The Oakland Athletics’ Mason Miller had two sides to him on Tuesday night. One face was a fireballer who couldn’t command the zone and the other was a potential threat to the Angels for the foreseeable future. Fortunately, the former Miller showed up in the first inning and the Angels were able to push enough guys over home plate to take home the victory.
Despite his overwhelming velocity, the Angels offense drilled the ball to all fields, and it wouldn’t have been surprising to anyone at all if he didn’t pitch past the second inning. After Brandon Drury, Luis Rengifo, and Gio Urshela combined to put up 4 runs all with two outs, the game was already won.
This didn’t mean the A’s wouldn’t put up a fight though. Griffin Canning would battle to finish out the fifth and surrendered 3 runs himself before being pulled for an effective bullpen (even a broken clock, right?).
A key insurance run from Taylor Ward and the night would be closed out safely and mostly without fuss. Let’s keep puttin’ the hurt on the basement dwellers just like we do on Gubi Tuesdays.