Now that this Spring Training thing is over, can someone tell the guys it’s okay to win now?
For their part, the Dodgers seem to have few problems with pitching. Julio Urias was throwing some nasty stuff and was perfect through 4 innings of work. Patrick Sandoval started this game for the Angels after Jaime Barria was sent packing for Salt Lake.
It was a pretty exciting to see the local boy make this start and in the 1st inning he faced just 3 batters thanks to a Corey Seager strikeout and a double play. But that excitement waned quickly as Sandoval struggled to find the zone and was pulled in the 2nd inning after giving up 5 walks and (eventually) was tagged for 7 earned runs.
There were some highlights for the Angels in this game. Matt Thaiss. Really, that’s about it. But holy crap - MATT THAISS.
In the 5th inning, Thaiss garnered the first Angles hit of the night. He would go on to add a double in the 7th and ANOTHER double in the 9th. This dude was looking locked in. Andrelton Simmons, David Fletcher, and Brandon Marsh were the only other Halos to notch a hit on a night when the offense was really about just one guy. A guy named Matt Thaiss.
Outside of the 7 run 2nd inning, Angels pitching wasn’t too bad I suppose. John Curtiss and Jose Rodriguez held down the last 3 innings with 4 Ks, 0 runs, and 0 hits allowed.
Bring on the real games!!