Student injured in bike crash

first_imgA Notre Dame student received treatment at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center for injuries sustained in a bike accident on South Quad on Wednesday evening. The student crashed his bike at about 7 p.m. Wednesday near Howard Hall. Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP) and emergency technicians treated the student at the scene, and an ambulance transported him to the hospital shortly after the accident. The student’s rector said he is still disoriented from the crash but will recover from his injuries.last_img read more

Dodgers can’t solve Colorado Rockies pitcher German Marquez in 3-1 loss

first_img“He was dotting,” Hernandez said of Marquez. “This was the first time I’ve ever faced him so it’s hard for me to compare (to Marquez’s past starts against the Dodgers) but he was hitting his spots, hitting the corners. He had every pitch working for him. Late in the game the shadows were creeping in. As the game went on, he kept throwing harder and harder. That adds to it.”Marquez allowed two hits, did not walk a batter, and struck out nine in eight innings. He lowered his ERA to 5.14.Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda (5-5) was stuck with a tough loss. The right-hander allowed three runs over seven innings, though one run was unearned by virtue of a passed ball. He walked two batters and struck out nine. Afterward, he said through his interpreter that Marquez’s perfection did not affect him.“I was executing all my pitches,” Maeda said.Maeda matched Marquez batter-for-batter into the fourth inning, when D.J. LeMahieu greeted him with a double. LeMahieu tagged up and went to third base on a deep fly ball, then scored when Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal allowed a Maeda slider to get past his glove, nearly to the backstop. The passed ball gave Colorado a 1-0 lead.In the fifth inning, Maeda allowed a solo home run to Ian Desmond that landed a few rows deep in left field. Colorado led 2-0.Two pitches into the sixth inning, Hernandez jumped on a hanging slider from Marquez and sent it 404 feet into left field for a solo home run. That injected some life into the announced crowd of 46,172 and applied the first hint of pressure on the Rockies. The next batter, Chase Utley, singled into right field.The pressure quickly abated. Maeda flew out. So did Pederson. Max Muncy skied a fly ball to left to end the inning.“Just really good stuff,” Roberts said of Marquez. “The seventh, eighth inning, he was 95 to 100. He was throwing secondary stuff on the first pitch – slider, curveball, change. He was in command all day. When the fastball plays like it does, beating our bats in the strike zone, it’s tough get anything going.”Roberts said he did not know Marquez was capable of throwing a baseball 100 mph. According to Brooks Baseball, he’d only done it once as a major leaguer, back on May 10 in Denver.Colorado got one run back in the top of the seventh inning, when Chris Iannetta’s one-out single scored Trevor Story. Later that inning Gerardo Parra was at third base when Marquez, batting for himself, laid down a bunt. Parra tried scoring on the safety squeeze but was thwarted by Grandal, who fielded the bunt himself before diving back to make the tag.Unfortunately for the Dodgers, their three-game losing streak landed them four games behind the first-place Arizona Diamondbacks – exactly where they were when the month began. Their June hot streak coincided with one in Phoenix, too. Roberts said his team demonstrated more growth than the standings reflect.“You look back at the last 30 days, we’re in a much better situation,” Roberts said. “Our best days are still ahead.” Hernandez’s home run was the team’s 55th in June, extending a franchise record. The Dodgers matched the 1947 Giants, 2000 Cardinals and 2003 Braves for the most home runs by a National League team in a single month.The homers allowed the Dodgers to win more games (17) than they lost (9) in June; they began the month with a 26-30 record. They’re 43-38 now.But every now and then a game like Saturday’s, or an at-bat like Pederson’s, exposes a hole in the Dodgers’ arsenal.“It’s kind of the construction of our club,” Manager Dave Roberts said. “We’re getting (Chris) Taylor back into the mix. He’s a guy that when he’s right can work a walk and get a base hit, but when you look at a lot of the guys we have, it’s tough to live by the longball. When you run into good pitching and can’t or don’t take a walk, find a way to hit the outfield grass and keep the line moving, it’s tough because you’re not going to be able to slug all the time.”Marquez began the day with a a 5.53 earned-run average. The right-hander had one win in his previous five starts. He also began the day with a fastball in the 94-95 mph range. By the seventh inning, Marquez was touching 100 on the Dodger Stadium radar gun. PreviousLos Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger, right, tosses his bat in the air after striking out to end the baseball game as Colorado Rockies catcher Chris Iannetta walks awayFriday, June 29, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Rockies won 3-1. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal, left, tags out Colorado Rockies’ Gerardo Parra, right, at home as Parra tried to score on a bunt by German Marquez during the seventh inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. Calling the play at center is home plate umpire Will Little. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez, center, runs to first after hitting a solo home run off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher German Marquez, left, during the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsColorado Rockies’ Ian Desmond, right, gestures as he scores after hitting a solo home run as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal stands at the plate during the fifth inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda, of Japan, walks into the bullpen to warm up for the team’s baseball game against the Colorado Rockies on Saturday, June 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Colorado Rockies starting pitcher German Marquez throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies on Saturday, June 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda, of Japan, throws during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Colorado Rockies on Saturday, June 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner hits a solo home run off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Wade Davis, left, during the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, June 29, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger, right, tosses his bat in the air after striking out to end the baseball game as Colorado Rockies catcher Chris Iannetta walks awayFriday, June 29, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Rockies won 3-1. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal, left, tags out Colorado Rockies’ Gerardo Parra, right, at home as Parra tried to score on a bunt by German Marquez during the seventh inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. Calling the play at center is home plate umpire Will Little. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)NextShow Caption1 of 8Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal, left, tags out Colorado Rockies’ Gerardo Parra, right, at home as Parra tried to score on a bunt by German Marquez during the seventh inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. Calling the play at center is home plate umpire Will Little. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ExpandLOS ANGELES – Joc Pederson saw a couple curveballs over the outside corner in the sixth inning Saturday – gifts from God on a day when German Marquez’s fastball was touching 100 mph. The Rockies were giving Pederson the third-base line, so much that an opposite-field cue shot by a left-handed hitter could travel all the way to the corner. A hit was there for the taking.Pederson let Marquez’s first curveball pass him by for a called strike. The second curveball, on 0-and-2, Pederson approached without regard to the Rockies’ infield shift. He pulled the ball in the air to left-center field, where Charlie Blackmon caught it for the third out. Chase Utley, one of the Dodgers’ two baserunners Saturday, was left stranded on first base.The Dodgers’ 3-1 loss saw an unheralded pitcher exploit a homer-happy Dodger team and the late-afternoon shadows to near perfection. German Marquez retired the first 15 batters he saw.Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.Kiké Hernandez’s solo home run in the sixth inning broke up the perfect game, but the Dodgers could not muster a rally. They collected just three hits against Marquez, who pitched the first eight innings, and Adam Ottavino.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more