So seriously, there isn't too much to this recap except what is in the title. The A's recorded a double by Valencia to open the eighth and a single by Phegley to open the ninth. Those were the only hits allowed in the entire game as Colby Lewis pitched a complete game, two-hit shutout.
The bright side? It was a terrifically speedy game, clocking in at just two hours and twenty minutes. Sure, it felt longer because it was so horribly boring, but at least it didn't waste your entire Friday night.
Jesse Chavez never had a chance in this one. Even had he not given up three runs in his six innings, the A's would have lost for him. Also, Dan Otero's ERA is now 7.88.
I hope your weekend is much more amazing than tonight's game.
The A's will try to play spoiler in tomorrow's game as they take on the Rangers again. For those of you keeping score, with the loss to the Angels tonight, Houston is merely 1.5 games up in the AL West, and the Angels have made up ground as well; they are just 4.5 back.
We'll see you here tomorrow with all the action as 2015 mercifully limps to a close.