Sport Riley Greene’s blast was a rare bright spot for the farm on Thursday
'Very Dynamic': Marjorie Taylor Greene Praised in Georgia Despite Fears She'll Hurt GOP in Midterms
"If that were me up there, I'd be doing the same thing," said one attendee at the Georgia Republican Convention.Greene, a freshman congresswoman, was formally stripped of her House committee assignments in early February over her promotion of bizarre conspiracy theories and social media posts that suggested she approved of violence against some of her congressional colleagues. More recently, she was condemned for comparing masks and COVID-19 vaccines to the Holocaust. Meanwhile, Democrats aim to use the backlash against Greene to help them maintain the House and Senate in the 2022 midterms.
Columbus Clippers 8, Toledo Mud Hens 2 ()
JaCoby Jones got the Hens off to a good start with a solo shot against Triston McKenzie in the first inning. Unfortunately it was all Clippers the rest of the way. They scored three in the first, and knocked starter Pedro Payano out of the game with a five-run fifth inning. A two-out single from Renato Nuñez followed by an RBI triple from Cole Peterson in the sixth was all the Hens could muster the rest of the way.
Jones: 2-5, R, RBI, HR, 2 SO
Nuñez: 2-4, R, SO
Payano (L, 0-1, 8.53 ERA): 4.1 IP, 6 ER, 5 H, 3 BB, 7 SO, 2 HR
Coming Up Next: RHP Mark Leiter Jr. will make his first Triple-A start for the Hens. He’ll have another tough opponent from Cleveland’s pitching factory, LHP Logan Allen, for an opponent at 7:05 p.m. ET on Friday.
Marjorie Taylor Greene Responds to House Mask Rule Changes
The Republican congresswoman has long taken issue with a mandate requiring face coverings be warn in the lower chamber of Congress.Greene has regularly rallied against mask requirements in Congress' lower chamber and been an outspoken critic of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
Altoona Curve 8, Erie SeaWolves 7 ()
So far this season, RHP Elvin Rodriguez has generally had his way with opposing lineups. That wasn’t the case on Thursday, as the Curve blew him out of the water in the first with a four-run outburst. Riley Greene crushed a solo shot to lead off the bottom of the frame, and the SeaWolves pushed Ryan Kreidler across home plate as well, via a Kerry Carpenter sacrifice fly. They continued to fight back with single runs in the third and fourth, and then finally took the lead with a three-run fifth. Spencer Torkelson started that rally with a leadoff walk—his first of two on the night—followed by an Andre Lipcius single and a Carpenter double. John Valente capped the inning with a two-run single. Unfortunately, the SeaWolves stretched reliever Yaya Chentouf for a third inning of work and the Curve knocked him around for three runs that put them on top for good.
Marjorie Taylor-Greene Apologizes for Holocaust COVID-Restrictions Comparison
After a visit to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Greene said she had ‘made a mistake’ and that there is ‘nothing comparable’ to the Holocaust.After a visit to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., Greene said she had “made a mistake” and that there is “nothing comparable” to the Holocaust.
Greene: 1-3, R, RBI, HR, 2 BB
Valente: 2-5, 2 RBI, 2B, SO, SB
Kreidler: 2-5, 2 R, 2 SO, SB
Coming Up Next: It’s a 7:05 p.m. ET start on Friday. The Curve will send LHP Trey McGough (0-2, 7.27 ERA) to the mound while the SeaWolves are TBD.
Riley Greene with a moonshot in Erie. His 7th HR of the season.— Tigers Minor League Report (@tigersMLreport)
Lake County Captains 6, West Michigan Whitecaps 3 ()
The Captains and ‘Caps traded runs back and forth through the middle innings until a three-run eighth inning for Lake County allowed them to pull away. The Whitecaps tied things at one with a Corey Joyce solo shot in the fifth. Starter Adam Wolf went six for the Whitecaps, leaving with a 2-2 tie. Daniel Cabrera’s sixth inning RBI single scored Trei Cruz, while Eliezer Alfonzo drove in Wenceel Perez in the seventh, but each time the Captains answered with a run of their own in the bottom half. Bryce Tassin and Zack Hess combined to allow three runs in the eighth in relief.
Marjorie Taylor Greene apologizes for comparing mask mandates to the Holocaust, insisting she's 'very much a normal person'
"There are words that I have said, remarks that I've made, that I know are offensive. And for that I want to apologize," Greene said.The Georgia Republican, known for her controversial statements, took a markedly different tone during a solo news conference, starting off by saying: "I always want to remind everyone - I'm very much a normal person.
Perez: 1-3, R, 2B, BB, SO
Joyce: 1-4, R, RBI, HR, 3 SO
Cruz: 0-2, R, 2 BB
Coming Up Next: RHP Tanner Burns (2-2, 2.51 ERA) will be a stiff test for the Whitecaps’ offense on Friday. First pitch is set for 7:00 p.m. ET. The Whitecaps are TBD.
Fort Myers Mighty Mussels 3, Lakeland Flying Tigers 1 (F/7)(Gm1)()
Joey Wentz stretched out to five innings in his rehab outing with Lakeland, but the offense couldn’t pick him up after a few defensive miscues led to a pair of add-on runs for Fort Myers. The Flying Tigers actually had the lead at one point, scoring their sole run in the first inning. Parker Meadows led off with a single and advanced to second on an error. He moved to third on a Gage Workman fly out, and Jimmy Kerr brought him home with a sacrifice fly. Jose de la Cruz tripled in the seventh to give them a shot at a comeback, but a pair of strikeouts ended this one instead.
Fort Myers Mighty Mussels 9, Lakeland Flying Tigers 4 ()
Starter Joseph Salazar allowed five runs in two innings of work and the Mussels never looked back. Parker Meadows got the Flying Tigers on the board with an RBI double in the third to score Jake Holton. Kingston Liniak then knocked his fourth homer in the fourth with Nick Quintana and Colt Keith aboard. At that point Lakeland was down a run, but they couldn’t get any closer while Matt Walker allowed three runs in the sixth and the Mussels pulled away.
Liniak: 1-3, R, 3 RBI, HR, SO
Keith: 1-3, R, SO
Meadows: 1-4, RBI, 2B, 3 SO
Coming Up Next: Gio Arriera (1-3, 4.28 ERA) goes for Lakeland on Friday night at 7:00 p.m. ET. LHP Brent Headrick (2-2, 3.04 ERA) starts for Fort Myers.
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