Go for Gold coach says Jerwin Gaco injury ‘nothing serious’

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. “He should be back next game. Nothing serious,” he said.Gaco has been averaging 8.7 points and 4.7 rebounds in his stint in his three games for Go for Gold.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson PBA IMAGESGo for Gold coach Charles Tiu allayed fears over Jerwin Gaco’s injury, saying that the 37-year-old bruiser is already up and about after going down late in the fourth quarter.“It’s nothing serious,” said Tiu fter the Scratchers fell to Akari-Adamson, 92-98, Tuesday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Pumaren sees PBA potential in Espeleta Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Yearcenter_img Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gaco hit the deck with 1:35 remaining in the game after he collided with Falcons big man Papi Sarr.The veteran forward took time to get up as he held his right thigh as he made his way back to the bench.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkGaco’s injury complicated Go for Gold’s belated rally, where it cut what was once a 25-point deficit to as low as six, 86-80, as the ex-pro’s presence was badly missed in the clutch with Clement Leutcheu already fouling out with 4:11 left to play.Tiu, though, expects Gaco to be ready for the Scratchers’ next game against Perpetual next Tuesday. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

Phils Rough Up Colon, Mets, 7-2

first_imgNEW YORK — Marlon Byrd enjoyed his birthday so much that he wants to celebrate it again.Byrd homered against his former team on the day he turned 37, Ryan Howard drove in three runs and the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the New York Mets 7-2 Aug. 30.“I’m going to stay 36 for a while. Can I do that?” Byrd said after setting a career high with his 25th homer of the season. “Move to another country and come back with a different name.”While many of Philadelphia’s veterans would probably love to reverse the aging process, the Phillies certainly looked young again — at least for one night.Jerome Williams pitched into the seventh inning to win his third straight decision since joining the last-place Phillies, who won for the seventh time in nine games. They batted around in the sixth, scoring five runs off Bartolo Colon on seven hits — all singles.“I didn’t do anything different,” Colon said through a translator. “I made the adjustments and made some good pitches, but they still put it in play.”Ben Revere, Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley singled to start the outburst, loading the bases for Howard. The big slugger lined yet another single to right field, driving in two for a 3-0 lead.One out later, Domonic Brown and Carlos Ruiz added RBI singles to chase Colon.Cody Asche greeted Buddy Carlyle with another run-scoring single before Philadelphia was finally retired in a half-inning that took just short of 20 minutes.It has not been an easy couple of weeks for Colon (12-11), who left the Mets twice recently, the first time to be by his ailing mother’s side and the second to attend her funeral in the Dominican Republic.Still the subject of trade speculation, Colon gave up Byrd’s leadoff homer into the Phillies’ bullpen in the fifth. He appeared to tire in the sixth, and lost for the first time in four starts against the Phillies this season.“I just think we had some better looks at him,” Phillies Manager Ryne Sandberg said. “I would imagine the guys made some adjustments from the other games that he pitched against us.”Philadelphia banged out 12 hits to back another solid performance from Williams (3-0), who gave up two runs and four hits in 6 1-3 innings. Facing the Mets for the first time since 2007 with Washington, the 32-year-old journeyman from Hawaii was virtually untouchable for the first six innings.Williams, who is 5-5 overall this year, has enjoyed a resurgence since he was picked up off waivers from Texas this month. Pitching for his third team this season, the right-hander has a 2.03 ERA in four starts with the Phillies.In fact, he hasn’t felt this good as a starter since his rookie year in 2003.“Those first two years in San Francisco I felt like I was in a really good groove, and then after that I kind of lost myself,” Williams said. “Now I’m back to where I need to be as myself.”Mets second baseman Dilson Herrera singled in a two-run seventh for his first major league hit. Wilmer Flores had an RBI single, but Antonio Bastardo left the bases loaded by striking out Curtis Granderson.(SCOTT ORGERA)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more