• Scioscia has yet to reveal Saturday's starter, but Michael Roth was not listed in the bullpen of Thursday's lineup card. Scioscia said they Angels are looking over a few options, but at this point, none of those options include calling a player up from the Minor Leagues. Roth was not listed in the bullpen during prior to Wednesday's contest either, but wound up pitching an inning.
• Injured relief pitcher Ryan Madson threw another bullpen session Thursday, but will still have to throw a few more before the Angels decide on the next step.
• Conger served as the grand marshal during the Huntington Beach Fourth of July Parade on Thursday morning.
"It was fun, a lot of fun," Conger said. "I grew up less than a mile away from Main Street, so for me to experience the parade firsthand, and be in the parade, was really exciting."
• In honor of Independence Day, Naval special warfare operator Ronnie Harrison threw out Thursday's ceremonial first pitch. The Angels also asked all fans in attendance with military experience to stand and be recognized.
William Boor is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.