Angels 1 Athletics 2
The Angels really needed a win today after losing to the worst team in baseball to a not-so-pretty score last night. It was so embarrassing we didn’t even write about it! But here we are, a matinee reduex. It was looking good for the Halos early when they loaded the bases with 1 out in the first. The at least, didn’t come up empty, but alas, only managed to get one run across on a Luis Rengifo Sac fly.
Griffin Canning was rolling over the A’s early, keeping them off the board until an unfortunate mistake pitch (90 MPH changeup middle) to Brent Rooker that left the yard for a 2 run shot.
Kyren Paris finally had his big moment – knocking his first big league hit:
Nolan Schanuel was hitless for a second straight game, but drew a few walks upping his career-beginning on base streak to 12.
This game could really be summed up as:
- Rengifo Sac Fly.
- Schanuel on base streak continues.
- Canning gives up 2 run homer.
- Paris gets his first big league hit.
- Angels lose to crappy AAAA team
Yes, the Angels lose this snooze fest despite a fantastic start by Canning and will be back tomorrow to try and not leave Oakland with a whimper. Is avoiding a sweep too much to ask?