​Newcastle fullback claims Premier League using players as ‘lab rats’

first_img Promoted Content14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowThe Best Cars Of All TimeThis Muslim Woman Belongs To World’s 10 Strongest Women8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do The defender, on loan from Spurs, told The Lockdown Tactics podcast: “People are suggesting we should go back to football like we’re guinea pigs or lab rats.” He went on to say: “We’re going to experiment (in) this phase and see if it works or not. read also:Messi wants Neymar back at Barcelona – Rosell “I can just imagine people at home saying, ‘Well they earn that amount of money so they should be going back’.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The on loan left-back is worried about returning to action so soon amid the COVID-19 outbreak. He does not think that it is safe to resume, and believes the league is using the players as experiments to see what methods will be successful at preventing virus spread.Advertisement Newcastle United defender, Danny Rose, sees Premier League players as being treated like lab rats. Loading… last_img read more

Andre Ethier ignites homer barrage as Los Angeles Dodgers top Atlanta Braves

first_imgBefore the eighth inning, the Dodger Stadium scoreboard flashed Andre Ethier highlights that appeared to be more of a career montage than a recent retrospective.Then Ethier proceeded to launch a 1-0 fastball over the right-center field wall for a tiebreaking home run to help the Dodgers score a 6-3 victory Monday over the Atlanta Braves to open a three-game series.It was more vintage Ethier 2009 or 2010 when he was hitting clutch RBI hits or game-winning homers on a regular basis.VIDEO: Watch Andre Ethier talk about trying to live up to his past performances It was Guerrero’s eighth homer of the season and Rollins’ fifth homer.VIDEO: Andre Ethier breaks down the reasons for the Dodgers’ prolonged offensive slump“It had been more frustrating than anything as a team,” Ethier said. “We know what we’re capable of doing. It snowballs. Guys start trying to do too much in each at-bat and come out of their comfort zone and maybe swing at the not-so-right choice pitches.”VIDEO: Andre Ethier said guys were trying to do too much at the plate to help team break scoring droughtAll three eighth-inning home runs came off Nick Masset, the same pitcher who gave up Manny Ramirez’s pinch-hit grand slam on Ramirez’s bobblehead night in 2009.VIDEO: Watch Andre Ethier reference Manny Ramirez and skillfully deflect a question about Ramirez’s steroid useMaybe that brought out the nostalgia in Ethier, who drove in his 82nd career game-winning RBI, tynig Pedro Guerrero for sixth all-time in L.A. Dodger history. He also had a bases-loaded walk in the first inning.“He looks like the Andre of 2008, 2009. I played with that guy too,” Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis said.Age and injuries have caught up with Ethier, the longest tenured Dodger. There was a pinky injury, a knee injury, a shin injury, a stress fracture. However Ethier came in healthy and revitalized in Spring Training. Injuries to Yasiel Puig and Carl Crawford gave Ethier a chance at redemption.“Andre wanted to play every day in Spring Training, and he was ready for it. He was in great condition,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “He’s showing us that he’s still got it. He backed it up. He deserves to be playing every day.”“Seeing him healthy, swing the bat, seeing his power kind of show back up. I think it’s probably been a struggle for him. I think anytime you see injuries with guys, you forget what they’re capable of doing. Sometimes it takes a couple of years.”Ethier ignited a veritable explosion for the Dodgers, who had scored just nine runs in their previous eight games. Adrian Gonzalez added career RBI 999 to tie it in the seventh.Adam Liberatore (1-1) earned his first Major League win with a 1-2-3 eighth inning following another strong performance from Dodgers left-hander Brett Anderson.Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen retired the final three batters for his fourth save in four chances since returning from offseason foot surgery. Chris Hatcher failed to retire the first two batters of the ninth.Anderson delivered his longest outing of the season, allowing two runs and seven hits in seven innings with three strikeouts and two walks.After a so-so April, Anderson has been stellar in May, allowing seven runs in 29.7 innings in five starts this month for a 2.12 May ERA. His May strikeout to walk ratio is 23-7, though his previous three starts have been slowed by rain delays.“I almost had the grounds crew come out and spray me with the hose so I could feel like what it’s been like the last three starts,” Anderson said. “It was kind of weird today. Sunshine, zero clouds. Other than the tweak, I felt pretty good.”VIDEO: Watch Brett Anderson reflect on his longest outing of the seasonThe injury-prone Anderson felt his back tighten up in the fourth inning fielding a squibber by Andrelton Simmons. Trainer Stan Conte came out to check on him, but Anderson appeared fine and threw three more quality innings.“I torqued it — it was a weird play,” Anderson said. “I kind of felt it afterward but I did some stretching and I felt fine. Might be a little sore in the morning, but it’s not a problem.“My stuff’s progressing and I’m getting used to pitching every five days. That’s the big thing.” “The toughest part is not being able to execute the way you used to be able to do,” Ethier said. “You learn to make those adjustments. That’s what makes you a better ballplayer. You know your strengths and weaknesses. That’s not to say I don’t still get out of my comfort zone, but I know how to reel myself back in.“You can sit and rest on your past stuff, but it’s about going out and executing what you’re trying to do.”Ethier’s sixth homer awoke the Dodgers’ Memorial Day crowd of 44,680.Maybe more importantly, the trajectory of the homer might have grazed enough of the baseball heavens to finally end the Dodgers’ scoring drought.Three batters later, Alex Guerrero hit a booming pinch-hit two-run homer for a 5-2 lead, and Jimmy Rollins for good measure added a solo homer into the right-field box seats for a 6-2 lead. center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more