Goodyear is home to blimps and an AL Central team in the Cactus League. The Angels are looking to have a good year and for that to happen, the depth needs to play well. For today, that would mean Chase Silseth. The young arm already has MLB experience and looks to make the team this year.
A few other guys need to have a good year this year, like Walsh and Drury, both also did well today to bring hope to the fans. Both hit home runs and look to bring length to the lineup as well as positional flexibility.
But, there is one name that will bring dread if he makes it, Holder. And guess who pitched today? Yep. There is one bad arm in the bullpen every year it seems…
And yet, somehow, someway, the Angels still won today. WOW.
Walsh started the scoring early with a 2 run big fly in the first.
Unfortunately, Silseth allowed one right back in the bottom of the inning to make it 2-1 Angels.
But besides that, it was a decent outing for Silseth, as he went 4 innings and left with the lead.
It was a lead that wasn’t held for long, however, as the next pitcher, Jordan Jones, allowed 2 in the 5th, giving up the lead on one swing.
Well, two can play at that game, and Brandon Drury responded with a 2 run shot of his own to retake the lead.
All the Angels had to do now was hold the lead. So they turned to Holder-and it’s now 6-4 Guardians. Hoder gives up 3 and couldn’t even get out of the inning in the 6th. Dude. This is what, the 4th time he blew a lead this spring? WHY?!
As it all looked to be over, the Angels bats did not give up, and in the top of the 9th, came back to get 4 runs and retake the lead! It was now 8-6 Angels with 3 outs to go.
The Angels shut the door and won the game, surprising everyone.
The Angels are now 11-5. No game tomorrow, but one on Thursday. With the WBC and March Madness going on, it is a busy time right now.