Neals departure was part of a sizable off-season

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Neals departure was part of a sizable off-season

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PHILADELPHIA -- Cody Asches rough night in the field ruined Cliff Lees effort on the mound. Luis Jimenez hit a tiebreaking double in the sixth, Matt Shoemaker tossed five effective innings and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 on Tuesday night. Lee allowed four unearned runs and six hits, striking out seven in seven innings. He was hurt by Asches three errors at third base. "I know he wasnt doing it on purpose," Lee said. "He had some funky balls hit to him." Mike Trout went 1 for 5 with more than 4,000 fans in the crowd from his hometown of Millville, New Jersey. The two-time All-Star centre fielder grew up in the small town 45 minutes south of Philadelphia. Lee (3-4) took a 2-0 lead into the sixth, but Asches fielding and throwing errors led to four unearned runs. Collin Cowgill led off the inning with a double to left. After Trout struck out, Albert Pujols reached when Asche let his high bouncer go off his glove. Howie Kendrick walked to load the bases. Chris Iannetta then hit a bouncer to Asche, who pulled catcher Carlos Ruiz off the plate with his throw home. Grant Greens sacrifice fly tied it at 2. Jimenez followed with a two-run double on a 3-0 pitch, giving the Angels a 4-2 lead. "Its frustrating, not just for myself, but when you let a team down," Asche said. "Cliff was pitching well. He couldve gone all night." Asche has struggled in his first full season. Hes hitting .226 with a team-high six errors. "The kid had a tough night," Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said. "That can happen. Well continue to work with him. A lot of things have been thrown at him." The Phillies have lost two in a row to fall three games below .500. They blew a 4-1 lead in the ninth in a 5-4, extra-inning loss to the Mets on Sunday. Closer Jonathan Papelbon wasnt available to pitch that day because he was sore after earning saves in the first two games of the series. Papelbon has drawn criticism from fans for not pitching. Sandberg said before the game the team needs its closer to be able to pitch three days in a row. Shoemaker (1-1) allowed two runs and three hits. He made his second career start and first this season. The righty was called up to replace Hector Santiago, who was sent to the bullpen after going 0-6 with a 5.19 ERA in seven starts. Ernesto Frieri pitched the ninth for his fifth save in seven tries. Domonic Brown hit a triple off reliever Fernando Salas and scored on Ruizs sacrifice fly in the seventh to get the Phillies to 4-3. Shoemaker retired his first nine batters before Ben Revere hit a hard single just past second baseman Kendrick. One out later, Chase Utley ripped an RBI triple into the right-field corner to make it 1-0. Angels manager Mike Scioscia challenged the safe call at third, but it was upheld following a replay review that took 3 minutes, 33 seconds. Ryan Howard hit an RBI single through the vacated hole at shortstop for a 2-0 lead. NOTES: The Phillies called up INF Cesar Hernandez from Double-A Reading to take Jayson Nixs spot on the roster. Nix was outrighted to Triple-A on Monday, but chose to become a free agent. ... The Angels optioned RHP Cory Rasmus to Triple-A Salt Lake. ... Sandberg said a Shake Shack hamburger at Citi Field gave him food poisoning during Philadelphias weekend series in New York.... RHP A.J. Burnett (2-2, 2.90 ERA) goes for the Phillies against RHP Garrett Richards (3-0, 2.80) on Wednesday. Jordan Phillips Dolphins Jersey .com) - The San Antonio Spurs will try to even their series with the Dallas Mavericks Monday night when the two teams collide at American Airlines Arena for Game 4. Greg Jennings Dolphins Jersey . -- Top-ranked Stacy Lewis birdied the last three holes and five of the final six Thursday for an 8-under 64 and a share of the lead with Mi Jung Hur in the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic. . Both of Padakins goals came in the second period while Zane Jones added a single in the first period for Calgary (13-6-4). Hitmen goaltender Chris Driedger finished with 30 saves for the shutout. Kenyan Drake Dolphins Jersey . -- Isaiah Pead took a stutter step forward, then raced to the left sideline and travelled 60 yards up the field before finally getting tripped up by a leg tackle. Dion Jordan Dolphins Jersey . Donald Young lost in straight sets to Israels Dudi Sela 6-3, 6-0. Querrey, ranked No. 61, is the second-highest ranked American, ahead of Johnson (64).PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Evgeni Malkin isnt skating a like a guy who wants to his ease way back from injury.The Pittsburgh Penguins star says its 50/50 hell play in Thursday nights season opener against Anaheim but the odds appear to be getting more favourable by the minute. Malkin practised with his teammates for the first time on Tuesday after missing almost all of training camp with an undisclosed issue.Whatever the problem is, its fading. The 2012 MVP looked like his typically powerful self while getting his first hands-on look at new coach Mike Johnstons system.It feels great, Malkin said. I need to get in better shape, but Im glad to be back.Malkin made it through the entire hour-long session working through a series of high intensity drills, including skating alongside Sidney Crosby as they worked two-on-two against a pair of defencemen. While hes not quite 100 per cent, Malkin impressed Johnston with his conditioning.He stayed the whole practice, that was really encouraging, Johnston said. I thought he looked pretty good for a guy who hasnt been on the ice for a month.Johnston cautioned he wants to see how Malkin responds on Wednesday before getting too optimistic about whether No. 71 will be available when the Penguins begin the long six-month slog through the regular season. Theres no need to rush him back out there, though the sooner Malkin returns, the sooner Johnston can begin the process of figuring out how to best use one of the leagues most dynamic players.Malkin lost longtime running mate James Neal when the Penguins traded the productive, if volatile, forward to Nashville in a trade on the opening night of the NHL Draft in June. Malkin, who had 23 ggoals and 49 assists while being limited to 60 regular games last year, called the decision to ship Neal a surprise but said he didnt spend too much time worrying about it.ddddddddddddIts hockey, Malkin said. The last four years is not good enough. We just change a little bit.Or perhaps a lot. Neals departure was part of a sizable off-season overhaul by one of the NHLs marquee franchises after the Penguins failed to reach the Stanley Cup Finals for the fifth straight season. Johnston replaced Dan Bylsma on the bench and is in the process of implementing a new system that places more emphasis on puck possession and support than the slightly more wide-open style favoured by Bylsma.Malkin has spent the early portions of the transition in the video room but is impressed by Johnston, who travelled to Russia over the summer shortly after getting hired.We talk a little bit, Malkin said. Good time with him. ... Im glad to see him, meet him and just move forward.That move could include the Penguins getting creative with how they use Malkin, at least early in the season. Johnston said the team will experiment with moving Malkin, a centre, to right wing and pairing him with Brandon Sutter and Pascal Dupuis. Johnston stressed the idea isnt something the Penguins are considering on a permanent basis but something hes considering while forward Beau Bennett recovers from a leg injury.I like the way Sutter is playing and it takes away some defensive responsibilities (for Malkin), Johnston said. Geno has played the wing. Hes a great centre. We can use him at centre, we know that. But to get him playing with the best people right now, were taking a look at wing. Wholesale NFL Jerseys cheap nfl jerseys ' ' '
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