Sometimes, it sucks that Spring Training games don’t count. Of course I only say that because the Angels crushed the Royals today on a day everyone was watching college basketball.
March Madness, WBC, and ST. Patricks’ Day means that barely anyone tuned in for this game, Well, for those that did, you missed out. Jose Suarez was solid, and the offense beat up KC pitching.
Scoring started fast as new Angel Drury continued to show how good he can be with another home run on the spring.
What about that other player, Urshela? He put on the wheels with a triple to make it 3-0 Angels.
A double by Jake Lamb made it 4-0 after 1 inning.
But it wasn’t his only hit of the say, because in the 3rd, he hit a grand slam to really put the pain on the Royals.
By the time the third inning ending, it was 11-0 Angels and the Royals were as powerful as the modern British monarchy.
However, because it took a long time, Suarez was rusty and walked a ton of guys, allowing a run on a sac fly before finding his groove again.
After that it was just cruising for the Angels, with Ben Joyce and Sam Bachman getting outs to show what the future bullpen may look like while Squid put across one last run just to rub it in.
There is still more Spring Training left, and the Angels are 13-5 so far. Maybe this means the team is good for real? You are allowed to feel hope, rebellions are built on it, after all.