2016 Game 106: A’s at Angels

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8-2-16

Oakland Athletics (47-58, T-4th AL West) at Los Angeles Angels (47-58, T-4th AL West)

Angel Stadium of Anaheim

Angel Stadium-night

Weather Forecast @ 1st Pitch: Sunny, 79F, Wind SW 9 MPH

Pitching Matchup

Sean Manaea (3-5, 4.57 ERA)

Sean Manaea delivers a pitch during a game against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park on July 27, 2016 (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Sean Manaea delivers a pitch during a game against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park on July 27, 2016 (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Manaea has pitched very well since being reinstated from the DL on June 29 with just one hiccup on July 5. Otherwise he’s been very solid and is riding a personal streak of 26 2/3 innings and 108 batters without issuing a walk. He has struck out 35 batters over that span, matching a similar streak put together by his counterpart tonight earlier this season. In his last start in Texas, Manaea gave up 11 hits but just 3 runs over 6 2/3 innings, but ended up with a no-decision in a game the A’s won 6-4.

~VS~

Matt Shoemaker (5-11, 4.17 ERA)

Matt Shoemaker, wearing a 70's era retro uniform, delivers a pitch during a game against the Chicago White Sox at Angel Stadium on July 16, 2016 (Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Matt Shoemaker, wearing a 70’s era retro uniform, delivers a pitch during a game against the Chicago White Sox at Angel Stadium on July 16, 2016 (Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Shoemaker was cruising right through his last start in Kansas City, having posted 6 innings of 1-run ball and continuing his stellar July…that was until Raul Mondesi, Jr. came to bat in the 7th inning. Mondesi attempted to lay down a sacrifice bunt with a couple men on, but when Shoemaker fielded it and threw to first, the ball went down the RF line allowing 2 runs to score and putting Mondesi on 3rd. Angels manager Mike Scioscia argued that Mondesi had been running inside the base line and the umpires actually reviewed it, but ultimately ruled that Mondesi was not inside the base line. Scioscia filed a protest with MLB that was later denied. Ultimately Shoemaker was charged with 5 runs on 8 hits over 6 innings, and took the loss in a game the Angels dropped 7-5.

Game Notes

  • Shoemaker has enjoyed career success against the A’s, particularly this season. The right-hander has yielded just one earned run across 12 innings in two starts. He’s 3-2 with a 3.63 ERA in nine career appearances (eight starts) against them. Manaea, meanwhile, has never faced the Angels.
  • A’s shortstop Marcus Semien is 5-for-15 (.333) with a home run and two doubles in his career versus Shoemaker. Designated hitter Billy Butler also has five career hits in 17 tries against him, for a .294 average.
  • The Angels lead the season series against the A’s, 6-4.

Starting Lineups

Oakland

  1. LF-Coco Crisp – .239
  2. 2B-Jed Lowrie – .267
  3. C-Stephen Vogt – .272
  4. DH-Khris Davis – .251
  5. RF-Danny Valencia – .302
  6. 1B-Yonder Alonso – .250
  7. SS-Marcus Semien – .234
  8. CF-Jake Smolinski – .298
  9. 3B-Ryon Healy – .241

Angels

  1. 3B-Yunel Escobar – .322
  2. RF-Kole Calhoun – .278
  3. CF-Mike Trout – .313
  4. DH-Albert Pujols – .260
  5. 1B-Jefry Marte – .242
  6. SS-Andrelton Simmons – .282
  7. C-Jett Bandy – .276
  8. 2B-Johnny Giavotella – .272
  9. LF-Shane Robinson – .203

2017 First-Year Player Draft Order

  1. Atlanta: 37-68 (.352)
  2. Minnesota: 41-64 (.390)
  3. Tampa Bay: 42-62 (.404)
  4. Cincinnati: 42-62 (.404)
  5. Arizona: 43-63 (.406)
  6. San Diego: 46-60 (.434)
  7. Angels: 47-58 (.448)
  8. Oakland: 47-58 (.448)
  9. Philadelphia: 48-59 (.449)
  10. Milwaukee: 47-57 (.452)

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