Man injured in farming accident

first_imgBrookville, IN—Wednesday evening deputies with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department responded to a farm on Holland Road to the report of a farming accident.  Upon arrival, deputies found John J. Selm,72, of Brookville, with multiple injuries.  They were able to determine that Selm had been run over by a silage wagon.  Deputies are still investigating the cause of the accident.Selm was flown by helicopter to University Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, for treatment of injuries sustained in the accident.last_img

Martinez praises Eto’o and Lukaku

first_img Lukaku has not yet had the impact he did while on loan at the club last season and there has been criticism from some fans, but Martinez was delighted with the Belgian’s performance. The Toffees boss said: “Football is a game of errors and they’re going to happen. Moments where the ball bounces wrongly or you make a wrong decision, and it happened in the goal we gave away. “You can imagine he was disappointed but that happens. What pleases me more is that from that moment on he would have never stopped until he got us back in the lead. “He got a knock on his toe and he wasn’t fully fit but he wanted to stay on the pitch as long as he could. The opposition always marks him well but the way he’s growing at such a young age, he’s going to be an exceptional footballer.” Eto’o, 33, is at a very different stage of his career to 21-year-old Lukaku but has already showed he can be a key addition alongside his fellow summer signing. The Cameroonian, who was starting only his second Premier League game for the Toffees, almost completed his hat-trick late on but was unlucky as he was denied by a post. “As a striker, it’s not about how many goals you score, it’s how many chances you need to score,” said Martinez. “The first chance he showed that the mentality is to be ready. I thought he set standards in that respect, but then as a manager I was more pleased with his overall contribution. Roberto Martinez praised strike duo Samuel Eto’o and Romelu Lukaku after they fired Everton to a 3-1 victory over Burnley at Turf Moor. Press Association “His link-up play was exceptional, his defensive work was very disciplined and, for someone in that experienced part of his career to be able to play two 90 minutes on Thursday and today, I think it shows you the way he looks after himself and what an incredible professional to have in a young group. “I was extremely proud of his performance.” Burnley’s search for a first win since promotion back to the Premier League will go into a 10th game – a trip to Arsenal next weekend. The Clarets are the only team in the top four divisions of English football without a victory, and manager Sean Dyche felt the Toffees’ quality in front of goal was the difference between the sides. He said: “It was a very challenging game against a fine side decided more or less once again by high-quality players doing what high-quality players do. That was their clinical edge against ours. “Our general performance was good I thought, particularly first half. Some of our football was very good, and the will and demand to play but also to create chances was there, but that clinical side of the game is definitely where it’s at for us at the moment.” The main positive was a first Premier League goal for last season’s top scorer Ings, who became the first Burnley striker to find the net this season. “It was a very good finish,” said Dyche. “We know we want to play on the front foot and we did. I thought he should have nicked one at the end but he looked nice and sharp and he’s growing again. “He had a soft start to his season in the Premier League and then getting the injury. Weirdly I thought that might do him good, and he looks nice and lively. “All the strikers need goals. They’re all in there, they’re all clambering. We have to keep believing it will come.” Eto’o showed his class with very good finishes at both ends of the game, while Romelu Lukaku put Everton back in front in the 29th minute after Burnley had equalised through Danny Ings. It was Lukaku’s mistake that set up the hosts’ goal, with the striker inexplicably passing the ball to Lukas Jutkiewicz midway inside the Everton half. last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img— The Reds picked up a 6-5 win over the Cubs behind Tyler Mahle (MAH’-lee), who gave up two solo homers but no other hits while fanning 11 over 6 2/3 innings. Eugenio Suarez, Jess Winker and Freddy Galvis (GAL’-vees) smacked solo homers in Cincinnati’s third victory in a row.— Jedd Gyorko (JUR’-koh) belted two of the Brewers’ four home runs in a 9-1 rout of the Pirates. Ryan Braun and Jacob Nottingham also left the yard to back Corbin Burnes, who fanned 10 while firing three-hit ball over six shutout innings.— Juan Soto and Howie Kendrick hit back-to-back homers in a five-run third that highlighted the Nationals’ 10-2 dismantling of the Red Sox. Trea Turner and Victor Robles had three hits apiece and Josh Harrison also homered to back Max Scherzer, who struck out 11 over six innings.— The Diamondbacks’ eight-game losing streak is over after Starling Marte and Christian Walker drove in two runs apiece in a 7-4 decision over the Giants. Winning pitcher Zac Gallen was terrific and opening the season with six straight no-decisions, holding San Francisco to a run and five hits over seven innings.— The Tigers-Twins doubleheader in Detroit has been postponed because of bad weather. One game will be made up as part of doubleheaders on Saturday and Sept. 4. August 29, 2020 Associated Press Smith belted a tiebreaking solo homer while the New York Mets scored five times in the sixth inning to beat the Yankees, 6-4 in Game 1 of a doubleheader. The homer came two days after he made an impassioned statement about racial injustice in the wake of the Jacob Blake shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The Mets responded by rallying around Smith on Thursday, staging an on-field demonstration with the Miami Marlins before the two teams boycotted their game.The Yankees led 4-1 until the Mets homered three times in the sixth. Pete Alonso tied it with a three-run blast and Jake Marisnick gave the Mets breathing room with a solo shot.Clint Frazier belted a two-run homer and had three RBIs for the Yankees, who have dropped six straight since a six-game winning streak.Smith also hit an RBI single in the nightcap, but the Mets completed a sweep by defeating the Yankees, 4-3 on Amed Rosario’s two-run, walk-off homer off Aroldis Chapman in the seventh. The Mets scored nine of their 10 runs in the doubleheader from the fifth inning on.The opener of the doubleheader was the first game on Jackie Robinson Day. Robinson first met with Dodgers owner Branch Rickey on Aug. 28, 1945 to discuss breaking the color barrier in baseball, and the 1963 March on Washington was held on the same day. Jackie Robinson Day is usually April 15, the day of his first major league game. The date was moved when the major league season had to be delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Saints, Pelicans owner Benson tests positive for coronavirusNEW ORLEANS (AP) — The owner of the NFL’s New Orleans Saints and NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans has tested positive for COVID-19. The team says Gayle Benson hasn’t been hospitalized and has continued to work from home. Benson has been sole owner of both New Orleans franchises since her husband, Tom Benson, died in March of 2018.PGA-BMW CHAMPIONSHIP Any plan will need the approval of university presidents and chancellors. The person told the AP that the Big Ten will only play if certain benchmarks related to the coronavirus — such as transmission rates, testing capacity and availability, and testing accuracy — are met in each of the 11 states that are home to the league’s 14 schools.The Big Ten announced on Aug. 11 it was postponing its fall football season because of concerns about playing during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Pac-12 and some smaller conferences soon followed suit.The Big Ten and first-year commissioner Kevin Warren have faced pushback and criticism ever since, including a lawsuit filed by eight Nebraska players who want the decision overturned.In other pandemic-related college sports news:— Seven members of the Kansas State football team have tested positive for COVID-19 in the first outbreak since the Wildcats convened for summer workouts in June. The Wildcats will continue to practice for the season-opener Sept. 12 against Arkansas State. Update on the latest sports Three-way tie at LPGA eventROGERS, Ark. (AP) — Jackie Stoelting returned from a 14-month maternity break to take a share of the first-round lead in the LPGA Tour’s Walmart NW Arkansas Championship.The 34-year-old played her first nine holes in 5-under 30 and finished with a bogey-free 7-under 64 to join Anna Nordqvist and rookie Esther Lee atop the leaderboard.TENNIS-WESTERN & SOUTHERNOsaka to face Azarenka, Djokovic vs. Raonic Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditRACIAL INJUSTICE-NBANBA prepares to restart after protest pauseLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The NBA playoffs are set to resume Saturday, after the league and the National Basketball Players Association detailed the commitments that made players comfortable continuing the postseason. — Tennessee football coach Jeremy Pruitt canceled Friday’s practice after what he called “a few more positive tests.” Pruitt had adjusted the schedule for Saturday to allow his players to take part in an on-campus march against racism. — A person with knowledge of the situation says Auburn’s football team has canceled its last two practices because of issues related to COVID-19 after positive tests this week. It wasn’t clear how many players, coaches or others tested positive. — North Carolina State has allowed 12 programs to resume workouts after the school paused all athletics activities earlier this week, but football remains on hold for now. In a statement Friday, athletics director Boo Corrigan said the school plans for another round of testing for the football program and will make a decision on next steps.— North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham says the school will begin football and other fall sports without fans at home because of the pandemic. Cunningham says the restriction will last through September. NFL-SAINTS OWNER-VIRUS Also on the major league schedule:— The Astros-Athletics game in Houston was the 11th to be boycotted by big league players since Wednesday. The two teams took their positions on the field and headed toward the clubhouses after a moment of silence. A Black Lives Matter T-shirt was draped across home plate.— The sizzling White Sox wasted a one-run lead in the ninth before Yasmani Grandal (yahs-MAH’-nee grahn-DAHL’) hit a walk-off blast in the bottom half to give Chicago its 10th win in 11 games, 6-5 versus the Royals. Eloy Jimenez and Luis Robert also homered for the White Sox, who lead the AL with 62 round-trippers.— Franmil (FRAHN’-meel) Reyes was 3-for-5 with a three-run homer and five RBIs as part of the Indians’ 20-hit attack in a 14-2 laugher over the Cardinals. Carlos Santana and Tyler Naquin (NAY’-kwihn) chipped in two-run homers as Cleveland moved into a three-way tie with Minnesota and Chicago for the AL Central lead.— Ryan Yarbrough worked into the seventh inning and two relievers completed a five-hitter in the Rays’ 2-0 shutout of the Marlins. Yarbrough struck out five and allowed four hits over 6 2/3 frames of Tampa Bay’s 12th win in 15 games.center_img MLB-NEWSJudge on IL againUNDATED (AP) — The Yankees have placed right fielder Aaron Judge on the 10-day injured list again with a strained left calf just days after the star slugger returned. Judge was activated Wednesday but aggravated the injury in a game at Atlanta and was removed in the sixth inning. In other major league news:— Two people with knowledge of the trade tell The Associated Press that the Athletics have acquired infielder 2019 All-Star infielder Tommy La Stella from the for infielder Franklin Barreto. La Stella is in the final year of his contract with the Angels, who acquired him from the Cubs in November 2018. He is batting .273 with four homers and 14 RBIs this season while playing second base and first base for struggling Los Angeles. — The Blue Jays pulled out a 5-4 win over the Orioles on Randal Grichuk’s (GRIH’-chuhks) two-run homer in the bottom of the 10th. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Teoscar (tay-AHS’-kur) Hernandez hit longballs in the fourth inning of Toronto’s ninth victory in 12 games.— Mike Trout’s 11th home run of the year was the difference as the Angels downed the Mariners, 3-2. Andrew Heaney struck out 10 and limited Seattle to a run and four hits over 7 2/3′s.— Derek Dietrich’s solo homer broke a 2-2 tie in a four-run seventh that sent the Rangers past the Dodgers, 6-2. Texas starter Mike Minor scattered four hits over six innings and left with a 2-0 lead.— Ty France drove in four runs and Zach Davies didn’t allow an earned run over 5 2/3 innings to lead the Padres’ ninth win in 11 games, 10-4 over the Rockies. Eric Hosmer and Wil Myers went 4-for-5 with three runs scored, while France and Manny Machado added three hits apiece.— Scott Kingery launched a three-run, walk-off homer in the 11th inning to lift the Phillies past the Braves, 7-4. Andrew McCutchen and Jean Segura belted two-run homers for the Phils, who almost wasted a good starting pitching performance after Zack Wheeler held Atlanta to one earned run over 5 2/3 innings. — The White Sox acquired speedy outfielder Jarrod Dyson from Pittsburgh and reinstated Nick Madrigal from the 10-day injured list. Dyson is batting just .157 this season, but he swiped 30 bags last year. The White Sox sent international signing bonus pool money to the last-place Pirates for the 36-year-old Dyson. VIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE SPORTSAP Source: Big Ten working on multiple options for footballUNDATED (AP) — Big Ten coaches, athletic directors and medical personnel are working on multiple plans for staging a football season, including one that would have the league kicking off as soon as Thanksgiving weekend.A person with direct knowledge of the conference’s discussions told The Associated Press the conference is in the early stages of a complicated process that also involves broadcast partners and possible neutral site venues. And the NBA and players will work with TV networks to create advertising spots during the remainder of the postseason to promote greater engagement in the election process and their communities.NBA-MAVERICKS-PORZINGISPorzingis to miss rest of Mavs-Clippers seriesLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis (KRIHS’-tahps pohr-ZIHN’-gihs) will miss the rest of the Dallas Mavericks’ series against the Los Angeles Clippers because of a torn ligament in his right knee. The team said it is looking into treatment options but added that Porzingis wouldn’t be medically cleared the rest of the series. Porzingis averaged 23.7 points and 8.7 rebounds in the first three games of the series.NHL PLAYOFFS-SCHEDULE CHANGES In a joint statement released Friday, the sides say they will immediately establish a social justice coalition, made up of players, coaches and owners, that would focus on issues such as voting access and advocating for meaningful police and criminal justice reform. Play stopped Wednesday when the Milwaukee Bucks didn’t take the court for their playoff game against Orlando to protest the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin and acts of racial injustice. There have been no games since, while players met among themselves and with coaches and owners before an agreement to resume was reached. All 13 teams remaining in the postseason scheduled practice Friday.Players are calling on people to vote, hopefully in their home arenas. Many within the league of primarily Black players have focused on the importance of voting and the need for places in inner cities where minorities can do so safely. Madison Square Garden is one of eight arenas ready to open its doors on Election Day. Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rovers said Miami is working hard to make its facility available. Thunder guard Chris Paul pointed out that practice facilities would be helpful if arenas can’t be secured.The players and the league will also immediately establish a social justice coalition, made up of players, coaches and owners. The coalition will focus on issues such as voting access and advocating for meaningful police and criminal justice reform. NHL playoffs to resume this weekendUNDATED (AP) — The NHL’s second-round playoff series will resume this weekend with three games each on Saturday and Sunday after players prompted the league to postpone two days of action to protest racial injustice.The postponements of four games to be played Thursday and Friday have led the NHL to push back the potential completion of the second-round schedule by as many as two days should three of the series require a Game 7. RACIAL INJUSTICE-MOTORSPORTSNASCAR plans to race, Wallace says fight for racial equality goes on McIlroy, Cantlay share BMW leadOLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. (AP) — Rory McIlroy and Patrick Cantlay share the lead as the only players under par through two rounds of the BMW Championship at Olympia Fields. Cantlay fired a 2-under 68 and McIlroy shot a 69, leaving them 1 under at the midway point. Cantlay holed a 50-foot chip for birdie and holed out a 50-yard wedge for eagle.Hideki Matsuyama and Dustin Johnson are one shot back, while Tiger Woods could be two rounds away from ending his season. Woods had to make a 35-foot par putt on his final hole to shoot 75, leaving him nine shots behind.LPGA-WALMART NW ARKANSAS CHAMPIONSHIP CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR drivers don’t plan to skip Saturday’s race at Daytona International Speedway to raise awareness of social and racial injustices. But Bubba Wallace says that decision should not be interpreted as “turning away from the dark and evil acts that have taken over our nation.” The 26-year-old Wallace is the only fulltime Black driver in the Cup series and has been a leader in pushing NASCAR for more diversity and its recent ban on the Confederate flag at racetracks. He was the first driver to address any action potentially planned at Daytona as other sports leagues have reacted to the police shooting of a Black man in Wisconsin. MLB-SCHEDULESmith homers in first game since boycottUNDATED (AP) — Dom Smith was tearful on Wednesday, grateful on Thursday and gleeful on Friday afternoon. NEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Osaka overcame a faulty first serve and reached the finals of the Western & Southern Open following a one-day break in the tournament prompted by her call for racial justice. Osaka sparked the break by announcing she would drop out of the tournament rather than play a semifinal match Thursday against Elise Mertens. The 2018 U.S. Open champ pulled out a 6-2, 7-6 victory over Mertens on Friday.Osaka will face resurgent Victoria Azarenka, who beat Johanna Konta 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 to reach the Western & Southern final for the first time since 2013, when she beat Serena Williams.In the men’s bracket, top-ranked Novak Djokovic (JOH’-koh-vihch) overcame more neck problems and advanced to the finals with a 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 win over Roberto Bautista Agut (ah-GOOO’). Milos Raonic (MEE’-lohsh ROW’-nihch) beat fourth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas 7-6, 6-3 to reach a final for the first time in 26 months.last_img read more

Hunt, Gulley display Syracuse’s success in zone-read running in loss to Maryland

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ If there were any offensive bright spots in Syracuse’s (2-1) 34-20 loss to Maryland (3-1) on Saturday afternoon, they were the legs of Terrel Hunt and Prince-Tyson Gulley.The Orange offense collected 589 yards of total offense — which were nullified by poor red-zone execution and a host of penalties — and Hunt and Gulley combined for 294 yards on the ground. The pair mostly ran out of the zone-read offense, with Hunt either faking to Gulley and running in the other direction or feeding to Gulley if there was room in front.During training camp, offensive coordinator George McDonald said that Syracuse was a run-first team and he reiterated that after the loss. But Hunt’s ejection against Villanova rendered the running game ineffective and SU’s steamrolling of Central Michigan disguised any definitive offensive scheme.That leaves the two-touchdown loss to the Terrapins as the Orange’s offensive barometer, and it hinted to what SU could lean on when it faces No. 8 Notre Dame on Saturday.“I was just playing the game. Sometimes I would read something and if it wasn’t open, I’ll hitch out,” Hunt said. “I knew they were blitzing from a certain side so they were weak on that side so I just took off and tried to make something happen.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn Syracuse’s 40-3 win over the Chippewas, Hunt was successful with his arm and legs and the running game was highlighted by freshman Ervin Philips and senior Adonis Ameen-Moore.But Gulley took a bulk of the carries and Hunt ran almost as often as he threw against the Terrapins, with the quarterback finishing the game with 23 rushes for 156 yards and two rushing touchdowns.“It’s part of being a quarterback. If you can run, why not run,” Hunt said. “If I can help my team out in any way, try to help us win, if I rush for 30, pass for 400, either way, a win is a win. I don’t care.”With 14 carries, Gulley was the only other SU player to rush more than 10 times. Ameen-Moore ran nine times for 68 yards. Gulley ran for 138 yards and 9.9 yards per carry with a 39-yard-long run mixed in.Senior offensive tackle Sean Hickey said that Gulley is easy to block for because he hits holes quickly. It’s his fast first step and small-space explosiveness that led to a 19-yard rush on Syracuse’s first scoring drive, and the 39-yard run that helped move Syracuse into the red zone before the half.“We thought we paved the holes pretty well and he just goes right through it,” Hickey said. “When you give backs like that that space, they make those plays.”Syracuse didn’t give up any sacks, committed no turnovers and had fewer penalties against Villanova and Central Michigan. Each issue surfaced when the competition got tougher on Saturday.McDonald said that Syracuse won’t always be the most athletic team on the field. And with the Maryland game as a more realistic sample size — Syracuse ran 51 times and threw 28 — the offense, successful or not, is reliant on the ground, especially with games against Notre Dame, Louisville and Florida State in the next three weeks.Said McDonald: “At the end of the day we’re always going to be a running team.” Comments Published on September 22, 2014 at 12:11 am Contact Jesse: [email protected] | @dougherty_jesselast_img read more

Short-handed Angels go quietly in loss to Diamondbacks

first_imgIt wasn’t enough to support their pitcher, another injury replacement.Odrisamer Despaigne allowed three runs in four innings in his second start since the Angels acquired him to help plug one of their holes in their injury-marred rotation.Despaigne gave up a two-run homer in the first inning to Paul Goldschmidt. On the eighth pitch of the at-bat, Despaigne left a cutter up in the zone and Goldschmidt blasted it for a no-doubt homer to left field.Despaigne did not allow another hit until the fourth, when Goldschmidt led off with a single and went to second on Daniel Descalso’s dribbler up the third-base line. Goldschmidt went to third on a fly ball and scored on Nick Ahmed’s single, just over the leaping Simmons.Related Articles Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros PreviousPHOENIX, AZ – AUGUST 22: Paul Goldschmidt #44 of the Arizona Diamondbacks hits a single against the Los Angeles Angels during the fourth inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on August 22, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)The Diamondbacks’ Paul Goldschmidt hits a two-run home run during the first inning of Wednesday’s game against the Angels in Phoenix. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne gets a new baseball after giving up a two-run home run to Arizona Diamondbacks’ Paul Goldschmidt as Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons, right, pauses in the infield during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsArizona Diamondbacks’ Paul Goldschmidt (44) celebrates his two-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels with David Peralta, left, and manager Torey Lovullo, right, during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)Arizona Diamondbacks starter Clay Buchholz throws a pitch to a Los Angeles Angels batter during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)PHOENIX, AZ – AUGUST 22: Starting pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne #40 of the Los Angeles Angels pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on August 22, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Arizona Diamondbacks’ Nick Ahmed connects for an RBI single against the Los Angeles Angels during the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)Los Angeles Angels starter Odrisamer Despaigne throws a pitch to an Arizona Diamondbacks batter during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Eduardo Escobar reaches out to field a grounder hit by Los Angeles Angels’ Odrisamer Despaigne before throwing out Despaigne at first base during the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)Los Angeles Angels’ David Fletcher ends up on the ground after diving out of the way from an inside pitch thrown by Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Clay Buchholz during the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)PHOENIX, AZ – AUGUST 22: Outfielder David Peralta #6 of the Arizona Diamondbacks makes a leaping catch against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on August 22, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)PHOENIX, AZ – AUGUST 22: Infielder Taylor Ward #3 of the Los Angeles Angels fields an infield single during the fouth inning of the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on August 22, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)PHOENIX, AZ – AUGUST 22: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels warms up on deck during the fifth inning of the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on August 22, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)PHOENIX, AZ – AUGUST 22: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels bats against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the sixth inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on August 22, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Eduardo Escobar (14) forces out Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani (17), of Japan, at second base during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)PHOENIX, AZ – AUGUST 22: Jabari Blash #54 of the Los Angeles Angels bats against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the third inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on August 22, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)PHOENIX, AZ – AUGUST 22: Paul Goldschmidt #44 of the Arizona Diamondbacks hits a single against the Los Angeles Angels during the fourth inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on August 22, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)The Diamondbacks’ Paul Goldschmidt hits a two-run home run during the first inning of Wednesday’s game against the Angels in Phoenix. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)NextShow Caption1 of 16The Diamondbacks’ Paul Goldschmidt hits a two-run home run during the first inning of Wednesday’s game against the Angels in Phoenix. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)ExpandPHOENIX — About eight miles away from where the Angels hold spring training, they used another spring training lineup.Unfortunately for them, the Arizona Diamondbacks insisted on playing a normal, regular-season game.As a result, the short-handed Angels lost 5-1 to the Diamondbacks on Wednesday night.For the second straight night, the Angels started a lineup that included just three players who were in the everyday lineup when the season began: Albert Pujols, Andrelton Simmons and Kole Calhoun. Mike Trout, Justin Upton and Zack Cozart are all on the disabled list, with Cozart out for the season. Martín Maldonado and Ian Kinsler have been traded. Even Luis Valbuena, who started on opening day because Kinsler was hurt, has been released. Shohei Ohtani was unable to start because they were playing in a National League park, with no DH.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.What’s more, one of the more consistenly productive replacements only made it through half the game before leaving. David Fletcher was removed from the game in the fourth inning after fouling a ball off his left knee. He was diagnosed with a contusion. He said he expects to be able to play by the time the Angels return to action on Friday.That left the Angels to play another game with a patchwork lineup, one that managed only five hits.“We have some guys who are figuring it out as they play every day,” Manager Mike Scioscia said. “These guys need to play to figure stuff out. Tonight we just didn’t pressure those guys enough.”Facing veteran Clay Buchholz, the Angels got a runner into scoring position just twice and didn’t score a run until Jefry Marte’s RBI groundout after they trailed 5-0 in the eighth. Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter center_img Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros “He showed flashes of some really good stuff, but overall wasn’t repeating pitches like he would need to get deep in the game,” Scioscia said.Despaigne needed 87 pitches to get through four innings, so he then gave way to the bullpen, which included more auditions for 2019. Both of the relievers acquired in the Kinsler trade pitched on Wednesday.Ty Buttrey pitched a perfect inning, with two strikeouts. Buttrey has not allowed a run in three innings so far with the Angels.Lefty Williams Jerez had not allowed a run in his first seven innings with the Angels, but he had his first rough outing on Wednesday. After getting two quick outs, he gave up a single to Eduardo Escobar and a two-run homer to David Peralta. After a walk and a single, he was pulled.“Both those kids, Jerez and Buttrey, they have some live arms,” Scioscia said. “As they get some experience, I think those are two really good potential back-end bullpen guys.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more