Everton Manager Carlo Ancelloti Some analyst has tipped Everton to have an easy victory against the visitors basing their submission of past records. Read Also Ndidi’s surgery successful, says Rodgers Everton have never lost in the five Premier League meetings between Everton and Brighton (four wins and a draw) with the Toffees winning both games at Goodison Park. Brighton on the other hand have never won away against Everton in any competition, drawing two and losing five of their visits. Everton Manager Carlo Ancelotti though unhappy to have Nigerian international Alex Iwobi and Ivorian international Jean-Pierre Gbamin on the sidelines following injuries, he is however delighted that there are no other injury worries ahead Saturday’s clash against Bright & Hove Albion. The former PSG and Real Madrid manager is equally happy that midfielder Andre Gomez is bouncing back to form suffering dislocation last November. Everton have recorded two loses two victories and a draw in the last five matches including a lone goal loss to Liverpool in the FA Cup. The Toffees are 11th on the log with 25 points in 21 matches with Ancelotti eager to steer the side to the top four. Brighton who will be parading Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun have only managed a victory against Bournemouth the last five matches with last match against Sheffield Wednesday in the FA cup ended in lone goal defeat for Balogun and his teammates.Advertisement FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesArchaeologists Still Have No Explanation For These DiscoveriesWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Irresistibly Cute Albino Animals That Will Make You Day7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThese Popular Hollywood Stars Got Their Start On Soap OperasWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?
“I just think there were some questions throughout the game where the strike zone was,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “Clayton has such good command and he felt he was getting squeezed. You smell the finish line and the intensity gets ramped up.”That led to Kershaw executing a pirouette, spinning in the air when a call did not go his way during a walk of Wil Myers. That was the last of four walks issued by Kershaw, his walk high in a regular-season start since May 10, 2015 at Colorado and one more than he had walked in 41 1/3 innings over his first six starts this season.“I wanted to get through eight (innings) and didn’t get the job done,” Kershaw said, refusing to criticize plate umpire Toby Basner’s strike zone. “It doesn’t matter. It was a ball. It probably was a ball. Too much emotion.”Still, Kershaw left the game with a 5-1 lead in what should have been a fairly low-stress evening for the Dodgers. But Pedro Baez relieved Kershaw and issued a walk of his own, loading the bases with two outs.Weighing Jansen’s low workload so far this season and a weather forecast that he said makes it “unlikely” Sunday’s game will get played, Roberts went to Jansen at that point, asking him to get his fourth four-out save of the season. Jansen got the first out, striking out Hunter Renfroe. SAN DIEGO >>A 10-2 victory in early May shouldn’t take this much effort.“I know, right?” Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen said with a chuckle. “Yeah, definitely.”But the Dodgers extended Clayton Kershaw to 118 pitches (the most he has thrown since a complete-game victory over the San Francisco Giants in Sept. 2015) and Jansen to 33 – and neither threw the last pitch in Saturday night’s victory over the San Diego Padres at Petco Park.Kershaw held the Padres to just four hits over seven innings and took a shutout into the eighth inning. He lost his shutout when Ryan Schimpf led off the eighth inning with the Padres’ fifth hit – a pinch-hit home run – and he left the game three batters later hopping mad. Literally. In the top of the ninth, though, the Dodgers piled on, scoring five times against Padres hapless Rule 5 pick Miguel Diaz. Cody Bellinger had the only hit in the inning – a two-out grand slam. It was his fifth home run and 14th RBIs in 11 games since he was promoted from Triple-A.“It’s amazing,” Kershaw said of Bellinger’s big-league splash. “Hitting home runs, laying down bunts for hits when they shift against him, playing defense – he’s just an all-around great baseball player. It’s pretty special.”It was also slightly inconvenient. Bellinger’s two-out slam left Roberts in the position of sending his closer back out to the mound with a nine-run lead. It had happened too quickly to get another reliever ready and Roberts wanted to give Jansen a chance to collect the save (which was still in order).“He pitched out of a big spot (in the eighth),” Roberts said. “Where we were at, I can’t predict the grand slam there. He had only thrown eight pitches … and I can’t predict a 22-pitch inning.”You kind of could. Jansen (like most closers) loses something when the margin for error gets too large. He gave up two hits, threw a wild pitch and gave up an unearned run before Roberts came to get him.“Me as a closer, you still want to finish,” Jansen said of going back out for the ninth. “You want to get three quick outs but it was a challenging situation. … Your energy level is a little down. That’s just what happens.”Chris Hatcher threw one pitch to get the final out. The Dodgers have now beaten the Padres in five of six meetings this season by a total score of 45-14. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
I guess you can’t blame Los Angeles City Councilman Ed Reyes entirely. The Public Policy Institute of California recently published a poll showing only 31 percent of voters support extending the current term limits for members of the state Assembly, while another group changed the wording of the same question and found 59 percent of voters in support. So if politicians like Reyes stop listening to voters, it may be because sometimes the voters send out confusing signals. So to be generous, Councilman Ed was probably unsure just what his constituents would want him to do when, in January, the Rotem Co. offered to temporarily lease the unused Taylor Rail Yard along the L.A. River. The deal would have created 200 jobs – and not McDonald’s jobs, either, but $40,000- to $80,000-a-year jobs – the kind of jobs that support middle-class families. And the work would have benefited the city, assembling new cars for our own Metrolink system. The only drawback to the whole deal would seem to be that, first, the cars aren’t made here in the U.S., and second, that at the end of the contract Rotem will fold its checkbook and go home. So Councilman Ed said no. But wait, the temporary nature of the deal is a good thing, because Councilman Ed wants a city park on that property. And everybody likes parks, especially the out-of-work homeless, because a park gives them a place to sleep. And that’s just what L.A. needs, another place for the homeless and jobless to sleep, thanks in part to the city’s hostile attitude toward people who actually employ people. And it’s getting increasingly difficult for even the middle class to survive in this city. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is upping fares from $1.25 to $2 over the next two years. Figure in auto-insurance rates and the astronomical price for gasoline, and the average L.A. working stiff may soon be unable to afford to even get to work by any means. That will push wages higher, and that is another way to drive businesses out of a city. So thanks to Councilman Ed, this city is not going to assemble Metro Rail cars in Taylor Yards. The city is going to have a park there instead, with perhaps a plaque identifying Councilman Ed Reyes Park as a place where people once earned a living and paid taxes. But wait: The construction can’t begin because the park people don’t yet have the money to buy the Taylor Yards. So I guess the people will have to wait for both their jobs and their park. That is a problem. Now, let us think for a moment and see if we can think of something to do. Hmmmm. How about this: The city of L.A. will buy Taylor Yards, but we borrow the money from a bank or something, so that we can repay it over time. Then we lease the property to Rotem, and its payments repay the loan, while assuring that the property is available for the park at the end of the lease. Meanwhile, the park people can collect their donations, assured that when the lease is up Rotem will vacate the property. Of course, Councilman Ed Reyes Park may have to open after the next council election cycle. But all anyone is concerned with is the public good, so that won’t be a problem, right? Kimit Muston is a freelance writer and former San Fernando Valley resident living in Indiana. For six years, he wrote a weekly column for the Daily News.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!