Angels 0 Padres 2
Twas a beautiful day for baseball, and all through Tempe, not a Trout was stirring (nor a Pujols, Ohtani, Fletcher, etc. as well). Today’s early game brought us a mostly B squad lineup as the Angels prepare to play in Anaheim tomorrow night. Despite that, some regulars were there, such as Justin Upton, Jose Rojas (who just made the team), and Dexter Fowler.
If it was excitement you were after, this was certainly not the game for you. The Angels only mustered 1 hit (a Justin Upton double), and the Padres didn’t fare much better (until Alex Claudio entered the game). Brandon Marsh got hit by a pitch, then picked off. He later made this fun catch in the outfield:
Jaime Barria and Aaron Slegers had scoreless outings for the Halos while Junior Guerra had his ERA ruined by
flame throwing Alex Claudio and and poorly timed Padres double.
Blake Snell, who hasn’t allowed a Spring Training run, was dominate. Only 3 Angels batters reached based through Snell’s 5 innings and 2 of them were Brandon Marsh (HBP, BB). Brandon Marsh also hit a single in the bottom of the 7th, which made him 3 of the 4 Angels base runners in this entire game.
Remember when I said not much happened in this game? That’s mostly true – but I leave you with this amazing catch by Jo Adell in the 7th.