Julian Edelman is facing the music after an ESPN report Thursday claimed the New England Patriots receiver is facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs.
Edelman wrote in a post from his Instagram account: I am very sorry — I don’t know what happened. I’ve taken many, many tests obviously over the course of my career, and nothing like this has ever happened.
It’s the same form of cancer Chiefs star Eric Berry began fighting late in 2014. He underwent chemotherapy and was back in all-pro form for the 2015 season, earning comeback player of the year honors for his courageous showing.
Tanaka advanced to second on a hit by Torres, then to third on a walk by Brett Gardner. Next up was Judge to hit with the bases loaded and one out, and he hit a flyball to medium right that was toward the line.
Off the bat, it looked like Tanaka had no shot to score because the flyball wasn’t deep and Mets right fielder Jay Bruce has a strong arm. Also, Tanaka is a slow runner.
I was shallow, so I wasn’t sure if I was going to go or not, but our third base coach (Phil Nevin) kind of shouted, ‘Tag up,’ so that’s what I did, Tanaka said.
Tanaka probably would have been a dead duck if Bruce had made a good throw, but it was up the first-base line and he scored standing up.
But while running, both of his hamstrings tightened up, and very quickly Tanaka was headed to the clubhouse with trainer Steve Donohue and out of the game.
This was the second time in four seasons that Tanaka got hurt running at Citi Field. In September 2015, he suffered a Grade 1 hamstring strain bunting into a fielder’s choice while trying to move up a runner, and that time he missed a start.