Angels Honor Skaggs, No-Hit Mariners


Tyler Skaggs was with the Los Angeles Angels tonight.

On the night of their first home game since the surprise death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs, the Los Angeles Angels no-hit the Seattle Mariners en route to a 13-0 victory.

Skaggs’ mom Debbie threw out the ceremonial first pitch, on an emotional night where every Angels player wore jersey number 45 to honor their fallen teammate. Opener Taylor Cole pitched the first two innings, only needing 22 pitches to get all six outs, and Felix Pena took it from there, only giving up one walk in the fifth inning while striking out six.

The Angels offense gave them a seven-run lead in the first inning, with Trout hitting a home run in his first at-bat, then getting a two-run double in his second plate appearance of the inning. Two more runs were added in the second after a walk and an HBP on Trout. Four more runs were added between the 5th, 6th, and 7th innings, with Justin Upton also hitting a home run.

After the game, every Angels player took off their jersey and laid it on the pitchers mound, along with a painting of Skaggs, another beautiful tribute to a life lost too soon.

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