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Angels honor fallen teammate Tyler Skaggs with combined no-no

LA Angels Throw No Hitter in Game Honoring Tyler Skaggs WATCH: LA Angels Pitchers Throw Combined No-Hitter at Game Honoring Fallen Teammate Tyler Skaggs
Cary Erickson | 13 July, 2019, 21:43

On Friday night, every Angels teammate bore Skaggs's name and 45 number, and his mother, Debbie, threw out the first pitch - a strike from the accomplished softball coach.

In honor of her son, she threw the ceremonial first pitch - a flawless strike, Major League Baseball said.

The last combined no-hitter in California was thrown in Oakland on July 13, 1991 - the exact day Skaggs, a California native, was born.

The Angels were somber as they returned from the All-Star break for their first home baseball game since the 27-year-old Skaggs died in Texas on July 1. "Tonight was in honor of (Skaggs), and he was definitely looking over us". What an unbelievable game to be a part of.

Taylor Cole and Felix Pena of the Los Angeles Angels pitched the second combined no-hitter in franchise history, beating the Seattle Mariners 13-0 Friday night in the team's first home game since the death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs. She tossed a ideal strike to Tyler's close friend, Angels pitcher Andrew Heaney. It has shown in the way the team has honored him to this point.

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Cole was the opener and went two innings, striking out two on 22 pitches, including 13 strikes. "We're going to do what we can to honor him". After an uncommonly slow trot around the bases, Trout pointedly looked up in the direction of Skaggs' family in the stands. Mike Trout had the best game of his MVP-caliber season, going 3-for-4 with a home run and SIX RBIs. You walk by his locker every day. Skaggs was also honored at Tuesday's MLB All-Star Game in Cleveland.

The Angels then battered Seattle starter Mike Leake in a surreal seven-run, eight-hit first inning highlighted by Trout, who has been relentless at the plate ever since Skaggs' death. Whether you're his teammate, part of his family, or just a fan like the rest of us, there's no forgetting what you're seeing right now.

"In a sense, it did open up the wounds a little bit, because it reminded us of the reality that Tyler is gone, we really miss him, and we would rather have him here", Angels manager Brad Ausmus said.

"I think guys will become emotional again, because it is still very fresh", Ausmus said.