The Los Angeles Angels got an incredible 13-0 win over the Seattle Mariners in honor of their deceased teammate Tyler Skaggs.
In a Friday night game against the Mariners, the Angels put on an incredible performance pitching a no-hitter. Each Angels player honored the memory of Skaggs wearing his jersey during the game.
Before the game, the Angels honored Skaggs bringing a framed jersey to the pitcher’s mound and with a 45-second moment of silence.
In a show of solidarity following their win, each Angels player placed Skaggs’ jersey on the mound in what was a beautiful, emotional moment.
In an amazing coincidence, the Angels first score of the game was a two run home-run by Mike Trout that went 454 feet.
The Angels nearly pitched a perfect game but were unsuccessful after intentionally allowing a walk in the fifth inning.
Tyler Skaggs was a seven year veteran pitcher who was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels 40th overall in the 2009 Amateur draft out of Santa Monica High School. He began his MLB career with the Arizona Diamondbacks before joining the Angels after two years. He played for the Angels the past five seasons before his untimely passing.
Tyler Skaggs was found deceased in his hotel room in Texas on July 1st. His cause of death has yet to be determined. Skaggs would have turned 28 years old today.