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LA Angels Jonathan Lucroy contributes to MiLB 66ers 15-1 victory

By Ryan Falla
ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 10: Zack Cozart #7 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pats Jonathan Lucroy #20 on the head as Andrelton Simmons #2 walks past following a 4-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 10, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 10: Zack Cozart #7 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pats Jonathan Lucroy #20 on the head as Andrelton Simmons #2 walks past following a 4-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 10, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images) /
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Jonathan Lucroy completes rehab assignment

Lucroy on his night: “I felt pretty good, it’s always good to hit the ball hard somewhere. I had a couple good at-bats tonight, I hit the ball hard a couple of times so I feel pretty good about it.

I’m looking forward to getting back with the team [Angels]. Everything is feeling great, I was pretty fortunate when I got knocked out that nothing was bad, short of a mild concussion and broken nose. I’m grateful that nothing worse happened.”

On catching Lind and Ortega: “They did well, for me it’s all about throwing strikes. Their stuff is great stuff, the one difference between the Minors and the Majors is consistency. Who can do it more often. The guys who throw more strikes are the guys who will be in the big leagues.

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Tonight the guys were consistent; that’s the one thing I told them when I got here, throwing strikes, attacking and getting ahead. Whenever you do that odd are you’ll be successful. These guys made it really easy on me, they pitched really well whenever I showed up. I was really thankful for that, they didn’t make me work too hard back there so it was pretty easy from that standpoint.”

Aside from discussing the night Lucroy spoke briefly on a few heavier subjects, including the play at the plate between him and Astros OF’er Jake Marisnick that led to the injury that send him to the hospital. He also spoke on the death of team-mate Tyler Skaggs and how the team

On the collision with Marisnick: ” I was knocked out so I don’t remember much (laughs). I was up the line to get the ball, I was almost to the ball and I don’t remember anything after that. I talked about it a lot already, I don’t want to keep rehashing it and going over it. I was just an unfortunate play, hopefully we can learn from it and move on.”

On moving through adversity: “Every team has to go through adversity throughout the year. When Skaggsy died that was a pretty big blow to not only us, but the region as well. We gotta figure out a way to bounce back and use that as strength to get better. We gotta come together, we gotta fight, we gotta work through it and that’s what we’re trying to do.

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