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A's Get "Productive Out"-ed to Death in 4-2 Loss to Angels

The Angels offense had next to no power tonight, but it was enough, as they nickel-and-dimed the A's to victory tonight. Two of the four runs that the Angels scored were came off of a productive out, and the Angels hit one extra base hit all night.

Dan Haren wasn't great, but he was good enough, scattering six hits over six innings and allowing two runs. His one blemish was a game-tying solo shot off of the bat of Kevin Kouzmanoff. With that home run, by the way, Kouz extended his lead as the A's home run leader with a whopping 15. That total is the lowest by an Oakland home run leader in about three hundred years. I think.

Dallas Braden wasn't as sharp as Haren, but he was far more efficient, which has been Braden's hallmark. Unfortunately, his efficiency came tonight with a lot of mistake pitches, and the Angels were able to line baseballs behind the infield all night. Aside from Torii Hunter's home run in the second inning, all of the rest of the ten hits allowed by Dallas were singles. And yet, nine singles will lose a game. Until next time, Dallas.

On that note, it's my turn to retire from managing gamethreads this season. See you in 2011!

Current Series

Angels lead the series 2-0

Mon 09/27 WP: Michael Kohn (2 - 0)
SV: Fernando Rodney
LP: Brad Ziegler (3 - 6)
5 - 6 loss
Tue 09/28 WP: Dan Haren (4 - 4)
SV: Fernando Rodney
LP: Dallas Braden (10 - 14)
2 - 4 loss

Oakland Athletics
@ Los Angeles Angels

Wednesday, Sep 29, 2010, 12:35 PM PDT
Angel Stadium of Anaheim

Bobby Cramer vs Joel Pineiro

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing out to left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 85.

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