Locked On Angels - March 30th, 2018 - Thoughts from Opening Day

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Summary: With Opening Day in the books, it's time to reflect on a heartbreaking extra-innings loss in Oakland before moving on to the rest of the weekend.<br><br>While the Halos fell 6-5 in 11 innings, there are plenty of positive takeaways from game #1 that far outweighed any negatives. Garrett Richards dazzled in the early goings, mixing pitches well and showing off his devastation fastball/slider combination before succumbing to fatigue that lead to two Oakland home runs to get the hosts back in the game. Kole Calhoun and Zack Cozart each had phenomenal starts at the plate, continuing their hot finishes to spring training.<br><br>By the way, Albert Pujols is back. The slimmer Pujols crushed a no doubt shot to left that gave the Angels the lead in the late innings, but the bullpen could not quite hold it. Before we bash on the pitching staff, let's not forget that the bullpen as a whole gave up just 2 runs in 6 innings. That's just baseball sometimes.<br><br>Don't forget to follow the show on Twitter @LockedOnAngels and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play!<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>