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of their last eight series.
Dodgers were 6-0-1 in their last seven series before the Rangers came to Los
The Dodgers were unable to win any of their first five series of the season.
Then after winning back-to-back series in late April, they were unable to take
any of their next seven, tying two of those.
The Dodgers were 17-26 on May 17 and their inspired play while reaching the
2017 World Series was a distant memory.
Tuesday’s runaway triumph gave the Dodgers 18 victories in their last 24
games and has brought that 2017 feel back to Dodger Stadium.
The Rangers happen to be in a polar opposite run than the one the Dodgers are
on. In getting blasted Tuesday in L.A., the Rangers have lost five consecutive
games, six of their last eight and eight of their last 11.
And while the Dodgers’ turnaround began May 19, the Rangers are now 11-18
since May 12.
If there is any solace for the Rangers it is that Cole Hamels will take the
mound Wednesday. The left-hander leads all Rangers starters in ERA (3.86),
starts (13), innings (79 1/3) and strikeouts (79).
Hamels is just 3-6 but is coming off a start where he reached the eighth
inning for the second time this season. Also promising is his 1.89 career ERA
against the Dodgers in eight starts and 57 innings. He is 3-2 lifetime against
The Dodgers are starting to feel good about their starting pitching situation
with Kenta Maeda (4-4 L.J.
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missing two weeks with a hip strain. He will face the Rangers for the first time
in his career.
Yes, the Dodgers do still have Clayton Kershaw, Rich Hill, Dennis Santana,
Hyun-Jin Ryu and now Walker Buehler on the DL, but Maeda’s return figures to
signal a reversal of fortune.
Kershaw (back strain) could appear in a simulated game soon, while Ryu
(groin) remains on schedule to return in July. Hill (blister) also is making
progress, but no timetable for his return has been given.
“It’s one of those things,” manager Dave Roberts said, according to the Los
Angeles Times. “If you’re a pitcher on this staff … heads up.”
The Rangers would not mind a little despair mixed in with some
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like the Dodgers are showing. But right now, they’ll take a two-game split with
Tuesday’s defeat means the Rangers are now 5-17 in series openers and 1-8 in
their last nine openers. Texas is also a season-high 15 games under .500 at
27-42. The Rangers are also 7-14 in their last 21 road games.
It was about a half-hour after the Patriots’ 33-30 loss to the Carolina
Panthers on Oct. 1. As his teammates walked around in a daze following their
second loss in four games, Harmon didn’t hold back when asked what was wrong
with a defense that already had given up 30 or more points three times.
”Obviously, what we’re doing is not good enough, so we need to go take a look
in the mirror and just look and realize: Are we doing enough to win?” he said
Both the words and the sentiment had a familiar ring to them.
That’s because it was Harmon who issued a similar challenge to his team
during halftime of last year’s Super Bowl against Atlanta. It’s a pep talk his
teammates credited with helping them complete their 25-point comeback.
Since signing a four-year, $17 million contract this past offseason, the
defensive captain has become an even more vocal presence in the Patriots’ locker
room and was one of their most consistent players down the stretch.
He led the team with four interceptions, including one in the end zone in the
waning seconds of New England’s 27-24 win at Pittsburgh that would help it
secure home-field advantage in the postseason.
The 27-year-old says he still feels like a ”young player” but that he has
felt more at ease speaking his mind as he heads to his third Super Bowl, where
the Patriots will face the Philadelphia Eagles next Sunday.
Part of the reason is because he thinks he’s playing alongside a defensive
unit that is just as tough mentally as the one that showed up when it had to
against Atlanta. He also doesn’t have to worry about hurting anyone’s feelings
in a locker room where the demand for excellence is so high.
”Just a group of fighters,” Harmon said. ”I mean you just look at the way the
year progressed – started the year not the way we wanted to D.K.
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nobody in here really listened to the noise. We ignored it. We did everything we
can to get better and try to progress throughout the year and that’s the reason
why we’re here right now, just because we continued to fight.”
Patriots safety Devin McCourty said Harmon’s preparation is noticeable to his
teammates and gives him credibility when he chooses to speak out. It also has
allowed the coaching staff to trust him late in games.
”The situation doesn’t affect him. The pressure doesn’t bother him,” McCourty
said. ”Since he was a young guy in here, if he was thrown in there at the end of
the game he was ready to go, and I thought he’s always done a good job of taking
advantage of opportunities.”
It’s also kept Harmon on the field.
He appeared in all 16 regular-season games for the fourth straight season.
Though often used in nickel situations as the third safety, including in the
playoffs, Harmon has been on the field for 60 percent or more of the Patriots’
defensive snaps 11 times this season.
Having him out there is never a bad thing, coach Bill Belichick said.
”Whether he’s 60 percent or 80 percent http://www.seahawkscheapshops.com/cheap-authentic-cody-barton-jersey ,
whatever it is, 70 percent, whatever it ends up being – we want him on the
field. He does a good job for us,” Belichick said.
Harmon said playing in place that puts such a premium on accountability is
what drew him in from the beginning.
”If you love winning it’s not hard,” he said. ”I mean this is what this place
is about – winning. Everything we do, everything we sacrifice for is for to win.
Coming here as a young guy five years ago, I just see how competitive this place
was and I just wanted to be a part of it so I did everything in my power to
continue to get better and try to make sure that at the end of training camp I’m
always on this roster.”