Angels over Athletics 12-5

Game Played on 5/7/2018 5:30 PM at Dean1
Results were reported on 5/8/2018 12:28 PM
GameID: 14552

Pitching for Angels Pitching for Athletics
NameAgePitch Count
Zacharu Bowley1280
Mark Ishkanian1219
NameAgePitch Count
William McLaren1173
Colby Coghlin1241

On Monday evening, the A’s and Angels faced off in a rematch of the season opener last week.  The A’s were looking to complete the series sweep while the Angels were looking to avenge last week’s loss.

The Angels sent veteran lefty RZ Bowley to the hill.  The A’s came ready to play and scored a quick two runs in the top of the first.  Walks to Will Kelleher and Andrew Schmit along with hits by Shawn Salt and Colin Yeaton led the way.  Bowley quickly settled down to fan the last two batters of the inning to end the threat.  The Angels were facing Will McLaren who came out throwing strikes.  Connor Mudd led off with a line drive hit to right-center but was thrown out trying to stretch it into a double (on some terrible base coaching by the author of this article).  Mark Ishkanian rapped another single but the Angels were unable to score.

In the top of the second, the A’s added another run as Kelleher again walked and scored.  The Angels came back in the bottom of the second inning and plated two runs.  Key hits in the inning came from Brad Reynolds, Drew O’Connell (fresh off the DL – welcome back!) and Mudd.

Bowley carved out a scoreless top of the third striking out two around a double by Michael Hagopian.  Then the Angels broke it open in their half of the third scoring eight times.  The inning was highlighted by a walk to Joey Guidotti, two  doubles from Frank Goppel, singles by Max Walther and Mudd. 

After Bowley worked a scoreless top of the fourth, the Angels added two more in their half as Walther and Andrew Miao both walked and scored. 

No quit in the A’s as they rallied for two runs in the top of the fifth.  Colby Coghlin reached on an error and scored on a booming double by Schmit.  Michael Mendilian notched a single and an RBI also before the side was retired.  The game was called at that point due to time limits.  Final score: Angels 12, A’s 5.  Great pitching and defense on both sides, and excellent sportsmanship as well.  Best of luck to the A’s the rest of the season.

Of note, the A’s Colin Yeaton was injured and had to leave the game in the second inning.  All of the Angels coaches and players wish Colin a speedy recovery and hope to see him back at Dean soon.