LA Angels Win Their Spring Training Opener
The LA Angels began their spring training this afternoon in a game against the Milwaukee Brewers. With most of the Angels big name players sitting it out, we got to see a glimpse of some of the young players and new additions to the roster.
Baseball season has finally begun. The LA Angels played their first spring training game this afternoon in Tempe against the Milwaukee Brewers. The roster reveal yesterday showed us that a bunch of the Angels everyday players were not going to be playing.
The offense wasn’t explosive by any means today. The pitching on the other hand was amazing. So, the Angels were able to scrape by and win the game 2-0.
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Ben Revere had a solid game batting one for one with an RBI and a walk. Revere was signed in the off-season to help fill the hole in left field. In conclusion, he is definitely one to keep an eye on as Spring Training progresses.
Luis Valbuena, another of the off-season signings started the game as the designated hitter. He had three at bats and ended with no hits, one strikeout, and a walk.
Taylor Ward was able to get one at-bat as a pinch hitter. He hit a hard ground ball single to center field. Ward is one of the better players in the Angels farm system, so he is another to keep an eye on.
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The Angels offense ended with five hits and two runs. Revere, Ward, Eric Young Jr., Kaleb Cowart, and Rey Navarro all had a hit a piece.
Most noteworthy to come from this game though was the pitching. Starting today was new-comer Yusmeiro Petit. Petit pitched for two innings giving up one hit and striking out two. Following Petit we were able to see Brooks Pounders, Jose Alvarez, Deolis Guerra, Kirby Yates, Cody Ege, and Abel De Los Santos. They all looked pretty comfortable, only gave up four hits and were able to shutout the Brewers.
Next: First Spring game starter
The LA Angels next spring training game is tomorrow against Oakland at 3:05 eastern time. Deolis Guerra is set to start, going up against Kendall Graveman for the Athletics.