Connect with us

New York

Mets fall to .500 with loss to Giants as misery continues

Published

on

SAN FRANCISCO — In the glory days of June they moved 10 games above .500 and dreamed of turning the NL East into a runaway.

Now, in the dog days of August, the Mets are back to even and have to wonder if they will see the plus side of .500 again.

The misery continued Monday night, when the Giants blasted three homers — including two by shiny new toy Kris Bryant — in sending the Mets to a 7-5 loss at Oracle Park. The loss was the Mets’ fourth straight and 11th in 15 games, pushing them 3 ½ lengths behind the Braves in the NL East.

Brandon Belt and Bryant homered as part of a three-run seventh inning against Trevor May, crystalizing the Mets’ latest setback. The Mets (59-59) are nearly one-third of the way through a hellacious 13-game stretch against the Dodgers and Giants and still looking for a victory.

“I don’t really think about .500 right now,” J.D. Davis said. “We don’t really think about our record. I think we’re more into just winning ballgames, and that is the biggest thing — just trying to get back into this and trying to get a snowball effect on the winning side.”

Jonathan Villar got the Mets closer with a two-run homer in the eighth, but it wasn’t enough to undo the previous inning’s damage, which also included a Brandon Crawford RBI triple.

Mets
Kris Bryant circles the bases after his second home run of the game on Monday.
AP

“We’re in these games,” Davis said. “We are right there — two extra-inning games against the Dodgers … we’re right in these games and it’s just that one hit where it puts us over the top or over that hill.”

Bryant, whom the Mets spoke to the Cubs about at the trade deadline (before ultimately acquiring Javier Baez) blasted a two-run homer in the fifth before unloading again in the seventh.

Miguel Castro was entrusted a 3-2 lead in the fifth, but put the Mets back into familiar chasing mode by surrendering a bomb to Bryant, who cleared the center-field fence after Alex Dickerson — part of the left-handed hitting brigade manager Gabe Kapler dispatched after Rich Hill left the game — stroked a one-out double.

The Mets’ bats awoke against Kevin Gausman in the fifth. Pete Alonso delivered his first triple since 2019 (good for two runs) to tie the game before diving across the plate on Dominic Smith’s sacrifice fly to give the Mets a 3-2 lead.

Brandon Nimmo legged out a leadoff infield single to begin the rally and Michael Conforto walked. Alonso followed with a shot into the right-center gap and didn’t stop running until diving into third. Gausman, the Giants ace, departed after the inning. Overall he allowed three earned runs on five hits with seven strikeouts and two walks.

Mets
Pete Alonso walks back to the dugout after striking out in the seventh inning.
AP

“Overall I thought the guys swung the bat better than we have in the last four days,” manager Luis Rojas said. “We need to carry over our offense like this into the next games if we want to win those games.”

James McCann’s bunt single in the sixth gave the Mets runners on first and second with nobody out, but the Giants bullpen won the battle. After Jay Jackson retired pinch-hitter Travis Blankenhorn, lefty Jose Alvarez entered and got Nimmo to pop out before Conforto was caught looking at strike three to end the inning.

Hill gave the Mets three strong innings before fading in the fourth, when he was removed after allowing two earned runs on four hits. It marked the first time the lefty failed to complete five innings since arriving to the Mets at the trade deadline.

Buster Posey doubled with one out in the fourth to begin Hill’s downfall. Darin Ruf followed with an RBI single, but was erased from the base paths on a replay challenge that showed his foot off the bag as Alonso applied the tag at first after receiving the relay throw. The Giants began another rally, with consecutive singles from Evan Longoria, Crawford and Wilmer Flores, the last of which brought in the second run. Castro entered with runners on the corners and retired pinch-hitter Tommy La Stella to keep the Mets’ deficit at 2-0.

“We didn’t execute our pitches and we had some missed opportunities with runners in scoring position,” Rojas said.

For further reading visit Source

Continue Reading

New York

What Time Will ‘Riverdale’ Season 6 Be on Netflix?

Published

on

The season finale of Riverdale aired in late July on The CW. Notice we said season finale? Thankfully, the beloved series will return for a seventh season, but, unfortunately, Season 7 will be the final installment of Riverdale.

If you already streamed the current season, make sure to read Alex Zalben’s interview with Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa on Decider. If you’re waiting to binge Season 6 on Netflix, well, you better clear your calendar because all 22 episodes are about to drop on the streamer. What time will the sixth season of Riverdale debut on Netflix? What time does Netflix release shows? Here’s everything you need to know.

WHEN IS THE RIVERDALE SEASON 6 NETFLIX RELEASE DATE?

Riverdale Season 6 premieres Sunday, August 7 on Netflix.

HOW MANY EPISODES ARE IN RIVERDALE SEASON 6?

The sixth season of Riverdale consists of 22 episodes.

WHAT TIME DOES NETFLIX RELEASE NEW SHOWS?

Netflix releases new episodes at 3:00 a.m. ET/12:00 a.m. PT.

WHAT TIME WILL RIVERDALE SEASON 6 BE ON NETFLIX?

Netflix is based out of California, so Riverdale Season 6 will be available to stream at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (3:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time) beginning Sunday, August 7. If the clock strikes 12:00 (or 3:00 a.m. for folks on the East Coast) and you don’t see the new episodes, give it a moment, hit refresh, and then enjoy the show!

WILL THERE BE A SEASON 7 OF RIVERDALE?

Yes! Decider recently covered that very topic.

For further reading visit Source

Continue Reading

New York

Actress Anne Heche Suffers Severe Burns After Crashing Car Into Los Angeles Home

Published

on

Actress Anne Heche, known for her roles in such films as Donnie Brasco, Volcano and I Know What You Did Last Summer, was involved in a fiery car crash in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles on Friday.

According to TMZ, Heche was driving a blue Mini Cooper and had first crashed into the garage of an apartment complex. Residents of the apartment complex tried to get her out of the vehicle but she backed up and sped off.

Footage of Heche speeding down the streets of her neighborhood had been obtained by TMZ as well as her initial encounter at the apartment complex.

In the first clip, you can hear her car crash towards the end. It has been reported that the actress crashed into someone’s home, causing her vehicle and the house to erupt into flames. Heche suffered severe burns and was resisting being taken away in a stretcher. You can also view footage of this via the TMZ article.

It has not been confirmed whether alcohol has been involved in the incident since her condition prevents doctors from performing any tests to determine if she was driving under the influence. She is currently intubated in the hospital but expected to live.

For further reading visit Source

Continue Reading

New York

These are the vulgar license-plate requests the DMV has rejected

Published

on

Stay CL4SSY, New York!

The state Department of Motor Vehicles nixed 3,752 requests for vanity license plates in the last three years because it deemed them too raunchy, radical or simply ridiculous.

New York’s personalized plates go for $60 initially, and then $31.25 annually for renewal. You can get any plate as long as no one else has it and it’s not offensive.

Odds are a request for a plate that marks a wedding anniversary or shows your allegiance to a team — like METS86 — will pass muster with the DMV gatekeepers.

Vulgarity won’t get you to first base.

So plates with the phrase LFGM — the acronym for Pete Alonso’s “Let’s F–king Go Mets” rallying cry — did not make the cut.

And you won’t see anyone driving around with the custom plates MILFDAD, AS5M4N and WLHUNG.

Crude meanings such as “MILFDAD” are unacceptable by the DMV.
Crude meanings such as “MILFDAD” are unacceptable by the DMV.
New York DMV
NYC123
New York state Department of Motor Vehicles denied more than 3.5 thousand requests for license plates deemed inappropriate.
New York DMV
“AS5M4N” was rejected for referring to “Ass man.”
“AS5M4N” was rejected for referring to “Ass man.”
New York DMV

The DMV also put NICEBUNS, FATFANNY, GOTAPOOP and BENDOVER in the rear-view mirror.

One player unsuccessfully tried to score the plate YESDADDY, to no avail.

The DMV also shot down such dark requests as DEADGIRL, GENOC1DE, S8TAN, DETONATE and MURDERM3.

“SUM8ITCH” is not allowed.
“SUM8ITCH” is not allowed.
New York DMV
The DMV thoroughly nixed a request for “CNNLIES.”
The DMV thoroughly nixed a request for “CNNLIES.”
New York DMV
BOOBIE is prohibited.
BOOBIE is prohibited.
New York DMV

Getting political is a dead end too — FJOEBIDN, FDTRUMP and CNNLIES were nixed.

LUDEDUDE, NARCO, GOT METH and BLUNT also went up in smoke.

Staten Island attorney Bill Dertinger said his blue 1995 Jaguar SJS was tagged with ESQLTD after his company and his 2014 Porsche had the plate GHOSTGTS because the sleek sportscar was white.

“The plates can make you stand out — which can be a curse or a blessing,” the 54-year-old Dertinger said. “Make sure you don’t cut anybody off.”

A man attempted to sneak in “YESDADDY” onto his license plate.
A man attempted to sneak in “YESDADDY” onto his license plate.
New York DMV
The DMV stopped a request for “FJOEBIDEN.”
The DMV stopped a request for “FJOEBIDEN.”
New York DMV
The DMV also rejects any license plates referring to politics.
The DMV also rejects any license plates referring to politics.
New York DMV

There must be a New York Jets fan playing referee at the DMV because a request for the seemingly innocent plate GASE was sidelined. Ex-Jets head coach Adam Gase had an offensive 9-23 win-loss record during his forgettable two-year tenure.

The DMV would not reveal who gives the final yea or nay.

“The DMV reviews all custom license plate requests and works hard to ensure that any combinations that may be considered objectionable are rejected,” said agency spokesman Tim O’Brien.

“GLOCKS” referring to guns is not accepted by the DMV.
“GLOCKS” referring to guns is not accepted by the DMV.
New York DMV
“FLYMOFO” is not approved by the DMV.
“FLYMOFO” is not approved by the DMV.
New York DMV

He said guidelines on what plate combinations are restricted can be found on the DMV website: https://dmv.ny.gov/learn-about-personalized-plates. Approximately 50,000 personalized and custom plates are sold per year, O’Brien said.

Bagged Tags

The state DMV has rejected 3,752 requests for custom license plates in the last three years because it deemed them potentially offensive. Here are some:

YESDADDY

FJOEBIDN

FDTRUMP

GLOCKS

FLYMOFO

BOOBIE

AS5M4N

BUDLIGHT

DEADGIRL

SUM8ITCH

GENOC1DE

S8TAN

CNNLIES

DETONATE

MURDERM3

MILFDAD

WLHUNG

Source: NYS DMV

For further reading visit Source

Continue Reading

Trending

Copyright © 2017 Zox News Theme. Theme by MVP Themes, powered by WordPress.