Hanjin Heavy Secures Capesize Bulk Carrier Order

first_imgKorean shipbuilding company Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd. (HHIC), announced today in its regulatory filing that the company has secured an order worth around USD 55.6 million for the construction of one Capesize bulk carrier.The order has been placed by a Liberia-based ship-owner.The company also said that the vessel will be delivered by the end of April 2016.World Maritime News Staff, November 1, 2013last_img

Why Justin Verlander’s track record in potential series-ending games gives Nationals fans hope

first_imgMORE: For drama, the 2019 World Series has been a stinker so farLet’s take a look at how Verlander has done in those nine potential series-ending games. 2006 World Series, Game 5Series situation: Verlander’s Tigers trailed the Cardinals, 3-1Verlander’s final line: 6 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 KGame result: Cardinals won, 4-2Need to know: Facing elimination against a Cardinals team that had won just 83 games during the regular season, the Tigers held a 2-1 lead into the fourth inning. With one out, the Cardinals’ Nos. 7-8 hitters, Yadier Molina and So Taguchi, singled and St. Louis pitcher Jeff Weaver laid down a sacrifice bunt. Verlander hopped off the mound, grabbed the ball and tried to get Molina at third base, but his throw sailed into left field. Molina scored to tie the game, and Taguchi followed him home with the go-ahead run on a groundout by David Eckstein. A run off Fernando Rodney in the seventh concluded the scoring in the 4-2 win that gave the Cardinals their 10th World Series title. 2011 ALCS, Game 5Series situation: Verlander’s Tigers trailed the Rangers, 3-1Verlander’s final line: 7 1/3 IP, 8 H, 4 R/ER, 3 BB, 8 KGame result: Tigers won, 7-5Need to know: The Rangers had won two of the first four games in extra innings — strangely, both games ended in the 11th with Texas winning by a score of 7-3 — and it was up to Verlander to help extend the series. He allowed two runs heading into the eighth (both RBIs by Josh Hamilton) and Detroit owned a 7-2 lead. His day ended three batters into that inning, when Nelson Cruz hit a two-run homer. Detroit held on to win Game 5, but the Rangers romped past the Tigers in Game 6, 15-5, to earn the World Series berth. 2012 ALDS, Game 5Series situation: Verlander’s Tigers were tied with the A’s, 2-2Verlander’s final line: 9 IP, 4 H, 0 R/ER, 1 BB, 11 KGame result: Tigers won, 6-0Need to know: The Tigers took Games 1-2, but the A’s claimed Games 3-4 to set up the type of winner-take-all games that make October great. Verlander was brilliant. Only two Oakland runners advanced past first base the entire game. Detroit won, 6-0, to advance to the ALCS.2013 ALDS, Game 5Series situation: Verlander’s Tigers were tied with the A’s, 2-2Verlander’s final line: 8 IP, 2 H, 0 R/ER, 1 BB, 10 KGame result: Tigers won, 3-0Need to know: Feels familiar, right? A nearly identical situation — opponent, site, series, situation — and Verlander produced yet another winner-take-all gem. He didn’t finish this one himself, but only allowed two hits in eight shutout innings. Verlander was perfect through five innings and carried a no-hitter into the seventh, when Yoenis Cespedes broke up the attempt with a two-out single. Joaquin Benoit finished the ninth in Detroit’s 3-0 victory.2017 ALCS, Game 6Series situation: Verlander’s Astros trailed the Yankees, 3-2,Verlander’s final line: 7 IP, 5 H, 0 R/ER, 1 BB, 8 KGame result: Astros won, 7-1Need to know: This one feels relevant, eh? Instead of trying to clinch an ALCS against the Yankees, as he’s doing tonight, in 2017 Verlander was trying to keep his team alive. And the top four guys in the lineup in 2017 will be in the Yankees’ lineup in 2019. The Yankees had all the momentum in this particular game; they’d won three in a row in the Bronx, outscoring Houston 19-5 in the three games. The Yankees didn’t even get a runner past first base until the sixth inning. Houston won, 7-1, and then took Game 7, 4-0, to advance to the World Series. 2017 World Series, Game 6Series situation: Verlander’s Astros led the Dodgers, 3-2Verlander’s final line: 6 IP, 3 H, 2 R/ER, 0 BB, 9 KGame result: Dodgers won, 3-1Need to know: Remember the crazy Game 5 in Houston? The Astros won that bananas game, 13-12, in 10 innings. Verlander made sure Game 6 in Los Angeles was much, much different. He retired 15 of the first 16 Dodgers he faced as the Astros took a 1-0 lead on a third-inning home run by George Springer. Things fell apart in the sixth, though. After Austin Barnes singled and Chase Utley reached on a hit-by-pitch, Corey Seager doubled and Chris Taylor followed with a sacrifice fly. The Dodgers suddenly had a 2-1 lead they wouldn’t relinquish, forcing a Game 7. 2018 ALCS, Game 5Series situation: Verlander’s Astros trailed the Red Sox, 3-1Verlander’s final line: 6 IP, 7 H, 4 R/ER, 2 BB, 4 KGame result: Red Sox won, 4-1Need to know: Boston’s four runs all scored via the home run: J.D. Martinez’s solo shot in the third and Rafael Devers’ three-run homer in the sixth. This game, though, will always be the David Price game. The talented lefty’s playoff struggles were well documented, but he was brilliant in this one, throwing six shutout innings against the reigning World Series champions as the Red Sox clinched the ALCS.2019 ALDS, Game 4Series situation: Verlander’s Astros led the Rays, 2-1Verlander’s final line: 3 2/3 IP, 7 H, 4 R/ER, 3 BB, 5 KGame result: Rays won, 4-1Need to know: Let’s just say this one won’t make Verlander’s Hall of Fame plaque. Ten of the 21 batters he faced reached safely via a walk or hit, and the Astros lost the game. 2019 ALCS, Game 5Series situation: Verlander’s Astros led the Yankees, 3-1Verlander’s final line: 7 IP, 5 H, 4 R/ER, 0 BB, 9 KGame result: Yankees won, 4-1Need to know: The first inning was a disaster. D.J. LeMahieu led off the game with a home run, and then Gleyber Torres singled and Aaron Judge doubled. Verlander struck out Giancarlo Stanton, but Aaron Hicks popped a three-run homer, and all of a sudden the Yankees had a 4-1 lead five batters into the game. From there, though? Verlander was brilliant, retiring 19 of the final 20 Yankees he faced in the game. The Astros never got anything going, though, and the final score was 4-1. In summary …Verlander’s teams are only 4-5 in the nine potential series-ending games he’s started. And his team has lost the past four such games when he’s started the game on the mound. There’s your hope, Nationals fans. Let’s take a look at the basic stats, split by game situations.Overall, potential game-clinchers (9 starts, JV’s team 4-5) 2.85 ERA, 60 IP, 47 H, 68 K HOUSTON — Nine times in his Cooperstown-bound career, Justin Verlander has started a game that could have ended a playoff series, with Verlander’s team either potentially clinching or with his team facing elimination.Game 6 of the World Series, Tuesday night in Houston, will be the 10th such start of his career. After losing the first two games of this series at home — including Verlander’s start — the Astros won all three games in Washington and own a 3-2 series lead. Verlander, who owns a career 3.35 ERA in 182 2/3 postseason innings, will face off with Stephen Strasburg, who owns a career 1.34 playoff ERA, in 47 innings. Facing elimination (4 starts; JV’s team 2-2)3.07 ERA, 26 1/3 IP, 26 H, 24K, Team Winner-take-all (2 starts, JV’s team 2-0)0.00 ERA, 17 IP, 6 H, 21 KPotential clinchers (3 games, JV’s team 0-3)5.46 ERA, 16 2/3 IP, 15 H, 23 Klast_img read more