first_img“This is something that I can come back to and watch,” Canning said. “I can kind of take all the good good stuff from this outing and kind of use it for myself come forward.” Canning struck out five — including Manny Machado twice — and he walked two. Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield One of the keys for him, he said, was finding a good routine in between innings. He kept his elbow warm and used vibration between innings and he feels like that will be a key for staying healthy.“It’s just something I have to continue to manage and continue to find that routine that works for me,” he said. “Tonight was definitely a step in the right direction.”Canning, who is likely to make his season debut next Monday in the final game of the season-opening four-game series in Oakland, was not just healthy, but effective against the Padres.He got ahead all night, which allowed him to be efficient with his pitch-count. He was at just 56 pitches after five innings, before getting through a 20-pitch sixth.Related Articles Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros PreviousLos Angeles Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons, left, throws to first for the out on Eric Hosmer as San Diego Padres’ Tommy Pham (28) is late to second base during the fourth inning of an exhibition baseball game at Petco Park Monday, July 20, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Griffin Canning works against a San Diego Padres batter during the first inning of an exhibition baseball game at Petco Park, Monday, July 20, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsThe San Diego Padres, front, and the Los Angeles Angels stand for the singing of the national anthem before an exhibition baseball game at Petco Park, Monday, July 20, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)San Diego Padres starting pitcher Garrett Richards, center, reacts as he leaves the field during the fifth inning of an exhibition baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park Monday, July 20, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)San Diego Padres starting pitcher Garrett Richards throws to Los Angeles Angels’ David Fletcher during the first inning of an exhibition baseball game at Petco Park Monday, July 20, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Los Angeles Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons, left, throws to first for the out on Eric Hosmer as San Diego Padres’ Tommy Pham (28) is late to second base during the fourth inning of an exhibition baseball game at Petco Park Monday, July 20, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)NextShow Caption1 of 5Los Angeles Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons, left, throws to first for the out on Eric Hosmer as San Diego Padres’ Tommy Pham (28) is late to second base during the fourth inning of an exhibition baseball game at Petco Park Monday, July 20, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)ExpandGriffin Canning’s final tuneup for the regular season was an unqualified success.Canning pitched six scoreless innings in the Angels exhibition against the Padres on Monday night in San Diego. He threw 76 pitches.It was Canning’s first competitive outing since he had to be shut down during spring training with an elbow issue. He subsequently had a platelet rich plasma injection and rested for about a month, before ramping up his throwing again in May.Since then he had been facing Angels hitters in live batting practice or intrasquad games, but he hadn’t gotten the chance to see another uniform until Monday night. Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter last_img

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