Posted March 08, 2013 on AP on Fox
Joe Blanton got two innings of work in Friday before the Los Angeles Angels and Arizona Diamondbacks were rained out with the score 1-1 in the bottom of third. Pitching in rain, Blanton made his second spring training start and allowed one run and two hits in two innings. ''His bread and butter is his two-seam fastball, and it looked real good,'' Angels catcher Hank Conger said. ''He was mixing in a good changeup, and his fastball was firing.'' Aaron Hill homered in the first. It was Hill's first. Angels manager Mike Scioscia pulled many of his regulars when he revised his lineup about an hour before the start. Arizona manager Kirk Gibson opted for reliever Brad Ziegler to start instead of Randall Delgado, who had been scheduled. ''Delgado wasn't ready, so we hurried up and got Ziegler ready like it was a game,'' Gibson said. ''You don't want to send him out there in this kind of weather, but sometimes you have to do it.'' Ziegler pitched one inning and gave up two runs and a ...
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