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You have to give the Winnipeg Goldeyes a little credit. They made Friday nights 6-4 loss to the Trois Rivieres Aigles very exciting in the ninth inning. Trailing 6-1 heading into the bottom of the ninth, the Goldeyes scored three times and had the bases loaded with one out before Trois Rivieres reliever Nick Sarianides struck out Ryan Scoma and Casey Haerther to end it. It was a terrific finish to a horrible start. Goldeyes starter Justin Garcia lasted only 3 2/3 innings, allowing six runs on nine hits as the Goldeyes fell behind early and never recovered. Winnipeg managed only one run on five hits through the first eight innings, as they struggled right up until the final inning in front of 4,889 paying customers at Shaw Park. With the loss, the Goldeyes fell to 31-32 on the season, 2-2 in the first four games of this 11-game homestand and remained in third place in the American Associations North Division. "Justin (Garcia) didnt have command of his fastball tonight and when you dont have command of your primary stuff it makes it pretty hard to have command of your secondary stuff," said Goldeyes manager Rick Forney. "But Gabe Aguilar and Kaohi Downing pitched real well for us out of the bullpen. We got 5 1/3 innings of scoreless relief from our bullpen tonight so give those guys some credit. They did a real nice job for us and kept us in the ball game." The Goldeyes opened the scoring as leadoff man Tyler Graham beat out an infield single, went to second on a wild pitch, stole third and scored on a single by Ray Sadler. Winnipeg then scored three times in the ninth. Josh Mazzola led off with a single and scored on a double by Luis Alen. Amos Ramon singled to put runners on the corners and then Tyler Graham singled to drive home Alen. Kevin Moesquit was safe on an error by Aigles second baseman Richard Arias and then Ray Sadler singled in Ramon. But that was all the excitement the Fish could muster. With the bases loaded and only one out, Sarianides struck out Scoma and Haerther and that did it. Burkard (2-1, 2.35 ERA) got the win for Trois Rivieres, while Garcia (5-4, 5.33 ERA) suffered the loss for Winnipeg. The best player on the field for Winnipeg was reliever Gabe Aguilar who replaced Garcia in the fourth and pitched 4 1/3 scoreless innings. He, at least, gave the Goldeyes a chance to mount a comeback and lowered his ERA to 3.29. Downing pitched a scoreless ninth and lowered his ERA to 2.81. The Goldeyes and les Aigles will meet in Game 2 of this four game series on Saturday night, 6:00 p.m. at Shaw Park. Cheap Football Japan Jerseys . -- The proud fathers huddled near the Dallas Stars dressing room, smiling, laughing and telling stories while wearing replica green sweaters of their sons team. 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Mercedes and Ferrari may have seats up for grabs at the seasons end should Nico Rosberg and Kimi Raikkonen not earn themselves respective new deals and, although the list of potential alternatives at both teams would be vast, Verstappens outstanding form in his first season with Toro Rosso has already put him on their radars. All this at the age of just 18.If youre Toto Wolff, if youre Maurizio Arrivabene, there is only one name on your list for the medium and long-term future at the moment, says Sky F1 commentator David Croft. There are no two ways about it: there is no other driver who they havent already got who would fit the bill.In Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel, Mercedes and Ferrari each have one multiple champion signed up for at least the next couple of seasons, giving them a reassuring level of top-level driver security. However, as much as F1 is about the here and now, it is also about making sure you are best positioned for long-term success and after just 19 races, Verstappen has already convinced many seasoned observers that he is the go-to driver for world title wins well into the next decade.He is quite clearly world championship material and he is just 18 years old, they will be fighting like crazy to get hold of him, remarked Martin Brundle last November. He is the hottest property in F1 that is not an established race or world championship winner,Will Verstappen improve again?But would it be wrong to assume that Verstappen will sidestep the usual growing pains associated with developing drivers - or, to borrow a phrase from football, Second Season Syndrome?We know hes a talented kid - and he will still be 18 for most of this season - but hes got two things that could count against him, pondered Croft. First and foremost, his car might not be as good. We dont know for sure until we go to Australia, but its running a year-old engine. So will Toro Rosso give him the goods to perform over the whole season?Then, how does he perform with the pressure of expectation? Its one thing to come in and say hey, Im Max Verstappen, here I am, dont you love me? Its another to do what he did last year when people know all about him.Certainly rival drivers now know what Verstappen is all about when they go wheel-to-wheel with him. Rather like Hamilton when the world champion first made his mark on F1 in 2007, Verstappen was last season able to harness his undoubted feel when a car is on a knife-edge with one of the biggest advantages of all - surprise.Speaking to Sky Sports in Abu Dhabi, Toro Rosso technical director James Key admitted that while the team did attempt to make up for their Renault engine shortfall by focuusing on ways to optimise overtaking opportunities, Verstappen got away with so many moves that you think my god, you wouldnt normally try that.ddddddddddddThe youngsters maturity outside of the car also caught the eye.Looking at the way he handled himself last year and the way he showed great maturity on and off the track, there were times when you thought wow, youve really thought about the question and what you say and a lot of what youre saying is quite correct, says Croft. Every race live in 2016 Sky Sports F1 brings you every race live in 2016. Fast and easy online upgrade - click here. His exchange with Felipe Massa in the Canadian GP press conference was one of those highlights. One of the elder statesmen was rather put away by Verstappens answer. I think he will deliver again and I see a lot of signs that this guy could deliver at the top for many years.And theres the rub for his would-be suitors. He may only be 18, and have two seasons of single-seater racing behind him, but can either of F1s big hitters afford to take a cautious approach with their next big signing?What do you do if youre Ferrari or Mercedes? asks Croft. Do you play the waiting game and see whether Verstappen can deliver, or do you try to get in there early? It might be that the earlier you get in the better chance you have got because it might be that both of them are fighting over one man. A three-way battleAnd what about Red Bull? As the parent of Toro Rosso, Red Bull hold Verstappens contract - but is the Dutchman necessarily on the same glide path that has taken Daniel Ricciardo, Daniil Kvyat and Vettel from junior to senior team? He was on the radar of a lot of teams and a lot of Formula 1 bosses for a long time, points out Croft. He went to Toro Rosso, but dont forget both Ferrari and Mercedes held talks with him and his dad before he went there.What they couldnt give him last year was a race seat. But that doesnt mean he has got himself tied in with Red Bull and tied in for the long run. I dont know the answer but I would suspect, as his dad is very clever and he is very clever, that there isnt more than a two-year deal on the table that he can be bought out of at the end of those two years.Having made clear that winning the world title - rather than the lure of driving for any particular team - is what motivates him, Verstappen may have the pick of which F1 top table he dines at if his stratospheric rise continues uninterrupted this year.The first race of the 2016 F1 season, the Australian GP, is exclusively live on Sky F1. The race in Melbourne starts at 5am on Sunday March 20. Also See: The F1 Gossip Column A Big Year for Ferrari Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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