Respecting the Boundaries of Earth Overshoot Day

first_imgSO WHAT CAN YOU DO? TAKE THESE STEPSIf you’re ready to do more at a personal level, the Global Footprint Network provides 11 steps you can take to move the date.At the organizational level, engage with your technology and sustainability teams to see how you can move the date and meet sustainability goals. Look at how you can transform your workplace to reduce commuting via long-term work-from-home policies and practices. See how you could use machine learning to create a digital twin instead of physical prototyping for your next big project.Thinking about your own place in global systems can be a little overwhelming. Yet, the equation is remarkably simple: investing in one’s own success is about supporting humanity’s prosperity in the long-term, just like choosing a healthy lifestyle optimizes one’s chances of leading a longer and happier life. There are a lot of things you can do as an individual or as a business to help move the date of Earth Overshoot Day. You can start by finding your own Overshoot Day and exploring some of the fantastic initiatives to move the date shared on the crowd-sourced map developed by Global Footprint Network. Then help raise awareness of Earth Overshoot Day and the concept of one-planet prosperity using social media via the #MoveTheDate hashtag, or in a classroom. Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 2:24Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -2:24 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsen (Main), selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.Caption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. We have all learned a lot about boundaries during COVID-19. Boundaries like six-foot social distancing are meant to keep you safe. But what are the boundaries that keep humanity safe on our finite planet?This Saturday, August 22, marks Earth Overshoot Day – the day when the Ecological Footprint — humanity’s demands on natural resources and services — exceeds what the planet can regenerate in that year (“biocapacity”), according to calculations by Global Footprint Network. From now through December 31, we increase the ecological debt which humanity started accumulating in the early 1970s when the world fell in ecological overshoot. One way this debt manifests is through the accumulation of more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere than natural ecosystems can absorb. This is where ecological boundaries come in.Overshoot leads to depleting the natural capital and threatening the planet’s ability to support our lifestyle. At the rate we are consuming, we demand as much from nature as if we lived on 1.6 Earths. The Footprint Calculator developed by Global Footprint Network determines the date of your personal Overshoot Day and will tell you how many planets humanity would need if everyone lived like you do. Mine was July 14. Not good.HOW IT WORKSWhen we deplete natural reserves, we eventually start pushing up against tipping points that threaten whole systems with collapse like a game of Jenga. And these systems are quite complex – so much so that small disruptions can have disproportionately large effects. You do not have to catch the very last big-eye tuna for their populations to collapse, just as you don’t have to catch every last fish to have the ocean system collapse. The tipping point is that boundary we want to avoid.Since the 1970s, we have operated in “overshoot mode,” with the annual date of Earth Overshoot Day usually coming earlier each year. Every year, we use up more of the reserves we have. And the more we deplete those reserves, the more we push up against tipping points.This year features an unexpected shift in the trend – which is important. Earth Overshoot Day 2020 is more than three weeks later than last year, a direct consequence of the coronavirus-induced lockdowns around the world which slowed down resource consumption. While moving the date back is a good thing, it is a product of the pandemic – a global crisis that was imposed upon us. Going forward, we can choose to move the date of Earth Overshoot Day through careful design, so that all people — and wildlife — thrive within the ecological budget of Earth.GREEN ITTechnology has an important role to play in moving the date. To begin with, efforts to create “greener IT” need to continue. This includes looking at both what we use to make our products and how hardware uses energy. Dell is working to accelerate the circular economy and we have an aggressive goal to take back one product for every product sold by 2030, along with shifting to at least 50% recycled- or renewable-content in our products and 100% in our packaging.Climate impacts are also a big part of the overshoot equation. By driving greater energy efficiency we also help our customers on their path to reducing emissions. To that end, we’ve reduced the energy intensity of our whole product portfolio since 2011 by 69.9%. Recognizing the multiple benefits that habitat restoration and protection of vulnerable forests provide, Dell also offers the Plant a Tree program. Customers can choose during their purchase to donate to plant trees and protect forests via The Conservation Fund. In addition to the climate benefits, these efforts restore habitats and improve the health of the ecosystem.IT FOR GREENMeanwhile, virtualization, AI/ML and other technologies help our customers better manage resources throughout operations, including reduced travel, optimizing building controls, managing the electricity grid better to bring more renewable energy sources online  and much more. Because they contribute to lowering the consumption of ecological resources while improving well-being, all of these initiatives are essential to our customers’ long-term success. For example, AeroFarms, a leader in vertical farming, is transforming agricultural production through IoT and data analytics. They are able to produce 390x more greens without the sun and without soil while using 95% less water and no pesticides in their operations than a conventional farm.Efforts like this can play an important role in driving one-planet prosperity and moving the date of Earth Overshoot Day back in the year Global Footprint Network and Schneider Electric even did a study that showed that retrofitting existing buildings worldwide with existing energy-efficiency technologies could shift the date back 21 days.last_img read more

Arsenal consider Emiliano Martinez as replacement for Petr Cech to avoid transfer

first_imgAdvertisement Coral BarryWednesday 27 Feb 2019 6:46 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link363Shares (Picture: Rex Features)Some reports claim Emery will have as little as £40million to spend at the end of the season as the Gunners brace themselves for another season without Champions League football.Arsenal currently occupy fourth spot in the Premier League table, but are just a point ahead of Manchester United and three ahead of Chelsea.Emery’s only signing in January was the loan addition of Denis Suarez, who is yet to make a start for Arsenal.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Comment Arsenal consider Emiliano Martinez as replacement for Petr Cech to avoid transfercenter_img Cech is retiring at the end of the season (Picture: Getty)Despite Martinez’s form, Reading are battling relegation from the Championship and have goal difference to thank for not currently sitting in the bottom three.Martinez’s promotion may shock fans considering that despite the fact the goalkeeper has spent his entire senior career at Arsenal, he has made just 16 appearances.After a difficult January where Emery had zero transfer funds, the summer is not expected to be much better for the Arsenal boss.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Advertisement Martinez is on loan at Reading from Arsenal (Picture: Rex Features)Unai Emery is considering promoting Emiliano Martinez to the senior team to take over from Petr Cech as Arsenal’s No.2 goalkeeper, reports say.Arsenal will need to add another goalkeeper to their squad in the summer as Cech prepares to hang up his boots.Cech is retiring after 15 years in the Premier League, but Arsenal are reluctant to dip into the transfer market to fill the veteran’s boots.The Sun claim Martinez is an option having played every minute of Reading’s Championship games since joining the Royals in January on loan.ADVERTISEMENT Arsenal v Bournemouth: Unai Emery press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 8:03FullscreenArsenal v Bournemouth: Unai Emery press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/arsenal-v-bournemouth-unai-emery-press-conference-1871444/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Martinez, 26, would be a free option for Emery and allow the Arsenal boss to spend limited transfer funds elsewhere.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Argentine, who came through Arsenal’s youth ranks, has impressed at Reading when an injury to No.1 Anssi Jaakkola allowed Martinez to step into the team.Reading have been beaten just once in the league with Martinez in goal and Arsenal think he could be the solution to replacing Cech.last_img read more

Lady Wildcats Volleyball Results

first_imgWhat a great day at the Randolph So. Invite. All games played today were best out of 3. We started out the day playing Seton Catholic and won in 3 sets! 25-21, 20-25 & 15-7. Rachel Bischoff and Jalynn Rogers had 4 digs! Anna Sacksteder lead the team with 5 kills. Makyah Richardson added 4 kills. Jalynn had 3 kills. Megan had 2 kills. Then, Layne, Rachel, Kaitlyn,Jenna, Kelly and Meredith each had one kill. Jenna Orschell had 3 ace serves. Meredith, Megan and Rachel each added 1 ace serve. Meredith Bohman lead the team with 4 blocks. Anna Sacksteder had 3 blocks. Makyah Richardson and Rachel Bischoff each added 2 blocks. Layne Steele had 1 block. These girls were not taking no for an answer.After sitting 2 matches, we came back onto the court to defeat Randolph So. in 2 sets. 25-15 & 25-23. Jalynn Rogers had 7 digs and Rachel Bischoff followed with 5 digs! Meredith Bohman had 4 kills. Makyah Richardson and Rachel Bischoff each had 2 kills. Anna, Layne and Megan each added 1. Rachel Bischoff had 2 ace serves and Kelly Layton had 1 ace serve. Makyah Richardson had 6 blocks and Meredith Bohman added 5 more blocks!! These girls came out ready to play and for the first time in a few weeks … I saw my team playing together!!! #proudcoachFinally, we stepped back out on the court to take on Mississinawa Valley. We knew that IF we could take them in 2 sets, we would be handed a trophy for sure!! So, we fought harder than ever and defeated Mississinawa Valley in 2 sets!! 26-24 & 25-21. These 2 sets weren’t handed to us either. We had to fight our way back into the 1st set as we were down by 6 or so. And we did it!! Meredith Bohman had 9 kills and 6 blocks. Anna Sacksteder had 4 kills and 5 blocks. Layne Steele had 2 blocks. Jenna Orschell and Rachel Bischoff each added 3 kills and 1 ace serve. Megan had 1 kill, 2 ace serves and 16 assists. Kelly had 1 kill and 12 assists. After today, our season record is 7-8!!! EIAC record still stands at 3-3. What a great day on the court!!! Girls you played hard and make us proud!!! WE ARE FC!!!We lost to Cambridge City Lincoln Thursday night in 3 sets 25-13, 26-24, 25-14. I am looking back to that night and recalling a few player along with myself fighting a virus going around on top of allergies. We were a little out of sync. But all in all we still put up a fight. Anna Sacksteder and Makyah Richardson each added 3 solo blocks!! Megan Getz and Kaitlyn Obert each had 1 kill. Jalynn Rogers had 10 digs. Rachel Bischoff had 5 digs. Kelsey Vail and Megan Getz had each had 3 digs. Megan Getz had 2 ace serves. Maykah Richardson, Kelly Layton, and Jenna Orschell each added 1 ace serve!!Just a quick review of the Wed. night games against Rushville, we won in 3 sets 25-20, 25-20, 25-17!! Meredith Bohman, Rachel Bischoff and Anna Sacksteder each had 4 kills!! Jenna Orshell had 2 kills! Makyah Richardson and Kaitlyn Obert both added 1 kill each! Megan Getz had 1 ace serve, 7 digs, 1 kill, and 9 assists. Jalynn Rogers had 1 ace serve, 8 digs and 1 assist. Kelly Layton had 1 kill and 5 assists. This brings our season record to 4-7 and our EIAC record to 3-3.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Jill Mergenthal.last_img read more

NASCAR Cup Series Schedule-Winners

first_imgAug. 29 — Coke Zero Sugar 400, Daytona Beach, Fla. (TBA)Sept. 6 — Southern 500, Darlington, S.C. (TBA)Sept. 12 — Federated Auto Parts 400, Richmond, Va. (TBA)Sept. 19 — Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race, Bristol, Tenn. (TBA)Sept. 27 — South Point 400, Las Vegas, Nev. (TBA) June 14 — Toyota/Save Mart 350, Sonoma, Calif. (TBA)June 21 — Chicagoland 400, Joliet, Ill. (TBA)June 27 — Kids Free 325, Long Pond, Pa. (TBA)June 28 — Worry-Free Weather Guarantee 350, Long Pond, Pa. (TBA)July 5 — Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Powered By Florida Georgia Line, Speedway, Ind. (TBA) Associated Press March 22 — Dixie Vodka 400, Homestead, Fla. (postponed)March 29 — O’Reilly Auto Parts 500, Fort Worth, Texas (postponed)April 5 — Food City 500, Bristol, Tenn. (postponed)April 19 — Toyota Owners 400, Richmond, Va. (postponed)April 26 — GEICO 500, Talladega, Ala. (postponed) May 3 — NASCAR Cup Series Race at Dover, Dover, Del. (postponed)May 9 — Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500, Martinsville, Va. (postponed)May 16 — x-NASCAR Open, Concord, N.C. (postponed)May 16 — x-NASCAR All-Star Race, Concord, N.C. (postponed)May 17 — NASCAR Cup Series at Darlington, Darlington, S.C. NASCAR Cup Series Schedule-Winners Feb. 16 — DAYTONA 500 (Denny Hamlin)Feb. 23 — Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube (Joey Logano)March 1 — Auto Club 400 (Alex Bowman)March 8 — FanShield 500 (Joey Logano)March 15 — Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, Hampton, Ga. (postponed) Nov. 8 — NASCAR Cup Series Championship, Avondale, Ariz. (TBA)x-non-points race,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 July 11 — Quaker State 400 Presented by Walmart, Sparta, Ky. (TBA)July 19 — Foxwoods Resort Casino 301, Loudon, N.H. (TBA)Aug. 9 — Consumers Energy 400, Brooklyn, Mich. (TBA)Aug. 16 — Go Bowling at The Glen, Watkins Glen, N.Y. (TBA)Aug. 23 — Drydene 400, Dover, Del. (TBA) Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditFeb. 9 — x-Busch Clash at DAYTONA (Erik Jones)Feb. 13 — x-Bluegreen Vacations Duel 1 at DAYTONA (Joey Logano)Feb. 13 — x-Bluegreen Vacations Duel 2 at DAYTONA (William Byron) May 24 — Coca-Cola 600, Concord, N.C.May 20 — NASCAR Cup Series at Darlington, Darlington, S.C.May 27 — NASCAR Cup Series at Charlotte, Concord, N.C.May 31 — Kansas 400, Kansas City, Kan.June 7 — FireKeepers Casino 400, Brooklyn, Mich. (TBA) Oct. 4 — Alabama 500, Talladega, Ala. (TBA)Oct. 11 — Bank of America ROVAL 400, Concord, N.C. (TBA)Oct. 18 — Hollywood Casino 400, Kansas City, Kan. (TBA)Oct. 25 — Texas 500, Fort Worth, Texas (TBA)Nov. 1 — Xfinity 500, Martinsville, Va. (TBA) May 4, 2020last_img read more

Tyler Skaggs’ outing spoiled by two-strike homers in Angels’ loss

first_img Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros PreviousSeattle Mariners’ Tom Murphy, left, is congratulated by Mallex Smith after hitting a two-run home run off of Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs that also scored Jay Bruce during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, May 31, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)Mariners starting pitcher Mike Leake tags out the Angels’ Luis Rengifo after Leake fielded a ground ball hit by Rengifo during the sixth inning of Friday’s game in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)Los Angeles Angels starter Tyler Skaggs throw during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Friday, May 31, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsSeattle Mariners starter Mike Leake delivers a pitch during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Friday, May 31, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani grounds out during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Friday, May 31, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)Seattle Mariners’ Dylan Moore runs to first base after hitting an RBI single off Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, May 31, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)Seattle Mariners’ Tom Murphy is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after scoring a run on a hit by Dylan Moore off Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, May 31, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – MAY 31: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim watches his ground out to shortstop in the first inning against the Seattle Mariners during their game at T-Mobile Park on May 31, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – MAY 31: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim watches his ground out to shortstop in the first inning against the Seattle Mariners during their game at T-Mobile Park on May 31, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – MAY 31: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim walks back to the dugout after hitting a ground out to shortstop in the first inning against the Seattle Mariners during their game at T-Mobile Park on May 31, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – MAY 31: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim jogs back to the dugout after hitting a fly out to right in the fourth inning against the Seattle Mariners during their game at T-Mobile Park on May 31, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – MAY 31: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hits a solo home run against the Seattle Mariners in the sixth inning during their game at T-Mobile Park on May 31, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – MAY 31: Tyler Skaggs #45 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim reacts after giving up a two run home run to Tom Murphy #2 of the Seattle Mariners in the fifth inning during their game at T-Mobile Park on May 31, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – MAY 31: Tom Murphy #2 of the Seattle Mariners high fives Chris Prieto #13 of the Seattle Mariners after hitting a two run home run against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the fifth inning during their game at T-Mobile Park on May 31, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)The Angels’ Jared Walsh tosses the ball to a teammate covering first base during the fifth inning of Friday’s game against the Mariners in Seattle. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – MAY 31: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim laps the bases after hitting a solo home run against the Seattle Mariners in the sixth inning during their game at T-Mobile Park on May 31, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, left, is congratulated by Kole Calhoun after hitting a solo home run off of Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Mike Leake during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, May 31, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout runs the bases after hitting a solo home run off Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Mike Leake during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, May 31, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)Seattle Mariners’ Jay Bruce hits a solo home run off of Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, May 31, 2019, in Seattle. The home run was the 300th of Bruce’S career. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)Seattle Mariners’ Tom Murphy, left, is congratulated by Mallex Smith after hitting a two-run home run off of Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs that also scored Jay Bruce during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, May 31, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)Mariners starting pitcher Mike Leake tags out the Angels’ Luis Rengifo after Leake fielded a ground ball hit by Rengifo during the sixth inning of Friday’s game in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)NextShow Caption1 of 19Mariners starting pitcher Mike Leake tags out the Angels’ Luis Rengifo after Leake fielded a ground ball hit by Rengifo during the sixth inning of Friday’s game in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)ExpandSEATTLE — Two of the 102 pitches that Tyler Skaggs threw on Friday night cost the Angels the game.Skaggs gave up a pair of two-strike homers, accounting for three of the four runs he allowed in the Angels’ 4-3 loss to the Seattle Mariners.Those pitches marred an otherwise encouraging performance, in which he went seven innings for the first time this season, with eight strikeouts and one walk.“It’s extremely frustrating,” Skaggs said. “I thought I threw my (butt) off today. I thought I was really, really good. The results didn’t show up, but at the same time, a lot of positives today. I thought that was the best I looked this year.” Trout hit all of them.About a minute after Trout stepped on the plate, Ohtani belted a first-pitch homer over the fence in left.It marked the first time this season the Angels had hit back-to-back homers. The last time they did was last September, also Trout and Ohtani.Ausmus said the rather sluggish offensive night was because of Leake, who pitched seven innings.“He was very good,” Ausmus said. “He’s just a smart pitcher. He never shows you the same look twice, uses all of his pitches, cutter, sinker, both sides of the plate, in on righties, in on lefties, changes arm slot on curve at times. He doesn’t light the radar gun up but he’s a very smart pitcher who has command of all his pitches. …“Today, we just needed to get Leake out of there quicker, and it didn’t happen.” Ironically, the game’s two critical at-bats came after Skaggs had gotten ahead, 0-and-2.In the fifth inning, he had retired the first two hitters and then issued his only walk of the night. He quickly got ahead of Tom Murphy with two strikes, but he then hung a 1-and-2 curveball and Murphy pounded it over the right field fence for a two-run homer to make it 3-0.It was the first time in Skaggs’ career that he’d allowed an opposite-field homer on a curve, according to Statcast.After the Angels had cut the deficit to 3-2 on the back-to-back homers by Trout and Ohtani, Skaggs settled down and pitched a scoreless sixth and he retired the first two hitters of the seventh.Again, he started Jay Bruce with two strikes. He then missed the strike zone with his third pitch and put the next one right over the middle, a fastball that Bruce hit over the center field fence.“I thought I could have thrown a changeup to get him off the fastball-curveball,” Skaggs said. “Hindsight is 20-20. I didn’t, and it ended up being the dagger that lost the game.”Homers had also accounted for the Angels’ only runs against Seattle starter Mike Leake.For five innings, the Angels had nothing but a pair of singles. In the sixth, Trout put the Angels on the board by smashing a 440-foot homer to left field. The ball left the bat at 114 mph, the team’s hardest-hit homer of the season. It was also the fifth homer of at least 114 mph the Angels have hit in the five seasons those numbers have been recorded.Related Articles Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter center_img The Angels still had a shot to win the game. They trailed 4-2 when Skaggs left, having scored their first two runs on back-to-back homers by Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani in the sixth.In the eighth, they scored a run on an Ohtani single and loaded the bases before Jonathan Lucroy hit a flyout to end the inning.They came up empty against right-hander Anthony Bass in the ninth, ending their three-game winning streak.The Angels have played better lately in part because the starters have been doing a better job of keeping them in games, even when pitching without their best stuff.Skaggs fell behind with a first-pitch ball to 13 of the 26 hitters he faced, yet he managed to battle back in the count often enough to be effective. During one stretch he got through three innings with 27 pitches. Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more