ANAHEIM -- Still taking it all in as he adjusts to pitching at the Major League level, Angels reliever David Carpenter is just happy to be with the team.
Called up by the Angels on Friday, Carpenter made his Major League debut for the team later that night, tossing a scoreless ninth inning against the Yankees.
"It really is a dream come true," Carpenter said. "I really want to show in each outing why I deserve to stay here."
In two appearances this season, both against the Yankees, Carpenter has tossed a a total of three innings, giving up two runs on two hits, while walking two and striking out one.
More than anything, the organization likes the makeup of the 24-year-old right-hander.
"In the few outings he's had here, he hasn't been intimidated," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "He has some deception to his delivery and has a good sinker. That should play well for a guy slotted somewhere in the middle of the bullpen right now.
"He'll get a chance to contribute. That's for sure."