After today, only 25 games remain in the season from hell. Tyler Anderson of the 5.58 ERA pitched today hoping to avoid being swept by the Oakland Athletics in their cesspool of a stadium. What fun!
Four Angels came up to bat. Shohei Ohtani got a walk that involved actual pitches being thrown. Other than that, nobody reached base safely. Tyler Anderson hit Ryan Noda with a pitch but no other Athletics reached base either.
Mickey Moniak contributed a two out double but Chad Wallach struck out to continue the Angels RISP disfunction woes. The As went three up three down with two strikeouts.
The Angels went three up three down. The Athletics actually pitched to Shohei Ohtani but he popped out to first. The Athletics didn’t get a man on base. I guess we have a pitching duel.
Randal Grichuk singled with one out. Eduardo Escobar homered. 2-0 Angels.
Mickey Moniak singled with two outs. Chad Wallach hit an RBI double. 3-0 Angels.
Tyler Anderson totally imploded in the bottom of the fourth. He threw three walks in a row including a wild pitch. He did manage to get out of the inning without allowing a run.
Adrian Martinez came in to pitch for Kyle Muller. Shohei Ohtani walked again and stole a base.
That was it for the Angels. Anderson had an eight pitch inning to send the As back out to the field.
Eduardo Escobar singled to lead things off but the next three Angels failed to hit safely. A lead off single by Zack Gelof broke up Anderson’s no hit bid. He had been called out but the As were successful on their challenge. Ryan Noda then broke up the shutout bid with a two run homer. 3-2 Angels. Carlos Perez got a one out single to chase Anderson out of the game. Andrew Wantz came in. Seth Brown homered off him to make it 4-3 Athletics. Wantz also gave up a triple to Aledmys Diaz.
Kyren Paris struck out but Luis Rengifo homered to tie the game.
Francisco Perez came in to pitch and Shohei Ohtani struck out. Drury lined out to right. Then Jose Soriano came in to pitch for the Angels. Lawrence Butler grounded out. Zack Gelof singled. Ryan Noda served up a beautiful double play ball to Soriano who threw wildly to the outfield to leave men at first and third with one out. Brent Rooker walked to load the bases. Tony Kemp got a pinch hit that skipped under the glove of Kyren Paris. The throw to Escobar resulted in a two base error on Mickey Moniak. All three runners scored. Kemp ended up at third base. 7-4 Athletics. Sorry to show you this video.
Seth Brown was intentionally walked and Shea Langoliers doubled to right to make it 9-4 Athletics. Jose “Don’t call me Jefry” Marte came in to pitch. Aledmys Diaz singled off of him. He got Nick Allen out. Then Lawrence Butler hit safely through the left side. 10-4 Athletics.
The Angels went down 1-2-3. Then they brought in Kolton Ingram to pitch. Three up three down for Ingram.
Mickey Moniak grounded out. Chad Wallach got a single and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Kyren Paris walked. Mickey Moniak scored from second on a wild pitch. 10-5 Athletics. Kyren Paris made it to third. Luis Rengifo singled. 10-6.
Shohei Ohtani struck out. Another wild pitch advanced Rengifo to second base. Brandon Drury walked and the As chose this opportunity to replace Kirby Snead on the mound. He was trying to give the game away, I get that. I wanted him to give the game away. The Angels countered by bringing in Mike Moustakas to pinch hit. He struck out. That’s all folks! The Angels just got swept by the Oakland Athletics.