Revenge games are always fun! Will Wilson was drafted in the first round by the Los Angeles Angels, and was quickly traded to the San Francisco Giants to be able to get rid of a big contract (Zack Cozart). He must have been mad, because he came up with the bases loaded, and may have just had his spring breakout hit.
Down the line, you’ve got a reliever continuing to strike people out, but some struggles continue, including Marco Luciano’s strikeouts. On to the Notes!
Will Wilson – 1-2, 1 R, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 1 SB – With the bases loaded (against the team that drafted him), Wilson lined a double down the left field line, knocking in three runs. In his second at-bat, he flew out to center. His third appearance resulted in getting hit by a pitch (on his jersey at least). He stole second, and scored on Duggar’s single. Playing third; in the second, got a slow bouncer towards the hold, but Wilson came over, fielded it on the grass and made the throw on the run.
Wilson got the big hit that had been eluding him all spring. The 2019 first round pick by the Angels had been struggling at the plate a lot, and that double hopefully lifts the load off of him. He also looked solid in the field.
James Sherfy – 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 SO – Struck out the first batter he faced. The second batter struck out swinging on a fastball on his hands. The third batter he faced also struck out swinging, with a check swing on a high fastball.
In an inning that shouldn’t have happened (bottom half of the final inning with the other team leading), Sherfy looked dominant. This is a nice bounceback for him, after giving up two runs in his last inning. Notably, Sherfy now has eight strikeouts in four innings of work.
Jason Vosler – 0-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 SO – Took a walk in his first plate appearance after falling behind 0-2. In his second time up with two on, he worked the count full, but struck out looking. In his third at-bat, he struck out on a pitch in the dirt. His fourth time at-bat, with the bases loaded, chased an offspeed pitch low and outside to strike out swinging. Defensively at first, Vosler had one play where a ball popped out of his glove on a throw, but the umpire said it was on the transfer to his throwing hand.
Is Vosler in a slump now? He got the hat trick of strikeouts, and he chased a couple of bad pitches for swinging strikeouts. Hopefully, it’s just a bad game, as Vosler needs to keep impressing to earn that big league spot.
Zack Littell – 1.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO – Walked the first batter he faced, and then gave up a double to right field to score the runner. The next batter hit a home run to right. With three runs in, the next batter jumped on the first pitch and hit a fly out to center. He followed that with a soft ground out to second. The next batter singled to center, but he finished the inning getting a groundout to third (from Mike Trout).
Littell was facing some of the Angels’ best hitters, but this still did not look good. Over four outings, Littell’s now given up seven hits and two walks, leading to four earned runs.
Joey Bart – 0-1 – In his first time up, on the first pitch, he lined out to second.
Marco Luciano – 0-1, 1 SO – Struck out on three pitches swinging on a fastball in his first at-bat.
Luciano now has 10 strikeouts in 13 at-bats this spring, and only one hit and one walk.
LaMonte Wade Jr – 1-3, 1 SO – In his first at-bat, grounded out to first. In his second at-bat, he slashed a single to right. In his third at-bat, he struck out looking.
Jaylin Davis – 0-2, 2 SO – In his first at-bat, with runners on first and second, Davis struck out swinging with a check swing on a breaking pitch in the dirt. He struck out swinging in his second at-bat.
Jason Krizan – 1-2, 1 R, 1 BB – With two on in his first appearance, he drew a walk. In his second time up, he hit a soft single to right. His third at-bat was a fly out to left. Defensively at second made a couple of nice plays, on both hard and soft grounders.
Joe McCarthy – 0-2 – In his first at-bat, hit a high fly out to center. With his second at-bat, he hit a line drive to right field for an out.
Yunior Marte – 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 SO – First batter hit a line drive to center that was an out thanks to a great play by Duggar. The second out was a line drive to third. He walked next hitter. The next batter hit a soft liner into center for a single, but finished off the inning with a strikeout looking.
Ricardo Genoves – 0-0, 1 BB – Walked in his first appearance. Moved to third on Duggar’s single.
Silvino Bracho – 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO – He struck out the first batter he faced swinging on three pitches. His second batter hit a double to the right-center wall. The next batter hit a soft groundout to second, advancing the runner. The next batter ended the inning by striking out swinging.
Logan Wyatt – 0-1 – In his first at-bat, he grounded out to third.