Angels lose to Brewers on bases-loaded walk in ninth

first_img Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Related Articles UP NEXT: Angels (RHP Dylan Bundy) vs. Cincinnati Reds (RHP Jose De Leon), Tuesday, noon PT, Tempe, Ariz. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error THE GAME: The Angels gave up single runs in the eighth and ninth to drop a 2-1 game to the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday in Maryvale, Ariz. Jake Thompson gave up both runs, including issuing three straight walks to push home the winning run.PITCHING REPORT: Left-hander Dillon Peters pitched two scoreless innings, working out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the first inning. He struck out three, including two in a perfect second inning. Peters said he has added a slider this season, but he isn’t ready to throw it in a game. … Left-hander Ryan Buchter pitched a perfect third inning, including two strikeouts of right-handed hitters. He hit 94 mph. Buchter had been used mostly as a situational lefty, but the new three-batter rule will force him to also be effective against righties if he is going to have a role with the Angels. “He looked really good,” Manager Joe Maddon said. “I thought he looked really sharp, and he came off the mound kind of impressed with himself that he had that good of a first outing.” … Right-handers Neil Ramirez, Luke Bard, Taylor Cole and Jose Rodriguez also pitched a scoreless inning apiece.HITTING REPORT: Jared Walsh doubled and scored the Angels’ only run, coming home on a groundout by Anthony Bemboom in the fifth inning. … Jordyn Adams, generally considered the Angels’ No. 3 prospect, got the start in center field and struck out in both of his plate appearances. … The game ended with 19-year-olds Jeremiah Jackson and D’Shawn Knowles in the game. “I don’t think I’ve ever worked a spring training game with that many young players,” Maddon said.DEFENSE REPORT: David Fletcher played the first four innings in right field without incident. He did not have a fly ball hit to him, and he cleanly fielded a ground ball single. Fletcher, who has played infield for most of his time in the big leagues, is going to see more time in the outfield this season. … Second baseman Tommy La Stella made an error trying to backhand a ball in the first inning. Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter last_img

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