Things have been getting uncomfortably close! The A’s needed to use four pitchers to get through their first 1.1 innings of relief, and managed to give up a home run and allow the tying run to reach the plate in the process. Familia had his first poor outing with the A’s and allowed the Angels to get even closer. What’s more, the A’s offense has gone mysteriously quiet in the last couple of frames. Treinen is still waiting in the wings in the pen, but surely everyone would feel a whole lot better with a bit more of a cushion.
It’s the top of the 9th! They better not screw this up!! Davis, Olson, and Canha due to bat.