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Trevor Bell (Crescenta Valley High, 2005) relief pitcher,
The former Falcon was recalled from the Salt Lake Bees, the Angels' triple-A affiliate, on Tuesday and pitched against the
Bell was called on out of the bullpen with his team down, 5-0, in the third inning and runners on first and second with no outs. He induced a double-play ground ball from
Since the Angels had burned through most of its bullpen Monday, Bell was marched back out in the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh innings in what turned out to be his longest appearance in the majors this year. He coasted through the fourth, but ran into trouble in the next three innings.
Bell gave up three singles and a run in the fifth inning and surrendered two more singles and a sacrifice fly in the sixth. He got a groundout to start the seventh inning before being pulled from the game, which the Angels lost, 7-3.
Bell ended up giving up six hits and two runs, along with three strikeouts, in 4 1/3 innings of work. The outing brought his earned-run average to 3.38. He's given up 36 hits 10 walks and struck out 16 batters in 29 1/3 innings with the Angels. Bell began the year in triple A, was brought up and sent back down before Tuesday.
After dropping three of four games to the Rangers, the Angels entered a three-game set against the
Marco Estrada (Glendale Community College, 2003) pitcher,
Estrada was making his second start in place of the Brewers' injured
"I had the pitch count to go deeper in the game, and I just threw too many balls," Estrada told MLB.com after the game. "I got behind too many times and only gave the team five [innings], where I should have gone six or seven."
Estrada was pulled from the game after 94 pitches, 58 of which were strikes. The Brewers ended up losing, 5-1. He struck out five batters and surrendered two walks in the game. The outing dropped Estrada's record to 3-8. He has a 4.28 ERA in 75 and 2/3 innings. He has given up 66 hits, 25 walks and struck out 71 batters.
Coming into Friday night's game against the
The right-hander gave up eight hits, four earned runs and two walks in six innings. He gave up two runs in the first inning and tossed four scoreless frames before giving up a solo homer to
Fautino De Los Santos came in for the A's and stranded McCarthy's two runners with three quick outs to end the seventh-inning threat. Oakland's bullpen maintained McCarthy's lead, giving up one run in three innings in a 6-5 victory.
Thursday's win is McCarthy's second of the month. He pitched eight, three-hit shutout innings against the
McCarthy's record now sits at 6-6 with a 3.74 ERA. He has surrendered 127 hits, walked 18 and struck out 77 in 118 innings.