Torii Hunter connected for his fourth home run of the spring , Scott Kazmir was surprisingly sharp and Maicer Izturis stayed hot as the Angels beat the Dodgers 5-1 in their spring finale. This was a big start ( if there is such a thing in spring) for Kazmir , he likely eased some of management’s concerns with a solid outing, tossing 4 1/3 innings and allowing just one run while scattering three hits and walking just one. What remains to be seen however, is whether Kazmir can sustain success into the 6th or 7th innings of ball games. Often times last year Kaz was sharp through 4 full only to get lit up in the 5th or 6th inning creating a seemingly every 5th day strain on the pen.
Up next the Halos will take on the Royals in Kansas City on Thursday at 1:10 PM PST in the season opener. Rejoice Halo rockers Baseball is (almost) officially back. Its time to get hype the Angels are embarking on the Next Movement.