Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The Vinyl PlaneHailing from Uniondale, local rockers The Vinyl Plane—singer Dave Seubert, guitarist Keith Obenauer, bassist Frank Mascaro and drummer Steve Mazz—dish out dirty, gritty, powerful, no-holds-barred rock ala some of the fury unleashed in early ’90s grunge (a damn good thing). They’re just the latest local band invading The Space’s Lounge—the place to go on Thursday nights to relax, enjoy a beverage, and catch Free, killer performances of local acts. Expect loud guitars, soaring vocals and a hell of a lotta fun. Free! The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com Doors: 5 p.m. Show: 9 p.m. Show. September 11Hawthorne HeightsThe Ohio quartet (rhythm guitarist/screamer Casey Calvert passed away in 2007) delivers super-charged, emotional rock that is both moving and sincere. Touring in support of their latest, this year’s acoustic edition (and tenth anniversary celebration) of their 2004 debut The Silence in Black and White, expect melodic flashes of hardcore, emo and pop punk, along with ear-splitting screams and of course, single “Ohio Is For Lovers.” With opening acts The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Approaching Troy and Long Island rockers Famous Last Words. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $20. 6 p.m. September 11Mobb DeepThe hardcore rap duo Havoc and Prodigy from Queensbridge will perform songS from their latest album The Infamous Mobb Deep, as well as their earlier hits. With opening acts Depo, Status, Tony Slippaz, DA the Future, F. Blanco. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $20-$25. 8 p.m. September 11JiThis 22-year-old concert pianist who has performed across the nation was hailed by the Chicago Tribune as “a gifted young pianist who is clearly going places.” Trust us, it’s worth stopping in to see what all the fuss is about. Have you ever experienced waterfalls of cascading notes that rise and fall and twinkle and sear like waves of pseudo-crystalline flaming-magnetic meteoric stars? You will. Wow. Grace Auditorium, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, One Bungtown Road, Cold Spring Harbor. cshl.edu/campus-events $20. 6 p.m. September 12 Secrets and SeawallsInspired by vulnerabilities felt after Superstorm Sandy and the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, this original work is performed by the Kinesis Project dance theatre under the artistic direction of choreographer Melissa Riker, an alumnus of the venue. It is powerful, emotional, moving. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. aupac.adelphi.edu $30. 7:30 p.m. September 12, 3 p.m. September 13United InkTattoo artists and lovers will converge for the United Ink Flight 914 Tattoo, Art and Music Festival, featuring 150 booths, live music, games, contests, tattooing demonstrations, tattoo movie screenings. Some of the 250 of tattoo artists confirmed to be in attendance include Master Mike, Myke Chambers, Cris Gherman, Jose Perez, Zhang Po plus, Shanghai Kate, called “the godmother of tattooing.” Also in attendance will be tattoo reality show celebrities, including Big Gus and Jasmine Rodriguez from Tattoo Nightmares, Joey Tattoo from Tattoo Rescue, many of the current and former Inkmasters such as Halo, Lydia Bruno, Al fliction, Jayvo Scott, Sarah Miller, and more. The Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City. cradleofaviation.org newyorktattooshow.com $22, $12 kids ages 2-12. 2-11 p.m. September 12; 12-11 p.m. September 13; 12-7 p.m. September 14SinbadOff-stage he’s a mellow fellow named David Adkins but when he’s on stage, he’s on fire as Sinbad, a hugely entertaining American stand-up comedian and actor who’s been lighting up the comedy world with his incendiary HBO specials, his TV shows—he even got his family into the act—and funny films like Necessary Roughness, Houseguest, First Kid and Jingle All The Way. Some have dubbed his comic style “hit ’em in the face” because when Sinbad gets going, he delivers a no-holds-barred laugh riot that pulls no punches. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50-$74. 8 p.m. September 12Mash UpGuest curator Stephen Lamia will lead a special lecture and gallery walk through of current exhibit “Mash Up,” inspired by Picasso and Braque, who first experimented with the art form called “collage” a century ago. This exhibition promotes and encourages artists to employ both conventional and unconventional ideas about collages, especially those that incorporate two or more media into them. Participating artists will discuss the works on view. Islip Art Musem, 50 Irish Lane, East Islip. islipartmuseum.org $10. 3-4:30 p.m. September 13Steely DanEver since they met at Bard College back in another century, Donald Fagen (on vocals and keyboards) and Walter Becker (on guitar) have been making great music together as Steely Dan as well as on their own solo projects. Their songs pack a distinctive, soulful sound with lyrics that border on genius. This summer they’ve been hitting the road with their Jamalot Ever After Tour, featuring a hot horn section, great backup singers and a crew of “super-fine musicians.” Their style is a pop infusion of jazz, rock and blues. They’ve got the chops to bring down the temples of doom and gloom. Yeah, they’ve been “Reelin’ in the Years,” but so have we all. “Jamalot Ever After” with Special Guest – Bobby Broom. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $75-$250. 8 p.m. September 13 & 14The Charlie Daniels BandThe devil goes down to Westbury when The Charlie Daniels Band takes the stage with their Southern Rock/Country roots. Be prepared to stomp to the fiddle and whoop it up as Long Island goes country for the night. With opening acts Molly Hatchet and New Riders of the Purple Sage. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50-$62.50. 7 p.m. September 13Dierks BentleyMega-selling country singer Bentley offers a night of his brand of Nashville numbers and bourbon-soaked ballads to Nassau and Suffolk county bumpkins who just want to sit back, relax, and enjoy great music, great company and a great, great time. Expect hits spanning his impressive, acclaimed career, including tracks of his latest, Riser, including “Bourbon In Kentucky,” “I Hold On” and “Drunk On A Plane.” With opening acts Parmalee, Natalie Stovall and The Drive. Pennysaver Amphitheater, 55 Bicycle Path, Farmingville, pennysaveramp.com $34.50-$89.50. 5 p.m. September 13The Union Army is on the march and headed to Old Bethpage Village Restoration for an action-packed day of fun, living history!Civil War EnactmentThis event will be an interactive weekend focused on the lives of the Civil War-era soldier, circa 1864, encapsulating the camp environment and weaving the history of Company H of the 119th New York Volunteer Infantry, an entirely Long Island-raised infantry unit that participated in General Sherman’s March to the Sea and the capture of Savannah, Georgia. Among the presentations are a quartermaster’s tent focusing on soldiers’ equipment, the officers’ quarters outlining military tactics, an early war Sibley tent illustrating early war camp life, as well as military drills and stations detailing the history of the War and the soldiers that fought it. Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 1303 Round Swamp Rd., Old Bethpage. nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/parks 10 a.m.-4 p.m. September 13 & 14Long Island Marine and Outdoor Recreation ExpoFishing and boat displays, touch tanks, live music and arts and crafts while learning about environmental protection and oceanic recreational fun? Tack on some camping, fly fishing and renewable energy demos!? Hell. Yes. Captree Boat Basin, 3500 Ocean Parkway, Babylon. 516-541-4598. $8 state park parking fee. 12-4:30 p.m. September 14Long Island Family FestivalThis is a festival within a festival. There’s a carnival, live music, pet expo, arts and crafts, a gift show, magician, hypnotist, fashion show and pizza-eating contest. Rides, strange animals, magic and pizza!? Can you say “Sign me up!” Tanner Park, Bayview Avenue, Copiague. lifamilyfestival.com Free. 6-10 p.m. September 13; 11 a.m.-10 p.m., September 14; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. September 15British Invasion Tour 2014That classic British sound, so breathtaking in its simplicity and its monumentality, is coming back full throttle to rock our shores again, as those Sixties’ blokes bring their pop cultural contributions back across the pond with rhythms and harmonies that will make you stand up and shout. The promoter, Andrew Sandoval, vows that this is not your typical “oldies but goldies” sing-along. He’s got something more inventive in mind, thanks to Denny Laine, Billy J. Kramer, Chad & Jeremy, Mike Pender’s Searchers and more surprise artists. Alas, an illness has forced Gerry & the Pacemakers’s lead singer Gerry Marsden to drop out of the lineup but all is not lost, because Terry Sylvester, the former Hollies vocalist who replaced Graham Nash way back when, will fill in. The British are coming, the British are coming! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50-$96. 7 p.m. September 14Enrique Iglesias, PitbullLatin beats will reverberate throughout Long Island’s biggest concert venue when the sexy duo Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull entertain the masses with hits like “Freak” and “Let Me Be Your Lover. ”Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. nassaucoliseum.com $46-$197.75. 7:30 p.m. September 14Ana PopovicThe sexy blues-jazz-rock guitarist/songstress from Nashville via Serbia can play and sing the blues as if she were raised along the banks of the Mississippi and has topped the Billboard Blues Chart with her lean, mean and passionate guitar work and vocals, wowing crowds across Europe and the Delta Land. Don’t miss this rare chance to catch her live within our shores. The Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $30-$35. 7 p.m. September 14Comedy for a CurePULSE of New York, a Wantagh-based patient safety nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness about patient safety and reducing medical errors, is hosting this fundraiser event in its quest to raise awareness to the fact that as many as 440,000 people die in hospitals from preventable medical errors each year. Brokerage Comedy Club, 2797 Merrick Road, Bellmore. PULSEofNY.org $20, plus two-drink minimum. 7 p.m. September 14Journey to Flapperdom: The New Woman 1910-1925The early 20th century presented women with remarkable challenges and opportunities. Textile historian Sally Buchanan Kinsey will explore fashion as a symbol of women’s progress from World War I through the emergence of the flapper. Long Island Museum of American Art, History & Carriages. 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook longislandmuseum.org $9. 2 p.m. September 14Conexiones/ConnectionsThis new exhibit featuring contemporary Hispanic-American artists is timed to coincide with Hispanic Cultural Heritage Month in September. Artists whose work is displayed include: Kalra Caprali, Miriam Costanza, Orestes Gonzales, Ignacio Plapietrapiana, Jorge Posada, Gilberto Ruiz and Daniel Valle. Runs through Oct. 31. The Gold Coast Arts Center, 113 Middle Neck Rd., Great Neck. goldcoastarts.org Free. 4-7 p.m. September 14Suzanne VegaThis eclectic folk goddess will sing her ‘90s hits “Luka” and “Tom’ Diner.” Her captivating storytelling to he strums of her acoustic guitar has earned her a loyal following. Fun fact: “Tom’s Diner” was set at Tom’s Restaurant at 112th Street and Broadway in New York City – the same diner the Jerry, George, Elaine, and Kramer frequented on Seinfeld. Boulton Center for the Arts of the Great South Bay-YMCA, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $55-$60. 8 p.m. September 17God Help the GirlWriter/director Stuart Murdoch creates a poignant coming-of-age story that doubles as a sublime indie-pop musical from one of indie pop’s biggest songwriters. The project began as a suite of songs, written while Murdoch was in between records and tours as lead singer of Belle and Sebastian. This uplifting musical film about friendship, romance and teen rockers over a long, dream-like summer, is followed by an after-party with live local bands! Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave, Huntington. CinemaArtsCentre.org $10 members, $15 public. 7 p.m. September 17“Welcome Home/Bienvenido a casa”This new stage adaptation of Howard Beckerman’s language-learning comedy is a story that follows someone who remembers very little from high school Spanish classes. After being smitten by a Spanish speaker, the spirit of the Spanish teacher appears and begins to coach our frustrated language learner in this interactive musical comedy. The Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts Lobby, 71 E. Main St., Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.com $10. 7:30 p.m. September 17WIN FREE TICKETS TO CHER AT NASSAU COLISEUM SEPTEMBER 22 !!The iconic songstress will be gracing the stage of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale September 22 and You Can Win FREE Tickets to her legendary show! Click The Link at the top of this blurb to find out how! We’ll be announcing the lucky winners on September 17, so you’ll want to hurry to enter in order to seize upon this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! ALSO…ENTER TO WIN TICKETS TO LAUGH HYSTERICALLY ENJOYING COMEDIAN CHRIS D’ELIA’S GIG AT THE SPACE IN WESTBURY SEPT. 18 !!Funnyman Chris D’Elia, known for his side-slapping role as Alex Miller in the NBC comedy Whitney, is sure to have the audience rolling in the aisles when he unleashes his hilarious brand of comedy on all those in attendance this special night. And you can be there, laughing along !! Click The Link above to learn just how !!All part of the amazing gigs and giveaways brought to you by the Long Island Press and The Island Ear! Wow!! —Compiled by Jamie Franchi, Spencer Rumsey, Timothy Bolger and Zack Tirana
Only five times in Syracuse’s program history has it allowed 20 goals. But it did on Saturday, and the Orange’s offense needed to turn out a herculean effort to stay in the game.But as has been the case in all of its conference games this season, SU’s offense provided nothing extraordinary.“We didn’t show up today and deliver our best game, our best performance,” SU head coach Gary Gait said.No. 16 Syracuse (8-7, 0-5 Atlantic Coast) couldn’t win enough draws to get a lot of offensive chances on Saturday and the chances the Orange had were often squandered. For the fourth game in a row, SU’s season-scoring average was lowered and it meant No. 5 North Carolina (10-3, 5-1) pulled away and won easily, 20-11, in the Carrier Dome.The problems started at the draw, as they so often have for SU this season. Emily Hawryschuk, an attack who began taking collegiate draws in games on March 29, took 27-of-33 draw attempts for the Orange. Between Hawryschuk and Julie Cross, who took the other six, the Orange won 10 of 33.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“They were in our heads,” Gait said of UNC’s draws in the second half. “They had the chemistry flowing on the draw. They just dominated.”The lost draws forced SU to defend for long stretches at a time. But when SU won the draw or took possession after one of UNC’s 12 turnovers, it couldn’t capitalize. The Orange turned just 11 of its 27 shots into goals, dropping SU’s conference scoring average to 12.2 goals per game, compared to 16 per game out of conference.In a repeat of Duke’s defensive plan, the Tar Heels face-guarded Nicole Levy for much of the game’s 60 minutes. Postgame, Gait said, “I don’t know if that was an issue,” citing other problems as more major than whether or not Levy touched the ball. But Levy, even after a very cold stretch, ranks second on SU with 34 goals. And she touched the ball no more than a handful of times Saturday, as North Carolina successfully took SU’s sniper out of the equation.For a few moments early in the second half, SU’s offense looked like it’d have a shot to redeem itself. Hawryschuk scored less than two minutes into the frame to bring the Orange within two goals.But then, UNC won a draw and scored. The Tar Heels won the next draw and scored, again. And UNC won the next draw as well, following it up quickly with another goal. A two-goal lead exploded to five. The Orange never got closer than four goals from that point on.“Anytime you’re down like that, you’re gonna force it,” Gait said. “…Trying to catch up, get five goals at a time instead of one.”More Coverage:No. 16 Syracuse’s shortcomings exposed in 20-11 blowout loss to No. 5 North CarolinaGallery: No. 16 Syracuse crushed by No. 5 North Carolina, 20-11 Published on April 14, 2018 at 3:59 pm Contact Billy: [email protected] | @Wheyen3 Saturday’s game was the first that the Orange had played on a full week’s preparation since SU’s fourth contest. There was plenty of time to prepare for the tight, man-to-man defense that the Tar Heels played. The preparation didn’t equate to goals. Instead, UNC looked to have taken advantage of its own week off.Syracuse’s Alie Jimerson played for the first time in more than two weeks after dealing with a lower leg injury. Normally an important distributor from behind the net for SU, the Tar Heels focused on shutting down cutting lanes when Jimerson caught in her favorite spot.Outside of Hawryschuk’s four goals, the Tar Heels looked well prepared. Faceguarding Levy worked. Syracuse’s left-handed attackers — Riley Donahue, Molly Carter and Sam Swart — had any openings to the left denied, again and again. Donahue and Carter would spin, back and forth, back and forth. But whenever they tried to break free left, their primary defender or help defense was in the way.Hawryschuk said the Orange tried to keep its mindset focused on one goal at a time to get a run going. The run never came for SU.“We just have to regroup and focus on the next game plan,” Hawryschuk said.The Orange won’t have a week off before its second-to-last game of the regular season. No. 2 Boston College hosts SU on Thursday. And the Eagles, prior to their Saturday game, had the second-best scoring offense in the nation.“We’ve got to find a way to flip the switch here,” Gait said. “… We’ll regroup and try to get an upset at Boston College.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
Scully’s consecutive years of service make him the longest-tenured broadcaster with one team in sports history.“I’m obviously not alone in saying that I’m overjoyed Vin will be coming back to the booth in 2015,” said Dodger President and CEO Stan Kasten. “Our fans deserve the very best and Vin’s voice, knowledge, experience and passion for broadcasting Dodger baseball are second to none.” Momentum builderWhen the Dodgers lost four of the first six games of their just-concluded road trip, it had to be disconcerting knowing they were next going to play a three-game series at rival San Francisco, which led Los Angeles by 1 1/2 games in the NL West.No problem. The Dodgers and their three mound monsters – Zack Greinke, Clayton Kershaw and Hyun-Jin Ryu – ventured to the Bay Area over the weekend and swept the Giants to move into first by 1 1/2 games. They won by scores of 8-1, 5-0 and 4-3. The way Justin Turner spoke Tuesday ahead of the Dodgers’ series opener against the Atlanta Braves, it was about as good as it gets.“I think the most important thing about it was the energy level you saw from guy to guy, all the way down from 1 through 25,” said Turner, an infielder who is batting .298 as a part-time starter; he was playing almost every day when third baseman Juan Uribe missed over a month in May and June. “It was a team effort and just guys having fun. Obviously, Zack and Kersh and Ryu going out there and doing what they’ve done all year obviously helps.“But I think that was the most energized and together and collective our offense has been all season. Everyone knew what it was playing San Francisco; we’re in a dog-fight with them.”Turner, a Lakewood Mayfair High product, is hopeful it acts as a springboard to much bigger and better things.“Hopefully, everyone is conscious of the atmosphere that we created in that environment and we can carry that on whether we’re playing the Giants or the Braves or the Cubs or whoever,” he said. “If we can create that atmosphere in every game, every series, we’re going to be a team that everyone sees on paper.”Turner said the way he saw things, it was one “great at-bat” after another in San Francisco.“You get that and it makes us really, really tough to beat,” said Turner, who did not play much in San Francisco, but had two hits and two RBIs in the one game the Dodgers won at Pittsburgh a week ago Monday.Manager Don Mattingly was equally stoked.“Obviously, a good feeling for us to be able to go there and play well and it ended up putting a nice little taste to the road trip from the standpoint of, we lose a series in St. Louis, we lose a series in Pittsburgh and were kind of able to rebound there and play really well,” said Mattingly, whose team led the Giants by two games going into Tuesday because the Giants lost Monday while the Dodgers were idle.“Hopefully, it set the tone moving forward.”Barney due in town WednesdayInfielder Darwin Barney, acquired Monday by the Dodgers from the Chicago Cubs for a player to be named later, had yet to arrive in Los Angeles but was due in town Wednesday, Mattingly said.Barney, a Gold Glove second baseman in 2012, was designated for assignment July 22 by the Cubs. A .244 career hitter, he was batting .230 this season with Chicago, but was batting .385 (15 for 39) in July.Mattingly would not discuss which of the players on the roster would fall victim to bringing Barney aboard, but he did discuss his plans for the 28-year-old out of Portland.“Well, I think we look at him as a depth guy, obviously a guy that’s been a Gold Glove second baseman,” Mattingly said. “But we feel like he can play short, we think he can play third. And it kind of adds depth to what we’re doing.”Kasten weighs inDodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten released a statement regarding a letter written by the California Congressional delegation urging Time Warner Cable SportsNet LA and area television providers to enter into binding arbitration regarding the ability to televise Dodgers games.“First, we’d like to thank the members of the California delegation, especially Congressman Brad Sherman, for putting our fans and their constituents first and doing their best to move this situation forward,” Kasten said. “We’re very pleased that our partners at Time Warner Cable have readily agreed to submit SportsNet LA to binding arbitration, and we urge DirecTV to quickly agree so that we can get those games on the air for their customers.” Vin Scully is staying in the broadcast booth for the Dodgers.The 86-year-old Hall of Fame announcer will return for his record 66th season with the team in 2015. The announcement was made on the Dodger Stadium video board in the second inning of Tuesday night’s game against Atlanta.The news was greeted with loud cheers and a prolonged standing ovation for Scully, who stood and waved to fans from his booth.“It is very difficult to say goodbye,” said Scully in a statement. “God willing I will be back next year. Over the years, I have been blessed to have so many friends, including those that sit in the stands and listen as well as those at home, who listen and watch. It is just too hard to say goodbye to all these friends. Naturally, there will come a time, when I will have to say goodbye, but I’ve soul-searched and this is not the time.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
At 27 years old and a veteran of six minor league seasons, Segedin committed to getting his MBA when the year began. His commitment didn’t waver when he was promoted to the majors, then proceeded to bat .295 with 12 RBIs in his first 19 games.Segedin said that studying was easier when he was playing at Triple-A, where the bus rides are longer and down time is more readily available. He would often enlist the help of his roommate, Oklahoma City outfielder Alex Hassan — “a smart guy, really knowledgeable,” Segedin said.Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he couldn’t remember coaching or playing with someone who pursued a postgraduate education during the baseball season.“It speaks to his intelligence and drive,” Roberts said, adding that Segedin’s combination of intellect and athleticism “is something we’re trying to create.”The Dodgers’ next road trip is a 10-game swing through New York, Miami and Phoenix beginning Sept. 9. Segedin said his next semester begins three days earlier. DENVER >> August was a good month for Rob Segedin. He made his major league debut with the Dodgers, hit his first home run and became a father.Remarkable as all that is, it’s easy to forget he is also studying toward his Master of Business Administration degree from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. A couple of weeks ago before the Dodgers played a game in Cincinnati, Segedin took his final exam in his only class this semester: BUKD-C520, Quantitative Analysis.“I woke up one morning and thought, ‘I’m just going to take it.’ Whatever I get on it, I get,” he said. “I felt like I did well.”Before the Dodgers take the field Friday to play the San Diego Padres, Segedin will check his phone to get his test score. For those who deride the Dodgers’ front office as a “bunch of nerds,” at least spread the blame to the clubhouse. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “I’m talking to my teachers now, trying to get all my stuff early. During the (road trip), I can maybe knock out two or three weeks of classes when I’m not at home with my family. … By getting lectures to me early, I can knock out two weeks in one morning.”Call-ups comingTeams are allowed to have all of their 40-man roster players in the majors beginning Thursday. Roberts said the Dodgers will add at least three players — catcher Austin Barnes, and pitchers Louis Coleman and Josh Ravin — giving them a total of 29 active players for Friday’s game against San Diego.Coleman is on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder fatigue. Ravin is on the 15-day DL with right triceps inflammation. Left-handed pitcher Luis Avilan was recalled prior to the second game of Wednesday’s doubleheader against the Colorado Rockies, when the Dodgers were allowed to keep 26 players per MLB rules. He’ll stay on the active roster.AlsoPitcher Scott Kazmir, who threw a simulated game Tuesday at Dodger Stadium, will be activated from the disabled list within a day or two of his eligibility date Sept. 7, Roberts said. The veteran left-hander is battling discomfort in his neck and shoulder that impeded his delivery. … Kenta Maeda will likely start Saturday’s home game against the San Diego Padres, Roberts said, “but that is not a done deal.” … Three prospects from Double-A Tulsa — Cody Bellinger, Willie Calhoun and Alex Verdugo — were selected to play for the Glendale Desert Dogs of the Arizona Fall League. The prestigious short-season circuit begins play Oct. 11. … Dodgers prospect Chase De Jong was named the Texas League pitcher of the year. The Long Beach native went 14-5 with a 2.86 earned-run average with Tulsa. … Dodgers minor league pitching coordinator Rick Knapp was told his contract won’t be renewed when it expires in October.