Angels over Tigers 8-2

Game Played on 5/4/2018 5:30 PM at Dean3
Results were reported on 5/5/2018 8:55 AM
GameID: 14529

Pitching for Angels Pitching for Tigers
NameAgePitch Count
Bradley Reynolds1229
Maxwell Walther1280
NameAgePitch Count
Samuel Bachini1240
Gillian Woodcome1213
Jacob Brodeur1136
Dylan Fanale1216
Ryan Iagallo1111
Carter Marques1210

On a warm and windy Friday night, the Tigers and the Angels faced off in an AL American League battle.  The Tigers were coming off a win in their first game of the year, while the Angels were playing their third game in four nights and looking for their first victory. 

The Angels jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning.  Singles by RZ Bowley and Andrew Miao scored Connor Mudd and Mark Ishkanian who had both walked.  The Tigers answered with two of their own in the bottom half, as Ryan Iagallo and Carter Marques both scored after reaching on walks. 

In the top of the second, rookie call-up Jack Wharton walked and eventually scored after some great base running to give the Angels a 3-2 lead.  Then in the top of the third, the Angels got some breathing room by scoring four more runs.  Key highlights of the inning were a key leadoff walk from Joey Guidotti and hits by Bowley, Mudd, and Walther.  The Tigers had men on in both the second and third innings but were unable to push another run across. Sam Bachini ripped a single in the second inning and Dylan Fanale walked in the third. 

The Angels would score once more in the fourth inning to extend their lead to 8-2. After a scoreless fifth inning and top of the sixth, the Tigers were not going down without a fight.  Jake Brodeur and Luke Willingham both reached base to start the inning but were unable to score as the Angels closed it out for an 8-2 win. 

For the Angels, Brad Reynolds made his first start of the year and battled hard.  Max Walther came in for relief and was tremendous in 5.2 innings of work, allowing no runs.  The Tigers used Bachini, Gillian Woodcome, Jake Brodeur, Fanale, Iagallo, and Marques for an inning each.  Both teams were throwing strikes and played excellent defensive ball, as some fine plays were made – especially in the outfield with a strong wind blowing toward the pond.  Great sportsmanship was shown by both teams.  Best of luck to the Tigers the rest of the way.