Ah, yes, Spring Training. The best time of the year. Baseball is finally back. It’s a chance to see your favorite players up close. Vacationing to either Arizona or Florida. It can’t get much better than that. However, the absolute best part of Spring Training has yet to even been mentioned.
That one is for you, Eric.
The Angels and D-Backs tied on Saturday after an exciting game that gave us a thrilling ninth inning. With the game knotted at five entering the final frame, Andy Young homered to put Arizona up a run.
Down to their final out, the Angels rallied back. Erick Salcedo doubled, and then came in to score on an RBI single from Connor Justus. Unfortunately, Jared Walsh couldn’t keep the rally alive, as he struck out to end the game.
Julio Teheran got his second start of the spring and struggled a bit. He didn’t have much command in his three innings of work. He allowed three runs on five hits, while also issuing three walks.
Anthony Bemboom had himself a memorable day. He was one of two players on the Angels to have a multi-hit game, with one of those hits being this Bem-BOMB!
In addition to doing it at the plate with the bat, he did it behind the plate with his glove as well.
- As of now, Griffin Canning will begin the season on the injured list. He said he feels optimistic after receiving “biological injections” in his right elbow. According to Canning, he said there is no ligament or joint issue, just “some tissue rubbing the wrong way.” He’ll be evaluated in 3-4 weeks. Luckily for him, surgery was never discussed as an option, definitely a shed of good news for him and the Angels.
- Joe Maddon warned his Angels pitchers not to hit Astros players when they play this season.... yeah, we’ll see how that goes.
- A very in-depth response from Maddon about LA’s top prospect
Joe Maddon on Jo Adell: “He’s got some good stuff going on there.”— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) March 7, 2020
- Kole Calhoun returned to Tempe and reflected on his time with the Angels. He called his time with the Angels a “Heck of a ride”. According to Calhoun, him and the Angels didn’t really discuss a new contract this offseason, something that definitely surprised him. Read more about it here.