The Angels went up to Oakland and had themselves an old fashioned pitching duel. Unlike previous years, this year, the Angels had themselves a Cy Rookie on the Hill and dominated the pathetic A’s offense. Ah yes, the shoe is on the other foot this time.
Chase Silseth went 6 innings, allowing no runs and only one hit in his MLB debut! The 11th round pick by the Halos is the first one of any team from last year’s draft to make it to the Big Leagues! He make quick work of the A’s and I do mean quick, as his fast tempo kept the Athletics off guard. In fact, he could have gone more, as it took only 76 pitches for him to get through those 6 innings.
There was barely any offense at all for either team, but Velazquez hit his first home run as an Angel! Marsh also drove in a run, which was nice. Trout and Ohtani, however, went 0-8 combined, and of the 6 hits total for the Halos, 4 were singles.
Immediately out of the gate, Chase looked locked in. In the first, our Cy Rookie got his first strikeout! There ya go!
Things were quiet for a bit, as both sides looked lost on offense. That is, until the top of the 3rd inning. With two runners on and one out, Chase had himself in a bind. Luckily, Marsh helps out with an outfield assist to keep the game scoreless!
And so of course Marsh had himself be the hero again the next half inning. With Rendon on with a double, Brandon Marsh drove in the first run of the game in the 4th!
After a quick bottom of the 4th, the Angels scored again in the 5th. This time it was from a less expected place as Velazquez hit his first home run for the Angels!
After a duo of excellent bullpen work by Loup and Tepera for the 7th and 8th, D-Cell closed out the game!
The Angels win 2-0!