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  1. Shin-Soo Choo changed up his swing going into this season with a modified leg kick. Maybe more significant was a return to some of the mental focus he had lost along the way.
    ”Every pitch Travis Konecny Jersey , each pitch, is the last pitch of my baseball career … I think that way,” Choo said.

    After a slow start to this season, Choo realized he had gotten away from what he refers to as the ”sniper focus” he wants to have every time he goes to the plate for the Texas Rangers.

    Choo now has a 38-game on-base streak. It is the longest of his 14-year big league career, and the second-longest this season behind a 40-gamer by Philadelphia’s Odubel Herrera.

    ”The physical side of it is a byproduct of him making a conscious effort to get back to who he is, what his foundation has been as a hitter, an on-base guy first,” Rangers manager Jeff Banister said. ”When he’s doing that and he’s seeing pitches, he’s focused in more on driving the ball, that he gets to hit his pitch. He’s really good at it.”

    With three singles on Monday night, including the tiebreaking RBI hit in a 7-4 win over San Diego, Choo has the longest on-base streak for Texas since Otis Nixon’s 44 games in a row in 1995. Julio Franco’s 46-gamer in 1993 is the franchise record.

    Choo was hitting .239 after going 0 for 4 with three strikeouts May 12 at Houston, along with a .316 on-base percentage.

    Since then Josh Morrissey Jersey , the outfielder and designated hitter has 48 hits and 37 walks in 38 games – reaching base an average of 2.2 times each game during his streak. That has raised his batting average to .285 and increased his on-base percentage 79 points.

    ”He sticks to his approach more than anything. He doesn’t really care who is on the mound,” said Delino DeShields, the young center fielder whose locker is next to Choo’s. ”He knows himself, he’s done it for a long time. He knows when he’s getting away from that and it’s an easy adjustment for him to make.”

    DeShields said Choo keeps things ”really simple” and sticks to his routine.

    For Choo, that includes almost always being the first player in the clubhouse – whether before sunrise at spring training or around lunchtime before night games during the season.

    Banister remembers showing up at the team’s complex around 5 a.m. one day early during the manager’s first spring with the team in 2015. Choo was already there.

    ”Next few days we got there at the same time and then one day I got up earlier for some reason and beat him to the ballpark,” Banister said. ”I didn’t beat him to the ballpark the next day.”

    Choo, in his fifth season with Texas after playing for Seattle, Cleveland and Cincinnati, is also tidy. The two stalls he occupies in the home clubhouse are organized, including the array of batting gloves stacked neatly and organized by color. He knows where everything is because it all has a specific spot – and says it’s the same at his house.

    ”He’s real particular,” DeShields said. ”He packs his own bag. … He always looks nice. It’s just how he is. He’s a professional. Whatever you define a professional to be, that’s him.”

    Choo will turn 36 on July 13, four days before the All-Star Game. He has never been an All-Star before but is a strong candidate to represent the Rangers as a first-timer.

    Banister said Choo certainly has played to a level to be considered for the American League squad in Washington next month.

    ”This is a great teammate. He really is. This is a guy who cares about every player in that locker room. He cares about the game. A lot Aaron Ekblad Jersey ,” Banister said. ”The respect for the game of baseball, how it’s played, the look of it, the players, the style of play, the way you should play the game.”



    Connor Hellebuyck was proud to know a list of NHL records will now include his name.

    Andrew Copp scored twice and Hellebuyck set an NHL record for most wins in a season by an American goaltender as the Winnipeg Jets beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 on Saturday night.

    The 24-year-old Commerce, Michigan, goalie made 30 saves to pick up his 44th win (44-11-9), surpassing Tom Barrasso’s 1992-93 run with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

    ”To be in the history books is something that I’m always going to look back and be proud of,” Hellebuyck said. ”The fact that this locker room has come together, playing the way we’re playing, now the city is behind us the way they are, it’s a fun time being in Winnipeg.”

    Hellebuyck also tied the NHL record for most wins at home by a goaltender in a single season with 30. Wayne Stephenson of the 1975-76 Philadelphia Flyers had the same mark.

    The victims and survivors of the fatal bus accident Friday involving Saskatchewan’s Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team were honored before the game.

    Standing together in a circle at center ice Jesper Bratt Jersey Kids , Jets and Blackhawks players wore jerseys with the word ”BRONCOS” on the back of them in place of their own names as there was a moment of silence and then the anthems.

    ”It was a very somber mood on the ice, kind of one of those things where it could have been any one of us,” Copp said.

    ”You kind of count your blessings. You kind of look to the guy to your left and right, they’re not usual teammates or brothers, but you feel that sense of camaraderie and community with them.”

    Dustin Byfuglien and Kyle Connor also scored for the Jets (52-20-10), who have won five straight and a franchise-record nine in a row at Bell MTS Place.

    Winnipeg opens the NHL playoffs next week at home against the Minnesota Wild.

    Jeff Glass stopped 35 shots for the Blackhawks (33-39-10), who didn’t make the playoffs for the first time since 2007-08.

    Brent Seabrook scored Chicago’s goal.

    ”I’ve said (to the media) a million times, I think it’s the best part of the season coming up here.” Seabrook said. ”To not be a part of it, not playing any meaningful games for us down the stretch, it’s been tough.”

    Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp got a standing ovation in the third period after the announcer told the crowd the 36-year-old is retiring after 14 NHL seasons, 11 with Chicago.

    ”Being born in Winnipeg and then hearing the ovation from the crowd, seeing the other team tap their sticks and clap their hands, that hit hard and I’m just thankful for it Womens Melvin Gordon Jersey , grateful for it,” Sharp said.

    Winnipeg had mounted a 4-0 lead by early in the second period.

    Byfuglien began the run when he scored 13 seconds into a two-man advantage with a high blast from the point at 15:12 of the first period.

    Connor beat Glass on a breakaway 34 seconds into the second. It was his 31st goal of the season, which leads all NHL rookies.

    Copp put in his eighth and ninth of the season, the second a short-handed goal, to make it 4-0 at 6:35.

    Seabrook stopped the shutout with a screened shot at 9:08 of the second.

    The Jets, who relocated from Atlanta in 2011, also set franchise records for wins (52), points (114) and home wins (21).

    UP NEXT

    Blackhawks: season over.

    Jets: face Minnesota in the first round of playoffs.



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