Red Sox reportedly listening to offers for J.D. Martinez
As the Red Sox continue to flounder through the month of July, there are increasing levels of speculation that Boston could sell off some short-term veterans.The 34-year-old Martinez would immediately become one of the best bets on the market if the Red Sox indeed do intend to trade him within the next week. Fresh off his fifth career All-Star appearance, Martinez remains a standout bat, hitting .302/.368/.481 with nine homers on the season. He may not be the 45-homer threat he was at his 2017-18 peak, but Martinez’s 8.7 percent walk rate and 23.
© Schadbild der Brombeergall mite, Uwe Harzer, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 DE Schadbild: blackberryalling
You have already been looking forward to delicious sweet blackberries, but somehow they are not really ripe? If the berries have actually got enough sun and care, the guilty one is quickly found: the blackberry mite!
You are looking forward to delicious blackberries for months and can then find out that someone has already come before! Because the blackberryall mite (acalitus vinegar) also loves the sweet juice of the blackberries. The microscopic mite sucks out the berries so that they (sometimes) remain red and do not taste as cute anymore.
Report: Teams closely tracking start of former Red Sox playoff hero Nathan Eovaldi
Eovaldi is 4-3 with a 3.14 ERA during his postseason history and helped pitch the Red Sox to the 2018 World Series. His ability to pitch in big games makes him attractive to teams. But he is 0-1 with an 11.08 ERA in July and has allowed 23 hits and 17 runs in 13 innings. If he turns things around on Monday in Houston, contenders may want to take a chance on him.The 32-year-old pitcher has no interest in being traded, though.“I love the organization here,” Eovaldi said on WEEI Friday. “I want to be a part of this organization forever.”For the season, Eovaldi is 4-3 with a 4.43 ERA and 80 strikeouts in 81.1 innings.
Practical tip: blackberries are actually not berries, but collecting stone fruits that consist of several small rounded partial fruits. Therefore, it is also possible that partial fruits of the blackberry mature while others stay red.
blackberryall mite fight
The blackberry pair mite hibernated on the stem parts and wandered into the buds in spring. As soon as the fruits form in summer, it sucks it out - hidden on the fruit floor - the juice. The blackberry pair mite therefore fight it best in autumn and spring. There are two effective methods: shrub cut: cut down all affected blackberry bushes to the ground in autumn. In this way, the mite is withdrawn from the hibernation quarters. In this way, very few mites survive that are looking for a new shelter nearby. Spraying output: Spray the infected shrubs with rapeseed oil in spring. The oil surrounds the mites and they suffocate. Rapeseed oil is non -toxic to humans, animals and plant. However, some useful small creatures also suffocate. So do not use this method preventive, but only if the shrubs were heavily affected in the previous year.
Practical tip: Add a little water to rapeseed oil so that it becomes spraying.
Schadbild der Brombeergall mite , Uwe Harzer, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 DE
Red Sox exec: No plans for Bogaerts, Devers trade talks .
BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom said on Wednesday that the team hasn’t discussed selling off All-Stars Xander Bogaerts or Rafael Devers at the trade deadline, and “we’re not planning to discuss them with anybody.” Bloom told reporters before the game against Cleveland that he still thinks the Red Sox, who entered the night 3½ games back in the AL wild-card race, can grab a postseason berth. But that could change if they continue a slide in which they’ve lost 14 of their last 18 games and fallen into last place in the division.