Dylan Bundy gives up first runs of spring, but looks good in loss to Mariners
Dylan Bundy’s scoreless streak came to an end in the Angels’ 3-1 loss to the Mariners on Tuesday.
After 8.1 innings of keeping opponents off the scoreboard, Dylan Bundy surrendered two runs to the Mariners on Tuesday, giving up a two-run home run to Jose Mermolejos in the second inning of a 3-1 loss at Peoria Stadium.
Despite the scoreless streak coming to an end, the newly-acquired starter once again looked good for the Halos. He completed 4 innings of work, scattering three hits, while striking out five. Bundy now has 16 strikeouts to only one walk over 11.1 innings this spring.
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After the game, Bundy said, “I was really happy with the way the ball was coming out of the hand today – and the shape of most of the pitches.”
With Shohei Ohtani not expected to join the rotation until Mid-May and Griffin Canning likely out for a chunk of time, Bundy’s emergence as a possible top of the rotation solution is critical to the Halos’ early success.
Shohei Ohtani continues to struggle at the plate as he experiments with a high leg kick. The two-way star went 0-3 with two strikeouts on Tuesday, dragging his spring numbers down to a dreadful 2-19 with 11 strikeouts.
Set-up man Ty Buttrey, who has been sidelined since the beginning of camp with an intercostal strain, made his spring debut. He pitched one inning and surrendered two hits. Buttrey was excited to finally get back out on the mound, “I’m still kind of shaking a little bit right now… It’s good to just kind of go out there and do what I can do.”
The Angels announced seven roster moves during the game. Jahmai Jones and Hector Yan received promotions for their minor league assignments. Matt Ball, Adrian De Horta, Luiz Gohara, Franklin Torres, and Harrison Wenson were all optioned to the minors. Read more about these roster moves here.
Dillon Peters was scratched from his start on Wednesday after spraining his ankle falling down the stairs last week. Read more about what seems to be a non-serious injury here.
The Angels continue their Cactus League schedule on Wednesday in Tempe against the Athletics. Jose Suarez will start in place of Dillon Peters. The game begins at 1:10 PM PST and can be seen on Fox Sports West or MLB Network.