Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Angels Look to Rebound from Blowout Loss in Home Opener

Yeah, it. was pretty much a bummer.

The whole opening day vibe has been spectacular this week, but it's a letdown when your team looks like they've got the blahs. And the Angels were looking good in spring training?

In any case,  at the O.C. Register, "Angels look to rebound from blowout loss in opener":

ANAHEIM -- After suffering their worst opening day loss Monday, the Angels are set to "turn the page," to use one of Mike Scioscia's favorite phrases, with the second and final game of the series against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday.

It's a battle of lefties, with the Angels' Andrew Heaney facing the Cubs' Jon Lester.

Lester hasn't fared that well at Angel Stadium, posting a 4.76 ERA here in five starts. Heaney has never faced the Cubs.

The Angels are using their expected lineup against a lefty, with Craig Gentry starting in left in place of Daniel Nava. In spring training, it looked as if Mike Scioscia may have dropped Gentry in the lineup -- rather than just swapping him straight into Nava's No. 2 spot -- but Gentry is hitting second...
The game's about to start as this post goes live.