Around this time, Harvey began prompting cheers whenever he threw a pitch across home plate that didn't become a line drive. And when he got Sharperson to ground out to Schofield, Harvey brought the Anaheim Stadium crowd to its feet.
Harvey got out of the seventh and went on to pitch the eighth, where he allowed two more singles. Toronto would finish with 15 hits.
All the Angels could do was watch Clancy wrap up his two-hit shutout. And all Mauch could do was hope his young and battered pitchers were paying close attention, maybe even taking a few notes.
But that is something not easily accomplished with hanging heads.
To fill Butch Wynegar's spot on the roster, the Angels recalled pitcher Jack Lazorko from Edmonton and wasted no time getting him into the starting rotation. Manager Gene Mauch has scratched plans to pitch Mike Witt on three days' rest and will instead start Lazorko Wednesday against Toronto. "As badly as we wanted his being moved up," Mauch said of Witt, "it makes better sense to go this way." Witt worked on three days' rest earlier this month in Milwaukee, but he hasn't pitched beyond the seventh inning in any of his last three starts. Lazorko was 7-0 with three complete games in eight starts in Edmonton, compiling a 3.91 ERA. In 57 innings, he struck out 30 but walked 25. Lazorko is also 31, having spent time in eight different organizations before signing as a free agent with the Angels in January. His big-league history: 0-1 with a 4.05 in 33 games with Milwaukee, Seattle and Detroit. His repertoire: Mostly off-speed stuff, a decent slider and a recently added split-fingered fastball. . . . Add Lazorko: When he joins the club today, Lazorko will give the Angels three players who have each spent at least nine years in the minor leagues: Lazorko (9 years), DeWayne Buice (10) and Mark Ryal (9). . . . Wynegar underwent successful surgery Monday to remove bone spurs from the knuckle of his right big toe. "They shaved off a couple of spurs and everything is slick now," Mauch reported. "There definitely is an arthritic condition there, though." Mauch was asked how long he expected Wynegar to be sidelined. "I'm gonna guess 10 weeks," he said. "If he were an outfielder, it might be eight weeks. But it's right on the first knuckle of the big toe and every time he squats, it's a constant source of irritation." . . . George Hendrick will have his mending broken finger examined Friday by Dr. Lewis Yocum, who will then decide if Hendrick is ready to begin taking batting practice. "He might be taking batting practice a week from (Monday)," Mauch said. "The thing that worries me is--he'll find a way to hit the ball, but throwing it is another story. Right now, he needs assistance to bend the finger."