LA Angels Wrap Up Cactus League Baseball, Travel Home to Angel Stadium
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim brought a flurry of offense to bring their 2011 Cactus League to a close Friday and Saturday. After a ten run performance on Friday afternoon against the Oakland Athletics, a young Angels squad took the field Saturday and put up six runs in the first six innings in Glendale.
A sacrifice fly from Alberto Callaspo got the scoring started. Sixteen hits on Friday were assisted by two runs off two hits for Maicer Izturis and two runs from Chris Pettit. A solo home run by catcher Jeff Mathis comes at a fitting time to reassure fans that his bat is ready for the regular season.
2010 All-Star and strikeout leader Jered Weaver notched four strikeouts and allowed one run over 4 1/3 innings.
By the time the final call from Terry Smith was delivered the Angels had scored ten runs and came back Sunday to put six runs on the board against the Chicago White Sox.
Brandon Wood will leave Manager Mike Scioscia with something to think about after a sub par spring capped with a ringing two run double Saturday afternoon to open the scoring for the halos. Mark Trumbo also drove in two runs. A surprise solo home run by Alexi Amarista gave the youthful lineup a chance to cheer for their team mate capping his stint in the Cactus League.
The Angels finished the Cactus League in 2011 on a positive note flying home to Angel Stadium for their 2:05 PM PST first pitch against the San Diego Padres. Flagship radio station AM 830 will begin the festivities with a special broadcast of “Roger Lodge At the Hats” at 11:00 AM followed by Angels Today with Jose Mota from noon to 1:00 PM. Network Coverage of the Angels and Padres begins at 1:00 PM with Angel Warm Up with voice of the Angels, Terry Smith. Tune in following the game for Angel Talk, taking your calls at 877-8-830-830.
As if the return of baseball wasn’t enough excitement Angel Stadium also hosts their annual 5K and fun run in the morning and will host Fan Fest following the finish of the runners. Festivities, music, and food will be enjoyed in front of the stadium getting fans geared up for the return of Angels Baseball as Spring training winds down and the 2011 season kick off for the 50th anniversary season is right around the corner.