CONSTRUCTION DETAILS Retrofit for Radon Vent Andrew knew about the radon problem when he bought the house, but he was assured by a well-recommended radon specialist in the area that controlling it would not be a problem. When the sale went through, that expert came to look at the house — and never came back. Other contractors have looked but never followed through with a plan. Although Andrew has found a contractor who’s willing to work on the problem, he still has his doubts that a traditional approach will work.So what will?That’s the topic for this Q&A Spotlight. Effects of ventilationMechanical ventilation will help, GBA senior editor Martin Holladay replies, adding, “This is an expensive way to lower radon levels, however, because of the energy penalty associated with mechanical ventilation.”One theoretical drawback to pressurizing a house with outside air is the risk of introducing moisture into wall and ceiling assemblies during the winter, Holladay adds. “At normal ventilation rates (60 cfm to 120 cfm), this risk is very low, because wind and the stack effect usually overwhelm ventilation at these low rates,” he says. “If you anticipate higher rates of ventilation, though, you might need to consider this risk.”Holladay is not aware of any studies that compare the impact of different types of ventilation (supply, exhaust, or balanced) on radon levels, but he guesses all of them would have comparable effects because they all work by dilution.Charlie Sullivan adds, however, that he’s heard anecdotal evidence that adjusting the balance of a heat-recovery ventilator “can have a dramatic effect on radon — in a tight house.”“The effect was presumably that with the exhaust exceeding supply, radon was sucked into the house through cracks in the foundation, despite this being passive-house or near-passive house construction,” Sullivan writes. “With improved balancing, the radon level went down. I would expect based on logic and based on that one data point that the best to worst ventilation strategies for radon would be supply only, balanced and exhaust only. The effect would be smaller with a leaky house.”Sullivan makes reference to a house built to the Passivhaus standard where an out-of-balance ERV was indeed contributing to high radon levels when it expelled more air than it brought in.That’s interesting, Holladay replies, but it doesn’t change his basic premise that in general, dilution usually lowers radon levels. “The only way to determine indoor radon levels is to measure them,” he adds. “Tight houses as well as leaky houses can have radon problems.” Radon mitigation in new construction is now routine when testing finds that concentrations of this odorless, cancer-causing gas exceed government-recommended levels. Writing from southeastern Wisconsin, Andrew S. has a slightly different problem: How to control radon levels when you live in a leaky log home built in the 19th century.“Our radon issue is being worked on via traditional methods with mixed success,” he writes in a Q&A post at GreenBuildingAdvisor. “The radon issue improves dramatically when windows are open — I assume this is dilution and perhaps also pressure equalization?”That may be fine in warmer weather, but leaving windows open during the winter in Climate Zone 6 to keep the concentration of radon under control doesn’t seem like much of a solution.Andrew wonders whether other forms of ventilation might help. He weighs two possible options:Positive-pressure ventilation, possibly by means of a dehumidifier that draws outside air into the house. “Might the positive pressure help reduce radon soil draw and simultaneously dilute the radon issue?” he asks.An energy-recovery ventilator. “Does a balanced system ever make sense in a leaky home?” Andrew wonders. “The house also has some negative pressure devices (bath fans, boiler, wood stove insert). The goal here might be simply to dilute bad air whereas a positive pressure system may dilute but also prevent tendency to draw bad air in.” What’s been tried so farThere are essentially five “basement systems” in the house, Andrew explains, including two basement foundations, two dirt crawl spaces, and a slab-on-grade room. Here’s what they’ve done:Sealed the dirt floors in the crawl spaces (“one quite well, one fairly well”).Sealed a large, open sump pit.Sealed various cracks in the basement floor.Installed an active mitigation system connected to the sump pit, drain tile, and one of the basement foundations, plus the two crawl spaces.Installed a separate active radon system for the room built on a slab.The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sets the “action level” for radon at 4.0 picoCuries per liter (pCi/L), and when the door to the room built on a slab was closed radon levels there would approach 20-30 pCi/L, Andrew writes, although the mitigation system seems to be working “quite well.” For the basement foundations, readings fall in the 5-12 pCi/L range, although the onset of cold-weather dynamics makes Andrew wonder how far they might climb.“With regard to ventilation,” he adds, “I just noticed that when I open some windows, the readings seem to dramatically improve. I was trying to determine how much ventilation equates to ‘some windows open’ and how viable that would be to replicate via mechanical ventilation. I don’t love the energy penalty, but I also don’t mind it if it brings the problem down to manageable levels. I am more concerned about introducing a new problem — mold, etc.“I feel that with traditional methods and ventilation we would likely be OK,” Andrew continues. “I just can’t determine the best approach regarding ventilation so as to solve this problem without introducing others. I’m also wondering how much benefit we might get from reducing the negative pressure systems in the house — boiler, bath fans, dryer, wood burning stove, etc.” Our expert’s opinionGBA Technical Director Peter Yost adds this:I am going to use the approximately 15 years of radon measurements and strategies from my own home to drive my recommendations on this one.When we moved into our 100-year-old, approximately 1,800-square-foot, home in 2000, I tested the radon in our full basement at about 6 pCi/L and in the conditioned space above at about 3. These measurements were done with alpha-tracker test kits provided by the state of Vermont.Subsequently, I insulated and air-sealed the vented attic (but later learned that my air sealing was pretty poor) first, then insulated and air-sealed the basement. Radon levels in the basement rose to 12 pCi/L; I did not test the conditioned space above at this point.I was doing enough retrofitting and was concerned enough about radon levels in different parts of our home that I purchased a continuous electronic radon tester, Safety Siren Series 3. I have subsequently compared its measurement to alpha-tracker tests with no more than 0.1 – 0.2 pCi/L variation (although I have heard that over time they can really go wonky). And I have done enough short-term (three day running average) and long-term testing (cumulative average for up to six months) to have a good sense that the device is still reasonably accurate (and I now have two of the SSS3s).Since the basement at the time was not living space, my main goal was to make sure that the high readings in the basement did not translate into higher concentrations in the living spaces above. So, as I was insulating and air sealing the front porch, built over an unvented crawl space, into a home office, I pulled a concrete block from the common wall between the office crawl space and full basement and then installed an ECM Fantech exhaust fan in the crawlspace to depressurize the basement and crawl space (see Image #4, below). The result was the basement radon levels went up to 13 pCi/L and the living space above went to 2.1 pCi/L.I had shifted the neutral pressure plane of building such that we were keeping the radon mostly below grade. And because the Fantech exhaust was a variable-speed fan, I could “dial in” just how much negative I wanted to pull the basement, even checking it when the atmospherically vented boiler was running (making sure I was not creating back-drafting or exhaust spillage from the boiler). Problem solved…But some years later, our kids wanted the basement to becoming a rec room — is that a living space? Shoot. I ended up decommissioning the crawl space exhaust and had a Fantech HRV installed to service just the basement as our next radon control system. The HRV has three speeds: 100 cfm (100 watts); 150 cfm (150 watts); and 200 cfm (200 watts). For shoulder seasons I seem to be able to keep the living space at 4 pCi/L or less at low or medium speed but in the winter, I have to run the HRV at full speed to keep at or below the EPA action threshold. It’s that bloody stack effect in the winter that seems to pull more radon in to the house.I have tried more than once to seal basement floor cracks and wall joints to little effect on radon levels throughout the house. And with a four-gable gambrel, and room-by-room renovation, I just can’t seem to get the second-floor ceiling plane tight enough to really stymie the stack effect in the winter.In the summer, our six basement hopper windows are pretty much open except during short stints of really high humidity outdoors, and that pulls the radon levels throughout the house well below 2 pCi/L.So, lessons learned:We really don’t know much about why there is no consistent relationship between radon levels and airtightness. You still need to measure and then know whether to mitigate.You can use pressure regimes to manage radon floor-to-floor. Just be careful if you have atmospherically vented appliances in the basement.Dilution can work, but as Martin points out, not without a pretty significant energy penalty.You can have two homes sitting right next to each other in a high-risk zone (see the map shown in Image #3 below) and which one, if either, ends up with actionable levels of radon inside the home is anyone’s guess.Evaluating radon and patterns over time and in different locations can be done pretty well with a continuous electronic monitor. But it’s good practice to check these periodically against a 3-month, closed-up-for-the-winter alpha tracker test.If you are using a device such as an HRV for radon control, its regular inspection and maintenance is just that much more important for good indoor air quality. All About RadonExhaust-Only Ventilation Systems and RadonRadon and a Passive HouseRadon and AirtightnessEPA Issues Radon Reminder Exhaust-only ventilation may actually helpThe notion that an exhaust-only ventilation system would make radon worse seems reasonable. If the house is depressurized, wouldn’t it make sense that radon would be drawn in via cracks in the foundation?It sounds like a logical premise, Holladay says, but there is evidence that exhaust-only ventilation can lower radon levels. Holladay refers Andrew to an article he wrote on the topic last year (“Exhaust-Only Ventilation Systems and Radon”).“You should go ahead and install an HRV (not an ERV) with dedicated ventilation ducts,” Holladay says. “Running ducts in an old house can be tricky, but even one supply register and one exhaust grille should provide some dilution of your radon levels. If you can manage two supply registers and two exhaust grilles, even better.”And don’t, he adds, put in a whole-house dehumidifier. They are “notorious energy hogs.”Given the difficulty of installing ductwork in Andrew’s house, Sullivan suggests that he look at a Lunos through-the-wall HRV. Andrew has seen the Lunos and finds it a “really neat system,” although boring through log walls up to 18 inches thick to install one would be no piece of cake. RELATED ARTICLES
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Aston Villa defender Guilbert ‘so happy’ working with coach Terryby Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAston Villa defender Frederic Guilbert is happy working with coach John Terry.The French full-back has enjoyed an impressive start to life in the Premier League since completing a permanent £4.5million move from Caen during the summer.Guilbert claims the work of former England captain Terry, who takes the lead in coaching the club’s defenders, has helped his game.He said: “Of course I knew John Terry, not personally but now I can say yes. When you have a coach like him, when he speaks to you, you just listen and do what he is telling you.“I speak to him a lot because he was a great defender. He is good to speak with. We have really good staff and quality coaches, so I am happy.”
OTTAWA — The Canadian Institute for Health Information says doctors in Canada are seeing smaller payment increases at the same time that the number of doctors per Canadian is rising.The not-for-profit says that in 2016-2017, total gross clinical payments to physicians increased 2.8 per cent to $26.4 billion.That’s the lowest single-year increase since the organization started collecting data in 2000.In the same year, the average payments to physicians remained “virtually unchanged” at $342,000, or a 0.6 per cent increase over the previous year.The institute says gross clinical pay covers the cost of running a practice for most physicians, so it should not be considered equal to take-home pay.Meanwhile, it says the number of doctors per Canadian increased for the 11th consecutive year.The number of doctors grew by more than double the rate of the general population between 2013 and 2017, with 11.5 per cent more doctors and 4.6 per cent population growth.“Over the last few years, we’ve seen an increasing number of physicians per person and slowed growth in average gross clinical payments across the country,” Geoff Ballinger, CIHI’s physician information manager said in a statement.“To optimize efficiency and ensure that health care is sustainable, the provinces and territories can use our information to help determine the proper balance of physician supply and payments needed to best serve their populations.”The institute’s report released Thursday shows more details of the change in payments and workforce.Average gross clinical payments ranged from $274,000 in Newfoundland and Labrador to $386,000 in Alberta in 2016-2017.Those payments decreased for family doctors by just under one per cent to $277,000, while medical and surgical specialists saw them rise by about one per cent to $357,000 and $477,000, respectively.The number of female physicians is growing faster than male physicians, it says.And about 30 per cent of family doctors and 22.5 per cent of specialists received medical degrees outside of Canada, with almost one third graduating from South Africa, India and the United Kingdom.The Canadian Press
APTN National NewsYou might recognize this airline from the hit television show Ice Pilots NWT.Buffalo Air is also a lifeline to some Northern communities.The airline had its license suspended earlier this week and will stay ground for the time being.APTN’s Iman Kassam has this story.
Keone KelaTEX832+0.2 Chase De JongSEA010-0.4 Miguel CastroBAL301+0.5 Jacob TurnerWSH520-0.0 T. J. McFarlandARI621+0.2 Bud NorrisLAA1771+0.0 Jason GrilliTOR/TEX443-0.8 Jake JunisKC200+0.3 Vidal NunoBAL010-0.4 Brad PeacockHOU101+0.1 Brad HandSD3065+2.1 Albert SuarezSF420-0.2 Hoby MilnerPHI002+0.0 Jumbo DiazTB653-0.9 Jake DiekmanTEX101+0.2 Joe SmithTOR/CLE1811+2.5 Brad BrachBAL2661+1.9 Chris BeckCHW022-0.7 Roberto OsunaTOR26101+0.4 Felipe RiveroPIT3332+3.7 Doug FisterBOS420-0.1 Josh CollmenterATL020-0.7 Brooks PoundersLAA100+0.2 Trevor RosenthalSTL2581+0.6 Josh OsichSF426-0.2 Robert GsellmanNYM210-0.1 Sam FreemanATL1024+0.7 Wade LeBlancPIT232-0.8 Ryan PresslyMIN521+0.0 Ryan TeperaTOR2330+2.5 Wade DavisCHC2611+3.4 Tony ZychSEA853-0.6 Blake WoodCIN432-0.5 Richard BleierBAL421-0.1 Adam WarrenNYY1041+0.1 Jose RamirezATL1744+1.0 A. J. SchugelPIT200+0.3 Nick VincentSEA2336+2.4 Josh RavinLAD010-0.4 Jake McGeeCOL1252+0.1 Josh SmokerNYM723+0.3 Chris DevenskiHOU2186+0.2 Tanner ScheppersTEX101+0.2 Sean DoolittleOAK/WSH1926+2.1 Bryan MorrisSF300+0.4 Kirby YatesLAA/SD951-0.6 Sammy SolisWSH221-0.5 Neil RamirezNYM012-0.4 Juan MinayaCHW202+0.3 Heath HembreeBOS1055-0.2 SOURCE: SEAMHEADS.COM Johnny BarbatoPIT010-0.4 Dario AlvarezTEX201+0.3 Jonathan HolderNYY611+0.6 Pedro StropCHC1724+1.7 Mychal GivensBAL1734+1.6 Tony BarnetteTEX730+0.0 Brett CecilSTL1443+0.5 Sam MollOAK001+0.0 Jorge De La RosaARI1251-0.0 Matt AlbersWSH1124+0.9 Adam OttavinoCOL1373-0.4 Luis GarciaPHI943-0.2 Chad GreenNYY122-0.6 Matt BarnesBOS1673+0.1 Fernando AbadBOS501+0.8 Matt BelisleMIN1943+1.5 Jonathan BroxtonSTL120-0.6 Jose AlvaradoTB743-0.4 Mike DunnCOL1203+1.9 Eric O’FlahertyATL211-0.1 Shane GreeneDET1544+0.8 Jerry BlevinsNYM1557+0.3 Jose LeclercTEX733+0.0 J. C. RamirezLAA020-0.7 David RobertsonCHW/NYY2551+2.0 Craig BreslowMIN010-0.4 Hector SantiagoMIN010-0.4 Fernando RodneyARI2543+2.3 Trevor HildenbergerMIN512+0.4 Tyler OlsonCLE200+0.3 Gabriel YnoaBAL001+0.0 Justin GrimmCHC311+0.1 Cam BedrosianLAA1034+0.4 Craig StammenSD701+1.0 Blaine HardyDET121-0.6 Anthony SwarzakCHW/MIL1820+2.0 Arodys VizcainoATL2162+0.8 Alex WilsonDET1265-0.4 Tony WatsonPIT/LAD2384+0.4 Dustin McGowanMIA412+0.2 Chasen ShreveNYY623+0.2 Emilio PaganSEA330-0.6 Mike MontgomeryCHC1321+1.1 Daniel CoulombeOAK345-1.0 Felix PenaCHC100+0.1 Liam HendriksOAK961-0.9 Xavier CedenoTB013-0.4 Mark MelanconSF1350+0.0 Hansel RoblesNYM952-0.6 Josh HaderMIL532-0.4 Neftali FelizMIL/KC1060-0.7 Casey FienSEA/PHI320-0.3 Joely RodriguezPHI524-0.0 Jose AlvarezLAA554-1.1 Sam TuivailalaSTL321-0.3 Josh EdginNYM525-0.0 Warwick SaupoldDET113-0.2 Jimmy YacabonisBAL300+0.5 Taylor RogersMIN1864+0.6 Chris YoungKC100+0.2 Brent SuterMIL001+0.0 Tony SippHOU110-0.2 Santiago CasillaOAK1783-0.4 Cory GearrinSF932+0.2 Tom WilhelmsenARI112-0.2 Joe BlantonWSH320-0.3 Chris RowleyTOR310+0.1 Mike MorinLAA101+0.2 We’ve spent this season using a new statistic, the goose egg, in search of old-school relief pitchers. Specifically, we’ve been looking for pitchers that replicate some of the success of Hall of Famer Goose Gossage, for whom the goose egg is named. The “firemen” of Gossage’s day didn’t care as much about recording saves. Instead, they pitched in as many high-leverage situations as they could get their hands on: for instance, in tied games, or in the seventh or eighth innings when the situation demanded it. Pitchers like these provided a lot more value to their teams than modern closers who are often used exclusively in save situations. (The goose egg credits pitchers for clutch, scoreless relief innings, whether or not they’re save situations.)From the standpoint of overall bullpen usage patterns, there have been signs of progress around baseball. Major-league teams are placing less emphasis on the save and instead using their best relief pitchers in smarter ways.But no individual pitchers have come close to replicating the workload and value of Gossage, who accumulated a record 82 goose eggs — in 141.2 innings pitched — in 1975. In fact, no pitcher has yet earned even 40 goose eggs so far this season.The major-league leaders are the Dodgers’ Kenley Jansen and the Brewers’ Corey Knebel, who each had 38 goose eggs through Thursday night. Seattle’s Edwin Diaz leads the American League with 33 goose eggs, having helped lead the Mariners to a 25-13 record in one-run games.Knebel has had an outstanding season by any measure, but it’s been a fairly conventional one. The Brewers have dabbled with using him in Gossage-like situations — he’s made seven multi-inning appearances, for instance — but haven’t done so all that consistently.The Dodgers have gone a little further down the goose-feathered road with Jansen, who has 12 multi-inning appearances. The team has also avoided using Jansen with leads of three runs or more, which are usually a waste of an elite reliever’s talents. (A three-run lead is a save situation but not a goose situation.) And Jansen has been remarkably efficient, having converted all 38 of his goose opportunities. Still, Jansen is on pace for only 70 innings — typical for a modern closer, but only about half as many as Gossage threw at his peak.And some pitchers who were handling heavier workloads earlier in the season have seen their teams let up on the gas pedal — or have gotten themselves hurt. An early goose-egg favorite, the Astros’ Chris Devenski, has settled into a more conventional usage pattern as the season has worn on instead of routinely pitching two or more innings at a time. The Indians’ Andrew Miller has been on the DL twice in the past month.So the opportunity to see a truly Gossage-like season won’t happen for at least one more year. In the meantime, you can find complete goose stats for all pitchers this year in the table below. Tommy HunterTB2441+2.2 Dellin BetancesNYY2361+1.5 Dan JenningsCHW/TB248-1.2 Adam ConleyMIA010-0.4 Alex ClaudioTEX1837+1.8 Ben TaylorBOS101+0.2 Phil MatonSD711+0.6 Deolis GuerraLAA720+0.3 Buddy BaumannSD111-0.2 Mike ClevingerCLE010-0.4 Archie BradleyARI2645+2.5 Blake TreinenWSH/OAK1692-0.9 Michael LorenzenCIN2452+1.7 Robert StephensonCIN220-0.5 Matt GraceWSH112-0.2 Jason MotteATL212-0.1 Casey LawrenceTOR/SEA020-0.7 David HernandezLAA/ARI1314+1.6 Paul SewaldNYM752-0.9 Fernando SalasNYM/LAA764-1.2 Kevin SchackelfordCIN100+0.1 Danny BarnesTOR853-0.6 Nick WittgrenMIA611+0.5 Hector NerisPHI2463+1.3 Joe MusgroveHOU300+0.4 Austin Bibens-DirkxTEX001+0.0 Tyler ChatwoodCOL100+0.2 Jacob BarnesMIL2474+0.9 Ryan DullOAK623+0.2 Sam DysonTEX/SF2392+0.1 Matt BushTEX1662+0.4 Tyler LyonsSTL622+0.1 Shawn KelleyWSH620+0.1 Tim AdlemanCIN011-0.4 Carlos TorresMIL643-0.6 Goose stats through Sept. 7, 2017 Jean MachiSEA101+0.2 Frankie MontasOAK110-0.2 Chase WhitleyTB641-0.6 Francis MartesHOU312+0.1 Evan ScribnerSEA020-0.7 Mike MinorKC1963+0.8 Oliver PerezWSH514+0.4 Buddy BoshersMIN010-0.4 Dominic LeoneTOR736+0.0 James PazosSEA1245+0.4 Kelvin HerreraKC2562+1.7 Craig KimbrelBOS2540+2.6 Brian DuensingCHC521-0.0 Alex WoodLAD301+0.4 Kenley JansenLAD3801+5.4 Jayson AquinoBAL010-0.4 Jared HughesMIL942-0.2 Jake PetrickaCHW223-0.4 Blake ParkerLAA1641+1.0 Kevin SiegristSTL812+0.8 Drew VerHagenDET210-0.1 Carlos RamirezTOR400+0.6 Hector RondonCHC1032+0.3 Peter MoylanKC903+1.4 Jim JohnsonATL1983-0.2 Ken GilesHOU1743+1.1 Ryan MadsonOAK/WSH2131+2.0 Bryan ShawCLE2264+1.4 Jake BarrettARI203+0.3 Joe JimenezDET010-0.4 Josh SmithOAK210-0.1 John AxfordOAK120-0.6 Andrew KittredgeTB110-0.2 Kyle BarracloughMIA1741+0.9 Addison ReedNYM/BOS2756+2.1 Marc RzepczynskiSEA1039+0.4 Brad GoldbergCHW001+0.0 Tyler WilsonBAL111-0.2 Matt DermodyTOR301+0.5 Kevin McCarthyKC100+0.2 Brandon MorrowLAD740-0.5 Carson SmithBOS100+0.2 Miguel SocolovichSTL101+0.1 David PhelpsMIA/SEA1683-0.7 Oliver DrakeMIL431-0.5 Jordan LylesCOL210-0.0 Koda GloverWSH822+0.4 Ty BlachSF101+0.1 Tony CingraniCIN/LAD523-0.0 Andrew MillerCLE3152+3.2 PITCHER▲▼TEAM▲▼GOOSE EGGS▲▼BROKEN EGGS▲▼MEHS▲▼GWAR▲▼ J. J. HooverARI632-0.2 Matthew BowmanSTL1755+0.6 Dovydas NeverauskasPIT300+0.4 Greg HollandCOL2450+2.0 Jandel GustaveHOU010-0.4 Domingo GermanNYY010-0.4 Dan AltavillaSEA331-0.6 J. P. HowellTOR010-0.4 Chris HatcherLAD/OAK332-0.7 Rex BrothersATL331-0.7 John BrebbiaSTL103+0.1 Corey KnebelMIL3862+3.4 Nick GoodyCLE011-0.4 Eduardo ParedesLAA200+0.3 Edubray RamosPHI3111-3.7 Kyle RyanDET210-0.1 Josh FieldsLAD542-0.8 Ryan SherriffSTL210-0.1 Robby ScottBOS3210-0.2 Joakim SoriaKC2672+1.5 Stefan ChrichtonBAL010-0.4 Scott AlexanderKC533-0.3 Greg InfanteCHW113-0.2 Carlos EstevezCOL300+0.5 Ryan BuchterSD/KC1463-0.2 Asher WojciechowskiCIN200+0.3 George KontosSF/PIT973-1.3 Jose TorresSD542-0.8 Austin PruittTB300+0.5 Joaquin BenoitPHI/PIT16110-1.8 Adam KolarekTB021-0.7 Pat NeshekPHI/COL2127+2.4 Brandon KintzlerMIN/WSH2944+2.9 Drew SteckenriderMIA610+0.5 Lucas HarrellTOR001+0.0 Luis AvilanLAD534-0.4 Brad BoxbergerTB231-0.8 Brandon WorkmanBOS710+0.8 Brian EllingtonMIA210-0.1 Cody AllenCLE2075+0.7 Jeanmar GomezPHI721+0.3 Ryne StanekTB013-0.4 Matt StrahmKC231-0.8 Steven OkertSF649-0.6 Blaine BoyerBOS611+0.6 Tom KoehlerTOR301+0.5 Yusmeiro PetitLAA1722+1.8 Joe KellyBOS744-0.3 Boone LoganCLE104+0.2 Travis WoodKC331-0.6 Mike PelfreyCHW001+0.0 Mike BolsingerTOR310+0.1 Randall DelgadoARI500+0.8 Koji UeharaCHC1563-0.1 Zach PutnamCHW200+0.3 Ben HellerNYY101+0.2 Joe BiaginiTOR932+0.3 Caleb SmithNYY110-0.2 Francisco RodriguezDET382-2.5 Darren O’DayBAL932+0.3 Yovani GallardoSEA100+0.2 Tyler PillNYM010-0.4 Derek LawSF1131+0.5 Steve CishekSEA/TB723+0.3 Luke JacksonATL100+0.1 Kyle CrickSF100+0.1 Justin HaleyMIN110-0.2 Luis SantosTOR200+0.3 Donnie HartBAL313+0.1 Hector VelazquezBOS500+0.8 Francisco LirianoHOU120-0.6 Chad QuallsCOL210-0.0 Will HarrisHOU1630+1.3 Luke GregersonHOU952-0.5 Zach BrittonBAL1100+1.7 Tommy KahnleCHW/NYY1582-0.6 Kenyan MiddletonLAA621+0.2 Pedro BaezLAD1357-0.0 Austin MaddoxBOS200+0.3 Brad ZieglerMIA932+0.2 Jhan MarinezMIL/PIT320-0.3 Michael FelizHOU110-0.2 Logan VerrettBAL400+0.6 James HoytHOU110-0.2 Rob ScahillMIL110-0.2 Nate JonesCHW410+0.2 Justin WilsonDET/CHC2252+1.5 Zach DukeSTL111-0.2 Al AlburquerqueKC010-0.4 Erik GoeddelNYM111-0.2 Edwin DiazSEA3373+2.4 Zach McAllisterCLE121-0.6 Seung-hwan OhSTL2256+1.3 Ian KrolATL623+0.1 Parker BridwellLAA001+0.0 Sergio RomoLAD/TB330-0.7 Wily PeraltaMIL120-0.6 Aaron BummerCHW251-1.5 Kevin QuackenbushSD120-0.6 Miguel DiazSD010-0.4 Drew StorenCIN423-0.2 Enny RomeroWSH1346+0.4 Wandy PeraltaCIN1533+1.1 PITCHER▲▼TEAM▲▼GOOSE EGGS▲▼BROKEN EGGS▲▼MEHS▲▼GWAR▲▼ Chad BellDET001+0.0 Carl EdwardsCHC1883-0.4 Scott ObergCOL623+0.2 Ricardo PintoPHI111-0.2 Adam MorganPHI500+0.7 Troy ScribnerLAA001+0.0 Ross StriplingLAD961-1.0 Brock StewartLAD200+0.3 Jeurys FamiliaNYM412+0.2 Raisel IglesiasCIN2812+3.8 Ernesto FrieriTEX010-0.4 Alex ColomeTB3264+2.7 Giovanny GallegosNYY010-0.4 Bryan MitchellNYY010-0.4 Aaron LoupTOR5310-0.3 Austin BriceCIN400+0.6 Hunter StricklandSF2151+1.2 Andrew ChafinARI366-1.8 Jesse ChavezLAA111-0.2 Alec AsherBAL311+0.1 Erasmo RamirezTB712+0.7 Jeremy JeffressTEX/MIL231-0.8 Odrisamer DespaigneMIA100+0.1 Antonio BastardoPIT010-0.4 Akeel MorrisATL001+0.0 Diego MorenoTB010-0.4 Ryan GartonTB030-1.1 AJ RamosMIA/NYM1643+0.8 Ronald HerreraNYY010-0.4 Simon CastroOAK011-0.4 Jeff BeliveauTOR111-0.2 Grant DaytonLAD112-0.2 Rubby De La RosaARI011-0.4 Danny FarquharTB/CHW932+0.3 Daniel HudsonPIT754-0.8 Rafael MonteroNYM131-1.0 Daniel StumpfDET214-0.1 Dan OteroCLE200+0.3 Jarlin GarciaMIA014-0.4 Mark LeiterPHI010-0.4 Juan NicasioPIT/PHI1278-0.9 Ricardo RodriguezTEX020-0.7 Tyler DuffeyMIN1133+0.6 Brandon MaurerSD/KC1980-0.2 Robbie RossBOS100+0.2 Aroldis ChapmanNYY1433+1.1 Chris RusinCOL1033+0.5 Tyler ClippardCHW/NYY997-1.9 Junichi TazawaMIA860-1.1 Bruce RondonDET430-0.5
Then-junior midfielder Ellyn Gruber dribbles during a game against Eastern Michigan Aug. 25, 2013. OSU won, 2-1.Lantern file photoIt was a tough home opener for the Ohio State women’s soccer team Sunday evening. After allowing three first-half goals, the Buckeyes fell, 3-1, to the No. 4 Virginia Tech Hokies.“Virginia Tech has an outstanding attack and they put us under a tremendous amount of duress in the first half,” OSU coach Lori Walker said. “Their motion and their shape was extremely strong and we struggled.”The Buckeyes’ record fell to 1-2-0 as they could not create an offensive rhythm against their third-consecutive ranked opponent.Junior midfielder Michela Paradiso notched the Buckeyes’ lone goal, and shot on target, of the evening. OSU was outshot 19-8, marking the third time this season that it has trailed in that category.Scoring opened in the 12th minute when Virginia Tech sophomore forward Bria Dixon curled a left-footed shot from the top of the penalty box behind Buckeye redshirt-freshman goalkeeper Megan Geldernick.The Hokies stretched their lead to 2-0 in the 31st minute when sophomore midfielder Candace Cephers unleashed a shot 25 yards from the goal that deflected off an OSU defender and careened into the net.Geldernick made four saves in the first half, but was left flat-footed in the 45th minute when Virginia Tech freshman midfielder Laila Gray caught a pass behind the Buckeye defense and slotted it past Geldernick for the Hokies’ third goal of the night.Halftime adjustments stopped the bleeding, but the Buckeyes could not generate enough offense to change the game’s outcome.“I think in the second half, we started to combine a lot better and use our width and our speed to our advantage,” OSU senior midfielder Ellyn Gruber said.Paradiso made it 3-1 in the 53rd minute after receiving a pass from freshman forward Sammy Edwards and burying it in the far corner of the net.The goal was the that first Hokie junior goalkeeper Caroline Kelly had allowed this season.Following the game, the Buckeyes stretched with a noticeable sense of relief. Their difficult opening schedule is set to soften when the team travels to play Toledo on Tuesday. “We’ve played a very tough schedule at the beginning of the season for a reason,” Walker said. “It’s seasoned us.”The Toledo Rockets are 2-1-1 following a 1-0 victory against Xavier University on Sunday. In its next game, OSU needs to focus on connecting passes to develop an offensive flow, Paradiso said.“Our timing was off a little bit,” Paradiso said. ‘We’re still trying to work out some things as far as our attack.”The Buckeyes have registered only six shots on goal through their first three games of the season.Staged to play an unranked opponent for the first time this season, Gruber said OSU wants to control more of the game in Toledo. “I think that we can use our strengths a little better and we can play our game,” Gruber said. “We can actually get after a team and play the way we want to play.”The Buckeyes have reached the midway point of their non-conference schedule and are set to kickoff against Toledo at 5 p.m. on Tuesday.
11Jan Rep. Garcia takes oath of office to represent 90th District Categories: Garcia News,News State Rep. Daniela R. García was sworn in as representative of 90th District today, reciting the oath of office from Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Stephen Markman while her hand rested on her grandfather’s Spanish-language Bible.Joining Rep. García were her parents, Frank and Yolanda.“This is an honor given to me by the residents of the 90th District and representing those communities will always be my first priority,” said Rep. García. “This is an exciting time. We’ve got a lot of work to do in Lansing and I’m looking forward to representing southern Ottawa County every day.”Rep. García encourages residents with concerns or questions pertaining to state government to contact her Lansing office. Her staff of legislative assistants Adam Wright and Charles Visser are ready to assist the 90th District.Residents can contact Rep. García’s Lansing office at (517) 373-0830, via email at [email protected], and by mail at N-1194 House Office Building, Lansing, MI 48909.“We’re here to help the residents of the 90th District,” Rep. García said, “and we’re committed to do so to the best of our ability.”