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Postby jokergreen0220 on 09 Feb 2018, 03:30

TORONTO – Chad Jenkins is living the life of the 25th man. Russell Westbrook Jersey . On his fourth recall this season, hes been on charter planes and stayed in five-star hotels. Hes ridden buses along freeways and turnpikes and stayed in not so five-star hotels, which is the routine of minor league life. Sometimes, most of the time in fact, hes been a reliever. During his last stint in Buffalo, with the Triple-A Bisons, he was a starter. There was that time, shortly into the season, his recall was announced and then retracted because he hadnt spent the first 10 days on option to the minor leagues. Its been a whirlwind, to say the least. "Its funny, I think after the second send down this year a teammate of mine in Buffalo goes, I dont know how you do it. Id be so mentally wrecked I wouldnt know which way I was going," Jenkins told TSN.ca. "Its funny. I laugh, you know, there are times when it really gets to me and I have like a rough day and Im down and out." There are other days, too, like when he was traveling with Buffalo in Louisville, Kentucky. His parents had come to visit from their Atlanta-area home. Jenkins was in a bad mood, moping and struggling to accept the up and down nature of his role. The Bisons had a game that night and not long before first pitch, something clicked. "At the end of the day I realized that I get to play a sport for a living and no matter where I am Im healthy, my familys healthy and thats all that really matters," said Jenkins. He feels a part of this team this time round. Jenkins is pitching. He threw a clean inning on June 4 in Detroit, using his patented sinkerball to induce three groundball outs. The next day he left an out from his first career big league save, hurling two-and-a-third scoreless innings in relief of J.A. Happ. Fast forward five days, to Tuesday night, when Jenkins put up another three-and-a-third scoreless frames in relief of Happ. The Jays lost but Jenkins, as is the demand of the long reliever, stopped the bleeding and gave his team a chance to win. Thanks to his three outings since the last recall, his ERA has dropped from 9.00 to 2.79. "Im not a big stat rat but I dont like seeing my ERA in the nines and I had to sit on that for two weeks," said Jenkins. "Every opportunity I get, in the end, is to the help the team win but at the same time its like, a little pride in myself. I dont like seeing such a high number beside my name." Jenkins had made four starts for Buffalo prior to rejoining the Jays. Thrust into the bullpen, he was forced to rearrange his routine. "Whats tough is when I start, I pitch, day off, side, two days off and pitch again," said Jenkins. "Your body gets into a routine. You run long distance. I lift heavy weights because thats just how I like to work out. I get back here, I switch my lifting. I lift every other day, every two days, just trying to get my body going. I stretch a lot more." Hes doing his best to "preserve bullets," as pitchers will say. Jenkins has incorporated a number of mobility exercises, including the use of the foam roller to loosen up his core muscles. He doesnt need to throw more. Hes been doing plenty of that. "Im getting hot it feels like every night," said Jenkins. "I know since the second day in Detroit Ive had one day when I havent thrown off a mound. Arms holding up great, I cant complain there and hopefully I can keep it going." Manager John Gibbons has been a vocal supporter of Jenkins. The 26-year-old former first round pick often is the odd man out because the Jays can send him to the minor leagues without first exposing him to irrevocable waivers. Jenkins doesnt have a hard fastball and isnt a strikeout pitcher. Despite being selected 20th overall in the 2009 draft, hes come to believe the cautionary tale he heard from a minor league teammate shortly after turning pro: its hard to make it to the big leagues; its even harder to remain in the big leagues. "I didnt really heed that warning," said Jenkins. "Now that Ive been racking up a lot of miles I know for a fact its hard to stay." Pillar optioned to Buffalo The Blue Jays sent down Kevin Pillar before Wednesday afternoons series finale with the Twins. The move seemed strange, although the purpose was two-fold. First, the club needs relief help with its two long men, Todd Redmond and Chad Jenkins, unavailable on Wednesday due to their recent workloads. Reliever Bobby Korecky fills the need and its likely only for one day. "The thinking was, weve been talking about it the last couple of days anyway, we havent faced many lefties lately and for this next, pretty much this whole road trip, even when we get back, we dont face a lefty starter," said manager John Gibbons. "Send him down and get him some at-bats instead of sitting out there rotting." Toronto embarks on a three-city, 10-game road trip, which starts in Baltimore on Thursday. The Orioles will throw four right-handers at the Jays. Based on the pitching matchups the Jays believe they will see, the Yankees and Reds will each throw three right-handers. When the Jays return home on June 23 to play New York, the Yankees will throw three right-handers. The Jays arent scheduled to see a left-hander until their home series against the White Sox, which begins on June 26. In the absence of Colby Rasmus, Pillar has been part of a platoon with Anthony Gose in centerfield. In 38 plate appearances this season, Pillar is hitting .243/.237/.324. Three of his nine hits have been doubles. Jays make hay Despite the Jays recent slide, four losses in five games, the club has wrapped up a stretch in which it played 16 of 19 games at home. Toronto went 13-6 in that span. The Jays have 29 games remaining before the All-Star Break, 20 of which will be played on the road. After the trip to Baltimore (four games), New York and Cincinnati (three each), the Jays will return home to play the Yankees (three games), the Chicago White Sox (four games) and the Milwaukee Brewers (two games). The pre-All-Star Break road trip will be a demanding one and will rack up the frequent flyer points. The Jays will go to Oakland for four games, to Anaheim for three games and then head east to play the Rays three times in Tampa Bay. Patrick Patterson Jersey .com) - Devan Dubnyk stopped all 30 shots fired his way and made several big saves down the stretch for his third shutout of the season as the Minnesota Wild beat the Calgary Flames 1-0 on Tuesday. Kevin Durant Jersey . At least 90 players who had college eligibility remaining are expected to enter the draft, shattering last years record number of 73. "Its a humongous number, so the first reaction is it makes you step back a little bit," said NFL Network draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah, a former scout with the Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles. http://www.authenticthunderauthority.com/paul-george-thunder-jersey-c-25/ . Picard had a goal and two assists to help Canada improve to 2-0 at the tournament. Seven different players scored for the two-time defending champions. "Today all four lines played excellent," said head coach Laura Schuler.SAGINAW, Mich. -- Andrey Alexeev and Jeremiah Addison each scored twice as the Saginaw Spirit crushed the Ottawa 67s 10-5 in Ontario Hockey League action Friday. Justin Kea, Eric Locke, Kristoff Kontos, Jimmy Lodge, Mitchell Stephens and Nick Moutrey also made their way onto the scoresheet as the Spirit (19-17-5) went ahead with five goals in the second period. Jonathan Duchesne scored twice for Ottawa (14-22-4), which was routed one night after hammering Windsor 8-3. Erik Bradford added a goal and three assists, while Brendan Bell and Alex Lintuniemi also scored. Spirit goaltender Jake Paterson finished with 38 saves. In Ottawas net, Liam Herbst was on the hook for all 10 goals despite stopping 36 shots. Philippe Trudeau added two saves in five minutes of relief. --- STORM 5 KNIGHTS 3 GUELPH, Ont. -- The Storm scored three goals in the first period and held on to beat London. Nick Ebert, Ryan Horvat, Kerby Rychel, Zack Mitchell and Scott Kosmachuk had a goal apiece for Guelph (31-8-3). Zach Bell, Max Domi and Brady Austin replied for the Knights (28-8-4). Storm goalie Justin Nichols stopped 31 shots for the win, while at the other end of the ice Anthony Stolarz allowed four goals on 38 shots. --- FRONTENACS 9 GENERALS 4 KINGSTON, Ont. -- The Frontenacs scored twice in the first minute of the game en route to rolling over Oshawa. Robert Polesello and Darcy Greenaway had two goals each for Kingston (24-12-4), with singles coming from Samuel Schutt, Conor McGlynn, Corey Pawley, Sam Bennett and Spencer Watson. Cole Cassels, Josh Sterk, Dylan Smoskowitz and Hunter Smith had goals for the Generals (26-12-4). Matt Mahalak stopped 25 shots in net for Kingston, while Oshawas Daniel Altshuller was pulled after giving up three goals on six shots. Ken Appleby took over and made 21 saves. --- STING 4 WHALERS 3 (SO) SARNIA, Ont. Doug McDermott Jersey. -- Daniel Nikandrov scored the winning goal in the shootout as Sarnia held off Plymouth. Anthony DeAngelo, Nickolas Latta and Nikolay Goldobin scored in regulation for the Sting (13-23-5). Connor Sills, Carter Sandlak and Yannick Rathgeb had goals for the Whalers (15-21-5). Taylor Dupuis turned aside 37 shots in net for Sarnia. At the other end of the ice, Alex Nedeljkovic made 24 saves. --- ICEDOGS 6 RANGERS 5 (OT) KITCHENER, Ont. -- Aleksandar Mikulovich scored in overtime to lift Niagara past the Rangers. Brendan Perlini scored a hat trick in regulation for the IceDogs (13-22-6), while Billy Jenkins and Anthony DiFruscia had the others. Brent Pedersen, Nick Magyar, Max Iafrate, Ryan MacInnis and Justin Bailey answered for Kitchener (15-24-2). IceDogs goalie Brent Moran finished with 27 saves. Matthew Greenfield was replaced in the Rangers net after allowing four goals on 23 shots. Jordan DeKort took over and stopped eight shots. --- OTTERS 4 ATTACK 0 OWEN SOUND, Ont. -- Oscar Dansk made 31 saves for the shutout as Erie rolled past the Attack. Brendan Gaunce, Connor McDavid, Connor Brown and Dane Fox scored for the Otters (33-7-2). Brandon Hope allowed three goals on 29 shots in net for Owen Sound (20-15-6). The Otters penalty killing unit was effective, stopping all five Attack opportunities. Erie meanwhile scored on its only power play. --- WOLVES 4 STEELHEADS 2 SUDBURY, Ont. -- The Wolves opened a 3-0 lead in the first period and never looked back. Ray Huether, Nicholas Baptiste, Mathew Campagna and Nathan Pancel had a goal each for the Wolves (23-10-6). Jared Walsh and Brett Foy countered for Mississauga (16-23-4). Franky Palazzese stopped 26 shots in net for Sudbury, while the Steelheads Spencer Martin made 39 saves. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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