Let’s be open-minded. Let’s have a conversation about it.

As baseball fans, we should want to meet up with our co-workers at the water cooler on Monday morning to talk about the Sunday night game. We should want to discuss games with new fans. We should want to take our kids and friends to the game and be entertained by the whole shebang, not just two squads of Blade Runner replicants on the field. But most of all, as baseball fans, we should want the continued growth, expansion and engagement of the game.

The quarterbacks who did go ahead of him ended up being no surprise

The chances of Kelly being drafted were extremely slim by the time the big moment arrived if you consider the bar incident, two torn ACLs, his nomadic college career and a pro day that had to be cut short because of a wrist injury that required surgery

The quarterbacks who did go ahead of him ended up being no surprise, with the mild exception of Iowa’s C.J. Beathard. Kelly being snapped up when he was, then, and by whom, was the biggest surprise.

If he makes the roster, Kelly will likely get a year to redshirt, heal everything and absorbing some wisdom from the Broncos’ legend and team president. Eventually, though, the best-case scenario is that he’ll be on deck if either Trevor Siemien or Paxton Lynch, or both, stall in their own progress next season.

But there are a lot of high-profile situations Kelly will have to navigate before that. And, again, that hasn’t been what he does best.

Three home games is the good news, but late-season trips to Minnesota and Baltimore aren’t exactly easy. The second prime-time game against the Steelers will be heated as usual, but this AFC North and NFC North tour is something Cincinnati could negotiate if they are still in the hunt. Keep in mind Lewis is 10-2 against the NFC North. That’s a good sign with the late-season games against the Bears, Vikings and Lions.

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Jay Cutler explains why he left NFL to join Fox Sports as announcer

On Thursday there were reports Jay Cutler was interested in a broadcasting career, and less than 24 hours later he was hired by Fox Sports.

Cutler confirmed the news with a statement released to ESPN’s Jeff Darlington.

“I don’t know if retirement is the right word; I don’t feel that anyone ever really retires from the NFL. You are either forced to leave, or you lose the desire to do what’s required to keep going. I’m in between those situations at this point in my life,” Cutler said, in part.

J.J. Watt, the NFL’s two-time Defensive Player of the Year, has praised his younger brother, saying he can be a better NFL player than he has been. He tweeted shortly after the pick was made circling this season’s scheduled Christmas Day clash between the Texans and Steelers on the Watt family calendar.

T.J. Watt is a 6-4, 252-pound outside linebacker who was a second-team Associated Press All-American and first-team All-Big Ten selection last season with 63 tackles, 15 1/2 for loss, and 11 1/2 sacks while helping Wisconsin win the Cotton Bowl.

Though just one season of high productivity at Wisconsin after he fought through injuries early in his career, the Steelers hope Watt can fulfill his tremendous potential. He was a combine all-star, ranking near the top among outside linebackers in nearly every category.

“He shows twitch, toughness, and quickness. He’s got some length,” NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock said of Watt. “He’s obviously got some bloodlines which are legit. He plays really hard… T.J. Watt can play.”nike_steelers_2261

Offensive woes have Mets already five games behind Nationals in NL East

Game Womens Peyton Manning Jersey Nineteen games into their 2017 season, the Mets are five games out of first place in the NL East.

That’s … not optimal. Especially when you consider 12 of those 19 games have been at home, and that they’ve yet to play any teams out of their division. In a schedule oddity, they actually won’t play their first non-NL East squad until May 8, when they host the Giants at Citi Field in their 33rd game of the year. Strange.

Speaking of sac flies, don’t let this affect on-base percentage. My SN colleague Ryan Spaeder has written extensively on why this rule needs to change. But if you don’t feel like clicking and reading, here’s his basic argument: Unlike sac bunts, which don’t affect a player’s batting average or on-base percentage, sac flies hurt on-base percentage while leaving average unaffected. This is silly and should change. Current and former players, including Hall of Famer Wade Boggs, agree.

None of these changes is needed, of course, but I’d argue that each one would be good for the game. If they all happened, great. If not, that’s fine, too. The point is that MLB, and all sports, should always be in a state of review to make sure the game is in its optimal state. There’s always room for improvement, whether through a tweak or a more drastic approach.
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There’s a lot of young depth behind first baseman Mike Napoli and third baseman Adrian Beltre. Joey Gallo and Jurickson Profar have the most promise. Gallo, 23, has shown monster power and miniscule contact, which is why he’s struggling to make the roster. Profar, 24, might move to a different corner — left field — to get regular at-bats. Regardless, both are ready in case Beltre (calf) misses time or Napoli shifts to DH. Texas also counts Ryan Rua (27 on March 11) and Hanser Alberto, 24, among its corner contingent. Rua has been the more successful of the two.

Orioles’ Kevin Gausman rips ump for ‘bush-league’ ejection, double standard

The controversial series between the Orioles and Red Sox took another turn Wednesday when Baltimore starting pitcher Kevin Gausman was ejected for hitting Xander Bogaerts in the second inning.

At face value, the ejection would make sense. But Gausman’s pitch was a 76 mph curveball and he was none too pleased with home plate umpire Sam Holbrook.

Gausman left the field screaming curveball! at Holbrook after getting tossed, clearly in shock he could be ejected for the infraction.

Chris Sale threw a 98 mph fastball behind Manny Machado on Tuesday and was only issued a warning. Gausman was subsequently ejected for a curveball.
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The hard-hitting third baseman signed a five-year, $95 million contract with Boston two offseasons ago. Since that time, he has played in just 129 games while only hitting 10 home runs with 47 RBIs.

Sandoval, a career .280 hitter, carried a woeful .245/.292/.366 slash line for the Red Sox two seasons ago. Panda took up boxing this offseason so he could salvage his reputation in Boston by getting back into shape.

I’ve heard that it’s going to help me for your shoulders — getting your shoulders strong, so I decided to do it, Sandoval said. (Tigers first baseman Miguel) Cabrera told me that it helps him to keep his shoulders strong.

During the season especially, we take a lot of swings, we play a lot of games, we swing a lot in games, batting practice, all that, so to maintain your shoulder the strongest is one of the key points that we focused on in the offseason.
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Sandoval will be competing against Brock Holt and Josh Rutledge at third base during spring training.

Yankees rookie Aaron Judge’s hot start leads to spike in jersey sales

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In his third and fourth starts, he turned in back-to-back seven-inning, one-run efforts, but then failed to make it more than four innings in his next two starts and was sent to the bullpen. The consistency is a working point in Charlotte. He’s made four starts this year, with 22 strikeouts in 20 1/3 innings, with five homers allowed and a 4.87 ERA.

Unbelievable stuff, McCatty said. The thing that I’ve learned more in the few weeks that he’s down is that he’s really an intense competitor. Even giving up hits and coming in, just the way he shows me how he’s feels about it, that he’s a competitor and he knows what he expects of himself. I’m not saying he knows everything he can do yet, but I think he has a better understanding of himself. And when he doesn’t do it, he gets mad.

There’s a new king of New York baseball.

Yankees rookie right fielder Aaron Judge has taken the Bronx by storm with his MLB-leading 13 home runs in his first full season of action.

The towering slugger’s success is already translating to jersey sales.

Olney’s report includes jersey sales for all of baseball, of course, and not just the Yankees. Such popularity tends to be the result when a player in pinstripes hits so many dingers.
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The sales come from a small a sample size, but if Judge is truly just like Derek Jeter, he’ll have no problem maintaining his prominence.

At the very least, Judge is the most popular No. 99 since Manny Ramirez.