Sports Update with Randy Adams, Wednesday, July 17th – Falcons Play Tonight!

Seattle Mariners’ Marco Gonzales was hot, but not in a good way, after his second half opened with a 9-2 loss to the Oakland A’s on Tuesday at the Oakland Coliseum.

No, Gonzales — and the rest of the Mariners — were steamed about a ball-four call on a fifth-inning, two-out walk to Marcus Semien that set up back-to-back homers by Matt Chapman and Matt Olson and turned a 2-1 game into a runaway.

Gonzales’ 3-2 sinker to Semien appeared to drop perfectly in the bottom corner of the strike zone, but home-plate umpire Brian O’Nora signaled ball four. In the Mariners’ minds, O’Nora shouldn’t have still been working the game after being clipped in the head by Domingo Santana’s bat on his backswing in a third-inning strikeout.

One more game in Oakland today.  The Mariners are winless since the all-star break.

Locally, Klamath Falls Falcons baseball continues tonight and tomorrow.

The Falcons wrap up the regular season with doubleheaders in Grants Pass and Roseburg.  Yesterday at Kiger Stadium, the Falcons dropped a 9-1 decision to Lewiston, Idaho.

Hear both nights action on 1240AM/106.5FM CBS Sports Radio The Winner or online at www.klamathradio.com.

With five games in just 15 days – including a midweek game coming on Thursday against Orlando City, Portland Timbers coach Giovanni Savarese tried his best to rotate his squad over the weekend and give some defenders a much-needed rest. But that plan quickly went off the rails.

In Orlando, the Timbers face a very beatable team. Like the Timbers, Orlando sits below the red line on their conference table, and Orlando – who has to make the long road trip to Portland – has also had a congested stretch of games due to the U.S. Open Cup.

The Timbers still didn’t have enough defenders with Bill Tuiloma and Jorge Villafana out injured. Midfielders Renzo Zambrano and Cristhian Paredes took up fullback spots along the back line, which allowed the Timbers to hold on for a 2-2 draw against the Colorado Rapids over the weekend.

Owning the nation’s longest active streak of 28 consecutive games with a touchdown pass, Oregon senior quarterback Justin Herbert was named to the watch list for the 83rd annual Maxwell Award, which is presented to America’s College Player of the Year.
 
It marks the second consecutive year that Herbert, who recently attended the Manning Pass Academy for the second time, has been on the Maxwell Award Watch List. Herbert was a semifinalist for the award in 2018.
 
The projected top quarterback in the 2019 NFL Draft, Herbert announced that he would be returning for his senior season prior to Oregon’s win over Michigan State in the Redbox Bowl. The Eugene, Ore., product started all 13 games in 2018, passing for 3,151 yards and 29 touchdowns.

Oregon opens against Auburn in Arlington, Texas in late August.

The Portland Trail Blazers’ defense of their 2018 Las Vegas Summer League tournament championship didn’t go the way they had hoped, but they’re still returning home with a little bit of hardware.

Despite appearing in just the first three games before sitting out the remainder of Portland’s schedule in Las Vegas with a sprained right ankle, Trail Blazers guard Anfernee Simons was named to the All-MGM Resorts NBA Summer League Second Team my media vote.

In his second stint in Las Vegas, the 6-4 guard out of IMG Academy averaged 22.0 points, which ranks seventh among 2019 participants, on 56 percent shooting from the field and 65 percent shooting from three, 4.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.0 steals 26.3 minutes per game during summer league play.

MLB Scores (from Tuesday, July 16)

Houston Astros2Final
Los Angeles Angels7
WNoe Ramirez (4-1)
LHector Rondon (3-2)
Washington Nationals8Final
Baltimore Orioles1
WAustin Voth (1-0)
LAsher Wojciechowski (0-3)
Toronto Blue Jays10Final
Boston Red Sox4
WJustin Shafer (1-1)
LAndrew Cashner (9-4)
Cincinnati Reds3Final
Chicago Cubs4(10)
WSteve Cishek (3-5)
LRaisel Iglesias (2-8)
Detroit Tigers0Final
Cleveland Indians8
WNick Goody (1-0)
LRyan Carpenter (1-6)
San Francisco Giants8Final
Colorado Rockies4(10)
WWill Smith (3-0)
LWade Davis (1-4)
Chicago White Sox0Final
Kansas City Royals11
WGlenn Sparkman (3-5)
LDylan Cease (1-1)
San Diego Padres7Final
Miami Marlins12
WJordan Yamamoto (4-0)
LLogan Allen (2-2)
Atlanta Braves1Final
Milwaukee Brewers13
WBrandon Woodruff (11-3)
LBryse Wilson (1-1)
New York Mets3Final
Minnesota Twins2
WLuis Avilan (2-0)
LMichael Pineda (6-5)
SEdwin Diaz (21)
Tampa Bay Rays3Final
New York Yankees8
WDavid Hale (3-0)
LColin Poche (2-3)
Seattle Mariners2Final
Oakland Athletics9
WDaniel Mengden (5-1)
LMarco Gonzales (10-8)
Los Angeles Dodgers8Final
Philadelphia Phillies9
WRanger Suarez (1-0)
LKenley Jansen (3-3)
Pittsburgh Pirates3Final
St. Louis Cardinals1
WFrancisco Liriano (4-1)
LCarlos Martinez (2-1)
SFelipe Vazquez (21)
Arizona Diamondbacks9Final
Texas Rangers2
WAlex Young (3-0)
LLance Lynn (12-5)

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