LA Angels: Adam Eaton brings heat, absolutely shoves on the mound

Adam Eaton, LA Angels. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Adam Eaton, LA Angels. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports /

Now we really know why the LA Angels traded for Adam Eaton.

The outfielder apparently had a hidden talent, and put it on display last night.

When the Halos were down 12-3 last night, Eaton was called in to pitch. Eaton threw strikes, and nobody touched home plate.

Adam Eaton gave LA Angels fans something exciting to watch in a 12-3 blowout loss.

Adam Eaton has been with the LA Angels for a very short period of time, but has already made an impact in a way we never thought we’d see. Eaton even clocked 87 for a first-pitch strike on Tuesday.

Now, let’s pump the brakes a little bit. Eaton is by no means a pitcher on this team and this experiment was just to save bullpen arms of course, and for kicks a little bit too. That doesn’t make it any less fun, though.

I mean, nobody can tell me that the improvement he’s made isn’t impressive.

I mean, Shohei Ohtani certainly agrees. Getting an endorsement from the team’s Ace is always a ringing endorsement.

Eaton only gave up two hits, and threw 13 strikes out of his 21 pitches. Surprisingly, he was one of the best pitchers on the Angels Tuesday. Everyone gave up multiple runs in 3.1 IP or less, except for Eaton and Mike Mayers.

Well, Adam Eaton actually has the best ERA on the team right now. While this is all fun and games at the moment, don’t be surprised if the Angels continue to choose to put him in during blowouts in the future.

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Eaton was feasting out on that mound Tuesday night.