Rick Oppedisano, a union representative, says it’s due to an ongoing contract negotiation with the hospital and their nurses. The hospital says they entered into negotiations in good faith and delivered a final offer they felt is fair and equitable. NORWICH, N.Y. (WBNG) — Nurses at UHS Chenango Memorial are fighting to keep their retirement pension amid potential changes to the hospital’s plan. “Not really how I wanted to spend my day off,” Angelina said. “It’s an important issue and we haven’t been able to get management’s attention any other way. We felt we had to do it.” Nurses and some family members picketed outside the Norwich hospital Friday. Oppedisano says negotiations began in September of last year and were put on pause due to the pandemic. They have since resumed. The hospital says today’s events did not effect the care they were able to provide for patients. Nina Angelina, a registered nurse, says she had mixed feelings about the picketing.
“It was a grind, a lot of guys on base all the time,” Kershaw said. “I guess that’s as close as you can get to bending without breaking.”Indeed, Kershaw allowed eight hits and walked one. The Nationals edged back within a run but went 1 for 9 with runners in scoring position against Kershaw, stranding seven baserunners in his five innings.It was Kershaw’s shortest postseason start since he was knocked out in the fifth inning of Game 6 of the 2013 NLCS. That left 12 outs for the Dodgers’ bullpen — an average night’s work for it during the regular season.“What we’ve done all year long is put ourselves in position to win and turn it over to the bullpen,” Turner said. “The bullpen has been our backbone all season long.“We’ve talked about it as a group. … It’s not one guy that’s going to carry us and don’t try to do it all yourself. Clayton went out there and he emptied the tank for five innings and left the game with a lead and we turned it over to our guys that have been locking down games for us all season.”Well, not exactly “all season.” Joe Blanton started the season as the long man then gradually moved to being the last link before closer Kenley Jansen — but Roberts turned to him in the sixth inning Friday. Next up was Grant Dayton, who spent a good chunk of his summer in the minor leagues. Roberts sent him in for his playoff baptism against last year’s NL MVP, Bryce Harper “I had forgotten about that,” Dayton said of Harper’s hardware. “I was just trying to simplify the game. I know it’s the playoffs but I’m not thinking about that. I’m just thinking ‘Righty. Lefty.’ (And a game plan for each).“Then I want to forget who it is I’m facing, who we’re playing.”Dayton got Harper to pop out and handed the lead off to Pedro Baez in the seventh. Baez got two more outs — and Yasmani Grandal one when he threw out Daniel Murphy on a steal attempt.In a postseason that has already seen closer usage more flexible than it has been in decades, Roberts went to his with one out and no one on in the eighth inning.“Right now, we’re playing for one thing,” Jansen said. “If I have to go six outs right now, it’s just ‘We’ve got to go.’ If I have to do it every day — ‘We’ve got to go.’”Jansen gave up a two-out double to pinch-hitter Clint Robinson but got Chris Heisey looking at strike three to end the eighth.Roberts was forced to make another call in the top of the ninth when the Nationals intentionally walked Yasiel Puig to load the bases with two outs — and Jansen scheduled to bat. Forced to choose between a pinch-hitter (Andre Ethier was momentarily on deck) and his closer, Roberts chose his closer and let Jansen bat.“A little gamesmanship,” Roberts said. “No way anyone else was going to come into the game.”Once a switch-hitting catcher, Jansen struck out (batting left-handed against Mark Melancon) to end the top of the ninth, then struck out Trea Turner and Jayson Werth with a Harper lineout to second base sandwiched between to close the game in the bottom of the inning.“Whatever we’ve got to do to win, right?” Seager said with a smile. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error WASHINGTON, D.C. >> For Clayton Kershaw, it was the equivalent of a “trust fall.”Even before taking the mound for Game 1 of the National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals, the Dodgers ace said he felt less of a burden to carry his team this postseason. It was “a different feeling” than he had in the past, this feeling that he could “rely” on his teammates, born of watching the Dodgers thrive during his 75-day absence.That faith was put to the test quickly.Kershaw labored through five innings, squandering most of a four-run head start the Dodgers offense provided. But the Dodgers’ bullpen allowed just one hit over the final four innings as they took the opener 4-3 Friday night. “We’ve done that all year long,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said of a bullpen that led the majors in both appearances and innings pitched during the regular season. “Just happens it was a playoff game.”Corey Seager gave the Dodgers an early lead when he crushed a first-pitch fastball from Nationals ace Max Scherzer in the first inning. The pitch came in at 97 mph and left at 109, the exit velocity as Seager sent it over the center-field wall.Two innings later, the Dodgers made it 4-0 with a three-run burst against Scherzer. Andrew Toles led off with a single and worked his way around to score on an RBI single by Chase Utley. Two batters later, Justin Turner hit a two-run home run.Handing Kershaw a four-run lead is usually as safe as buying T-bills — but not so much in October.He put in five innings of hard labor, throwing 101 pitches — more than he had thrown in a game since June 20 (before he went on the DL with a herniated disc in his back).