The Angels were an inning away from a Freeway Series sweep of the Dodgers in front of the Dodger Blue of Los Angeles crowd, But Mike Scioscia left in minors-bound Ryan Mattheus for a second inning - the ninth - and he allowed a monster home run by Kike (sic) Hernandez to tie the game at six runs apiece.
The crowd was stunned into silence when the announcer just came on and said "There will be no extra innings". It was the second tie of the Spring for the Halos and the other one was against the Dodgers as well. The Halos took the Freeway Series 2-0-1 and are 2-1-2 against the Dodgers, whom they will face six times in regular 2015 season play.
Hector Santiago was the story of the game. He stunk. The Blue Meanies of Brooklyn teed up on his stuff the second time through the order and he ended up throwing 75 pitches and did not make it out of the fifth inning. Charged with five runs, let's look at things realistically - Drew Rucinski could stroll right into the fifth starter job before Garrett Richards ever throws a pitch this season.
C.J. Cron, Collin Cowgill and Roberto Baldoquin were all awesome with the bats. Mrs. Halofan and I went to the game and sat in the exclusive home plate club. The first drink ever served in the remodeled Home Plate bar was RED - Vodka Cranberry to my lovely wife. So cheers to the new season.