Angels’ Mike Trout, Kole Calhoun beat Dodgers with bats, arms

first_img“He hit the ball hard, so I was able to get to it pretty quick,” Calhoun said. “I know Dino. I know he’s sending him there. I was trying to be accurate, and on the money.”He was, reaching the catcher on the fly like Trout – but at only 94 mph. Bellinger was “out by a lot” (his estimation) and asked home-plate ump Sean Barber if it would have been within the rules for him to run into Angels catcher Dustin Garneau, a desperate move that he didn’t try.“You almost have to (send Bellinger). You have to take a chance,” Ausmus said. “Robles is on the mound. The guy is pretty good at getting outs, so it’s a no-brainer to send him.”Robles got the save that really belonged to Calhoun.“Awesome. That’s as good as hitting an HR to end the game,” Calhoun said. “Keep a run off the board. We get a win, throw a guy out. As a defender that’s what you dream about.”Staff writer Jeff Fletcher contributed to this story. The 454-foot blast was Trout’s 11th home run in the past 13 games and the third consecutive game he has hit a home run, the third time he has done that this month. The 111-mph exit velocity was his major league-leading 14th home run this season with an exit velocity of 110 mph or higher.“I guess we all kind of expect it from him at this point,” Ausmus said. “He’s the most talented hitter on the planet. And no offense to Cody Bellinger, who is also very talented.”The Angels scored twice more in the fifth, chasing Maeda from the game and holding that 4-1 lead into the sixth inning.The Dodgers pulled within a run in the bottom of the inning, scoring twice while hitting just one ball out of the infield (a Seager single off the right-field wall) – and getting the potential tying run thrown out at the plate for the second of three times.This time, it was a bases-loaded forceout when Angels first baseman Albert Pujos fielded Alex Verdugo’s bouncer behind first base and threw home to get Russell Martin.Ty Buttrey choked off that rally from there, part of a bucket brigade of seven Angels pitchers that started with “opener” Taylor Cole. The Angels are now 12-8 when using an opener (including Cole three times).Calhoun homered in the seventh (one of his three extra-base hits in the game) to give added cushion to a bullpen that could make the Dodgers envious – the Angels are now 49-0 when leading after the eighth.But it wasn’t simple. The Dodgers got within a run again with two outs in the ninth on a walk, a Bellinger double and a sacrifice fly by Muncy.Calhoun got the save when Kiké Hernandez lined a single. The ball was hit hard but slightly to Calhoun’s right.Related Articles Not for Ebel. A member of the Angels coaching staff for the past 13 seasons, he moved to the Dodgers this winter, replacing Chris Woodward as their third-base coach.“Those two are on me,” Ebel said after the game. “I know those guys. When they get their footwork together, they’re going to make a good throw. But they had to put it on the money. That’s what they did.”Trout did it first.His arm was considered the least shiny of this five-tool player’s five tools when he first arrived in the majors. But he threw a 98.6 mph dart to throw out Max Muncy at the plate, trying to score from second on a Corey Seager single in the second inning. It was the hardest throw by Trout since Statcast began tracking outfield throws in 2015.“Trouty has worked extremely hard,” said Ebel, who did some of that work with him. “When he first came up everybody said he was below average to maybe average (throwing). He worked extremely hard to prove everybody wrong. He’s got a plus arm now with good accuracy.” Dodgers’ Dave Roberts says baseball’s unwritten rules ‘have changed, should change’ Angels fail to take series in Oakland, lose in 10 innings Whicker: Dustin May yet another example of the Dodgers’ eye for pitching Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Dodgers bench slumping Cody Bellinger for a day Muncy hesitated slightly at second base to make sure Seager’s single would drop in. But he “was going all the way.” The play at the plate was close enough to require a replay review before it stood.“I agreed with him sending me in that situation. I thought it was a good time to try it,” Muncy said. “But he made the perfect throw and that’s all there was to it.”That preserved a 1-1 tie that stood until Trout got his third look of the night at Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda in the fifth inning, the Dodgers starter having nibbled his way to a pitch count in the 90s.Trout was just 1 for 9 with four strikeouts in his career against Maeda to that point. Ahead in the count 1-and-2, Maeda tried to slip one more slider by Trout. Up but on the outside part of the plate, Trout hammered it high and deep down the left-field line, wrapping it around the foul pole and landing in the rarely-visited second level of seating above the Dodgers’ bullpen.Related Articles Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Dave Roberts on Cody Bellinger being sent home in the 9th of tonight’s 5-4 #Dodgers loss to the Angels. pic.twitter.com/ZF3E1k1bl0— SportsNet LA (@SportsNetLA) July 24, 2019 Dodgers’ Justin Turner looking rejuvenated on defense Angels manager Joe Maddon questions defensive metrics that rate Mike Trout poorly How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers’ hot-hitting Corey Seager leaves game with back injury PreviousLos Angeles Angels players celebrate after a 5-4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers during a baseball game Tuesday, July 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Angels outfielders Kole Calhoun, left, and Mike Trout celebrate their 5-4 victory after Calhoun threw out the potential tying run at the plate in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JULY 23: Taylor Cole #67 of the Los Angeles Angels pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning at Dodger Stadium on July 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda throws to the Los Angeles Angels during the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Taylor Cole throws to the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JULY 23: Kenta Maeda #18 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Dodger Stadium on July 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani smiles in the dugout before a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday, July 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger (35) and Alex Verdugo smile in the dugout before a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels Tuesday, July 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, left, jokes with pitcher Walker Buehler before a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Tuesday, July 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani drives in a run with a single during the second inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday, July 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JULY 23: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels reacts to his RBI single to score Luis Rengifo #4, to take a 1-0 lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers, during the second inning at Dodger Stadium on July 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JULY 23: Russell Martin #55 and Kenta Maeda #18 of the Los Angeles Dodgers react as Luis Rengifo #4 of the Los Angeles Angels scores, to take a 1-0 lead, during the second inning at Dodger Stadium on July 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JULY 23: Max Muncy #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is tagged out by Dustin Garneau #13 of the Los Angeles Angels, attempting to score on a Corey Seager #5 single, during the second inning at Dodger Stadium on July 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)The Angels’ Mike Trout, left, jokes with the Dodgers second baseman Max Muncy during the third inning of Tuesday’s game at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)The Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger bats against the Angels during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, July 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)The Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger sprints home to score a run on a sacrifice fly from Corey Seager (not pictured) to tie the score at 1-1 during the fourth inning of Tuesday’s game at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)The Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger, right, scores past Angels catcher Dustin Garneau on a sacrifice fly from Corey Seager during the fourth inning of Tuesday’s game at Dodger Stadium. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)The Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger slides home to score a run on a sacrifice fly from Corey Seager (not pictured) to tie the score at 1-1 during the fourth inning of Tuesday’s game at Dodger Stadium. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)The Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger slides home to score a run in front of umpire Sean Barber on a sacrifice fly from Corey Seager (not pictured) to tie the score at 1-1 during the fourth inning of Tuesday’s game at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw signals from the dugout before a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels Tuesday, July 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JULY 23: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels hits a solo homerun to take a 2-1 lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers, during the fifth inning at Dodger Stadium on July 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JULY 23: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels reacts to his solo homerun to take a 2-1 lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers, during the fifth inning at Dodger Stadium on July 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JULY 23: Kenta Maeda #18 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts to a solo homerun from Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels, to take a 2-1 lead, during the fifth inning at Dodger Stadium on July 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JULY 23: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels celebrates his solo homerun to take a 2-1 lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers, during the fifth inning at Dodger Stadium on July 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JULY 23: Kenta Maeda #18 of the Los Angeles Dodgers leaves the game after a visit from Dave Roberts #30 during the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Dodger Stadium on July 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JULY 23: Julio Urias #7 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches in relief during the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Dodger Stadium on July 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels’ Kole Calhoun drives in a run with a double against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, July 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JULY 23: Kole Calhoun #56 of the Los Angeles Angels reacts to his solo homerun, to take a 5-3 lead, during the seventh inning, at Dodger Stadium on July 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JULY 23: Max Muncy #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers turns a double play over Brian Goodwin #18 of the Los Angeles Angels during the eighth inning at Dodger Stadium on July 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson drives in a run with a single during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Tuesday, July 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)The Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger is tagged out at home by Angels catcher Dustin Garneau for the final out of the Angels’ 5-4 victory on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JULY 23: Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is tagged out at home by Dustin Garneau #13 of the Los Angeles Angels, to end the game for a 5-4 Angel win, during the ninth inning at Dodger Stadium on July 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger (35) is tagged out at home plate by Los Angeles Angels catcher Dustin Garneau for the baseball game’s final out after a single from Enrique Hernandez during the ninth inning Tuesday, July 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun celebrates after throwing out the Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger at home in the bottom of the ninth inning for the final out of the Angels’ 5-4 victory on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels players celebrate after a 5-4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers during a baseball game Tuesday, July 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Angels outfielders Kole Calhoun, left, and Mike Trout celebrate their 5-4 victory after Calhoun threw out the potential tying run at the plate in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)NextShow Caption1 of 34Angels outfielders Kole Calhoun, left, and Mike Trout celebrate their 5-4 victory after Calhoun threw out the potential tying run at the plate in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)ExpandLOS ANGELES — Until this year, Dino Ebel had seen every game Mike Trout and Kole Calhoun had played in the major leagues. He knows their skills as well as any coach can, and has some responsibility for refining them.So he had no shortage of information when he sent Max Muncy around third base in the second inning and Cody Bellinger in the ninth, each time representing the tying run. Both times the runners were thrown out at home and the Angels held on for a 5-4 victory over the Dodgers on Tuesday night – their third in three meetings in this year’s renewal of the Freeway Series.Since 2017, the Dodgers are 31-17 in interleague games, the second-best winning percentage in baseball during that time – but they are winless against the Angels this season and 5-8 against their neighbors since 2017.“Tonight was a little more exciting than I wanted it to be,” Angels manager Brad Ausmus said. “But it worked out the way I hoped.”last_img read more

Miralem Pjanic’s Son has very good Football Skills

first_imgSon of Miralem Pjanic, the football player playing for the national football representation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), could decently replace his father in football matches.At least it looks like that on the footage of little Edin, who, being only three years old, showed very good football skills.It can be noticed that Miralem’s son has a devastating kick with his right foot.In their example, a folk proverb saying that the apple does not fall far from the tree, can be evident!(Source: klix)last_img read more

KRIKORIAN’S HOMEBRED MUCHO UNUSUAL MUCH THE BEST AS SHE TAKES $200,000 CALIFORNIA CUP OAKS GATE TO WIRE BY THREE LENGTHS UNDER ROSARIO

first_imgKRIKORIAN’S HOMEBRED MUCHO UNUSUAL MUCH THE BEST AS SHE TAKES $200,000 CALIFORNIA CUP OAKS GATE TO WIRE BY THREE LENGTHS UNDER ROSARIO; TRAINED BY YAKTEEN, SHE GETS MILE ON ‘GOOD’ TURF IN 1:36.92OAKS IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED RUNNERSARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 18, 2019)–Dismissed at odds of 10-1, George Krikorian’s homebred Mucho Unusual went to the front and never looked back in Monday’s $200,000 California Cup Oaks at Santa Anita, as she breezed by three lengths under Joel Rosario.  Trained by Tim Yakteen, the California-bred daughter of Mucho Macho Man, out of the Unusual Heat mare Not Unusual, got one mile over a “good” turf in 1:36.92.The Cal Cup Oaks, for 3-year-old fillies bred or sired in California, is part of the lucrative Golden State Series, which is sponsored by the CTBA.In her first start on turf and around two turns, Mucho Unusual made an easy lead, getting the opening quarter mile in 24.14 and dictated terms to the far turn, whereupon she unleashed an eye catching turn of foot, opening up on her competition turning for home in an impressive burst.Most recently fourth as the 3-5 favorite in a Cal-bred allowance going 6 ½ furlongs here on Jan. 27, Mucho Unusual was off at 10-1 in a field of nine and paid $23.80, $11.20 and $6.20.A longtime owner/breeder and a member of the California Horse Racing Board, Krikorian picked up $110,000 for the win, taking Mucho Unusual’s earnings to $200,420, while improving her overall mark to 5-2-2-0.Doug O’Neill trained the two-three finishers, as Lippy, who was attentive to the pace, checked in a half length in front of Lakerball, who rallied from mid-pack.Ridden by Mario Gutierrez, Lippy was off at 23-1 and paid $24.80 and $11.40.Lakerball was off at 4-1 with Rafael Bejarano and paid $4.40 while finishing 3 ¼ lengths in front of Hot On the Trail.Apache Princess, the 6-5 favorite with Kent Desormeaux, stumbled at the break, was jostled around the first turn and was caught extremely wide at the top of the lane, never threatened while running fifth.Complete fractions on the race were 24.14, 48.84, 1:12.97 and 1:25.06.last_img read more