Matthews focused on playing

first_imgMeanwhile, the Angels declined comment on a published report that said they haven’t ruled out disciplining Matthews if didn’t provide answers about his alleged purchase of HGH. “I am not aware of the story and even if I was, that’s not something I would comment on,” general manager Bill Stoneman said. Lackey impressive John Lackey was impressive in his first start of the spring, retiring the first seven batters he faced and collecting five strikeouts in three innings in a 10-7 loss to the Diamondbacks. Lackey gave up just two hits and one earned run, and left with a 4-1 lead. “The fact that it was his first start, he was very, very impressive,” Stoneman said. Howie Kendrick hit his first homer of the spring, and finished 2 for 3 with two RBI. Chris Resop, who gave up six runs on five hits in the fourth inning, took the loss. Roster moves The Angels Thursday reassigned the following three players to minor league camp, C Brenton Del Chiaro, RHP Tommy Mendoza and RHP Robert Mosebach. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TEMPE, Ariz. – Gary Matthews Jr. prefers to focus on the games he will play and not the ones he potentially will be forced to miss. If a suspension or discipline of some kind is on its way then so be it. Matthews knows that no matter what happens, he will be playing baseball this season and he’s going to have to learn how to play with his new teammates. Matthews is undergoing a crash course this spring on how much ground he will have to cover while playing between Garret Anderson and Vladimir Guerrero. The Angels’ two veteran corner outfielders have had their share of speed-slowing injuries in recent seasons. center_img Earlier this week Matthews and Guerrero both were hesitant on a fly ball to shallow right-center by Oakland’s Mike Piazza. Matthews took over at the last second, hanging on for the out as the ball nearly squirted out of his glove. “That’s one of those learning plays, just figuring out where (Guerrero’s) range is and him learning where mine is and where to expect me to be,” said Matthews, seemingly overjoyed to get a question about baseball. “He’s always positioned really well and moves his feet well. “Between him and Garret I really don’t have to say a whole lot to them. Depending on the situation, it’s just making sure they’re in the right place. I’ll talk, but for the most part there hasn’t been a whole lot of talking out there.” Matthews expects the learning process to continue all summer as Anderson plays a limited Cactus League schedule. At least the former Texas Rangers outfielder is equipped to deal with this kind of scenario. “For me, plating at Texas without the same guys in the corner, I was really forced to be aggressive and let guys know that there are balls I’m going to get,” Matthews said. “When I call it you have to let me get after it.” last_img read more

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first_img7. Valentine, AustraliaFrom unromantic beginnings as a coal mining town, this lakeside lover’s paradise sits on the shore of Lake Macquarie, just up the coast from Sydney. Australia’s largest coastal saltwater lake, head up here with your Valentine for a spot of camping, swimming and that Aussie national past-time, barbecuing.Find flights8. Rose, USAWhat’s in a name? Well they’re aren’t many roses in this small New York town, which was actually named after the landowner Robert S. Rose. Residents in this romantically named town once thought gold and gems were buried beneath their feet. They failed to find any treasure, but then, in the immortal words of Dolly Parton: I never promised you a rose garden.9. Truelove Lowlands, Devon Island, CanadaUnless you have a peculiar penchant for polar bears, or you really love your own company, it’s highly unlikely you’ll find true love in Truelove. Devon Island is no love island, in fact it’s more like something out of the Tom Hanks movie Cast Away, being the world’s largest uninhabited spot of land.Find flights10. Love County, USAWe made it to the end of the list without running out of romance-related puns! Love is in the air in Love County, Oklahoma, where more than half of the population are married, that’s 10% more than the US national average. Are they more amorous, or just traditional? We’re not sure on that one. Read more about romantic holiday ideas:10 romantic hotels in Paris close to 10 great attractions7 romantic city breaks in EuropeDecent proposals: 7 really romantic (cheap) places to pop the questionSingle and wanting to escape smug couples this Valentine’s Day? Check this out:Kill Cupid: 5 unromantic, anti-Valentine’s destinationsSkyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 4. Kissing, GermanyBavaria, the home of Black Forest Gateau and beer, the perfect recipe for romance. Join the queue and pucker up alongside other soppy couples getting snapped snogging in front of Kissing’s welcome sign. If all the lovey-dovey stuff gets too much then Munich is only a short jaunt down the road. Find flights5. Heart’s Content, CanadaFrolic in the snow with your special someone to your Heart’s Content in this small town located in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Don’t get your wires crossed; famous for being the end of the line for the Transatlantic Telegraph Cable until it was decomssioned, the brick cable buidling is now a communications museum.6. Date, JapanIt’s a double date in Japan, which has not one but two towns named Date, actually pronounced ‘Dar-tay’. The first is located on Japan’s northernmost island, Hokkaido, the other on the main island of Honshu. Valentine’s Day is almost upon us, so here are 10 of the most romantic-sounding destinations in the world to get you in the mood for love.Whether you’re looking for the perfect spot for a romatin rendezvous, or you just want a giggle at some soppy city names, ditch the forecourt flowers and take a trip down lovers’ lane.1. Romance, USALegend has it, the rugged town of Romance, Arkansas, was named by a teacher who thought the views around the town were particularly romantic. The town’s biggest attraction is the local post office, where romantics flock to get a ‘Romance’ postmark on their love letters – they’re still waiting for email to catch on.Find flights2. Lover, EnglandAnother one for philatelists out there; the post man has a hard job carrying the sacks of sweet-nothings sent each February 14th to the village in Wiltshire who prize the ‘Lover’ postmark. With only three roads in the tiny hamlet, you’re bound to find the path to true love here.3. Heart Peaks, CanadaGet all hot under the collar with a hike up the volcanic mountains, Heart Peaks, in British Columbia. Feel light-headed and giddy (it could be love, it could be altitude sickness) atop the 6000-foot peak. Having laid dormant for thousands of years however, you might find more fizzle than sizzle.center_img Related7 romantic city breaks in EuropeLove is all you need, but whisking your sweetheart away to Paris, Barcelona or Lisbon will probably earn you a few brownie points. Here are seven places in Europe to take your lover for a romantic city break, whether it’s Valentine’s Day, or you just fancy treating that someone special.Top 10 Valentine Breaks: romantic holiday destinations off the beaten trackSkyscanner introduces 10 cities where love is still in the air5 Most Romantic Cities in Italy5 Most Romantic Cities in Italylast_img read more