Bell hits 2 of Pirates’ 4 homers in 7-2 win vs Padres

Bell hits 2 of Pirates’ 4 homers in 7-2 win vs Padres
By BERNIE WILSON AP Sports Writer
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates jumped on rookie lefty Nick Margevicius for a season home run milestone Saturday night.
Josh Bell homered twice and drove in four, rookie Bryan Reynolds connected for the second straight night and the Pirates had their first four-homer game of the season in beating the San Diego Padres 7-2.
Margevicius (2-5) allowed the four homers in four-plus innings.
“It was a really good day for us at the ballpark,” manager Clint Hurdle said. “A lot of guys contributed.”
Bell has three career multihomer games, all in his last 14 games. He also had two homers against Oakland on May 4 and at Arizona on Tuesday. He’s homered 14 times this year.
The switch-hitter homered to left leading off the second, followed by Reynolds’ shot, also to left. Bell homered to left-center with one out in the third, with Adam Frazier aboard on a single and Starling Marte on a double.
“That right-handed swing is stronger than we’ve seen it in the past, evident by the swings today,” Hurdle said. “Both those balls were hit very, very well. It’s two more homers than he hit all last year, and it’s just past the middle of May.”
Padres manager Andy Green said Margevicius’ fastball “was leaking on him from the beginning. I think that Josh Bell’s second home run was a pitch we wanted out of the zone for sure, and he left it in the middle of the plate for him.”
Reynolds has three homers, including one in Friday night’s 5-3 victory.
Polanco lined a homer to right leading off the fifth, his fourth, to chase Margevicius.
Bell and Elias Diaz each had three hits.
Pittsburgh used an opener for the first time, with rookie righty Montana DuRapau holding San Diego to one hit in two scoreless innings while striking out four and walking one. He was making his first big league start and fifth appearance. He was a 32nd-round selection — the 971st pick overall — in the 2014 draft and made his major league debut May 9.
After allowing Hunter Renfroe’s single to open the second, DuRapau struck out rookie Ty France, Wil Myers and Austin Hedges.
Steven Brault (1-1), who played at Grossmont High in suburban El Cajon, replaced DuRapau and allowed two runs and four hits in 3 1/3 innings.
“It was really cool” pitching at home, Brault said. “There was a lot of emotion. Last year I pitched here and didn’t pitch very long. This year to be able to come in, that first inning was a nightmare but this has been my year so far. To do it in San Diego was cool, with my friends and family all here was great.”
Brault allowed an RBI single by Manny Machado with one out in the third and then got out of a bases-loaded jam by getting Renfroe to hit into a double play. He also allowed an RBI single by rookie Austin Allen in the sixth. It was Allen’s first big league RBI.
“I wasn’t very sharp in the first inning and then got much better after that, and I think that’s maybe having to bear down more, like I’m coming in from the bullpen,” Brault said. “All the pitchers, the whole staff did really well tonight and it’s nice when the offense scores five runs for you early.”
Margevicius allowed six runs and eight hits in four-plus innings, struck out two and walked one.
He has three losses and a no-decision in his last four starts.
“I’ve been falling behind in counts,” Margevicius said. “Definitely part of the last game and this game, falling behind has not been good for me.”
KINSLER’S FINE
Warstic, a bat company co-owned by Padres second baseman Ian Kinsler, advertised a 20 percent off sale on Twitter and Instagram on Saturday to help raise funds to pay the fine levied against him by MLB for using profanity after hitting a three-run homer Thursday night. The promo code was FLIPOFF20, perhaps a reference to Kinsler’s bat flip after the homer. Kinsler said he used profanity to fire up his teammates, although many fans felt it was directed at him. The Twitter and Instagram posts were later deleted. According to Bleacher Report, Kinsler was fined between $7,500 and $10,000. He’s making $3.75 million this season as part of an $8 million, two-year deal. MLB declined to confirm the fine amount.
UP NEXT
Pirates: RHP Joe Musgrove (2-4, 3.59), who also pitched at Grossmont High, is scheduled to start the series finale Sunday. He beat the Padres 1-0 at Petco Park on June 29, striking out five in seven innings.
Padres: Rookie RHP Cal Quantrill (0-1, 3.60) will rejoin the team to make his third career start. He made his most recent start on May 1 and optioned to Triple-A El Paso on May 7.
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Beaver County Radio and the Pirates Treasure Chest at Life Beaver County on Friday May 17, 2019

(Center Twp., Pa) The Beaver County Radio Pittsburgh Pirates Treasure Chest made an appearance at Life Beaver County in Center Twp. Frank Sparks, Host of Teleforum and Ed “The Master” Hermick were on  hand for a live broadcast from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on 1230 WBVP and 1460 WMBA.

The participants had a good time playing games and spinning the prize wheel and the highlight of the day the Pittsburgh Pirates Treasure Chest. The participants had to answer Pirates trivia questions correctly to get to make a trip into the chest and pick out a prize.  Ed Hermick was the emcee for Bingo in which the winners received a prize.

Your next chance to win prizes out of the Beaver County Radio Pittsburgh Pirates Treasure Chest  will be Saturday May 18, 2019 from 12 to 2 p.m. at Abbey Carpet and Floor located off of the Center Exit on 376 in Center Twp.

If you would like more information about Life Beaver County go to http://www.lutheranseniorlife.org/.

Check out the picture below of all of the fun……

Beaver County Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial Service

The Beaver County Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial service was held at the Beaver County Courthouse this morning. Beaver County Radio News Correspondent Sandy Giordano was there. Click on ‘play’ to hear Sandy’s report…

Televangelist Pat Robertson: Alabama Abortion Law Goes ‘Too Far’; Calls It ‘Extreme’

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Conservative televangelist Pat Robertson says Alabama has “gone too far” by passing a bill that would make performing an abortion a felony in nearly all cases. Robertson is a longtime abortion opponent, but on Wednesday, as he hosted “The 700 Club” on the Christian Broadcasting Network, he called the bill “extreme” and noted that it does not have exceptions for rape or incest.

Robert Skerlec Holding What Could Be Final Charity Auction Fundraiser Tonight

ROBERT SKERLEC IS HOLDING WHAT COULD BE HIS FINAL CHARITY AUCTION FUNDRAISER TONIGHT.  IT’S ALL HAPPENING AT THE SPORTS PATIO AT ROBERT’S ROADSIDE INN. BEAVER COUNTY RADIO NEWSMAN PAT SEPTAK SPOKE WITH BOB YESTERDAY ABOUT THE ANNUAL EVENT, WHICH THIS YEAR HITS A MILESTONE…

BOB SAYS AS ALWAYS THERE WILL BE LOTS OF ITEMS TO BID ON…

BOB SAYS THE DOORS WILL OPEN AT 5 P-M… AND FROM THERE IT WILL BE A FULL NIGHT OF FUN:

BOB SAYS THERE WILL BE A BUFFET DINNER STARTING AT 6PM…DONATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE DOOR. BIDDING ON LOTS OF ITEMS BEGINS AT 7PM.

Friday, May 17, 2019 Yankee Trader

Friday, May 17, 2019 Yankee Trader

FROM: New Brighton

Riding Lawn Tractor made by Husqvarna. Runs good–in excellent condition. 17.5 hp. 30” cut.

COST: $400.00

CALL: 724-494-3139

 

 

FROM:  Bob

BOSE AM-FM Radio with remote.

Like new. White in color.

COST:  Asking $120.00

CALL:  724-419-6115

 

FROM:  Ruth in Hopewell

2 Football jerseys.

  • 1991 Jack Lambert Jersey #58. It is not autographed. Never worn. Black & Gold NFL approved. Size XL made by Rawlings. COST:  $50.00
  • Jacksonville, Florida Jaguars Jersey #27 Mathis. Size L. NFL Equipment Jersey. COST:  $45.00

Pittsburgh Maulers T-shirt. Purple. Size XL

COST:  $25.00

 

One Ounce Silver Stanley Cup Penguins Coin. 1991.

COST: $25.00 firm 

 

Zippo Lighters

  • Desert Storm
  • 60th anniversay 1932 -1992

Never been used-still in the box.. Great collectors items

COST:  $25.00 each 

 

 CALL:  (724) 378-7726

 

 

 

FROM: Ambridge

6 Men’s Jackets Size Large. All clean. Most are winter/fall jackets.

COST: $5.00 each

Box of Children’s Toys-mostly for boys. All are clean and in good shape. 25 to 30 total.

COST: $10.00 takes it all

4 drawer metal file cabinet. In good shape-like new. Beige color.

COST: $10.00

Men’s golf clubs. Woods, irons, putter & bag.

COST: $25.00 take it all.

CALL: 724-266-1967

 

 

 

FROM: Mario in Rochester Twp.

A rolling Bar Cart. Wooden, painted gray. Has a wine glass rack and a shelf in the middle. 32” high and the top is 20” X 20”

COST: $75.00

Black Kitchen Island on wheels. 42” X 19” and 36” HIGH. Has 2 drawers and 2 sliding doors and a ceramic tile top.

COST: $150.00

Umbrella Stroller. Mickey Mouse on it.

COST: $15.00

CALL: 724-774-5598

 

 

 

FROM: Beaver Falls

Lift Chair. Brown Naugahyde. In very nice condition. Originally cost more than $700.00.

COST: $100.00

2 Aluminum Roof Racks for a van.

COST: $50.00 for both

2 Used Tires with rims. P235-75-R15. In very good shape.

COST: $40.00 for both.

CALL: 724-843-8483

 

 

 

FROM: Jack In Ambridge

Hoover Flair Vacuum. Bagless. Works fine-like new.

COST: $10.00

Folding Shoppers cart.

COST: $10.00

4 Light bath Bar. Brand new in the box. For above your sink. Nickel Finish. Still in the box.

COST: $10.00

Set of Brake linings for a 2002 Dodge Durango 4 wheel drive. Brand new.

COST: $20.00

CALL: 724-987-3015

WPIAL Baseball & Softball First Round: May 17, 2019

BASEBALL

Thursday’s Scores
[2A] Carmichaels 1, Jeannette 0
[2A] Seton-LaSalle 1, Mohawk 0
[2A] Neshannock 9, Carlynton 4
[2A] OLSH 5, Riverside 0
[2A] Shenango 10, Brentwood 0
[2A] Laurel 16, Chartiers-Houston 6
[2A] Serra Catholic 5, Fort Cherry 3
[2A] Avonworth 17, Brownsville 2
[5A] South Fayette 5, Montour 4
[5A] Mars 5, Fox Chapel 0
[5A] Laurel Highlands 3, Kiski Area 1
[5A] Shaler 3, Trinity 2
[6A] Upper St. Clair 6, Hempfield 3
[6A] Seneca Valley 2, Connellsville 0
[6A] Norwin 10, Mt. Lebanon 2
[6A] Butler 5, Peters Township 3

SOFTBALL

Thursday’s Scores
[1A] Springdale 14, Quigley Catholic 0
[3A] Ellwood City 14, Freeport 11
[3A] Keystone Oaks 16, North Catholic 1
[3A] Southmoreland 10, Deer Lakes 2
[5A] Connellsville 15, Mars 1
[5A] West Allegheny 7, Shaler 5
[5A] Hampton 4, Latrobe 1
[5A] Trinity 6, Gateway 2
[5A] Franklin Regional 7, Montour 4

West Newton Woman, Upset She Didn’t Receive Birthday Gift, Allegedly Attacks Boyfriend With Box Cutter

WEST NEWTON, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania woman allegedly attacked her boyfriend with a box cutter because no one got her a card, cake or gift on her 55th birthday. Georgia Zowacki is charged with aggravated assault, making terroristic threats and other counts. Authorities say Zowacki had been drinking vodka throughout the day on Wednesday. Her boyfriend took her out to dinner that night, but he said she attacked him when they returned to their West Newton home. She allegedly put the box cutter near his throat after realizing that no one got her anything for her birthday.

Survivors Of Sexual Abuse By Johnstown Pediatrician Filing Suit Against Him

Survivors of sexual abuse by a Johnstown pediatrician are filing suit against the doctor, as well as the hospital and medical group that employed him. As Emily Walker reports, they’re asking the legislature to pass a bill that they believe will help them obtain justice…

Aliquippa Unsolved Murder Case To Be Featured On ’48 Hours’ This Weekend

This weekend, the unsolved murder of Rachael DelTondo will be featured on C-B-S’s 48 Hours program. The former cyber charter school teacher was shot to death outside her parents’ home last Mother’s Day. Since her death, several people have been questioned and three high ranking Aliquippa cops were placed on administrative leave for varying lengths of time. The program will air Saturday night.