Today we had Chase Silseth going up against Dean Junior Kremer of the Orioles. Junior came into the game with an ERA of 4.91 over 41.2 innings. His WHIP was 1.46. Silseth sported a 3.24 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP over a limited sample size of 8.1 innings.
Mickey Moniak led off the festivities with a solo homer. 1-0 Angels.
As the inning proceeded, things got a little less exciting. Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani both made outs. Taylor Ward singled, though. Matt Thaiss hit a fly ball to center for the third out. Defensively, Matt Thaiss threw a ball away on a pickoff attempt. The Angels got out of the inning still leading 1-0. They got Adam Frazier to ground into a bases loaded force out, Rengifo to Neto.
In the bottom of the second inning Ryan O’Hearn homered to right to tie the game 1-1. The score remained tied until the bottom of the fourth inning when Gunnar Henderson doubled and Terrin Vavra singled to right to drive him in. 2-1 Orioles. Chase Silseth threw a wild pitch to send Vavra to second with one out. Jorge Mateo singled on a grounder through the right side to score Vavra. 3-1 Orioles. At this point Tucker Davidson came in to try and stop the bleeding. The Orioles countered with pinch hitter Ryan Mountcastle who doubled to put men on second and third with one out for Cedric Mullins. Mullins grounded out to score Jorge Mateo. 4-1 Orioles. Adley Rutschman struck out to end the inning. Here is a breakdown of Chase Silseth’s pitches.
He did get five strikeouts in his 3 1/3 innings.
In the fifth inning, Gio Urshela doubled, Rengifo grounded out to advance him to third, and Zach Neto singled on a grounder to center to score Urshela. 4-2 Orioles.
Mickey Moniak grounded into a force out and advanced to second on a wild pitch whereupon Mike Trout struck out.
In the sixth inning Thaiss and Drury hit back to back two out singles. Gio Urshela singled on the ground through the right side and Matt Thaiss scored on a close play at the plate. 4-3 Orioles.
Luis Rengifo struck out to strand two. Tucker Davidson then hit Adam Frazier with a pitch and pinch hitter Ryan McKenna ricocheted a double off Davidson’s shin to put Orioles at second and third with no outs. Davidson was removed from the game in favor of Andrew Wantz. Jorge Mateo hit a sacrifice fly to make it 5-3 Orioles. Ryan Mountcastle homered to make it 7-3 Baltimore. Mullins popped out and Rutschman struck out to end the inning.
Zach Neto grounded out to lead off the seventh inning and Hunter Renfroe came in to pinch hit for Mickey Moniak. Renfroe also grounded out. So did Mike Trout.
We got to the eighth inning with the score still 7-3 Baltimore. Shohei Ohtani grounded out to second. Taylor Ward struck out. Matt Thaiss also struck out. Jimmy Herget pitched the bottom of the eighth and was effective. The Orioles went three up three down.
In the ninth inning, Brandon Drury hit a fly ball out to left. Gio Urshela struck out. Luis Rengifo grounded out. The Angels lost 7-3. Oh well. There is no word yet on Davidson’s shin status. Here is what that looked like.
Photo credit: Rex Fregosi