It was Ohtani’s last day in Angels camp, and he went out with a good pitching performance, throwing 2 and a third scoreless innings. Alas, due to the rest of the pitching not being of Ohtani’s caliber, the Angels almost lost. Luckily for them, the Angels offense bailed them out and secured the win.
Unlike yesterday, the Angels were on tv, in Oakland (and online). The last time that will be an issue, hopefully. All the rest of the games will be broadcast by Bally Sports, ignore the bankruptcy issue.
Ohtani had himself a scoreless outing, shutting down the A’s.
It was all scoreless until the 4th, when our new catcher, Logan O’Hoppe, put 2 on the board with one swing.
Alas, that didn’t last long as Holder didn’t hold the lead, giving up 3 to the A’s.
Luckily, the offense has been solid all Spring, so the Angels got back on top with a 3 run jimmy jack of their own by Jake Lamb.
Angels added on in the 6th, making it 7-3.
Unfortunately, bad pitching seems to be the Angels thing so far, as Devenski allowed 2 runs to score to make it 7-5 Angels.
However, the A’s gifted the Angels those 2 runs back by walking in 2 runs. 9-5 Angels.
The bats continued their onslaught, scoring even more in the 9th to make it 11-5.
Angels hold on to win 11-5, no thanks to Holder.
Angels play tomorrow on Bally so the rest of us can watch. At 3-1, the Angels are looking good this spring, well, offensively at least.