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SEATTLE -- Riding the longest win streak in baseball that put them back into the playoff conversation, the Seattle Mariners return home was a collective dud.Worst of all may have been seeing Felix Hernandez stumble in his biggest start of the season.We are playing really good ball and to come in here and kind of throw a clunker out there, not exactly what we were looking for tonight, but it does happen, Seattle manager Scott Servais said.Collin McHugh allowed just two hits in seven stellar innings and Hernandez failed to make it through the fifth as the Houston Astros ended Seattles eight-game win streak with a 6-0 win on Friday night.Seattle dropped to three games behind Baltimore and Toronto in the AL wild-card race after McHugh baffled the Mariners all night. He didnt allow a base runner until Nori Aokis leadoff single in the fourth inning and Seattles only other hit off McHugh was Kyle Seagers single with two outs in the seventh.McHugh (11-10) improved to 9-3 in his career against Seattle and 4-0 this season with a 1.08 ERA. McHugh is 6-0 in his career at Safeco Field.We just dont see the ball well off of him, Servais said. We knew going into the game tonight was going to be a challenge for us, but he was certainly on top of his game.Meanwhile, Hernandez (11-6) stumbled in his biggest start of the season. With the Mariners back in contention, Hernandez failed to get through five innings, giving up five earned runs and eight hits.For Seattle fans it was a similarly disappointing outing by Hernandez to the 2014 season when Seattle was in the wild-card race but lasted only 4 2/3 innings in a 10-2 loss at Toronto in the final week of the season. Fortunately these Mariners still have 15 games remaining.Disappointing. Its a poor performance by me, Hernandez said. You know what, tomorrow is another day. Weve just got to keep fighting.Solo homers by Evan Gattis and Marwin Gonzalez in the fifth were the capper to Hernandezs miserable night. Gattis led off the inning with his 27th home run and Gonzalez followed with his 13th that knocked Hernandez from the game. Gonzalez now has 37 career home runs, 11 of those against Seattle.Hernandez was in trouble long before the two home runs. Jake Marisnicks two-run double in the second inning gave Houston the lead and the Astros added on with Carlos Correas RBI double in the third after Jose Altuve reached on an error and Yuli Gurriel added an RBI single in the fourth.I missed a lot of spots today, Hernandez said. I was pretty much in the middle of the plate. Ball was moving all over the place, I got behind a lot and they got me.Houston manager A.J. Hinch praised the patience of his hitters not expanding the strike zone against Hernandez and making him throw strikes.We didnt chase a lot tonight and if you dont chase with him and you make him bring the ball in the strike zone hes human again, Hinch said.SHUT DOWNSeattle was shutout for just the second time since July 24 and sixth time this season. Five of those have come at Safeco Field. The Mariners also had their streak of 14 straight games with a home run snapped.The three hits were the fewest for the Mariners since a 10-1 loss at Pittsburgh on July 27.TRAINERS ROOMAstros: 3B Alex Bregman could miss the rest of the regular season with a hamstring injury suffered on Wednesday. Bregman did not travel with the team for its road trip and remained in Houston to get treatment.Mariners: Even after a day off, 1B Adam Lind still had some pain around his thumb and was out of the lineup for a fourth straight game. Servais was hopeful Lind would be available on Saturday.UP NEXTAstros: RHP Mike Fiers (10-7) makes his 28th start of the season. Fiers lasted just 3 1/3 innings in his only other start against Seattle this season, giving up four earned runs.Mariners: LHP James Paxton (4-6) will make his fifth start since coming off the disabled list on Aug. 25 but does not have a win since Aug. 7. Deshaun Watson Texans Jersey Zach Cunningham Womens Jersey. Andrew Luck lost his favourite target and the Indianapolis locker room lost one of its most revered leaders when Reggie Wayne was diagnosed Monday with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee that will cost him the rest of the season. http://www.thetexansfootballpro.us/texans-julien-davenport-super-bowl-jersey-authentic/. Speaking to the Chicago Tribune at baseballs Winter Meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Boras called the former home of the Expos a "tremendous environment" for baseball. Deshaun Watson Jersey. That left plenty of energy for pitching books and swatting away free agency questions. Anthony had 24 points and nine rebounds, and the Knicks avenged an embarrassing home loss with a rout of their own, beating the Boston Celtics 114-88 on Wednesday night for their third straight victory. Julién Davenport Texans Jersey.Y. -- Sabres forward Drew Stafford has witnessed plenty of turmoil during his eight seasons in Buffalo. The Ryder Cup is, hands down, my favorite event in golf.The Solheim Cup was my favorite event to play during my 17-year career on the LPGA Tour, but as a spectator -- I cashed in all of my frequent flyer and hotel miles to go slog through the mud at Oak Hill in 1995, covered four Ryder Cups as a commentator for ESPN and NBC, and witnessed another as a PGA of America board member -- there is no bigger event for me.So after watching nearly every hour of last weeks matches from the comfort of my home, Ill share a few of my observed highs and lows.The Highs1. Team USAs play in the final moments of the last two sessionsIn the Saturday afternoon four-balls and Sunday singles sessions, seven matches went to the 18th hole. The USA was 5-1-1, fighting through the finish instead of wobbling to the finish as they had in the past. Crucial putts were holed where they had not been previously. That fighters mentality was the difference, not a task force or a committee.2. Point productionEvery American contributed to the teams point total, with even Rickie Fowler, still looking for his first full point win coming into his third Ryder Cup, getting two victories at Hazeltine. The Euros had four players go through the week without contributing even a half-point.3. Overall quality of playGranted, the weather was ideal, but I cannot remember a Ryder Cup with a higher standard of play and fewer holes won with pars or worse. The most extreme example: Sundays single matchup between Phil Mickelson and Sergio Garcia, in which they made 19 birdies combined. Mickelson would have shot a 63 in medal play, and yet they battled to a halve.4. Putting surfacesThey were more smooth than fast, creating opportunities for the players to be aggressive and hole putts as well as shots from off the greens. As a result, the excitement, noise and drama came right through the TV.It was exactly the opposite of the drudgery of the 2004 matches at Oakland Hills, where the greens were so fast and so severe that there was little excitement and where it was not uncommon for holes to be won with pars. Ho-hum, and no thanks.5. Ryder Cup Task ForceThis was not a total win, simply because this could have been done with much less fanfare and perhaps would not have even been necessary if past captains, vice-captains and select players had been debriefed in previous years. Some of the best things to come out of it: more efficient use of time as it pertained to the players day-to-day scheduling, less transit time to/from hotels and fewer social functions.This created more opportunities for necessary bonding, communication, rest and practice. That was a necessary win.6. Playing ThroughSpeaking of TV, the playing through technology, where the split screen is used to enable ads to still run with full audio but alongside uninterrupted live action, was an enormous addition to the telecasts. I found myself actually listening to the audio of commercials because I wasnt annoyed at having to lose the live action and then play catch-up with so many taped shots. It has been used well in auto racing, so lets hope it sees more action in golf as well as other sports that dont have natural breaks in live action.7. The build-outs and infrastructure at Hazeltine NationalAfter seeing the wall-to-wall blue at Gleneagles create a distinctive home-field feel two years ago, the PGA of America made a concerted effort to bathe Hazeltine in red, making that advantage more visible and palpable. And wow, did they do it and do it right. From the first tee to the final green, it was indeed Americas home turf. If it wasnt green grass, it was red structures surrounding it.8. Thomas PietersThe American-educated rookie pick looked like he needed CPR on the first tee Friday morning, but by Sunday he had amassed a 4-1 record, showing passion, composure and reliability that will bode well for the Euros for decades to come. Hello, future.9. Junior Ryder CupPlayed at nearby Interlachen Country Club earlier in the week, the Ryder Cup continues to invest in its future by supporting this competition, which officially began in 1997. The USA won again this year and holds a 6-4 lead overall, but the dividends are already paying off with players on both sides of the Atlantic, such as?Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth, seeing action in the matches proper.10. Closing ceremonyNeat, tidy, speedy and right to the point, with only the host, players, captains, vice-captains and those speaking in an official capacity on stagee.dddddddddddd What do we do to bring this simplicity back to the opening ceremonies that have become so much pomp and pageantry with so little circumstance?The Lows1. Vanishing senses of humorDanny Willetts brothers blog about American fans sent venom and an embarrassing amount of highly personal and hateful taunting through the crowd at Hazeltine, albeit a very vocal super-minority.If you do nothing else in your life, please take a bit of time to understand pithy humor. Youll be better for it. Danny Willett was right to say on Monday that most of his brothers humor about Americans had actually played out to be true. I made the remark a couple of decades ago after a Solheim Cup match that without the LPGA, the Euros, their tour struggling mightily at the time, would be bagging groceries.A firestorm erupted for about 48 hours (yes, it was before social media or I am sure it would have lived longer). But to this day, Helen Alfredsson, a longtime member of the European team and past Solheim Cup captain, and I still laugh about it.Speaking of social media, I tweeted about the American spectator who was heckling Justin Rose about not being able to make a putt in the practice round and offering up a $100 challenge. Well, the spectator delivered by making the putt, the Euro players and caddies celebrated with him and signed that $100 bill. I thought it was terrific. What better time for that sort of fun than in a practice round?Some guy tweeted back to me that the spectator never should have been heckling him to begin with. Seriously, come on, people. Its a practice round! I spent part of Saturday morning walking in a Susan G. Komen fundraiser in Albany, New York, supporting a friend who has been cancer-free for five years. Now that is something to take seriously.2. Phil Mickelsons trashing of Hal SuttonEarlier in the week, Mickelson criticized the 2004 U.S. Ryder Cup captain. What good did that do? Yes, Mickelson realized he had gone too far and reached out to Sutton -- thank goodness -- but how did he go through all of the details of the pairing with Tiger Woods, the difficulty of making a golf ball change with super short notice, but also fail to mention he himself had made major club changes right before the matches began?Mickelson is going to be a captain someday, and rightly so. Maybe then hell realize just how many decisions have to be made and the short periods of time in which you have to make them.Laundry of that sort needs to be cleaned in house and with an order for express pickup, not 12 years later.3. Roses commentsThe Englishmans comments in the Sunday evening European Team news conference caught me completely by surprise. Rose is one of the most pleasant and thoughtful people youll ever want to be around, so for him to whine about the incredibly weak course setup at Hazeltine was a real shocker. Given 24 hours to cool off, he might not have said the same.While not personally a fan of the architecture of the course, I thought the setup was brilliant. It encouraged and rewarded aggressive play without the players being handcuffed by lightning fast green speeds. It made for exciting theatre, drama, noise and thrilling sport.4. Team USAs white pants on Saturday.See-through specials. Wow, what a fashion felony that would have taken only a top-quality lining to rectify. Enough said.5. No Russell KnoxTwo PGA Tour wins in the past year, and he wasnt a captains pick for Europe. You can debate all day on whom he could/should have replaced, but between veterans Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer, they produced only one point.Yes, Europe had six rookies, but at what point do you abandon form for experience? Only European captain Darren Clarke has that answer.6. Stay on messageCan we keep the administrator/leadership spots on news programming or in dedicated ad space instead of taking up valuable live air time? This doesnt go for just the Ryder Cup, but all sports. Now that we have options such as Playing Through, lets blend those messages that way. It would amp up the viewing experience for everyone while still relaying that important social and corporate message.High, low or anywhere in between, the Ryder Cup is still the pinnacle of sports events for me, and like in life, if were not moving forward, we are in retreat. Just my two cents on how to take a few leaps in the forward direction. Wholesale Jerseys  Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Authentic Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys ' ' '
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