Final Cactus League Score in Tempe: Angels 10, Dodgers 4...
Pitcher Dustin Moseley looked excellent as a Fifth Starter candidate as he went six strong innings for the Angels against their cross-basin rival Dodgers in Tempe Arizona Spring Training action.
Light-hitting Erick Aybar hit a homerun off Dodger savior Chad Billingsley. This is a sign that something is looking more uphill for the arm-poor men in blue. Two other Angel HRs came from borderline/scrub major leaguers Jeff Mathis and Robb Quinlan. This is not good news for the McCourt Franks of North Echo Park. The Dodgers scored all of their runs off of Moseley, 3 earned, on singles by Matt Kemp and Russel Martin.
In the superstar race, Manny Ramirez was 0 for 3 including 2 strikeouts to Moseley, while the Angels' Vlad Guerrero had his first hits of the Spring, 2 singles in 3 AB playing in RF. Bobby Abreu, in his first game back from playing for Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic, struck out twice and walked once in 4 Plate Appearances.
THE GOOD: Vlad's first hits in Spring.
THE BAD: Errors by Brandon Wood, Aybar and Torii Hunter
AND THE PANTHER: Gotta be Ayabr's 2 for 2, 2 run homer and a double in the 1st that he scored on.