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Mike Trout blasts one of Angels’ 4 homers in victory over Justin Verlander, Astros

first_img Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield The Angels hit four homers, including three against Verlander.The decisive homer, however, was hit by Mike Trout against reliever Hector Rondon in the eighth. It was Trout’s fourth homer in the past three games, and his 26th of the season, which equaled his own franchise record for homers before the All-Star break.“It’s pretty special,” Kole Calhoun said of Trout’s recent performance. “He’s a guy who can carry this ballclub. We can go a long way on his back. With the way he’s swinging the bat right now, hopefully he keeps it rolling when we come back (from the break).”Trout has helped the Angels to three wins in four games on what figured to be a tough Texas trip even before its tragic start. The stunning death of Tyler Skaggs before the first game in Arlington cast a shadow over the team, but the Angels have since played well amid difficult circumstances.“Obviously, it’s good to get back into things,” Trout said. “But we’re still thinking about him. He’s watching over us. We’re going out there and playing for him.” PreviousHOUSTON, TEXAS – JULY 05: Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim shakes hands with Shohei Ohtani #17 after the final out against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on July 05, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)The Angels’ Kole Calhoun watches the flight of his two-run home run during the third inning of Friday’s game against the Astros in Houston. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Noe Ramirez throws against the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, July 5, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsHouston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlanders throws against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, July 5, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Noe Ramirez throws against the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, July 5, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Houston Astros’ Michael Brantley, right, celebrates with Yordan Alvarez (44) after hitting a home run against the Los Angeles Angels during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, July 5, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Angels’ Kole Calhoun, right, hits a two-run home run as Houston Astros catcher Robinson Chirinos watches during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, July 5, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Angels’ Kole Calhoun drops his bat after hitting a two-run home run against the Houston Astros during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, July 5, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Angels’ Kole Calhoun, right, drops his bat after hitting a two-run home run as Houston Astros catcher Robinson Chirinos watches during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, July 5, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)HOUSTON, TEXAS – JULY 05: Justin Verlander #35 of the Houston Astros walks back to the mound after Kole Calhoun #56 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hit a home run in the third inning at Minute Maid Park on July 05, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels’ Kole Calhoun (56) is congratulated by third base coach Mike Gallego after hitting a two-run home run against the Houston Astros during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, July 5, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Angels’ Kole Calhoun, center, celebrates with David Fletcher (6) after both scored on Calhoun’s home run as Houston Astros catcher Robinson Chirinos stands at home plate during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, July 5, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani (17) hits a home run as Houston Astros catcher Robinson Chirinos watches during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, July 5, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani (17) watches his home run against the Houston Astros during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, July 5, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, right, celebrates with third base coach Mike Gallego after hitting a home run against the Houston Astros during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, July 5, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani (17) celebrates with Kole Calhoun (56) after hitting a home run against the Houston Astros during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, July 5, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)HOUSTON, TEXAS – JULY 05: Justin Verlander #35 of the Houston Astros walks off the mound after giving up two home runs in the third inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Minute Maid Park on July 05, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Felix Pena throws against the Houston Astros during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 5, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)HOUSTON, TEXAS – JULY 05: Yordan Alvarez #44 of the Houston Astros doubles in the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Minute Maid Park on July 05, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels’ Andrelton Simmons, right, hits a home run as Houston Astros catcher Robinson Chirinos reaches for the pitch during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 5, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Angels’ Andrelton Simmons (2) celebrates with Mike Gallego after hitting a home run against the Houston Astros during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 5, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)HOUSTON, TEXAS – JULY 05: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hits a home run in the eighth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on July 05, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)The Angels’ Mike Trout hits a home run during the eighth inning of Friday’s game against the Astros at Minute Maid Park in Houston. Trout’s fourth homer in the past three games proved to be the difference in a 5-4 victory. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)HOUSTON, TEXAS – JULY 05: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim receives congratulations from Shohei Ohtani #17 after hitting a home run in the eighth inning Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on July 05, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)HOUSTON, TEXAS – JULY 05: Yuli Gurriel #10 of the Houston Astros hits a two run home run in the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Minute Maid Park on July 05, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Cam Bedrosian reacts after giving up a two-run home run to Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel during the eighth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 5, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)HOUSTON, TEXAS – JULY 05: Hansel Robles #57 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim celebrates after the last out against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on July 05, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)HOUSTON, TEXAS – JULY 05: Jonathan Lucroy #20 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim receives a hug from Hansel Robles #57 after the final out against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on July 05, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)HOUSTON, TEXAS – JULY 05: Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim shakes hands with Shohei Ohtani #17 after the final out against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on July 05, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)The Angels’ Kole Calhoun watches the flight of his two-run home run during the third inning of Friday’s game against the Astros in Houston. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)NextShow Caption1 of 28The Angels’ Kole Calhoun watches the flight of his two-run home run during the third inning of Friday’s game against the Astros in Houston. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)Expand Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros HOUSTON — Brad Ausmus managed Justin Verlander for nearly four seasons, so he knows all about how dominant the Houston Astros right-hander can be.“Great competitor, great pitcher and you know you’re in for a battle,” said Ausmus, who had Verlander with the Detroit Tigers. “With that being said, I haven’t come across any pitcher who’s pitched in the big leagues for any length of time who’s unbeatable.”The Angels did just that, beating Verlander and the Astros 5-4 on Friday night, taking the first game of the series against the run-away AL West division leaders. They took the field on Friday night in a matchup that certainly didn’t seem favorable. Not only were the Astros starting Verlander, but the Angels were using Noé Ramírez to open for Félix Peña.Peña gave up a homer to Michael Brantley, the first batter he faced in the second inning, to put the Astros on the board first. But Peña retired the next three, and then the Angels got to work against Verlander.In the third, Kole Calhoun hit a two-run homer, his 19th of the season. That equaled his total from each of the past two seasons.An out later, Shohei Ohtani belted a solo homer to straightaway center field, putting the Angels up 3-1. Andrelton Simmons added a solo homer in the sixth.The Angels have hit three homers in each of their games against Verlander this season, including a loss in Mexico back in May.Related Articles Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone “We have some guys who can hit the ball out of the ballpark,” Calhoun said. “With a guy like that, you’ll take them any way you can get them. They’re going to be few and far between. It’s going to be a battle from the first pitch. It’s nice to get some runs on the board against them.”Simmons’ homer gave the Angels a two-run lead with 12 outs to go, so Ausmus pulled Peña, who was only at 61 pitches, to give the ball to his bullpen. All four of the relievers he’s lately been trusting to hold leads were available.Justin Anderson came in first. He issued a walk and gave up a double, but both runners were stranded. Anderson got the first two outs and Ty Buttrey got the third. Buttrey then worked a perfect seventh inning.Cam Bedrosian took the mound in the eighth with a three-run lead, thanks to Trout’s homer, and he gave back two of those when Yuli Gurriel lofted a fly ball that dropped just over the fence, inside the right-field pole.That left the slimmest of margins for Hansel Robles, but he worked a perfect ninth to end it. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Handouts cannot develop lives over the long term

first_imgDear Editor,I refer to a news report in the Guyana Chronicle of October 1, 2019, caption “Nappi residents overjoyed about first-time water access in homes”. Editor, I found many misleading statements in that article that brings into question its credibility.Editor, under the PPP/C administration, the water sector had experienced unprecedented progress and development, as the focus was on ensuring greater access to potable water was given to the local residents. The PPP/C administration’s investments in the sector included, but was not limited to, solar water systems, drilled wells, trestles and gravity feed systems. The strategy, if we had won power in 2015, was to expand the water treatment facilities to ensure more people can benefit from potable water.But the record of the PPP/C Government can stand up to scrutiny since it has enough empirical evidence to show that the PPP/C administration transformed the lives of thousands in the Amerindian communities. It is an incontrovertible fact that the successive PPP/C administration made Hinterland Development a priority which redounded to the benefit of Guyana’s first peoples. Numerous socioeconomic initiatives were implemented in all hinterland communities—all to eventually bring hinterland development in conjunction to coastal development without sacrificing traditional values and customs.Primarily, the ultimate goal of these development projects under the PPP/C was focused on making these hinterland communities self-sufficient, with a robust system of self-administration under the Amerindian Village Councils. After all, it was the PPP/C who established the first ever Ministry of Amerindian Affairs in 1992 to focus the agenda on rapid hinterland developments.And we should not forget that it was then President Cheddi Jagan who designated Amerindian Heritage Month and honoured the first Guyanese Indigenous Member of Parliament, Stephen Campbell, by naming September 10 every year as Amerindian Heritage Day.Editor, I want to take this opportunity to remind the readers of the following:Presidential grantThe PPP/C Government had provided the necessary funds for presidential grants, which had significantly impacted Amerindian communities. The presidential grants had allowed many villages to implement empowerment/development projects.Land titling and demarcationThe implementation of the US$10.7M Land Titling Project was well advanced under the PPP/C administration. This programme, which began in 2013, had targeted 45 villages and the process should have been completed by the end of 2016. Unfortunately, the Granger administration has not completed any land titles since May 2015, causing massive delay in the process.HousingHinterland communities had also benefitted from the National Housing Programme. Among the communities that benefited were White Water, Manawarin and Oronoque in Region One, and Kwatamang, Annai, Massara, Katoka and Apoteri in Region 9.Hinterland Electrification ProgrammeHinterland communities were provided with electricity through the Hinterland Electrification Programme with upgraded grid systems in Madhia, Port Kaituma, Lethem and Matthews Ridge.Education opportunitiesAmerindian communities were provided with the necessary infrastructure which had enabled them to receive the quality of education for their development.Spread across the hinterland regions, are approximately 250 schools, inclusive of secondary schools at Annai, Aishalton, Sand Creek, Kato and Waramadong. All of these schools had dormitories to accommodate students from far-flung areas. The PPP/C transformed the secondary school network in the hinterlands of Guyana.Social assistanceThe National School Feeding and Uniform programmes aided thousands of hinterland students, providing them with hot meals and school uniforms. The direct benefit of this programme was better school attendance and performance.Each student in the public school system benefitted from the PPP/C government “Because We Care” $10,000 cash grant that ensured they were properly outfitted at the beginning of the school term.Hinterland scholarshipThe Hinterland Scholarship Programme had provided academic facilitation, both at the secondary and tertiary levels for hinterland students annually.Transportation boostAmerindian communities had benefitted from transportation assistance in the form of buses, All Terrain Vehicles, boats and engines, and pick-ups to aid in community projects, transporting students to school, emergencies, among others. Tractors and trailers were also given to boost agriculture ventures and were also used to transport villagers.Road infrastructureTo create greater linkages between Amerindian communities and improve access to goods and services, the PPP/C government had invested huge sums on the establishment of new roads and maintenance of existing ones. There were consequently reduced costs resulting from easier accessibility to goods and services, all due to improved road networks.HealthThe PPP/C Government had ensured Amerindians received much-needed healthcare, which was seen through the expansion of hospitals or health centres in every hinterland community.Development plansCommunity Development Plans (CDPs) were aimed at securing livelihood options for Amerindian communities under the Amerindian Development Fund of the Low Carbon Development Strategy, to embark on projects in the areas of agriculture and tourism, among other job and wealth-creational areas.Youth empowerment – YEAPThe Youth Empowerment and Apprenticeship Programme, which was aimed at developing young Amerindians in various skill areas, recruited 1972 youth as Community Support Officers in various regions where Amerindians reside.ICTTo ensure every Guyanese citizen has access to Information Communication Technology, the PPP/C Government initiated the One Laptop per Family Programme.Computer hubs were in the process of installation in every Amerindian community so that they too could have benefitted.Editor, I can go on and on to mention numerous achievements, progress and developmental initiatives that have taken place across the hinterland regions under the successive PPP/C administration, which are in stark contrast when compared to the PNC regime, currently the illegal coalition government.Editor, it is evident the Granger group is traversing across the hinterland at the expense of taxpayers, distributing handouts, while using State resources in their bid for the Amerindians and hinterland residents to give them another chance at the upcoming elections. But handouts cannot develop the lives of the people over the long-term; they want opportunities and this is what this Granger group failed to give the Amerindians.Regards,Alister CharliePPP/C MPlast_img read more