LA Dodgers experiment with postseason roles in win over San Diego Padres

first_imgSAN DIEGO >> Brett Anderson, a starting pitcher to this point in his existence as a Dodger, threw 2 1/3 innings out of the bullpen Thursday. Another converted starter, Alex Wood, pitched the eighth inning. Julio Urias, who moved to the bullpen when the month began, threw three innings as a starter.In the most topsy-turvy act of all, the Dodgers knocked around a left-handed pitcher en route to a 9-4 victory over the San Diego Padres. That gave them a winning record — 22-21 — in games started by left-handed pitchers this season.In the words of Dick Enberg, who broadcasts his final Padres game Sunday: Oh my.If the Dodgers intend to fully exorcise their left-handed demons before the regular season ends, an ornery 6-foot-5 inch obstacle still stands in their way: Madison Bumgarner, who starts the opener of a three-game series against the Giants on Friday. That, and sorting out any postseason roster roles still to be determined, will be the Dodgers’ final order of business as the regular season ends. Meanwhile, the possibility of beginning the National League Division Series at home slipped further from their grasp Friday. The Washington Nationals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks earlier in the day. They lead the Dodgers by two games in the race to host the NLDS with three games left in the season.The Dodgers convincingly avoided a three-game sweep at the hands of the Padres, the fourth-place team in the National League West. Justin Turner had three of the Dodgers’ 15 hits, while Joc Pederson (2 for 5, two doubles), Carlos Ruiz (2 for 4) and Rob Segedin (2 for 3) added polish to their statistics.Whether he’s at home or on the road, pitching as a starter or reliever, Urias will be there when the playoffs begin.The 20-year-old left-hander allowed a double to Manuel Margot to begin the game, then didn’t allow another hit for three innings. Urias walked two batters and struck out five in what was likely the final appearance of his rookie season. He was removed after throwing 58 pitches. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img If his next opponent is the Nationals, Urias will finish his first major league season with a 5-2 record and a 3.39 earned-run average in 18 games (15 starts) with the Dodgers.Anderson (1-2) was credited with the victory, his first since Oct. 1, 2015. He didn’t allow a run in his first relief appearance since an October 2013 division series game for the Oakland A’s.With the Dodgers trailing 2-1 in the fourth inning, Charlie Culberson jump-started a four-run rally with a double against Padres starter Christian Friedrich (5-12). Turner tied the game 2-2 with an RBI double, then scored on a wild pitch by left-handed reliever Jose Torres.Andre Ethier appeared as a pinch hitter for the ninth time this month. His RBI single in the eighth inning gave him three hits, a walk and two RBIs coming off the bench.Andrew Toles, who will be on the NLDS roster, singled in his only plate appearance off the bench before the announced crowd of 35,804 at Petco Park.The start of the game was delayed while the Padres honored Enberg.last_img read more

Charity Regulator gives Good and New group all clear after investigation

first_imgA Donegal charity at the heart of an investigation by the Charity Regulator is now in the clear.The body held an inspection into the Good and New Shop last month and found that it has followed a recommended course of action.Last February, the Regulator imposed an intermediate sanction on the Letterkenny-based charity after finding it had contravened section 47 of the Charities Act 2009 by failing to keep proper books of account. The charity had denied any wrongdoing at the time.Among those calling on the charity to be more transparent were local GP Dr James McDaid.The notice set out the proposed imposition of an intermediate sanction, as well as the requirement for the charity to rectify the contravention within a specified timeframe, and to adopt an advised course of action to ensure that the contravention concerned would not occur again.The notice set out the proposed imposition of an intermediate sanction,being the publication of the contravention on the website of the CharitiesRegulator. The notice also set out the requirement for the charity torectify the contravention within a specified timeframe, and the requirementto adopt the following course of action for the purposes of ensuring thatthe contravention concerned would not occur again: – Introduce formal documented procedures for maintaining adequateaccounting records; – Assign the task of keeping proper books of account to a person(s)with the appropriate skills and experience; – With regard to financial reporting: · Introduce regular financial reporting detailing the income andexpenditure (including the nature of that income and expenditure)and the assets and liabilities of the charity, and · Ensure all financial reports are scrutinised by the charitytrustees under a standing agenda item – ‘financial performance andposition of the charity’ as part of all trustee meetings.On February 12, 2018 the charity accepted the imposition of an intermediate sanction under section 73 of the Act, and undertook to rectify the contravention and adopt the course of action specified in the notice.On 28 June 2018, the Charities Regulator carried out an inspection of thecharity to determine if the charity had rectified the contravention andadopted the course of action set out in the Notice.The Charities Regulator said it is satisfied that the charity has rectified the contravention referred to within the specified timeframe andhas adopted the course of action set out in the notice. Charity Regulator gives Good and New group all clear after investigation was last modified: July 11th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:cancerCharity regulatorGood and Newlast_img read more