PITTSBURGH -- Gregory Polanco has already earned a long list of admirers during his short time in the majors. [url=http://www.ma

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PITTSBURGH -- Gregory Polanco has already earned a long list of admirers during his short time in the majors. Tracy Mcgrady Jersey . New York Mets manager Terry Collins is now one of them. Collins got his first look at the Pittsburgh Pirates rookie right fielder Thursday night and came away impressed. "Hes got a lot of tools, a lot of skills," Collins said. "I watched him in batting practice and you see he had big power, then he showed it in the game. Hes very impressive." The hot-hitting Polanco homered and drove in four runs, and resurgent right-hander Vance Worley pitched seven stingy innings to lead the Pirates past the Mets 5-2 for their fifth win in six games. Polanco drove in the games first run with a groundout in the first inning, then sent a three-run homer into the right-field stands off Daisuke Matsuzaka in the fifth to put the Pirates ahead 5-1. The right fielder went 2 for 3 with a walk and is hitting .338 in 16 games since being called up from Triple-A Indianapolis on June 10. The Pirates are 10-6 since Polanco arrived, pushing them one game above .500 at 40-39. "Hes a talented young man, so Im humble to have him on the club and the opportunity to write his name in the lineup," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. "Its a good time for him to be included on our club and hes obviously been making a difference since hes been up here." Worley (2-0) scattered seven hits, walked two and struck out three. He has given up four runs in 20 2-3 innings over three starts since coming up from Indianapolis on June 15. He was 1-5 with a 7.21 ERA in 10 starts for Minnesota last season. Hurdle was particularly impressed that Worley pitched so effectively while struggling with his command. Worley had walked only five batters in 58 2-3 innings between Pittsburgh and Indianapolis prior to Thursday. "It was a very solid body of work, a very professional effort," Hurdle said. "Hell be the first one to tell you he wasnt as sharp as hed been previously. You saw a man go out there and have to wrestle a little bit and maintain composure, mound presence, and just pound the zone." Matsuzaka (3-2) allowed five runs and five hits in six innings with four walks and four strikeouts. Lucas Duda hit his team-high 12th home run for the Mets. New York cut it to 5-2 on back-to-back doubles by Daniel Murphy and David Wright in the eighth, but Mark Melancon pitched a perfect ninth for his 14th save. Polancos home run came on a full-count pitch with one out after Pedro Alvarez hit the first of his three singles and Worley also singled. Polanco sounded a little like famous Notre Dame football coach Knute Rockne when he talked about his approach at the plate in that situation. "I just fight, fight, fight, swing, swing and try to make contact," Polanco said. "I stayed with my approach and I hit it." Polanco hit a slider after Mets catcher Travis dArnaud had called for a changeup. "I shook off dArnaud and that ended up being a big mistake," Matsuzaka said through a translator. "I apologize to him about that." NOTES: New York activated CF Juan Lagares (ribcage) from the 15-day disabled list before the game. ... Mets RHP Dillon Gee will make his second rehab start Sunday, pitching for Class-A Brooklyn while on a 55-pitch limit. He has been on the DL since June 11 with a strained right lat. ... Pittsburgh LF Starling Marte was not in the starting lineup for the second straight game. He felt concussion-like symptoms after sliding into second base Tuesday night at Tampa Bay. The head and neck are no longer a problem, but Marte is still feeling the effects of a jammed right middle finger. ... Pirates LHP Francisco Liriano had a 30-pitch bullpen session, the first time he had thrown off a mound since going on the disabled list June 11 with a left oblique strain. ... New York RHP Jacob deGrom (1-4, 3.75 ERA) faces RHP Brandon Cumpton (3-2, 4.93) in a matchup of rookies Friday night. Custom Orlando Magic Jerseys . -- Albert Pujols is thrilled to have a reason to forget about his first two disappointing seasons with the Los Angeles Angels. Orlando Magic Jerseys . He looked very comfortable Wednesday night. Konerko had a big three-run double and Gordon Beckham homered for the second straight game, leading the Chicago White Sox to an 8-3 victory over the sliding Chicago Cubs. http://www.magicauthenticshop.com/Authentic-Grant-Hill-Magic-Jersey/ . - UFC 178, previously announced for Sept.CALGARY - Forty-eight hours after playing in his first all-star game, Johnny Gaudreau was back in Calgary and making the type of impact that earned the Flames rookie an invite to the NHLs gala weekend.Gaudreau scored his 14th and 15th goals of the season on Tuesday as the Flames rallied in the third period to beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-1.Just being around the guys that were in that locker-room this weekend, its exciting for me to be a part of that, said the 21-year-old Gaudreau. Now Im excited for the second half of the season.Gaudreau moves into a tie with sophomore Sean Monahan for the team lead in goals.Im excited to help the team offensively. Playing with (Jiri Hudler), Im going to get scoring chances and Im bound to score some goals here and there, said Gaudreau. That pass he made in the third, thats just an empty-net tap-in. Ill take those.Gaudreau is one back of the lead for goals by a rookie, which is shared by Ottawas Mike Hoffman and Nashvilles Filip Forsberg.Joe Colborne and Josh Jooris also scored to help Calgary win for the fifth time in six games.Chris Stewart had the lone goal for Buffalo (14-31-3), which extended its team-record losing streak to 12 games.Jooris, with the eventual winner, gave the Flames a 2-1 lead at 9:05 of the third period Colbornes shot deflected off Buffalo defenceman Mike Weber to Jooris at the side of the net and he quickly fired in his 10th goal.Its all about being aggressive around the net. Josh is a good skater, hes hard-nosed player, said Calgary coach Bob Hartley. Look at his goal. There was a loose puck and there were many sticks but he was the one that found that puck.Jooris now has four game-winning goals, best on the Flames.Especially down the stretch, youre going to be seeing a lot more dirty goals, said Jooris. Weve focused on that the past couple of weeks and thats a big part of our game that we need to improve on.After Colborne made it 3-1, jamming in a rebound at 14:06, Gaudreau wrapped up the third period onslaught at 17:28 on a nifty feed from Hudler. Calgary outshot Buffalo 15-2 in the third period.I thought we did play well, said Buffalo coach Ted Nolan. But once they turned it up a notch, we couldnt keep up with them in the third period.The win moves Calgary, holders of the second wild card spot in the Western Conference, three points up on the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings.The Sabres have lost 12 consecutive games, all in regulation. Thats a franchise record and the longest streak in the NHL since the Pittsburgh Penguins lost 13 in a row in regulation in 2003-04.Its frustrating. We played 40 minutes of good hockey and came out in the third and kind of just crumbled, saaid Stewart. Penny Hardaway Jersey. We did have our chances and we just have to bear down. When they got their chances they put them in. That was the difference.The last regulation win by Buffalo came against the Flames way back on Dec. 11, a 4-3 win in which Calgary outshot the Sabres 45-19.Perfect road game. Good 40 minutes for us but it shows our fragility there going into the third, losing it mentally, sitting back waiting for something bad to happen instead of initiating and trying to force things, said Buffalo captain Brian Gionta.With three minutes left in the second period, Stewart had a great chance at the side of the Flames net to break a 1-1 tie only to be robbed by Jonas Hiller, who sprawled and kicked out his pad.Thats the difference, Hiller making those big saves. Thats the importance of goaltending, said Nolan. Stewart had what I thought was an empty-net goal and all of a sudden the pad comes over and makes the save.Hiller finished with 18 saves in his first start in six games. After giving up six goals in a loss to Florida in Calgarys last home game, he gave way to rookie call-up Joni Ortio, who started all five games on a five-game road trip in which the Flames went 4-1-0.Enroth stopped 27 shots in the losing effort.Playing its first game in nine days, Buffalo didnt have anything going early, taking nine minutes to register its first shot. However, after an offensive zone hooking penalty by Colborne, the Sabres 30th ranked power play went to work with Stewart scoring on a deflection after just 13 seconds.The lead was short lived as the Flames took advantage of their first power play of the evening with Gaudreaus goal at 13:40.It was the first power-play goal in six games for Calgary, which entered the night on a 4-for-57 tailspin over the previous 17 games to drop the Flames from eighth in the league to 23rd.We need to keep working at it. We feel we have the right people, its just matter of getting together, getting on the same page, getting a few goals, said Hartley. Penalty killing, power plays, it comes by waves and down the stretch, we need big specialty teams, its going to be crucial for us.Notes: The NHL record for consecutive regulation losses is 17, a mark shared by San Jose (1992-93) and Washington (1974-75)... Buffalo rookie D Nikita Zadarov did not play. Hes been suspended by the team for missing practice on Monday... Injured Flames LW Curtis Glencross (lower body) is expected to return to practice on Wednesday. He has missed four games... Calgary scratched all three players recalled from Adirondack (AHL) on Monday - Tyler Wotherspoon, Sven Baertschi and 25-year-old David Wolf, who has yet to play an NHL game. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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