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Michael Hermosillo drives in four, guides Angels to victory

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Happy Wednesday!

MLB: Spring Training-Los Angeles Angels at Chicago Cubs Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

The Angels picked up the 11-7 victory on Tuesday, largely thanks to the bat of Michael Hermosillo. He went 2-for-3, driving in four runs and scoring two runs of his own.

His three-run home run in the sixth inning gave the Angels the lead.

LA put up four runs in the sixth, along with four runs in the eighth. They scored nine runs over the course of the final four innings.

Andrew Heaney made his second start of the spring. His first outing he threw two scoreless innings. Yesterday, he threw three innings, allowing two runs on three hits. Through five innings so far this spring, he’s struck out four and issued zero walks.

Links

  • Manager Joe Maddon faced his former team the other day. Having won a World Series with the Cubs, there’s no question there’s still a strong love between him and the team. Check out this great piece from The Athletic on Maddon and his relationship with Chicago.
  • Matt Thaiss is quietly making the Angels take notice, read more about it here
  • MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger did a mailbag on Tuesday, and discussed whether or not the Angels would trade prospects to acquire starting pitching. See what other questions he answered.
  • Angels catcher Jason Castro has worn No. 15 for majority of his career that has spread nine seasons. After planning on wearing that number in 2020, he’ll be switching to No. 16 in respect to Tim Salmon, who was the last player to wear No. 15 for the franchise.
  • John Henry Weitzel previewed the Angels outfield for 2020 for Crashing the Pearly Gates, check it out here