Dodgers’ Hyun-Jin Ryu could become an All-Star at opportune time

first_img Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season By accepting the offer, Ryu will make $17.9 million this season – he made no more than $7 million in base salary during any of the six years on his original $36 million contract with the Dodgers.Also of value, he didn’t have to go out on last winter’s frigid free-agent market and find out which team would gamble on a 32-year-old pitcher with a long injury history that featured elbow and shoulder surgeries (that limited him to one start in a two-year span) and a severe groin injury last season (that limited him to 15 starts).“I guess you could say that was part of it,” Ryu acknowledged. “But especially when I came back from the groin injury I felt good and knew that I was healthy. I know that perspective might not have been the same with other teams. I was really confident in my ability to pitch and also stay healthy throughout the year.”That confidence has been well-founded. Through his first nine starts this season, Ryu has the best ERA (1.52) and ERA-plus (269, adjusted for the ballpark) in the majors and the lowest WHIP (0.74) in the National League.He will take a 31-inning scoreless streak into his start Saturday against the Pittsburgh Pirates –and he is building a healthy set of credentials to take onto the free-agent market next winter. How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Roberts said he expects Kelly to rejoin the Dodgers when they start a homestand against the New York Mets on Monday.BONE UPBefore Friday’s game, Roberts said reliever Pedro Baez was “probably” unavailable again. Baez took a line drive off the right knee in Tuesday’s game and has not pitched since but is not expected to go on the Injured List.Baez was going to throw off the bullpen mound Friday “and see how he responds going down the slope,” Roberts said.“Hopefully from tomorrow to Sunday, he’ll be back on line,” Roberts said.UP NEXTDodgers (LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu, 6-1, 1.52 ERA) at Pirates (RHP Joe Musgrove, 3-4, 3.67 ERA), Saturday, 4:15 p.m., Fox/Ch. 11, 570 AM Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start center_img Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco PITTSBURGH — Hyun-Jin Ryu is setting himself up for a much more complicated decision next winter.Following the 2018 season, Ryu became a free agent. But the left-hander never made it to the open market. When the Dodgers made him the qualifying offer – securing draft-pick compensation if he signed with another team – Ryu did what only a small percentage of players in that position have done. He took it.“To be honest, it wasn’t a difficult decision,” Ryu said through his interpreter. “Knowing the amount of money that was on the line was significant and it was way more than what I was making, I did put some time towards thinking about it and also obviously had Scott Boras, my agent, and people around me helping.“But at the end of the day, the decision wasn’t that difficult.” “Not at all,” Ryu said when asked if he has thought about that.“I’ve been playing for the Dodgers seven years in a row and that is the only team that I know. After making the transition here to the United States, I was never in a situation where I could consider other teams or whatnot. The people around me have done a great job of taking care of me so I’m able to focus on baseball and this season.”If Ryu continues pitching the way he has so far, he could add an All-Star selection to those credentials. With Dodgers manager Dave Roberts once again handling the NL team, Ryu could even get the nod as the starter for that game in Cleveland.“I actually never really thought about making the All-Star team, let alone starting an All-Star Game,” Ryu said. “It never really crossed my mind yet. It’s a little too early because you never know what’s going to happen in the future. There’s still more games to be played before the All-Star break.“But I’m pretty sure I’ll feel the same way as a lot of the other people who make the All-Star team if I do get selected or get to start that game. It’s going to be something very significant in my life and my career. But like I said it’s still too early and I haven’t put any thought into it.”BEREAVEMENT LISTReliever Joe Kelly was placed on the bereavement list Friday and outfielder Kyle Garlick was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City – three days after he was sent back to OKC.The bereavement list allows time for players who have suffered a death or serious illness in their family (or their spouse’s family) to leave their team. Players have to miss at least three games (up to seven).Related Articleslast_img read more

March Madness 2019: Texas Tech’s Tariq Owens returns after suffering leg injury vs. Michigan State

first_img March Madness 2019: Auburn’s Bruce Pearl addresses last-second foul call vs. Virginia Texas Tech avoided a major problem.Tariq Owens, who had tallied several big blocks in the tournament and in the Red Raiders’ matchup with Michigan State in the Final Four, went down after twisting his ankle badly in the second half. Tariq Owens with a thunderous jam #4To1 #FinalFour— Sports Daily (@SportsDGI) April 7, 2019After a few minutes in the locker room Owens jogged back out to the bench to the delight of the Red Raider faithful.He came back into the game with 6:52 left in the game.The Red Raiders’ crowd goes wild as Tariq Owens returns from the locker room after an injury! 👏@TexasTechMBB | #FinalFour— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) April 7, 2019This story will be updated. Owens had seven points, four rebounds and three blocks when he went out.center_img March Madness 2019: Virginia tops Auburn after devastating foul call on 3-pointer Tariq Owens sends Texas Tech into the break with a two-point lead on Michigan State!— SI College Hoops (@si_ncaabb) April 7, 2019Owens appeared to twist both his ankle and his knee and stayed down on the floor for a few minutes.He was able to get up and walk off the floor on his own power. Related Newslast_img read more

Robert Koch Institute publishes new data on allergies mental health problems and

first_img Source: Reviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)Sep 19 2018The Robert Koch Institute has published new data from the German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents (KiGGS) on allergies, mental health problems and accident injuries. KiGGS is the only comprehensive study on the health of children and adolescents in Germany and an important database for evidence-based policy decisions. The ‘data for action’ of the current KiGGS wave were collected between 2014 and 2017 by physical examinations and interviews. The data can also be used for trend analyses by comparing them with data from the KiGGS baseline study, which was conducted between 2003 and 2006. The latest results are published in issue 3/2018 of the Journal of Health Monitoring.Allergic diseases such as hay fever (allergic rhinitis), bronchial asthma and atopic dermatitis (atopic eczema) are among the most common diseases affecting the health of children and adolescents. These diseases often severely impact the daily lives of those affected. More than one in six children (16.1%) currently suffers from at least one of these three diseases. This prevalence has not changed since the KiGGS baseline study and in absolute figures affects 2.1 million children and adolescents in Germany. Moreover, more than one third of children and adolescents in Germany are sensitised to a mix of certain inhalant allergens and have, in other words, an increased risk of allergies. However, the number of young people affected by allergic sensitisations has not changed since the baseline study.In addition to allergic diseases, the current issue of the Journal also focuses on a second major topic: mental health problems. Whereas the KiGGS baseline study found that 20.0% of children and adolescents had mental health problems, KiGGS Wave 2 found this to be the case with 16.9% of young people. One of the reasons for the decline in mental health problems could be the implementation of health policy measures in the fields of health promotion and health care. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common psychological disorders. As part of KiGGS Wave 2, parents of 3- to 17-year-old participants were asked if a physician or psychologist had diagnosed their children as having ADHD. Overall, the study found that 4.4% of adolescents had been diagnosed with ADHD, one percentage point less than in the KiGGS baseline study. Importantly, mental health problems are more common among children with a low socioeconomic status. In order to enable all children and adolescents to grow up in good health, measures for health promotion and prevention should start early in a child’s life and be tailored to the needs of the target group.Accidents also belong to the common health risks that occur in childhood and adolescence. Every fifth boy received medical treatment for an accident injury within one year (19.4%), while girls were affected less frequently (15.2%). The situation has changed little since the beginning of the 2000s.In the Journal section Concepts & Methods, the KiGGS results for underweight, overweight and obesity are classified according to international reference systems. A second Concepts & Methods article describes the standardised procedure for telephone-based ad hoc studies that was introduced at the Robert Koch Institute in 2017. This procedure enables answers to be provided to questions on specific topics in a fast and flexible way.last_img read more