Notes from Tempe, Day 3

Jarrett Parker, the San Francisco Giants’ 2010 2nd-round draft pick, has a close encounter with the chain-link in the right-field corner of Tempe Diablo’s Field #3.

 

It was Wham-O Day at Tempe Diablo.

Today was a “light” day, so to speak. Most of the players were allowed to report a couple hours later. Some players spent part of the morning playing a Frisbee game on Field #3.

On Field #6, players learned the proper way to slide using a mat that’s basically a dry version of a Slip ‘n Slide.

Remember those hideous periwinkle-tinged Angels uniforms from the late 1990s? They rose from the grave, at least from the waist down, for the sliding drill. The players took off their shoes, then donned the old 1990s striped road pants.

Here are photos of some of the players who participated in the drill:


Carlos Ramirez

Taylor Lindsey

Chevy Clarke

Gabe Jacobo

 

The San Francisco Giants were the afternoon’s opponents. The Angels’ starting lineup:

1. Andrew Heid RF
2. Jean Segura DH
3. Eric Oliver LF
4. Casey Haerther 1B
5. Jeremy Cruz 3B
6. Taylor Lindsey 2B
7. Carlos Ramirez C
8. Rolando Gomez SS
9. Chevy Clarke CF
P. Ariel Pena

Pena was followed by Alex Burkard, David Carpenter and Erik Gregersen.

The Giants won, 4-2. Austin Fleet, their 16th round pick last June, pitched the first two innings. He was followed by Zack Wheeler, the Giants’ 1st round pick in the June 2009 draft (#6 overall).

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Ariel Pena was the starting pitcher for the Angels. Zack Wheeler pitched the 3rd and 4th innings for the Giants.

 

The Angels are at Fitch Park tomorrow to play the Mesa Cubs, then are back at Tempe Diablo on Friday to host the Cubs.

Here are other photos from today’s game.


Second baseman Taylor Lindsey tags out Giants runner Gary Brown.

 


Left fielder Eric Oliver makes a running catch of a fly ball to end the 1st inning.

 


Giants shortstop Carter Jurica turns a double play.

 


Alex Burkard was the Angels’ second pitcher.

 


David Carpenter was the Angels’ third pitcher.

 


Erik Gregersen was the Angels’ fourth pitcher.

 

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