The Los Angeles Angels struggled to gain momentum in their series opener against the Oakland Athletics, ultimately falling short with a final score of 9-2 at the Oakland Coliseum as the New A's emerged victorious in this clash of Tiny Titans.
Not even Hitter Ohtani could save the Angels in their trip to Oakland as the Young A's blasted them over and over again. So much fun did the Ahtletics had, that even Estury Ruiz joined the party hammering a homer past the fences of the Coli.
Ruiz wasn't alone when it came to multi-hit games, far from it!
Fellow rookie Zack Gelof bagged two hits, Ryan Noda got a couple too, Jordan Diaz hit three, and four other Athletics connected for one hit each. Quite a sight to behold on a random Friday, indeed.
Oakland limited the visting Angels to just seven hits and two runs through the game, and the A's are now only 24 victories away from overtaking LA in the AL West. Nearly there!
The A's are sitting at a pretty 40-95 entering Saturday's mid-game of their series against the Angels, the last time both franchises will meet this season. That's no joke, folks.
The Athletics have already won more games than the 11-worst teams in MLB history and three more wins would make it impossible for them to fall behind the dreadful 2003 Detroit Tigers' 43 victories.
There are still 27 games left. That's winning three out of 27 for an average of .111 through the remainder of the campaign. Could the A's fail to do it? Never say never!
In other, brighter news, Oakland welcomed Tyler Soderstrom back from Triple-A after the greatest prospect in the history of the organization was demoted. The rosters expanded, so there was more room than ever to land some young, warm, not-quite-ready-for-the-majors bodies.