Gary Sanchez’s improvement behind the plate paying off for Yankees catcher

Adam Ottavino knew the reputation. Zack Britton had not heard good things. The mistakes of a young catcher have been dogging Gary Sanchez his whole career. So the two relievers came to the Yankees a little wary of working with the 26-year old. “For me, you never know what to expect coming in with a new catcher. I know there’s been a narrative about his catching. I thought he’s been pretty awesome the whole year,” Ottavino said. “It only took him like three games in spring training to figure out kind of my MO and just kind of go from there. He’s real easy to talk to. He works really hard. He pays attention. I’m guessing he’s come a long way, but I think he’s doing a pretty good job.” Sanchez is known for his ability to unleash power at the plate. But with the Yankees planning to be so aggressive with their bullpen, they are putting a lot of their postseason hopes on Sanchez’s plate to not only deliver offensively, but to guide power-pitchers with different tendencies every night. He had a bounce-back season after a nightmare 2018 at the plate and behind it. Last year, the catcher could not have had a worse season. Battling a nagging groin injury, the catcher hit just .186 with a ...

North Wales signs on to LED streetlight program | News

Streetlights are seen on the 100 block of W. Montgomery Ave. in North Wales, with an incandescent cobra head fixture producing orange light in the foreground, an LED fixture producing white light second, and another incandescent third. Streetlights are seen on the 100 block of W. Montgomery Ave. in North Wales, with an incandescent cobra head fixture producing orange light in the foreground, an LED fixture producing white light second, and another incandescent third. NORTH WALES — Streetlights around North Wales Borough could get considerably brighter soon, now that the town has signed on to the second round of a regional program to upgrade those lights to new, energy-efficient LED models. “We have 180 existing cobra head fixtures, of which we’re going to upgrade 167 of those. Fifteen of those are existing LED lights, so we’re not going to upgrade those, but we also added two new fixtures to areas we thought were under-lit,” said consultant Mike Fuller of Keystone Lighting Solutions. Since January, the borough and staff have discussed whether North Wales should sign on to the second round of a regional program coordinated by the Delaware Valley Regional P...