Zack Greinke goes 8 strong innings, Dodgers beat Rockies to take NL West lead

first_imgDENVER >> Zack Greinke challenged baseball’s hottest hitter. The right-hander won the battle with Troy Tulowitzki and the Dodgers went on to win the game.Greinke pitched eight solid innings, Juan Uribe hit the go-ahead single in the ninth inning and L.A. beat the Colorado Rockies 3-2 Thursday night.Uribe finished with three of the Dodgers’ six hits. The Dodgers moved into first place in the NL West, a half-game ahead of San Francisco, which lost to St. Louis on Thursday.“It feels good where we’re at, and it’s where we want to be,” manager Don Mattingly said. But the Rockies rallied in the eighth. Charlie Blackmon led off with a single and one out later Morneau tripled to right-center to tie the game 2-2. Tulowitzki, who entered the game hitting a major league-best .351, came to the plate with a chance to put Colorado ahead.Mattingly came out to talk strategy, and walking Tulowitzki wasn’t considered.“We wanted to get after him,” Mattingly said. “Not to give in, pitch him tough.”Greinke started with a 93 mph fastball for a strike, and after Tulowitzki looked at two balls he popped out to shallow left field.“It wasn’t really the plan. I was trying to get a soft grounder,” Greinke said. “It worked, but it wasn’t how we drew it up.”After an intentional walk to Corey Dickerson, Greinke struck out Nolan Arenado with a high fastball. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Greinke (11-4) got the win despite giving up the lead in the eighth inning. His teammates rallied in the ninth off reliever LaTroy Hawkins to help Greinke tie for the major league lead in victories.“Anytime you can give up two runs at this park is special,” first baseman Adrian Gonzalez said.Kenley Jansen worked the bottom of the inning to get his NL best 26th save in 29 chances.Justin Morneau and DJ LeMahieu had two hits apiece for the Rockies, who have lost four straight and 15 of 17 to move within a half-game of last place in the NL West.It looked like Greinke might go the distance. He needed just 82 pitches through seven innings.last_img read more

New Middle Level School Dedicated in Monrovia

first_imgA new middle level school (K1-8th grade) with international standards was over the weekend dedicated in Monrovia to complement the Ministry of Education (MOE’s) efforts to take the country’s education system from “mess to best.”The Cyber-Ed Christian School of Excellence (CSS), which operates on the motto, “Striving for Excellence in Learning and Life,” is a private international school based on Christian principles, according to the founder, Soni Karnga Williams.Mrs. Williams is not alone in the running of the school. She works with her co-founder, Michelle Wento, and a partner, Dr. Clarice Kulah. To ensure that the school achieves its objective of maintaining international standards, the three Liberian women have hired highly qualified instructors, including J. Emmett Chapin. Mr. Chapin, a Liberian, was referred to by CSS administration as the “pioneer” teacher, because about two years ago he was one of those who started the process that led to Friday’s dedication. Other instructors are Emmanuel Carford, a science teacher, Nada Gorsaka London, self-contained K-Classes teacher and Tomah Kennedy a Liberian responsible for first graders. Defang Gladys, a Cameroonian, will teach Bible and French, Amelia Richards serves as Assistant Administrator and a teacher for Arts and Crafts, and Mercy Jackson is assigned to teach Language Arts. “We utilize technology based online educational programs as well as the arts and more traditional methods to teach Kindergarten to 8th core curriculum that emphasizes science, technology, engineering and mathematics and the development of strong communication skills,” founder Williams explained.“This blended and holistic approach to education,” Williams said, “allows our students to successfully compete with their counterparts in the rest of the world and develop a lifelong love of learning in academics and the arts.”The goal of CSS is to help catapult Liberia into the 21st century by offering students the opportunity to acquire the highest quality education in a rich environment of challenging courses.“Our flexible approach utilizes a combination of animated lessons and interactive activities through web-based programs and the arts to make learning dynamic and fun,” Dr. Kulah interjected.She said CSS’s mission is to help each child come into confident possession of his/her innate talents, acquire the skills needed for success in college anywhere in the world, and establish values that will allow him/her to be a God fearing, disciplined, self-confident contributor to the advancement of his/her community. CSS philosophy is based on the core beliefs that the Bible is God’s written word which is infallible and authoritative and is the only rule for Christian faith and conduct, and the supreme and final authority in all matters on which it speaks. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more