Angels Honor Late Tyler Skaggs, Throw Combined No-Hitter vs. M’s
Friday was the first Los Angeles Angels home game since the loss of pitcher Tyler Skaggs. Friday was destined to be the Angels night.
Every Angels player wore No. 45 in honor of Skaggs, the Angels pitcher who died on July 1, 2019. The Angels also held a moment of silence for Skaggs before the game.
Mike Trout hit a Home Run in the 1st inning while wearing his friend’s name and number on his back. Félix Peña pitched a dominant seven innings with his pitching brother’s name and number stitched on his jersey.
There was no other way for Friday to go. The Angels combined to throw a no-hitter with opener Taylor Cole pitching two innings before Peña’s seven drove the no-no home.
The Mariners played the part of unfortunate opponent in the storybook-like game on Friday night.
Although it came at the M’s expense, you can’t help but feel good for the LA Angels.
After the Angels celebrated and hugged on the field, the team placed their “No. 45 Tyler Skaggs” jerseys on top of his home away from home: the pitching mound.
We’re nasty. pic.twitter.com/YUzRQHEI6o
— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) July 13, 2019
Winning Pitcher, (7-2) Félix Peña: 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 6 K, 1 BB
Losing Pitcher, (7-8) Mike Leake: 0.2 IP, 7 R (4 ER), 2 K, 1 BB
The Mariners look to bounce back Saturday night against the Angels. Pregame coverage starts at 5 p.m. on Freedom 970.
Here are the highlights from the game:
Bottom 1st … Mike Trout 2-Run Home Run, 2-0 Angels
Bottom 1st … Andrelton Simmons RBI Single, 3-0 Angels
Bottom 1st … Dee Gordon Error a run to score, 4-0 Angels
Bottom 1st … Dustin Garneau RBI Single, 5-0 Angels
Bottom 1st … Trout 2-Run Double, 7-0 Angels
Bottom 2nd … Bases Loaded Walk, 8-0 Angels
Bottom 2nd … Trout Hit By Pitch, 9-0 Angels
Bottom 5th … Trout RBI Double, 10-0 Angels
Bottom 6th … Garneau RBI Ground Out, 11-0 Angels
Bottom 7th … Justin Upton 2-Run Home Run, 13-0 Angels
Final Call, Angels Win and Combine for a No-Hitter, 13-0
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