For the second night in a row, Mike Trout’s two homers not enough for Angels


first_imgPreviousSeattle Mariners special assistant to the chairman Ichiro Suzuki, center, greets teammates after the Mariners defeated the Los Angeles Angels 6-3 in a baseball game, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout leaps for and catches a ball hit by Seattle Mariners’ Nelson Cruz during the third inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)SEATTLE, WA – JUNE 12: Jaime Barria #51 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim delivers against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning at Safeco Field on June 12, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsSeattle Mariners’ Mitch Haniger follows through on a solo home run against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)Seattle Mariners’ Mitch Haniger (17) is greeted at the dugout by Dee Gordon, right, after Haniger hit a solo home run against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jaime Barria throws to a Seattle Mariners batter during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Mike Leake throws to a Los Angeles Angels batter during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)SEATTLE, WA – JUNE 12: Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim strikes out against Mike Leake #8 of the Seattle Mariners in the fifth inningat Safeco Field on June 12, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout watches his solo home run against the Seattle Mariners during the fifth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)SEATTLE, WA – JUNE 12: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hits a home run off of Ryan Cook #46 of the Seattle Mariners in the seventh inning at Safeco Field on June 12, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)Seattle Mariners left fielder Ben Gamel loses his glove after he jumped but failed to catch a solo home run hit by Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout during the fifth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout rounds the bases as Seattle Mariners second baseman Dee Gordon rests behind him after Trout hit a two-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Seattle. It was Trout’s second home run of the game. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)SEATTLE, WA – JUNE 12: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim rounds third after hitting a home run off of Mike Leake #8 of the Seattle Mariners in the fifth inning at Safeco Field on June 12, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)SEATTLE, WA – JUNE 12: Ian Kinsler #3 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim greets Mike Trout #27 after his home run in the seventh inning off of Ryan Cook #46 of the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on June 12, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)SEATTLE, WA – JUNE 12: Mitch Haniger #17 of the Seattle Mariners hits a home run off of Jaime Barria #51 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the fifth inning at Safeco Field on June 12, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)Angels relief pitcher Oliver Drake, right, walks away from the mound as the Mariners’ Mitch Haniger rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run – his second of the game – during the eighth inning Tuesday night in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)Seattle Mariners’ Dee Gordon, left, greets Mitch Haniger after Haniger hit a solo home run in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Seattle. Haniger also homered in the fifth inning as the Mariners won 6-3. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)Fans in the stands watch as Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout leaps for and catches a ball hit by Seattle Mariners’ Nelson Cruz during the third inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)Seattle Mariners special assistant to the chairman Ichiro Suzuki, center, greets teammates after the Mariners defeated the Los Angeles Angels 6-3 in a baseball game, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout leaps for and catches a ball hit by Seattle Mariners’ Nelson Cruz during the third inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)NextShow Caption1 of 18Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout leaps for and catches a ball hit by Seattle Mariners’ Nelson Cruz during the third inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)ExpandSEATTLE — Mike Trout did everything he could to carry the Angels on Tuesday.But a baseball team, as it turns out, is pretty heavy.Trout couldn’t do it by himself. The Angels lost 6-3 to the Seattle Mariners, despite Trout’s second straight two-homer game and his spectacular run-saving catch.Unfortunately for the Angels, the hitters besides Trout came up empty too often in the clutch, and four of the five pitchers gave up runs, including four homers. Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Clippers, Mavericks brace for the unknown in Game 4 Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros After winning six in a row, the Angels have now lost three in a row, including the first two of this series against the AL West-leading Mariners.“It’s tough,” Trout said. “We were playing good games. It seems like we go through a stretch and then have a couple bad games. (The Mariners) are hitting the ball well and they’re pitching good.”The Mariners have done enough to beat the Angels, even though they haven’t been able to stop Trout. He is now 14 for 22 with five homers against Seattle this season. His 31 homers against the Mariners in his career are his most against any opponent.“That’s a good club over there and they have a pretty good player on their team too,” Mariners manager Scott Servais said. “We saw it again tonight. Mr. Trout is really tough to pitch to. Some of the pitches he hit out tonight were kind of where we wanted to throw them and he still does damage.”Sign up for Home Turf and get 3 exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Mike Leake threw Trout an 0-and-2 slider below his knees in the fifth, and he hit it out. In the seventh, Ryan Cook threw a 2-and-2 changeup over the inner half, and Trout blasted it 412 feet. His two-run homer pulled the Angels within 4-3. “We just didn’t get anything going tonight,” Zack Cozart said. “Usually you have a couple guys in a slump and everyone else is carrying everything. Right now it feels like it’s more than a couple guys (in a slump), myself at the top of the list.“We’ll get it going. Our pitchers have been keeping us in the game so much. We can’t keep relying on them. We’ve got to start getting some stuff going offensively.”It wasn’t such a great night for the Angels pitchers either.Jaime Barría got hit hard over his five innings, and he was fortunate to get out of the game with only three runs allowed. The Mariners hit nine balls at 100 mph or harder against Barría. Two of them were homers by Mitch Haniger, a solo shot in the first and a two-run blast in the fifth.Barría would have given up at least one more run if Trout didn’t grab Nelson Cruz’s drive with a leaping catch at the fence in the third.“Jaime had to work hard,” Scioscia said. “Some of the mistakes caught up to him.”center_img Mike Trout, with bat and glove, helps Angels end losing streak Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Those were all the Angels runs, though.“We’re more than Mike,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. “One guy can’t carry you. Mike is swinging the bat very well, but we need some other guys to get into their game.”The rest of the Angels combined for three hits, although they also hit a few balls hard that were right at fielders. Luis Valbuena had two of the hits, and he wasted one when he was thrown out at second trying to stretch his leadoff single in the sixth.The Angels were 1 for 7 with runners in scoring position, with Trout’s second homer being the only hit.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Planning a training programme


first_imgA training programme is designed to improve fitness, sharpen skills and encourage team work. Many sports are seasonal, therefore the programme is divided into parts called periodisation. Some sports use three main periods: 1. Preseason – Focus on a high level of general fitness for the particular sport. – Concentrate on muscular endurance, power and speed work. – Development of techniques, skills and strategies for the particular sport. 2. Competitive/Peak season – Emphasise speed. – Practise skills at high speed and competitive situations (training circuits and practise matches). – Extra fitness sessions for strength and power for key muscles. – Adequate recovery and rest to avoid injury and fatigue. 3. Off Season – Aims for complete recovery from competition through rest, relaxation and other sports (active rest) to maintain a level of fitness. The training programme can be long-term or short and designed for a particular sport, specific level of ability, an individual sports person or group of sports people at a similar level of ability. The skill requirements, type of fitness needed, demographics (age, health, experience, etc) must be considered. The training principles, including the FITT principle and training methods, must be incorporated in planning training programmes. The components of a training session. Having decided on the programme of training, the actual training session should have three parts: 1. Warm-up The warm-up helps with mental preparation, increases heart rate and blood flow, warm muscles, loosen joints, increases flexibility and reduces the risk of injury to muscles and joints. The warm-ups must last at least 20-30 minutes and should include: – Gentle exercise for the whole body, such as jogging. – Gentle stretching to increase range of movement at the joints and prevent strains on muscles tendons and ligaments. Each stretch must be held for 10-30 seconds with no bouncing. – Specific warm-up for the activity, e.g., minor game passing the ball around. 2. Training activities This is the body of the training session and prepares the individual or team in different ways for fitness and skill development, depending on the demand of the particular sport. The training activity should include the following: – Physical preparation A fitness session, e.g., continuous, fartlek, interval or circuit training – Psychological preparation Players need a certain intensity of motivation called arousal, which aids performance. If the arousal level is not high enough, boredom sets in and performance declines. Anxiety, stress level and aggression must also be managed. The team psychiatrist will help the players to recognise and manage these problems. – Technical preparation These are the basic patterns of movement which have to be developed in every activity. Skilful performance is the product of using techniques correctly, e.g., a netball player may work through a series of practices designed to improve footwork skills. – Tactical preparation How the opponent is beaten will depend on a number of different factors. Therefore, in order to win, a tactical game plan is needed. The main tactic for most sport involves either attack or defence. The basic principles behind these should be done during the session. For example, corner or free kicks can be done by using drills and practices for each situation. 3. Cool down The cool down is where the body recovers after vigorous activity and is as important as the warm-up. It prevents soreness, keeps circulation up so that more oxygen reaches the muscles to clear away lactic acid, and loosens tight muscles to prevent stiffness later. The cool down must begin with a few minutes of jogging, then finishing with stretching exercises. Special attention must be given to the main joints used. Recovery rate is how quickly the body gets back to normal. Make sure enough time is given to recover between training sessions. If training is done every day, follow a heavy one-day session with a light session. During a heavy training period, at least one rest day must be taken per week.last_img read more