The Dodgers and Angels will meet again, this time at Camelback Ranch. The stadium will be packed, as it was announced early that the game was sold out well before the game was slated to start.
For the Dodgers, the intrigue comes from both the guys scheduled to pitch, but also the top of their lineup, which could very well look as it is put together today, on Opening Day.
So, let’s get to it. Check back between innings for updates.
Zach Lee’s start did not go as planned. He got himself into trouble, the Dodgers’ defense got him out of it, then he got himself in trouble again. He’d pay for it the second time, giving up a three-run homer to the greater Prescott area. The top of the first ends; Angels lead 3 -0.
A pair of singles from Pederson would garner a first and third, no out hole, but a Puig double play stymies some of that momentum. Still a run scores. Dodgers trail by two.
Second Inning – Dodgers Trail 3-1.
Lee settles down in his second inning of work and puts the Angels down in order.
The Dodgers’ bats came to life in the second. Austin Barnes sent a homer to left to get the scoring started, then, with runners on second and third, Brown drove a sac fly to right, tying the game. No more noise, but the Dodgers did their work.
Third Inning: Tie Game
The Angels don’t get anything in their half of the inning.
The rare mid-inning pitching change in which the previous pitcher was in no trouble! Spring Training, y’all! Your new pitcher does his job (if you’re a Dodgers fan) and Gonzalez drills a homer to left-center! Dodgers take the lead!
Fourth Inning: Dodgers Lead 4-3
The Angels’ bats remain quiet.
In the Dodgers’ half, a double play cools momentum before it starts, but Johnson singles to left. He then steals second, but Thompson follows with a fly-out to right, ending the threat.
Fifth Inning: Dodgers Lead 4-3
J.P. Howell in to pitch and he takes care of business quite easily.
The Dodgers go down quietly in their half, too.
Sixth Inning: Dodgers Lead 4-3
See Inning, Fifth.
Seventh Inning: Dodgers Lead 4-3
JULIOOOOOOOOOO. He strikes out the side and the press box was buzzing for that. Wow.
The Dodgers get one on, but a double play and deep flyout end the inning.
Eighth Inning: Dodgers Lead 4-3
Urias’ second inning was not nearly as impressive. Let Eric Stephen spell it out for you.
Second inning for Urias, not so much. Single, double, triple, walk, hook
— Eric Stephen (@truebluela) March 11, 2016
The Angels would score three total in their half of the eighth, taking a 6-4 lead.