Slumping Kole Calhoun keeps his confidence up as he looks to get back in Angels’ lineup

first_imgDENVER — Kole Calhoun is trying to find his swing, and keep his confidence.“It’s tough,” Calhoun said. “But every day is a new day. It can only take one day (to get going). I just want to help this team win. You can’t change the past, but going forward, I have the opportunity to have some good at-bats and try to help this ballclub.Calhoun, who had started against every right-handed pitcher for more than a month, was benched against a righty on Sunday and, after Monday’s off day, again on Tuesday. He also didn’t play on Saturday, against a left-handed starter. The Rockies are starting a lefty on Wednesday, so it’s likely that Calhoun will go four straight games without starting.Normally a fixture in the Angels’ lineup, Calhoun is hitting .165 after grounding into a game-ending double play as a pinch-hitter on Tuesday night. He has with 33 strikeouts and four walks in 119 plate appearances. He has just two extra-base hits – a triple and a homer – and they were his first two hits of the season. Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros ALSOThe Angels are planning on Shohei Ohtani making his next start on the mound on Sunday, but Scioscia won’t make that official until they see how Ohtani feels after his last outing. That would fit with their pattern, of keeping him on six days rest when possible. He twice had longer breaks, once because of a postponement and once when he sprained his ankle. …Related Articles Mike Trout, with bat and glove, helps Angels end losing streak Clippers, Mavericks brace for the unknown in Game 4 The combination of Ohtani’s power and the thin air at Coors Field led to a batting practice show that made quite an impression on longtime observers in Denver. Ohtani hit a few balls into the third deck in right field, territory usually only touched by Carlos Gonzalez, according to the locals. …Catcher Martín Maldonado returned after missing the weekend on the bereavement list. Juan Graterol was optioned back to Triple-A. …Kenyan Middleton (elbow inflammation) pitched a scoreless inning in a rehab outing at Triple-A on Tuesday night at Triple-A. Scioscia said he’s not sure how many games Middleton would need, but he’s expected to be back sometime later this week. …Nick Tropeano (shoulder inflammation) threw a bullpen session on Tuesday. He said he’s scheduled for another on Thursday. If that goes well, he would rejoin the rotation on Saturday, the first day he’s eligible. …Blake Wood (elbow impingement) still had not yet thrown off a mound, but he was going to do so any day, Scioscia said. …Matt Shoemaker (forearm strain) continues to throw off a mound, Scioscia said. …Jo Adell, the Angels’ top prospect, returned to the lineup at Class-A Burlington, Iowa, on Tuesday after missing two weeks with a thumb contusion.UP NEXTAngels (Jaime Barría, 2-1, 3.46) at Rockies (Tyler Anderson, 2-0, 3.78), Wednesday, noon, Fox Sports West, KLAA (830 AM)center_img Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error One clear difference for Calhoun is that his ground ball rate is 56.8 percent, which is significantly higher than his career rate of 42.9. In the past, Calhoun has been able to counter the shift by hitting over it, but not this season.“I think (the ground balls) are a symptom of the problem,” he said. “That’s what we’re trying to work on. Get back to some line drives. Not necessarily get the ball in the air, but backspin some stuff and try to find some holes.”LEARN BY WATCHINGWhen Jaime Barría makes his fourth major-league start on Wednesday, it will be the first time he’s started after being in the dugout in the previous days.For his first three starts, he was only activated the day he pitched. And after the first two, he was optioned immediately after he pitched, so he hadn’t had the chance to sit in the dugout and learn from the other pitchers and hitters until now.“I think there’s a lot of value that can be gained from that,” Manager Mike Scioscia said. “What happens in the major leagues between starts with a pitcher, especially a young pitcher, is very important.”last_img read more

Kwakwani floodwaters recede by 4 inches

first_imgResidents and officials of the heavily-inundated areas in Kwakwani, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) have reported that up to Sunday afternoon, the water level receded by four inches.A CDC supply truck being off-loaded in the communityResidents are optimistic that the waters will continue receding.A multi-agency team led by the acting Director General of the Civil Defence Commission (CDC), Lieutenant Colonel Kester Craig visited the community on Friday.Initial assessments were made of the areas affected: Waterfront, Lamp Island, Aroaima and Ginger Island. These communities are located in close proximity to the Upper Berbice River that borders Kwakwani. Approximately 300 households have been affected by the flooding.Resident Cort Simeon of the Waterfront area said that he would constantly check the water level and realised that it had receded four inches.On Sunday morning, the residents received supplies of cleaning agents and utensils as well as medical supplies. These include long boots, soap powder, bleach, soap, and other cleaning agents.Another resident, Mavis Lewis, said that the items distributed to the residents were what they needed right now, given the intensity of the flood and the environmental health issues that the residents are exposed to.“I think all the residents are glad to get the items; I think the CDC’s response was very good. They were prompt and we appreciate that very much,” Lewis told the Department of Public Information (DPI).last_img read more


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