Jon Lester calls himself ‘weakest link’ in Cubs rotation after allowing 11 runs

first_imgJon Lester is taking full blame for the Cubs’ disastrous 11-4 outing against the Athletics on Tuesday.The Chicago left-hander gave up 11 runs over four innings before he was yanked, matching his career high for the most runs he’s given up and he pushed his ERA to 4.46. Craig Kimbrel injury update: Cubs put closer on IL with knee inflammation Willson Contreras injury update: Cubs catcher (hamstring) expected to miss 4 weeks, report says MLB wrap: Zack Greinke picks up win in Astros debut By the time the inning was over, the Athletics were up, 8-0.“I’m pretty much the weakest link in the rotation right now,” Lester said. “I gotta figure out a way to right that ship, pick my end up and do better. “What happened is I gave up 11 runs,” Lester said, via NBC Sports Chicago. “It doesn’t matter how I feel. It doesn’t matter about a game plan. It doesn’t matter about executing pitches. It doesn’t matter about anything. I gave up 11 runs.”The second inning was particularly brutal as Mark Canha led off with a triple. Lester did strike out Chad Pinder, but it was a disaster afterward. Eight Athletics players were able to reach and Dustin Garneau hit a three-run homer, as well. Related News “Our rotation has pitched well except for me, you look at the last two games. So, flat out do better.”Despite the painful game, cubs manager Joe Maddon said he wasn’t going to harp on Lester, nor dwell on the game.“Jon’s been there before,” Maddon said. “This is a waste can kind of a night. You just dump it and move on.”last_img read more

Legendary magician Roy Horn dies from coronavirus at 75

first_imgRoy Horn of Siegfried & Roy, has passed away due to COVID-19 at the age of 75.The duo, Siegfried & Roy, are known as legendary magicians who performed at a number of venues for millions of people. Horn died of complications from the coronavirus on Friday in a Las Vegas hospital, according to a statement released by publicist Dave Kirvin.“Today, the world has lost one of the greats of magic, but I have lost my best friend,” Siegfried Fischbacher said in the statement. “From the moment we met, I knew Roy and I, together, would change the world. There could be no Siegfried without Roy, and no Roy without Siegfried.”Roy was injured in October 2003 when a tiger named Montecore attacked him on stage at the Mirage hotel-casino in Las Vegas. He had severe neck injuries, lost a lot of blood and later suffered a stroke. He underwent lengthy rehabilitation, but the attack ended his career.“Roy was a fighter his whole life including during these final days,” Fischbacher said. “I give my heartfelt appreciation to the team of doctors, nurses and staff at Mountain View Hospital who worked heroically against this insidious virus that ultimately took Roy’s life.”In February of 2009 the duo made a comeback for their only and final performance to raise money for the new Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas. The brief performance, which included Montecore, became the basis of an episode of the ABC television show “20/20.”The duo managed a successful life since they first teamed up back in 1957. They even signed a lifetime contract with the Mirage in 2001, it was estimated they had performed 5,000 shows at the casino for 10 million fans since 1990 and had grossed more than $1 billion. That came on top of thousands of shows at other venues in earlier years.Funeral services will be private, with an expected public memorial.last_img read more

Say Cheese: Yuvraj Singh trolls Jasprit Bumrah for not smiling in photo

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/AFPAdvertisement 411NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsmyu7Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8vsa( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) c6n3hWould you ever consider trying this?😱xe6Can your students do this? 🌚cab9Roller skating! Powered by Firework Jasprit Bumrah, the jewel of a bowler for Team India, who has been the face of change in the Indian bowling scene. The world no. 1 One Day International format bowler in the ICC ODI Bowling Rankings, Bumrah has recently faced some criticism regarding his fitness. Despite, he silenced his critics, winning both the Polly Umrigar Award and Dilip Sardesai Award at the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)’s Annual Awards night yesterday. Still, his social media handle saw a grim Bumrah posing with the awards for a picture. In comes Yuvraj Singh himself, taking a funny dig at him for not smiling!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/AFPYesterday, in his official Instagram account, Jasprit Bumrah posted a picture with the two awards kept on a table in front of him, with the caption: “Grateful and honoured to be taking these two awards home tonight.”While fans and followers showered him with greetings and compliments, former cricketing icon Yuvi had the most hilarious comment, poking at Bumrah for not smiling in the photo. He wrote: “Jassi has de thoda no ones taking your trophies away! Jokes apart many congratulations you truly deserve”Image Courtesy: Instagram(@jaspritb1)Along with Yuvraj, Bumrah’s teammate KL Rahul also acknowledged his compatriot.The Polly Umrigar Award, which includes a citation, a trophy and a cheque for Rs 15 lakh is awarded to the best male International cricketer, while the Dilip Sardesai Award is presented to both the highest Test wicket taker and highest Test run scorer. Both the awards were handed over to Bumrah by Jay Shah, the secretary of BCCI.Since his red ball debut for the Men in Blues against South Africa in 2018, Bumrah has showcased excellent consistency with the ball. The 26 year old became the first Asian cricketer to secure a 5 wicket haul in the Test series against England, Australia, West Indies and also in his debutant Proteas series.Bumrah was also praised by the skipper Virat Kohli himself, regarding his time with the bowler in today’s net practice session.“According to me, he (Bumrah) is the most skillful bowler in the world, you know in any format of the game. And to play against him, he brings match intensity in the nets. I can assure you that.” Kohli spoke in the interview.Also read-BCCI Annual Awards see Jasprit Bumrah, Poonam Yadav shineJasprit Bumrah reveals the secret to send Steve Smith to the pavilion! Advertisementlast_img read more