The Los Angeles Angels-Oakland Athletics game scheduled for Thursday night in Anaheim has been postponed following the stunning death of Angels starting pitcher Nick Adenhart, the Angels said late Thursday morning.
The game was postponed as the team comes to grips with the shocking incident that occurred within a couple miles of Angel Stadium following Wednesday night's game.
Adenhart, 22, was the starting pitcher and had held Oakland scoreless over six innings. Not long after, Adenhart was killed in a hit-and-run crash. He died Thursday morning after surgery attempts failed to save him, according to the Angels.
Adenhart was one of three people killed in the crash. The other two were not affiliated with the Angels' organization.
"The Angels family has suffered a tremendous loss today," Angels general manager Tony Reagins said in a statement released by the club Thursday morning. "We are deeply saddened and shocked by this tragic loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Nick's family, friends, loved ones and fans."
Adenhart is survived by his father, Jim, and his mother, Janet. They released this statement:
"Nick's family expresses sincere gratitude for all the help the Angels have provided. He lived his dream and was blessed to be part of an organization comprised of such warm, caring and compassionate people. The Angels were his extended family. Thanks to all of Nick's loyal supporters and fans throughout his career. He will always be in everyone's hearts forever."