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In the opening game of the double header Cork take on beaten Ulster finalists Donegal in a 4 o’clock throw-in.The second match of the day pits Mayo against beaten Leinster finalists Westmeath at 6.The winners of the respective ties will be back in action next weekend.
He gave up a one-out double to Jean Segura, then back-to-back walks to Mitch Haniger and Nelson Cruz. Two runs scored on Kyle Seager’s double – the play on which Young was hurt – and a third scored after a wild pitch on the third strike to Ryon Healy.“It’s been the same old story for a while, big innings where I let it build, a couple walks, a double and then one hit kind of opens it up,” he said. “It’s something where I need to come out and sort of establish earlier and get ahead and all the same stuff we always talk about.”Heaney also implied that there might have been an early pitch-calling issue with catcher Martín Maldonado.“Me and Maldy were on the same page after that (first inning),” Heaney said. “We were on the same page at the beginning, but I wasn’t really executing pitches. We kind of talked about it, got a few things straightened out and we were good from there.”Heaney settled down and did not allow another run through his seven innings, but the Angels’ offense couldn’t make up the early deficit.“He pitched a great game,” Scioscia said. “he gave us a chance to win. We just couldn’t get any pressure offensively.” Clippers, Mavericks brace for the unknown in Game 4 By managing only an Andrelton Simmons homer in seven innings against the soft-throwing Wade LeBlanc, the Angels lost the first of nine games they will play against the Mariners in July. They now trail the Mariners by a dozen games in the race for the second American League wild card.Injuries have led to the Angels plummeting in the standings – and they suffered another one, with Chris Young headed for the disabled list after straining his left hamstring in the first inning – but at least they got back one of their key players when Ohtani was activated.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Ohtani had been out with a damaged ulnar collateral ligament that still prevents him from pitching, but he can hit.“Prior to this injury, he was a really good hitter,” Simmons said before Tuesday’s game. “He did really well with a limited amount of at-bats. He was still a big asset for us. Hopefully, he can come back and get his rhythm quick and help us out.”Simmons, however, has recent first-hand experience of how difficult that is. He missed only 11 days after spraining his ankle last month. He then came back without a minor league rehab assignment and had two hits in his first 23 at-bats. Mike Trout, with bat and glove, helps Angels end losing streak PreviousSeattle Mariners’ Nelson Cruz (23) gestures as he crosses home plate in front of catcher Martin Maldonado after hitting solo home run off of Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Noe Ramirez during the eighth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in Seattle. The Mariners won 4-1. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)Los Angeles Angels’ Chris Young, center, is helped off the field by first baseman Albert Pujols and a member of the Los Angeles Angels training staff during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani takes to the field to warm up for the team’s baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani warms up before taking batting practice for the team’s baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)SEATTLE, WA – JULY 03: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim warms up during batting practice prior to taking on the Seattle Mariners during their game at Safeco Field on July 3, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, right, laughs while talking to manager Mike Scioscia before the team’s baseball game against the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)SEATTLE, WA – JULY 03: Chris Young #24 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches agianst the Seattle Mariners in the first inning during their game at Safeco Field on July 3, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani fouls off a pitch from Seattle Mariners starter Wade LeBlanc during the second inning of a baseball game,Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)Los Angeles Angels’ Andrelton Simmons hits a solo home run off of Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Wade LeBlanc during the fourth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)Los Angeles Angels’ Andrelton Simmons (2) is congratulated by Shohei Ohtani after hitting a solo home run off Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Wade LeBlanc during the fourth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)SEATTLE, WA – JULY 03: Chris Young #24 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches agianst the Seattle Mariners in the first inning during their game at Safeco Field on July 3, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)SEATTLE, WA – JULY 03: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim runs to second after hitting a fly out in the fourth inning against the Seattle Mariners during their game at Safeco Field on July 3, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)SEATTLE, WA – JULY 03: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim reacts after hitting a fly out in the fourth inning against the Seattle Mariners during their game at Safeco Field on July 3, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)SEATTLE, WA – JULY 03: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim forced out at first base by Ryon Healy #27 of the Seattle Mariners in the sixth inning during their game at Safeco Field on July 3, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)SEATTLE, WA – JULY 03: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim walks back to the dugout after striking out in the seventh inning against the Seattle Mariners during their game at Safeco Field on July 3, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani walks back to the dugout after striking out looking during the second inning of Tuesday’s game against the Mariners in Seattle. Ohtani went 0 for 4 with three strikeouts in his return to the lineup. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)Seattle Mariners’ Nelson Cruz (23) gestures as he crosses home plate in front of catcher Martin Maldonado after hitting solo home run off of Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Noe Ramirez during the eighth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in Seattle. The Mariners won 4-1. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)Los Angeles Angels’ Chris Young, center, is helped off the field by first baseman Albert Pujols and a member of the Los Angeles Angels training staff during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)NextShow Caption1 of 16Los Angeles Angels’ Chris Young, center, is helped off the field by first baseman Albert Pujols and a member of the Los Angeles Angels training staff during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)ExpandSEATTLE — As much as the Angels were thrilled to get Shohei Ohtani back in their lineup on Tuesday night, his performance was further proof of something that should be obvious.Simulated games aren’t real games.Ohtani, who had only had two days worth of simulated game at-bats in his preparation to return to the lineup for the first time in nearly a month, struck out three times in four hitless at-bats.He was one of many Angels who had a disappointing offensive game in a 4-1 loss to the Seattle Mariners. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Ohtani was hitting .289 with six homers and a .907 OPS when he went on the disabled list, but when he returned after just 20 simulated game at-bats against Angels minor league pitchers over two days, he clearly wasn’t the same.Ohtani struck out twice and hit a flyout against LeBlanc. He then struck out to end the game against Mariners closer Edwin Diaz.“It doesn’t feel like it’s spring training all over,” Ohtani said through his interpreter. “It doesn’t feel like that, but it’s a different atmosphere up here facing big league pitchers in a big league stadium. I still might need a little more time to adjust to that.”Manager Mike Scioscia agreed.“Shohei just needs to see some pitches,” he said. “He’s going to be fine. His bat speed is there. He looked great in batting practice.”Simply getting Ohtani back begs a couple more questions.First, how often is he going to be in the lineup? When he was splitting his time between hitting and pitching, he was the DH three or four times a week. That provided about three days a week that Albert Pujols could get off his feet and move back to DH. Now Ohtani would presumably be available to DH almost every day, but Pujols, 38, might not be able to move to first base that often.“We’ll balance it,” Scioscia said, without elaborating.Also, is Ohtani going to be able to pitch this season?So far his ligament has had almost four weeks of healing from the platelet-rich plasma injection and stem-cell therapy. He’ll be evaluated again in about two weeks, but the history of players who have had PRP or stem-cell treatments is that it takes months to be able to throw again.Ohtani, who hadn’t been available to the media since before he was injured, answered one question about the circumstances of his pitching injury. He said it was “surprising” when he learned the extent of the injury.“But the team took every step and checked out my elbow and asked what the doctor said,” he said. “I have to listen to them now. Now I just have to work hard and try to get back to where I was before the injury.”Ohtani was asked if he felt he would pitch again this season, but an Angels media relations official then interrupted the session and said Ohtani would not answer any more questions about pitching until after he’s re-evaluated.Without Ohtani pitching, it’s important for the Angels to get quality work out of starters like Andrew Heaney, whose bad first inning proved too much to overcome on Tuesday.Related Articles read more
Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr. thinks of “Star Trek” when he describes the transformation expected for his city over the next five years. To the mayor, the new NFL stadium slated to open in less than a year is Inglewood’s version of the Genesis Device, a miraculous technology from 1982’s “The Wrath of Khan” that could turn a barren planet into utopia.As Butts sees it, the more than $5 billion catalyst at the former site of Hollywood Park will uplift the area around the stadium and then cascade to replace blight in other neighborhoods as well.“That’s what’s happening right now, the Genesis effect,” Butts said. “We were once a City of Champions and we can be that again.”Construction to last yearsAlthough the newly branded SoFi Stadium will open in the summer of 2020 as the home of the Los Angeles Rams and Chargers, construction will continue for years after the first kickoff. In phases, the Hollywood Park site — 3 1/2 times the acreage of Disneyland — will gain apartments, four public parks, a 300-room hotel and new retail spaces, including a spot for Inglewood beer maker Three Weavers Brewing. Related linksSoFi Stadium guide: A closer look at future home of Rams and ChargersCitizens’ lawsuit to block LA Clippers arena in Inglewood can go to trial, judge rulesInglewood caps rent increases at 5 percent, backtracks on relocation feesLA Clippers arena clears major hurdle as judge throws out lawsuit by Inglewood residents group‘Unbelievable,’ ‘beautiful,’ ‘intimate’: Rams, Chargers fans get first looks at SoFi Stadium “You would be totally dumbfounded,” he said.Back then, Inglewood had a troubling crime rate, high unemployment, a Sizzler and the “Big Donut,” Butts said.By 2011, the city was on the path to bankruptcy. The Inglewood Unified School District was taken over by the state in 2012 and is still struggling today.“It was a city devoid of hope with no aspiration for the future,” said Butts, a former Inglewood cop who in 2018 was elected to a third term as mayor.When he first took office, the city had double-digit homicide rates. This year, fewer murders have been committed in Inglewood than in Santa Monica or Pasadena, Butts said.Unemployment dropped from 17.5 percent in 2011 to 4.7 percent in 2019.Finally, this largely minority community of 110,000 is climbing back to its feet. Indeed, there’s new interest in a city long written off by outsiders and even maligned for its crime in pop culture.The Girl Scouts of Greater L.A. chose to relocate its service center to Inglewood from Marina del Rey. The L.A. Philharmonic is building a $14.5 million, Frank Gehry-designed Youth Orchestra center on South La Brea Avenue. And a Metro station is expected to open next year in downtown Inglewood.A national — and even world — spotlight will be on the city in years to come. Inglewood will host Super Bowl LVI in February 2022 and the College Football Playoff National Championship in January 2023. And during the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, the stadium is expected to host the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as soccer competition.Some benefiting alreadyLocals already are feeling the growing momentum from the new developments.Amin Badrudin has owned a 7-Eleven franchise across the street from Hollywood Park for 27 years. Over nearly three decades, the area has been a roller-coaster, from the heyday of the Lakers and Kings in the 1990s to the low point when the racetrack closed in 2013.“We went from the Avenue of the Champions to the Avenue of Nobody Here,” Badrudin said.But that’s turning around for his store. He has a flood of construction workers coming in night and day. He’s remodeled once already and says he’ll need to expand to keep up with the demand.Badrudin renewed his lease for 20 years just before other businesses in the neighborhood were hit with hikes. Sales have tripled since the Forum reopened in 2014, he said.“I’ve never had it this good,” he said. “And it’s only the beginning.”7-Eleven store owner Amin Badrudin is excited about he NFL stadium being built across the street from his store in Inglewood on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. His business has increased since construction has begun on the project. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Others don’t share optimismThere’s a sense of hope in Inglewood again, but for some locals, the rapid changes feel more like a death knell.In “the Wrath of Khan,” the Genesis Device was treated as a doomsday weapon, because if improperly used, it would first destroy whatever existed on an already habitable world to create a more “ideal” paradise.And in similar ways, some business owners and tenants in Inglewood fear the wave of progress brought by the stadium is overwriting their hard work by shuttering their businesses and pricing them out of the city they called home during the worst of times.Uplift Inglewood Coalition, a organization fighting for local tenants rights since 2015, recently tried to stop the construction of the Clippers arena, arguing the land should go to affordable housing instead. A judge ruled against the group earlier this month, but Uplift has pledged to appeal.‘Fair shot at opportunity’D’Artagnan Scorza, a member of Uplift, said longtime residents are being displaced by investors trying to make a buck at the existing community’s expense. The city — long a haven for middle- and working-class African Americans and Latinos — is at risk of losing its soul if the people who lived there for decades can no longer afford it, he said.“This fight is about our future and making sure we all have an opportunity to thrive,” Scorza said. “A fair shot at opportunity — that’s what Inglewood has represented for so many people of color for so long.”Rents have surged and previously stagnant properties have changed hands as speculators gobble up land near the stadium along Prairie Avenue. There have been improvements throughout the area, but in some sections older buildings seemingly have been left to rot as the land beneath becomes more valuable with time. Several business owners say they expect many would become parking lots in the future.It’s up in the air exactly how much of an economic boon the NFL will be for Inglewood, though the stadium certainly is the core of renewed interest in the city. Economists often argue that the projected benefits of stadiums are overstated. However, most stadiums don’t have two professional teams to fill up the schedule. Inglewood is not providing any direct money to the project or the proposed Clippers arena, a move Butts says is designed to ensure the sports venues’ owners bear the risk.“If they walk away, they’re walking away from their own money,” Butts said. “Inglewood can never be left again.”The stadium and the rest of the Hollywood Park project are expected to add 10,000 to 12,000 permanent jobs once construction ends. Roughly a third are prioritized for Inglewood residents, according to the city. The Clippers arena will employ about 800 people and is expected to have a similar requirement for local hires.Still, opponents have criticized those jobs as not paying enough to offset the increased cost of living in Inglewood.Property values soaringA new analysis by PropertyShark indicates citywide housing prices jumped 63 percent from 2014 to 2018, one of the largest gains in the South Bay.Butts and the Inglewood City Council turned to rent control to protect residents, initially capping increases at 5 percent per year and then later lowering it to 3 percent.Businesses are hanging on as best they can in the hope that opening day will change their circumstances. Some expect they won’t survive until the 70,240-seat stadium is christened on July 25, 2020, for a Taylor Swift concert.Lawrence Scott, owner of Scottle’s Gumbo and Grill on Prairie Avenue, was elated when he first heard about the stadium. His restaurant is within view of the construction and he imagined his buckets of gumbo at tailgating parties.Then the seemingly never-ending roadwork started. A median cut him off from the northbound lanes of Prairie. The U.S. Navy veteran found himself sitting in an empty restaurant for weeks without customers. His regulars visited less because the traffic was too much of a hassle, he said.There is growing concern about the future traffic to and from the stadium, the Forum and the NBA arena.Chef/owner Lawrence Scott works on an order in the kitchen of his Scottle’s Gumbo & Grill on Prairie Avenue in Inglewood on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. In the past few years, he has seen his business decrease and fears his new landlord will evict him and build something else. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)City officials say they will be able to handle the influx of people just as they did when the racetrack was booming. They are already preparing for the Taylor Swift concert. That median, Butts said, is slated for removal, too.‘Never been this stressed’In the last two years, Scott racked up credit card debt and took loans from family and friends. A new owner purchased the building and let his lease expire. Scott expects his rent will go up, or the owner will tear the place down any day now. He can’t afford to move and he can’t survive until the Rams’ first home game, he said.“Something that looked like it was going to be a great help ended up being the enemy,” Scott said. “I’ve had the business 35 years, and I’ve never been this stressed.”A few blocks away, Blessed Tropical Jamaican Cuisine is one of the few businesses still open in the complex that also houses Badrudin’s 7-Eleven. Shawn Weir, the owner and cook for the past 11 years, said his monthly rent has jumped from $2,600 to $4,200. But sales have increased steadily, too, and he’s even landed catering jobs at the stadium.Restaurant chef/owner Shawn Weir talks about the stadium being built across from his Blessed Tropical Jamaican Cuisine on Prairie Avenue in Inglewood on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. His rent has been raised by his landlord, but he is optimistic about the future once the new stadium opens next year. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)He’s optimistic he can make it work, even if the benefits haven’t been fully realized yet.“Hopefully, it gets better,” Weir said. “I’ve got to think positive, not negative, that’s just me.”Weir, Scott and Badrudin all mentioned other restaurants, cafes and shops that were struggling or had already closed because of the shift in the local market. Longtime staple Ms. B’s M&M Soul Food announced earlier this year that it was opening a second location in Hawthorne because of uncertainty about its original restaurant in Inglewood.Mayor: Some won’t surviveButts doesn’t shy away from the fact that some local businesses will not survive the transition.Here, the mayor takes a Darwinian view. Restaurants and shops that have a “product that people want” will do better from the influx of people, he argues. “Not everyone wants to spend top dollar for high-end dining,” he said.He doesn’t see the entertainment district as the showcase for his city’s local flavor. It will be more commercial, more mainstream and more self-contained, he says. Visitors to the stadium won’t need to cross the street to get food, drinks or to even shop once the retail components come online.And that’s typically what happens at other stadiums as well, according to sports economist John Vrooman of Vanderbilt University. Purchases at the stadium tend to come at the expense of local spending elsewhere.“The indirect spin-offs are also small because most of the spending leaks out of the economy like a sieve and so the urban/regional multipliers are usually zero, zip … nada,” Vrooman said in 2016.The city is making an effort to secure spaces at the new stadium for local vendors, too. But those spots will not be cheap. “If it fits and it’s local, it’s a win-win for the community,” Butts said.Inglewood has seen a 100 percent increase in the number of business licenses issued, according to the mayor.Downtown also expects rebirthIf the Prairie Avenue corridor is to become Inglewood’s entertainment district, then Market Street is expected to become it’s soul. Inglewood’s concept for the future of its downtown includes a proposal to close Market Street north of Regent Street to create a pedestrian-only area that would rival the charm of Old Pasadena. Butts sees its a complementary to the more commercial district around the stadium.People who want to see authentic Inglewood and local ambiance will head to Market Street, he said. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Construction on the Rams new NFL stadium continues along Prairie Avenue in Inglewood on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)At the edge of the property, the renovated Hollywood Park casino already hints at what this part of Inglewood might look like: sleek, modern and a bit unfamiliar.Across the street, developer Izek Shomof is renovating former Airport Park View into a high-end, 180-room hotel with a design that fits in with the nearby casino. If the Los Angeles Clippers build their grand, oval-shaped arena in the lots surrounding the property, the hotel — opening in 2020 — will be perfectly situated for both football and basketball fans.The Clippers’ $1 billion arena, still under negotiation and extremely controversial, would come online four years later and bring with it yet another hotel, a sports medicine clinic, a training complex and the Clippers corporate headquarters. The team is proposing $100 million in community benefits, including $75 million for affordable housing.An aerial view rendering of the Clippers’ proposed 18,500-seat arena in Inglewood. The oval design has a unique exterior of diamond-shaped metal panels inspired by the concept of a basketball swishing through a net. (Image courtesy of the L.A. Clippers)And just like that, blocks once defined by a horse racing track, by the Lakers and the Kings, will have an entirely new purpose and two — potentially three — new professional sports teams.Changes dramaticFor people who may not have visited Inglewood since the Los Angeles Lakers and Kings left in 1999 — both after 32 seasons in the self-proclaimed City of Champions — the changes will be dramatic, Butts said. The city is trying to secure funding for an automated people mover that would connect the Prairie Avenue venues to Market Street and the soon-to-be-opened Metro station in downtown Inglewood. The 1.8-mile transit system, however, has an estimated $600 million price tag.The stops along the way would also serve an influx of new residents. Hollywood Park has 2,500 housing units in the works. Another 228 town homes are now on sale on the north end of Prairie Avenue, with prices ranging from $850,000 to $1 million.Scorza, of Uplift Inglewood, said early proposals he has reviewed for Market Street suggest developers want to bring in yoga studios and other businesses that seem more tailored to a gentrified future, rather than Inglewood’s present.“It’s like a slow-moving train that is picking up speed,” Scorza said. “It feels like it’s going to all be bad pretty soon. In another five years, Inglewood will not be what it is today.” read more