Apr 1, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; A general view of the field during Opening Day ceremonies between the Cincinnati Reds and the Los Angeles Angels at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

Game 2: C.J. Wilson and the Angels look to secure series against Reds in Cincy

The The Angels Angels of Anaheim resume their season tonight in Cincinnati after yesterday’s “weather day” and they send left-hander C.J. Wilson to the mound against Reds’ righty Mat Latos.

In Monday’s season opener, the Reds held the Angels highly-touted offense in check, but forgot to account for catcher Chris Iannetta who put the Angels ahead twice: once in the third inning with a solo home run off of Johnny Cueto—the only damage they were able to render against the Reds’ hurler; and once with a two-run single in the top-of-the-thirteenth off of J.J. Hoover.

Jered Weaver overcame an alarming velocity drop and some struggles early on and gutted out six strong innings, allowing one run and striking out four. The bullpen—a trouble-spot on the team—acquitted itself very well throwing seven shutout innings allowing but a single hit and three walks while striking out nine.

Today, the Angels will run out the same lineup one-through-eight:

Angels

  Pos.   Season Last Game
1 CF Mike Trout 1-6, 2K 1-6, 2K
2 SS Erick Aybar 0-6, K 0-6, K
3 1B Albert Pujols 0-4, BB, K 0-4, BB, K
4 RF Josh Hamilton 1-4, 2BB, K 1-4, 2BB, K
5 LF Mark Trumbo 1-5, BB, 2K 1-5, BB, 2K
6 2B Howie Kendrick 0-3, 2BB, K 0-3, 2BB, K
7 3B Alberto Callaspo 0-4, BB, 2K 0-4, BB, 2K
8 C Chris Iannetta 2-6, HR, 3K 2-6, HR, 3K
9 P C.J. Wilson    


Reds

  Pos.   Season Last Game
1 CF Shin-Soo Choo 2-5, 2B, K 2-5, 2B, K
2 LF Chris Heisey 0-3, 2K 0-3, 2K
3 1B Joey Votto 0-4, 2BB, 2K 0-4, 2BB, 2K
4 2B Brandon Phillips 0-5, K 0-5, K
5 RF Jay Bruce 0-5, BB, 4K 0-5, BB, 4K
6 3B Todd Frazier 1-5, 2K 1-5, 2K
7 SS Zack Cozart 0-4 0-4
8 C Ryan Hanigan 0-5, K 0-5, K
9 P Mat Latos    

 

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I’ll be back after the game to do a detailed statistical recap.

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