NORTHEAST GLENDALE — There's a philosophy that pertains to the entire pitching staff of the Glendale Angelenos. It's something that Glendale doesn't plan to stray from this season.
"We want out starters to go no more than four or five innings and then try to divide the bullpen into two or three groups," said Glendale Coach Tony Riviera, who saw seven pitchers combine on a two-hitter Wednesday night in the Angelenos' 12-1 nonleague victory against the East Los Angeles Dodgers' gold team at Stengel Field. "We want the bullpen guys to go an inning every other day or third day.
"Our pitchers can all throw strikes. We have challenged the pitching staff to have a sub 3.00 [earned-run average] this season."
The Angelenos (2-0) got three innings from starter Thomas Korn, a former Glendale Community College athlete, who allowed one hit and one run. Relievers Dusty Weinberg, Stephano Rodriguez, Kyle McDorman, Sean Adler, Keaton Leach and Hector Gomez each pitched a scoreless inning, combining to strike out eight.