Angels finally get their top nine hitters together in one lineup

first_imgKANSAS CITY, Mo. — Although the Angels had scored the most runs in the majors over their first 14 games, it wasn’t until the 15th game that they put their preferred lineup together.On Friday night, the lineup included Ian Kinsler, Zack Cozart and Shohei Ohtani, the first time those three had been together with the other six everyday players.Kinsler had missed most of the first two weeks with a groin injury. The game before he went on the disabled list, Ohtani didn’t play. The first game in which Kinsler was back on Thursday night, Cozart didn’t play.With everyone together on Friday night, Manager Mike Scioscia had a couple interesting lineup decisions. Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros “There was a lot of discussion of Coz staying there, but in the big picture of where we want to be in the long term, it has Ian leading off and Coz in a role hopefully with some guys on base,” Scioscia said.Also, Scioscia moved Ohtani up from the No. 8 to No. 7 spot. Scioscia wouldn’t elaborate much of his thinking with that move.“That’s the way the lineup flows tonight,” he said.Perhaps a part of the decision was seeing Ohtani get intentionally walked on Thursday night. Ohtani, who brought a .346 average and 11 RBIs into Friday’s game, had Andrelton Simmons hitting behind him on Friday. Simmons was hitting .356 with a major-league leading 21 hits. First, he moved Cozart back to the No. 6 spot, even though the lineup had been productive with him at leadoff. Scioscia opted to put Kinsler back at the top.Related Articles Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone center_img Ohtani is not expected to be in the lineup again until Tuesday, at the earliest, because he is scheduled to pitch on Sunday and the Angels are off on Monday. Luis Valbuena would probably take Ohtani’s spot in those games.ALSOJC Ramírez is scheduled to undergo Tommy John surgery on Tuesday, General Manager Billy Eppler said. The Angels announced on Monday that the procedure was recommended for Ramírez, who has a torn ulnar collateral ligament. Ramírez had tried stem-cell therapy to heal his elbow when it was only partially torn last year. …Felix Peña was optioned to Triple-A to create room for Andrew Heaney, who was activated from the disabled list to make his first start of the season on Friday. …Heaney became the ninth different pitcher to start for the Angels in their first 15 games. They are just the 10th team in major league history to use at least nine starters in their first 15 games, the first since the 1960 Baltimore Orioles.UP NEXTAngels (Garrett Richards, 1-0, 4.20) at Royals (Jake Junis, 2-0, 0.00), 4 p.m., Saturday, FS1, KLAA (830 AM). Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more


first_imgRed Hughs GAA NewsSenior MenThe men had an impressive victory over Naomh Ultan in the Replay of the relegation/promotion battle on Saturday in Mc Cumhaill Park. It was a huge Victory for the lads as defeat was an unthinkable outcome. It was a great display of character and determination from each and everyone on the day. The lads can now look forward to next year in division 3 and hopefully push on and battle at the other end of the table next year. Well done to the lads and Manager Stephen Friel. Underage Presentations​The underage presentations took place on Sunday in the clubhouse. All the usual awards were given out and presented by Stephen Mc Menamin Donegal minor team member. Award winners on the day were Under 13 Girls player of the year was Aimee Callaghan under 13 Most improved girls player of the year was Maddison White. Under 14 girls player of the year was Nicola Callaghan Most improved under 14 player of the year Saoirse Campbell, Under 16 Girls player of the year was Eimear Gallagher Under 16 girls most improved player of the year was Leona Mc Glinchey. Aimee Callaghan, Nicola Callaghan, Zara Gibson, Maddison White & Caitlin Geary also got merit awards for representing the club in the county development squad blitzes Sponsored by coaches Sabrina White & Maura Mc Crudden.The boys awards winners were Under 13 boys player of the year Kieran Neeson Most dedicated player of the year Cian Gallagher. Under 14 manager PJ Gallagher could not pick a player of the year out of a very competitive squad and he very kindly sponsored a pair of gloves for all the young lads in the team. Under 16 player of the year went to Cormac Mc Menamin and most dedicated player of the year went to James Callaghan. A merit award was also presented to Dylan Lafferty for representing the club in the under 15 county development squad.Minor chairman Stephen Gallagher also presented StephenMc Menamin with a small token of appreciation for taking time out to present medals and other appearances throughout the year.Scór Na NógWell done to Evan Carron Kee who represented the club in the County Final of Scór na Nóg. Although Evan didn’t make it through to the Ulster semi final, he put in an excellent performance receiving an extremely high score and very positive feedback from the judges, Over 19 clubs took part in this year’s scor and over 200 participants, this was reflected in the high standard of competition. Thank you also to those who travelled to support Evan. The club will be looking for talented young people to take part in Scor next year so anyone interested contact Gleanoir 0861506720.Lotto & 100+ Club Results 28/11/14Numbers drawn were 8,1,2,7,3,5,6,4 One winner matched 5 numbers was Mary Gallagher Castlefin.Next weeks Jackpot is €4,675100+ Club winner was number 2 Mary Mc Kelvey Rushy HillThanks Toe everyone for your continued support Club MeetingClub meeting on Wednesday the 3rd in the clubhouse at 9pm Executive member please attend & all club members welcome.​Dinner DanceThis years dinner dance will take place on Saturday the 6th of December in The Villa Rose. Music by the popular new band Overtime. Tickets are priced at €25 and will are available in Bradley’s shop this week. It’s always a fantastic night so get your tickets early.Minor Board A.G.M.This years minor board A.G.M. will take place this Wednesday at 7.30pm in the Clubhouse. Everyone that can help out in any way or that is willing to manage a team for 2015 please attend.Notice of Club A.G.MAll fully paid adult Red Hughs Club members (over 18 years of age) are invited to the annual club A.G.M. which will take place in the clubhouse on the 10th of Dec @ 8pm.Contact club secretary via e-mail for nomination papers : secretary.redhughs.donegal@gaa.ieCeili DancingCeili dancing continues in the clubhouse on Tuesday evening from 8-10pm beginners always welcome. Great excercise and fun for all ages.Monster BazaarThe annual Bazaar takes place on Sunday the 14th of December at 4.30pm in The Parochial Hall. The usual fantastic prizes will be up for grabs Tv’s, Tablets, Toys, Bikes, Household Electrical’s etc. Don’t miss your chance to be a winner on time for ChristmasNew Club AppThe club have launched a new app for everyone who has an interest in the club. It is totally free to download on your smart phone. If you are a player, club member or a supporter this is a must have. Get free updates and notifications straight to your phone daily free of charge. Get fixtures and results up coming events etc.Follow these three easy steps to get the app today.GAA NEWS: RED HUGHS SECURE DIVISION THREE STATUS WITH CRUCIAL WIN OVER NAOMH ULTAN was last modified: December 2nd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAANoticesRED HUGHS.Sportlast_img read more