Parker Bridwell’s pitching philosophy is simple, necessitated by reality. He does not have the extreme velocity or natural action on his pitches to strike out gobs of major league hitters. He does have a willingness to engage.
“I’m gonna throw my stuff up there and see if you can hit it,” Bridwell said.
That strategy served him fine Friday at the Rogers Centre, just as it has for most of his eight starts as an Angel. The Blue Jays made contact, the Angels’ defenders adeptly fielded the balls put into play, and the Angels recorded their seventh win in Bridwell’s eight starts, 7-2 over Toronto.
Bridwell, 25, has allowed more than two runs only twice, more than three runs...