Kyle Kubitza was at the plate Sunday when
Less than an hour later, the rookie was packing his bags after being optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake.
Kubitza, who had been called up June 10, batted .207, drove in a run and struck out 13 times in 29 at-bats in his first stint with the Angels.
Kubitza, 24, said he experienced "a lot of firsts."
"Anytime you're doing that in the big leagues it's good," he said. "So, hopefully, get down, get better and come back up here and be ready to play."
Kubitza had entered Sunday’s game as a pinch-runner for
The count was 2-2 when Wilhelmsen’s pitch got past catcher
"Just trying to find a good pitch to hit," Kubitza said. "I don't do very good hitting those ones in the dirt, so luckily I didn't swing at that one."