OAKLAND, Calif. — The A’s managed only a single hit off Chase Silseth, the primary participant from final yr’s draft to make his main league debut, Friday evening in a 2-0 loss to the Los Angeles Angels on the Oakland Coliseum.
Elvis Andrus recorded each of the A’s hits all evening: He had a leadoff single within the third off the rookie Silseth however was erased on a double play attempting to advance to 3rd on a flyout to left discipline. He additionally singled within the eighth however was out one batter later when Cristian Pache hit a grounder to 3rd base to finish the inning.
The one different baserunners have been Ramón Laureano and Tony Kemp, who walked within the second and third innings, respectively.
An Eleventh-round draft choose by the Angels final July, Silseth was nonetheless pitching in faculty for Arizona a yr in the past. He made eight appearances within the minors earlier than getting referred to as up from Double-A Rock Metropolis earlier than the sport.
Silseth (1-0) dazzled the A’s with a fastball clocked at 98 mph and a gentle sinker and slider that helped produce eight groundouts. The correct-hander completed with 4 strikeouts and two walks throughout his 81-pitch outing, and allowed just one runner to achieve second base.
Daulton Jefferies pitched effectively for the A’s, giving up two runs on 5 hits over six innings, however he couldn’t match Silseth. Jefferies (1-6) has misplaced his final six outings after beginning the season with a win on April 10 in Philadelphia. He’s the primary A’s pitcher to take action since Vin Mazzaro in 2009.
Rendon doubled off Jefferies within the fourth and scored when Brandon Marsh rolled a two-out single up the center that simply bought previous a diving Andrus and into heart discipline.
Andrew Velazquez homered within the fifth to increase the result in two runs.
A’s proper fielder Ramón Laureano made a terrific sliding catch on his knees to take a success away from Chad Wallach main off the third. Laureano, who returned from the suspended listing Monday, made the seize in entrance of heart fielder Cristian Pache, who has made a handful of spectacular catches already this season.
Athletics: LHP Cole Irvin (shoulder tendinitis) threw a bullpen earlier than the sport and is slated to pitch for Single-A Stockton on Tuesday.
RHP Paul Blackburn (4-0, 1.74) will pitch the opening sport of Saturday’s doubleheader for the A’s whereas LHP Jhonathan Diaz (1-0, 0.00 ERA) will go for the Angels. Within the second sport, Oakland plans to name up RHP Adam Oller (0-2, 11.17) from Triple-A Las Vegas. The Angels will go together with RHP Michael Lorenzen (3-2, 4.13).