Press-Telegram (Long Beach)



THE GAME: Jo Adell hit a two-run homer in the Angels’ 8-2 loss to the Colorado Rockies in a seven-inning Cactus League game Saturday at Tempe Diablo Stadium.

PITCHING REPORT: LHP José Quintana struck out four in two scoreless, hitless innings in his second outing of the spring. Quintana needed just 32 pitches, so he went down to the bullpen to throw more after he was done. “I think my rhythm was better and I got outs quickly,” Quintana said. “It feels great. My confidence is going up.” Quintana’s fastball was 92-94 mph, compared with 91.1 he averaged last season. “The ball was jumping,” Quintana said. “All my stuff is better. A really good feeling today.” … RHP Raisel Iglesias pitched a perfect inning with one strikeout… RHP Mike Mayers was drilled in the leg by a line drive off the bat of C.J. Cron, knocking Mayers to the ground. He remained in the game after being checked by a trainer. Mayers, however, would come out of the game without recording an out. He gave up a homer off the left-field pole, a walk and three other hits. He was charged with five runs. … Sidearming RHP Ben Rowen followed Mayers to the mound and was charged with two runs. … RHP Jake Faria struck out all three batters he faced. Faria, who is on the Angels starter depth chart, has allowed one run in 4 1⁄3 innings this spring.

HITTING REPORT: Adell blasted a two-run homer over the berm beyond the left-field fence and drew a walk. He also hit a sharp grounder to the third baseman, who misplayed it for an error. Manager Joe Maddon said Adell has already made some changes to “quiet” his swing. Maddon said was even more pleased with Adell’s walk than with the home run. Although Adell is 1 for 8 this spring, with four strikeouts, and has walked five times. He walked seven times in 132 plate appearance­s in the majors last season. … Anthony Rendon was hitless in two at-bats… Jon Jay hit an opposite-field triple off the left-field fence. It was Jay’s first hit after an 0-for-7 start. … Juan Lagares had two more hits to improve to 6 for 9 this spring. Lagares and Jay are the top two candidates to win the fourth outfield spot.

DEFENSE REPORT: SS Franklin Barreto made a diving stop but could not get the throw off in time to get the out at first.

— Jeff Fletcher

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