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LA Angels Player Grades from Sweep Against Mariners

By Vincent Page
SEATTLE, WA - APRIL 01: Justin Anderson #38 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim reacts as he is taken out of the game against the Seattle Mariners in the sixth inning at T-Mobile Park on April 1, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - APRIL 01: Justin Anderson #38 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim reacts as he is taken out of the game against the Seattle Mariners in the sixth inning at T-Mobile Park on April 1, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images) /
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SEATTLE, WA – APRIL 01: Justin Anderson #38 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim reacts as he is taken out of the game against the Seattle Mariners in the sixth inning at T-Mobile Park on April 1, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA – APRIL 01: Justin Anderson #38 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim reacts as he is taken out of the game against the Seattle Mariners in the sixth inning at T-Mobile Park on April 1, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images) /

Relief Pitchers

Justin Anderson: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 SO, 2 BB

The only pitcher to have an appearance in both of the games against Seattle, Justin Anderson pitched well. In the Monday game he seemed a little off with some pitches, but was able to work out of a jam even after giving up two walks and a hit.

In the second game, he was lights out. He came in after Trevor Cahill’s fantastic start and kept the momentum going, shutting down the Mariners’ batters on 12 pitches. He has pitched well so far this season, and could be seeing an extended role in his future if he continues pitching like this.

Grade: B

Ty Buttrey: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 2 SO, 0 BB

Ty Buttrey has been one of the brightest spots for the LA Angels so far this season, and was one of the two pitchers of the week here at Halo Hangout. He came in on Monday to pitch the last two outs of the sixth inning and got the job done in dominant fashion. He struck out both batters he faced, using both his fastball and slider to fool hitters

Grade: A+

Hansel Robles: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 1 SO, 1 BB

Hansel Robles did not have a good outing, giving up a two-run home run to Jay Bruce that effectively ended the chances of an Angels’ comeback. It was a disaster of an appearance, as he faced five batters and was unable to even get out of the inning.

Grade: F

Cam Bedrosian: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 2 SO, 1 BB

Cam Bedrosian played cleanup for Robles, and finished the game for the Angels on Monday. He continued what has been a great season thus far by blanking the Mariners throughout his appearance and never allowing any danger to occur.

Bedrosian is still introducing his new splitter to the game, and used it twice in this outing. That pitch is going to be vital to his success this year, as it gives him a strikeout pitch against both lefties and righties.

Grade: A-

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Luis Garcia: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 SO, 0 BB

As the Angels were trying to muster enough offense to break a 1-1 tie on Tuesday night, Luis Garcia broke it up for them giving up a home run to Daniel Vogelbach in the eighth inning to give the Mariners a 2-1 lead.

Garcia hadn’t been overly impressive in his prior appearances, and hasn’t seemed confident nor dominant in his time so far with the Angels. He has the potential to be a solid piece out of the bullpen, but needs better command of his pitches to do so.

Grade: F

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