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    WASHINGTON -- Besieged by starting pitching injuries, the Los Angeles Dodgers are looking for solid outings from the starters they have left. Ryan Zimmerman Jersey.Bud Norris gave them a maddeningly inconsistent one Wednesday night in an 8-1 loss to the Washington Nationals. Norris (5-8) struck out eight but allowed six earned runs on seven hits, including three home runs, before getting pulled in the sixth inning.Five innings, got some strikeouts, but its tough to win (when) they hit the ball out of the ballpark, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said.Norris got the start after South Korean left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu was put on the disabled list with elbow tendinitis. The Dodgers are also without three-time NL Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw because of a herniated disk in his back and wont have lefty Alex Wood for eight weeks after he underwent arthroscopic surgery on his elbow.Unlike many of the Dodgers other pitchers, Norris is healthy, but he was still victimized on home runs by Bryce Harper, Ben Revere and Jayson Werth. Harpers two-run home run was a 451-foot moonshot into the third deck in right field at Nationals Park in the first inning.Harper put a good swing on the ball in the first inning, Norris said as the understatement of the night. Roberts said Norris threw the 3-1 fastball into Harpers nitro zone.With the Dodgers scoring only one run on a single by call-up Charlie Culberson in the second off the Nationals Gio Gonzalez (6-8), Norris didnt have much margin for error. He did strike out Harper and NL batting leader Daniel Murphy before an RBI double by Wilson Ramos ended his night.But it was back-to-back homers by Revere and Werth in the fifth that Roberts said did the Dodgers in.Unfortunately in that fifth inning I thought I made a pitch that could have been really close, Norris said. I guess I had a mental lapse there.TRAINERS ROOMDodgers: Roberts said surgery was more of a possibility for Kershaw after a setback with the herniated disk in his back. ... Roberts said All-Star SS Corey Seager could be back in the lineup Thursday after missing two games with a stomach virus. ... RHP Chris Hatcher was placed on the disabled list with an oblique injury.KENDRICK KEEPS IT ALIVEWith his double in the eighth, Dodgers LF Howie Kendrick extended his hitting streak to 12 games. A fly out left him stranded.CALL HIM TREY TURNERNationals 2B Trea Turner made it back-to-back games with triples when he hit one into the left-field corner in the sixth inning. He then stole home on a botched pickoff attempt, the Nationals first steal of home since Harper in 2012.UP NEXTLHP Julio Urias (1-2, 4.95 ERA) is the next man up for the Dodgers, and hell face Nationals RHP Stephen Strasburg (13-0, 2.51 ERA). Bryce Harper Jersey. Mitch Holmberg added a goal and three assists. Connor Chartier also scored for the Chiefs (3-0-0). Luke Harrison spoiled Garrett Hughsons shutout bid with a power-play goal at 13:17 of the third period. The Spokane goaltender finished with 28 saves, including a Brandon Fushimi penalty shot in the second period that would have tied the game 1-1. Authentic Nationals Jerseys. "Trying to breathe," he said with a grin. Bernier stopped 42 of 43 shots on Monday night, including all 22 in a hectic middle frame, his heroic performance propelling the Leafs toward an undue point in their final game before the Christmas break. http://www.cheapnationalsjerseyschina.com/gio-gonzalez-jersey/. The Dane followed up his first European Tour title last weekend with eight birdies and just a single dropped shot on Thursday for a one-stroke advantage over South Africas Allan Versfeld and Portugals Ricardo Santos. Middlesex 247 and 48 for 3 (Ball 3-20) require a further 187 runs to beat Nottinghamshire 241 and 240 (Mullaney 64, Rayner 4-83) Scorecard There was a time, not so long ago, when these late season Championship encounters held little significance. Sure, one team might be challenging for a title but, as recently as 20 years ago, such matches very often lacked relevance or competitive edge. The season drifted off to sleep with the same gentle familiarity as Sailing By and the Shipping Forecast.Not any more. Here we are in the second week of September and Nottinghamshire and Middlesex go into the final day of this match with everything at stake. The side that loses will be relegated or see their hopes of a Championship title severely dented. Both have to win. Both can win. We are all set for a classic at Trent Bridge.So, as county cricket tears itself apart in the quest for a few dollars more - or a few million dollars more - it is worth reflecting on one of the great success stories of recent years: promotion and relegation works. It has improved county cricket markedly. It has made it tougher, more interesting. And, partially as a result of the increased edge to the competition, Englands players go into the fierce environment of Test cricket better prepared for the rigours they will face.It is no coincidence that England have won five of the last seven Ashes series; no coincidence that the side that reached No. 1 in 2011 contained four men in the top seven (Andrew Strauss, Alastair Cook, Jonathan Trott and Matt Prior) who made centuries on Test debut - two others, Kevin Pietersen and Ian Bell, made half-centuries - and a bowler (James Anderson) who started with a five-wicket haul. We risk diluting the success of the Test team when we meddle with its foundations.That Nottinghamshires hopes of survival remain just about alive is largely due to some decent batting from Steven Mullaney and Brett Hutton and another incisive new-ball spell from Jake Ball. Balls fitness levels might need to improve if he is to enjoy a long Test career - unlike Chris Woakes, for example, it is noticeable that his fourth spell is significantly less hostile than his first, irrespective of the softening of the ball - but with the new ball he is, already, a terrific bowler.After taking a hat-trick in the first over of Middlesexs first innings, he struck first ball in their second. And if Nick Gubbins, so compact and calm around, might regret being drawn into pushing at one he could have left well alone, the delivery that accounted for Sam Robson - nipping in sharply and taking the off stump as Robson tried to leave it - was a gem.There was a revealing irony in that dismissal. As Nick Compton went out to bat in the first innings, Robson warned him to watch out for the booming outswing that had just dismissed him. Moments later Compton was walking off having been trapped in front by one that cut back. Here Robson had been undone by the same trick. It bodes well for Ball, and England, that he has such skills. If Nottinghamshire do go down, second division batsmen face quite a challenge next year.Dawid Malan, also beaten by one that nipped back, but this time to the left-hander from round the wicket, also departed before the close. Middlesex bat pretty deep - Toby Roland-Jones is a No. 9 who could be a No. 6 - but Notts will know the allrounders will be padded up in the morning.At his best, this is the ssort of situation Compton would have relished. Youth Nationals Jerseys. But now? He has had looked a defeated man at times this summer, beset by the doubts and scars that torture nearly all batsmen in the end. But perhaps this challenge - and it is a hell of a challenge - might be yet the thing to reinvigorate him, entwine him to the heart of this teams title challenge and prove to himself what most of those watching will know: at this level, at least, he remains a class act with much more to give.Batting on the fourth day is unlikely to prove easy. Samit Patel, again looking as solid as anyone (technically rather than physically), was undone by one that cut back and kept horribly low while, in the final over of the day, Compton was beaten by a legbreak from Imran Tahir that turned so sharply you imagine Don Bradman, at his best, might just have been good enough to edge it.Middlesex did not bowl especially well earlier in the day. While Steven Finn finished with three wickets, he gained two with balls that might uncharitably be described as long-hops - certainly the one that Michael Lumb edged as he tried to cut would have to be described that way - and the other with a leg-before decision that seemed to be heading down the leg side. They may yet regret allowing Notts to score 50 or so more than might have been the case.But the fragility of Nottinghamshires batting has let them down all campaign. Here, they fought for a while, but like addicts slipping back into bad habits, they couldnt resist for long. A waft here; a poke there: at least three of the top four will reflect that they played a huge part in their own downfall.Jake Libby, poking at one without moving his feet, was first to go, before Tom Moores slashed to point and Lumb tried to hit his cut too hard. None of them averages 30 in the campaign. And while that can be tolerated for a couple of youngsters learning their trade at this level, it requires compensation from senior players. There has been none of that compensation this year, with nobody in this team averaging even 38 and only Mullaney averaging more than 35.He batted nicely here. He plays the cover drive as nicely as anyone in the county game and has an efficient cut that was well fed by a diet of Finn long hops. Hutton, too, attacked selectively and eked out 40 runs for the last two wickets that might yet save his county from the drop.But the sense that Notts had failed to take advantage of a slightly off-colour display from Middlesex was underlined by the manner in which they lost their last three wickets: Ball missed an attempted whip into the leg side; Imran slogged one to cow corner - where Roland-Jones clung on to an outstanding catch leaning backwards having originally misjudged his run and lost sight of the ball in the sun - and Harry Gurney was run-out. Each one of them was unnecessary and, in a match - a season, even - where another 10 runs might yet prove crucial, just a bit sloppy. Ollie Rayner finished with four wickets without ever looking particularly dangerous on a surface offering him some assistance.Still, it all leaves this match beautifully poised. Triumph and disaster loom. It will be painful for some but its meant to matter. And the fact that it still does, at this late stage of the season, is something to savour. Wholesale Jerseys 2019Cheap NFL Jerseys ChinaWholesale Jerseys 2018NFL Jerseys ChinaChina Jerseys CheapCheap JerseysCheap Jerseys Online' ' '