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Puig Dominates Lincecum and Giants

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San Francisco, CA – It was a rare night for hitting triples but Yasiel Puig managed to hit enough to stifle the Giants. Puig hit three triples to match Jimmy Sheckard (three triples on April 18, 1901 vs Philadelphia) for the most in a game in franchise history.

When asked about Puig’s night, San Francisco’s manager Bruce Bochy declined to discuss his historic night but did say “I don’t really want to, he had a good night, I’ll say that,” said Bochy with a smile. “When made some mistakes and good hitters take advantage of that.”

The Giants avoided a shutout in their 8-1 loss when they attempted a rally in the ninth to only muster one run. San Francisco tried to rally with the bases loaded and one out. Closer Paul Maholm loaded the bases twice but Tyler Colvin was the only player to hit a RBI single putting the Giants on the board.

Coming into tonight’s game San Francisco owned the best record in their division but the Dodgers made it clear they are not far behind. They added on four runs in the fifth knocking Tim Lincecum out of the game. The Dodgers also tied a franchise record with five triples in one game.

“I saw I’m the second guy in franchise history, and it’s important, but it’s way better to win a the playoffs and win the World Series,” Puig said when asked how he felt about his three triples.

Puig went 4-for-5 with three triples and a double. He set a career high with his four base hits. Puig set the tone with a triple in the first followed by Adrian Gonzalez RBI single making it a 1-0 game. But the boys in blue opened up their offense in the fifth with six hits scoring five runs.

Zack Greinke started the offensive surge with a single, Dee Gordon followed with a RBI triple. Puig followed with a RBI triple, Gonzalez followed with a RBI single and Matt Kemp cleared the bases with a two-run triple extending the Dodgers lead 6-0. Puig added on two more runs with a triple in the seventh.

“That was crazy, never seen anything like that,” aid Kemp referring to Puig’s three triples.

Lincecum had been one of the leagues best starters last month but showed no signs of that when he unraveled in the fifth. He tossed 4 1/3 innings allowing nine hits, six runs and six strikeouts. His ERA jumped from 3.65 to 3.96 snapping his 27.0 home scoreless streak in the first inning.

“I got away from my plan,” Lincecum said. “I didn’t throw as many breaking balls as I wanted to. That’s been the equalizer for me in keeping guys honest, it makes that fastball look a little bit faster an I really wasn’t doing that today, at least not in that inning.”

Notes – The injuries continue to take a toll for the Giants. Second base remains an issue, Marco Scutaro returned to the lineup last week while the team was on the road but has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain.

Joe Panik whose been playing second base left Tuesday’s game in the second inning with a sprained right ankle and he is day-to-day. The Giants purchased the contract of Dan Uggla from Triple-A Fresno. Uggla signed a contract with the Giants on July 21st after he was released by the Atlanta Braves on July 18th.

He owned a 162 avg with two home runs and 10 RBIs in 48 games with the Braves this season. Not his best year but since 1996 Uggla lead all Major League second baseman with 233 home runs and ranked first among active second baseman in that category.

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De La Fuente Runs for Mayor

De La Fuente said he “will not tolerate homeless encampments where violence and drug abuse are rampant.” These encroachers are disrespecting our neighborhoods, our schools, our businesses, our residents, taking over our parks and defacing our city. He said the residents and businesses in our low-income flatland neighborhoods have been disproportionately affected by these encampments, and they deserve better. In collaboration with the county, we will serve our homeless residents who need it most, but not at the expense of other residents and businesses in our city.”

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Photo Caption: Ignacio De La Fuente

By Paul Cobb and news services

Ignacio De La Fuente, the former President of the Oakland City Council for 11 years, says he will run for mayor to rescue the city from its deep troubles.

He said he is returning to political leadership after a 10-year absence. Claiming that he is “sick and tired of what’s happening to our city,” and he can’t just stand by and witness “the city that I love become a place where people are afraid to walk the streets, to take their children to parks, to go out to dinner with their families or to park their cars on the street. I cannot let our city continue [to] be a place where seniors are assaulted and robbed in broad daylight, a place where illegal side-shows are constant throughout the city and a place where children are being shot and killed! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! Oakland is not a dumping ground, and it is time to take action!”

He, along with the support of his former council colleague Nate Miley, who is now serving as an Alameda County Supervisor, and who is sponsoring a fundraiser for De La Fuente, has boldly declared that he will “do whatever it takes to increase the number of police officers, but I will give them the resources that they need to help them do their job, but above all, I will provide them the back up and political support that they need and deserve to perform their job for our residents and for our businesses.”

He said he “will not tolerate homeless encampments where violence and drug abuse are rampant.” These encroachers are disrespecting our neighborhoods, our schools, our businesses, our residents, taking over our parks and defacing our city. De La Fuente said the residents and businesses in our low-income flatland neighborhoods have been disproportionately affected by these encampments, and they deserve better. In collaboration with the county, we will serve our homeless residents who need it most, but not at the expense of other residents and businesses in our city.”

He wants to change the focus and emphasis of how the city spends its infrastructure money on what is truly needed by “repairing potholes, taking back and beautifying our parks, fixing our sewers and providing robust programming for our recreation centers and libraries to enrich the lives of our kids and seniors.”

In a characteristic fearless, colorful style that he achieved a no-nonsense reputation De La Fuente announced “The job of mayor is not for the faint of heart! Oakland is a great city that needs a mayor with the political backbone and experience to make the tough decisions to get this city back on track!

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Oakland Post: Week of June 22 – 28, 2022

The printed Weekly Edition of the Oakland Post for the week of June 22 – 28, 2022

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Sheriff’s Deputies Skate with Marin City Youth

Sgt. Scotto and Deputy Gasparini, two officers from the Marin County Probation Department, came to interact with the youths and help them learn to skate and play basketball. Sharika Gregory, who hosted the event, really appreciates how Scotto and Gasparini interacted with the kids and said that it made a great difference.

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Top: Scotto lifting Aria, 7, so she can make her basketball shot. Middle: Sgt. Scotto and Dep. Gasparini of the Marin County Probation Department. Bottom: Scotto playing limbo. (Photos by Godfrey Lee)
Top: Scotto lifting Aria, 7, so she can make her basketball shot. Middle: Sgt. Scotto and Dep. Gasparini of the Marin County Probation Department. Bottom: Scotto playing limbo. (Photos by Godfrey Lee)

By Godfrey Lee

The Father’s Day Skating event on Sunday, June 12, at the Golden Gate Village’s Basketball Court in Marin City was a successful event that contributed positively to the relationship between the Marin County Sheriff’s Department and the Marin City community and helped some of the children get to know the officers.

Sgt. Scotto and Deputy Gasparini, two officers from the Marin County Probation Department, came to interact with the youths and help them learn to skate and play basketball. Sharika Gregory, who hosted the event, really appreciates how Scotto and Gasparini interacted with the kids and said that it made a great difference.

During the event, Scotto helped lift Aria, a 7-year-old girl, so she could make a basketball shot into the basket. Later Scotto played limbo with the children and tried his best to go under the rope.

The community generously contributed to the skating event. The Corte Madera Safeway and Costco donated the food. The Costco in Novato gave the skates. The Target in Marin City and the Marin County Probation Department also gave skates and gift cards.

Rev. Stephanie Ryder and the Redwood Presbyterian Church in Larkspur, also donated money to help to buy more skates for the events.

Gregory said that this was a very wholesome event for the community and will continue to host similar events in the future.

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