FINAL SCORE IN ANAHEIM: Marlins 2 … Angels 6 …
Joe Maddon says Mike Trout still has a stomach bug that kept him out of the final spring game and held him out of Monday night’s lineup.
Trout’s absence was a non-factor as Michael Lorenzen held the Marlins to one run over six innings pitched while Brandon Marsh hit a 3-run homer in the bottom of the first inning, Jo Adell had a solo shot in the second and Marsh/Adell were involved in some RBIs in the bottom of the 8th to take the Save situation (but not the mound appearance) away from Raisel Iglesias.
Great game that included a half-inning cloudburst, sure the Marlins are NOT the Astros but whatever. Marlins manager Don Mattingly got ejected for arguing balls and strikes and Mark Langston in the booth on radio for the Angels said Donnie Baseball’s wrath was warranted, the strike zone sucked. Hey, Lorenzen and Angels fans will take it after a rotten-call weekend. I listened to the game on the radio and Terry/Mark are a great team and the Angels looked like one too tonight.
Photo: Rex Fregosi