Night baseball in big league ballparks is back, officially signaling the regular season is around the corner.
The biggest storyline in this game from the Angels perspective was Tucker Davidson trying to nail down the sixth starter spot. How’d he do? Meh.
Tucker pitched a scoreless first then went full Tucker in the second, giving up back to back bombs on absolute meatballs over the plate.
Those would be the only runs scored with Davidson on the mound. He left in the 5th with 1 out and a man on first. On the night, Davidson gave up 3 hits, 1 walk, and recorded 1 strikeout. Really it should’ve been 2 K’s but the umps gifted Chris Taylor a ball when he clearly swung at strike 3.
Andrew Wantz came in for his bullpen audition and immediately gave up a single. A pop up followed by a grounder from Freeman and Wantz stranded the runners. Audition went well.
Not auditioning for anything was Clayton Kershaw. The legend was dealing and cruised through six scoreless frames, fanning Trout twice.
The one Angels highlight came courtesy of Ohtani;
Jaime Barria came in and pitched well. Logan O’Hoppe looked good on both sides of the ball.
Really not a lot to recap on this one through the seventh inning stretch.
Taylor Ward signed a ball for my son and chatted with us when we were at spring training so my son has a third Angel he pays attention to. It was fun seeing my son get excited for Ward’s at bats the way he usually does for Trout and Ohtani. That was my highlight of the night.
A late home run by LA made it 3-0. Let’s get them tomorrow.