LEADING OFF: Votto can match HR mark, Tatis hurt again
Reds Mets Baseball Cincinnati Reds' Joey Votto, right, watches his solo home run in the sixth inning of the baseball game against the New York Mets, Friday, July 30, 2021, in New York. Votto connected for a solo shot off Mets reliever Drew Smith during Cincinnati's 6-2 victory Friday night at Citi Field. Dale Long (1956), Don Mattingly (1987) and Ken Griffey Jr. (1993) are the only players to go deep in eight consecutive games. It was the third time the 22-year-old Tatis exited a game this year due to a left shoulder injury. When those two faced each other April 7 at Fenway Park, Eovaldi allowed one run over seven innings in a 9-2 victory.wftv.com
Votto homers in 7th straight game, one shy of MLB record
Reds Mets Baseball Cincinnati Reds' Joey Votto, right, watches his solo home run in the sixth inning of the baseball game against the New York Mets, Friday, July 30, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) (Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK — (AP) — Joey Votto homered for the seventh straight game Friday night, putting the Cincinnati Reds star within one of the major league record. Votto hit a 2-0 pitch from New York Mets reliever Drew Smith over the center-field fence at Citi Field to give the Reds a 3-1 lead. Griffey and Votto were teammates with the Reds from 2007-08. ___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsCopyright 2021 The Associated Press.wftv.com
DeGrom pulled with shoulder issue from Mets' 6-3 win vs Cubs
Jacob deGrom was pulled from a second straight start with an arm injury, this time leaving after three perfect innings with right shoulder soreness, but the New York Mets bullpen stepped up to finish a three-hitter in a 6-3 win over the Chicago Cubs.
DeGrom to get MRI for side issue after Mets win 5th straight
Mets ace Jacob deGrom was pulled after five innings with right side tightness in his return from an injury to a similar area, but the bullpen closed out a four-hitter as New York beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-2 for its fifth straight win.
Fred Griffith, Flagler Beach’s City Engineer, Abruptly Announces Retirement ‘Under Duress’ After Reprimand
According to the existing land development code, Belhumeur wrote in his email to the acting city manager, the retention pond could not be required in that case. While the result may not be preferred, the only logical reading of those Sections is that single family and duplex were intended to be exempted from the Stormwater Plan requirement. “Lee was very accommodating and I had my direction as to what was needed to submit a revised site plan,” Belhumeur wrote in his email to McFadden. “I have never expected preferential treatment because of my position, and I never will,” Belhumeur wrote. Not even the courtesy of an explanation or a phone call,” Smith wrote.flaglerlive.com
In Friendly But Sharp Terms, Flagler Beach Draws a Conditional Roadmap for the County on The Gardens Development
The Flagler Beach City Commission is not opposing The Gardens, the revived proposed development that would bring between 335 and 453 homes on county acreage surrounding John Anderson Highway, south of State Road 100. Until then, the objections and conditions had been more of a wish list from a grass-roots group that’s been battling the Gardens, called Preserve Flagler Beach and Bulow Creek. Flagler Beach as a city commission will have undeniable standing. Flagler Beach wants The Gardens to commit to an overpass or an underpass crossing John Anderson Highway, between the two sides of the development, for example. The Gardens development plans to elevate itself with fill.flaglerlive.com
Flagler Beach Commission Will Lay Down 4 Conditions for The Gardens Development, Adding to County’s Pressure
Before it is given clearance, the 453-home Gardens development on John Anderson highway that has drawn intense resistance from Flagler Beach is facing rising pressure to meet conditions first set out by the County Commission at an epic-length meeting last week, and now new conditions being set out by the Flagler Beach City Commission. That’s not the Flagler Beach City Commission’s approach. It’s laying down four specific conditions and hoping they have enough leverage over The Gardens, given that The Gardens depend on Flagler Beach for water and sewer service, to make the conditions stick. “That includes Flagler Beach,” he said. (Actually, Flagler Beach commissioners could not do so as a body, since that would amount to an unadvertised meeting of the commission.flaglerlive.com
Snchez's pinch slam, Hicks' HR help Yanks sweep Mets
Aaron Hicks lined a tying, two-run homer in the seventh, and Gio Urshela hit a game-ending single off Edwin Diaz an inning later. At 21 years, 103 days, Garca became the youngest pitcher to start in the majors in the abbreviated 60-game game season. GAME 1The Yankees trailed 7-2 with two outs in final inning of the seven-inning game before rallying against Jared Hughes and Diaz. The Mets added three runs in the sixth when Michael Conforto hit a two-run double and Pete Alonso was hit by a pitch. Yankees: RHP Gerrit Cole (4-1, 3.51) opens a three-game series against AL East leaders Tampa Bay.
Mets' Smith follows plea with HR; Rosario gets road walkoff
Back in his comfort zone Friday night, the New York Mets outfielder took a starring role in a Subway Series instant classic. We all were extremely happy to just be back on the field and be back playing baseball, Smith said. Smith, a 25-year-old Black man, cried Wednesday night reflecting on a recent shooting by police of a Black man in Wisconsin. 42 for the second game only. Inspired by the emotional comments from the usually upbeat Smith, the Mets staged a walkout protest against racial injustice with the Miami Marlins on Thursday night.
Hit or error? MLB official scorers work remotely thru virus
Baseball is back, but because of the coronavirus, official scorers this season will rule remotely on hits and errors and other plays. MLB is limiting the number of people at the ballpark, including in the press box, and decided official scorers could make their calls without seeing the game in person. Probably a touch unfair to the official scorer, which could end up affecting the players, Francona said. "Its tough enough to be an official scorer when youre sitting up high. You never know until you try it.So the scorers will render their rulings from the study or porch or kitchen table, the decision then debated by countless would-be official scorers also watching while safe at home.
Flagler Beach Will Allow Limited Dog Tethering Under Strict Guidelines as It Revises Animal Ordinance
Contrasting with Flagler County and Palm Coast government, Flagler Beach last week all but approved revisions of its animal ordinance long sought by the Humane Society, with some strict restrictionsbut not a banon dog tethering. A dog may be tethered outside longer as long as its in visual range of its owner at all times. Some Flagler County commissioners expressed interest in looking at their ordinance again, but pending Palm Coasts actions. Her dog is tethered outside for that time, because she doesnt have a fenced in yard. So my suggestion is, give an alternative to the dog owner for obedience training instead of a fine.flaglerlive.com
Flagler Beach weighs changes to dog tethering ordinance
Flagler Beach commissioners discussed changes to the citys animal cruelty ordinance on the issue of tethering dogs. FLAGLER BEACH Flagler Beach city commissioners are set to become the latest government in Flagler and Volusia counties to amend rules on the tethering of dogs. In addition, the amended ordinance prohibits leaving a dog tethered and unattended on vacant or abandoned property. Flagler Beach resident Theresa Boyd said restrictions dont take into account the variety of dog breeds. "I dont think every dog is a bad dog," she said.news-journalonline.com