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Recap: Angels @ A’s Game 134

September 3, 2012

The A’s winning streak is done at nine as they fall to the visiting Halos 8-3. Really not much to write home about in this one, an all around awful affair.

  • Tommy Milone largely takes the blame for this one as he had a miserable outing. Milone pitched just three innings, throwing 67 pitches of which ten were taken for hits two of which were taken for home runs to Torii Hunter and Vernon Wells. All in all Milone allowed five earned runs, while walking no one and striking out one. His ERA swelled to 3.94 care of the outing and his FIP jumped up to 4.06.
  • The A’s bullpen (with one noted exception) did fine work, with Pat Neshek throwing an inning and two-thirds of shutout baseball K’ing one. Newly recalled Tyson Ross came into the game (as I suspected when absolutely nothing was on the line) and threw two and two-thirds innings allowing a hit while walking one and fanning three. Evan Scribner finished up the game with one inning of one hit and one strikeout baseball. The lone poor performance came from Pedro Figueroa, who allowed three runs, two earned largely care of a two-run Chris Iannetta home run, as he also walked two in his two-thirds innings on the hill.
  • Two A’s accounted for most of the offense: Josh Donaldson who went 2-for-4 with a double and home run, his home run being a solo shot off of C.J. Wilson; and Chris Carter who homered off of LaTroy Hawkins, and went 2-for-4 with a strikeout. Jonny Gomes also had two hits one of which was a double.
  • Derek Norris got the start behind the plate and went 0-for-4 to see his batting average dip below .200 to .196. Adam Rosales also got the start at second, going 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.
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