Bryce Harper pantomimed a swing, flipped his imaginary bat, pointed to where the home dugout would be and trotted around the bases while the 100 or so Washington fans surrounding the practice field roared.
They all ran around the bases like it was a home run, Martinez said. If it was me, I would have walked to first base and got a base hit, and game over.
It was the start of a budding rivalry as the teams were both in the Northwest Division for more than a decade and now face each other in Central Division matchups several times per year.
The latest will take place on Tuesday when the Avalanche come to Minnesota in need of a win versus a Wild team that may be bent on revenge.
It has been barely a week since the Wild visited Denver and limped home after a humbling 7-1 loss to Colorado — a game that both teams will certainly have in mind during this rematch.
The difference in that game is we came out and had a real good start, Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog said Monday after the team practiced in Colorado, Joe Mixon Jersey then boarded an eastbound plane.
We seem to feed off a good start, but we’re going to expect these guys to come out hard and to play a lot harder than they did in our building. I’m sure they want to show us they’re not ready to give up a playoff spot to us, so it’s going to be a fun game.
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The Colorado goaltending situation is in flux. Jonathan Bernier had to leave Saturday’s 5-2 win over the Coyotes when he took a puck to the head. If he cannot go in Minnesota and has to miss time, the Avalanche are confident that mainstay Semyon Varlamov can fill the gap in the crease.
Kerr believes young people will help create change. All I’ve really done is expressed my outrage and my concern, he said.
Kerr said he’d like to do more, perhaps getting my team involved.
I have been truly inspired by what I’m seeing lately from the kids at Douglas High School, Kerr said. I’m inspired by what’s happening. It feels real. For the first time, it feels like something’s happening.
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I know how the Parkland families feel, or the Aurora families, or Sandy Hook, Kerr said. I know what it feels like. I met family members from Las Vegas. I know what that feels like. It’s awful. It’s devastating. It’s horrible.
Chris Paul’s hot play moves him up to No. 11, one spot ahead of the injured Curry. During the past five games, Paul is averaging 19.4 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 8.0 APG, 1.4 SPG and 2.4 3PG.