A and Angels played a dirty game that involved a handful of mistakes, even more walks and ugly runs. But Auckland A won 5-4 at Anaheim on Friday night.
Against the Angeles Belpin game, A generated a lot of traffic throughout the game. But they struggled to get the runners effectively – but they found their way.
He loaded the bases four times in the first five innings and started his big league by scoring three runs against Angeles starter Jonathan Diaz, and Josh Harrison’s RBI singles with Kyle Tyler and a pair of sacrifices from him and Matt. Flew away from Olson.
Josh Harrison came to bat three times with the bases. First he hit a single for the first run of AK, Matt Olson’s sacrifice fly made the second run. When Los Angeles took a two-run lead in the second, Harrison cut it in the third inning with a sacrificial fly laden with bases. Filled with bases, A is still less than a run, Harrison made a double play.
Two runs down quickly, the Angels took a four-run lead against A starter Cole Irwin in the second inning, which included Kurt Suzuki’s solo home run, a costly error at a short stop for Harrison’s ailing Elvis Andros, two. Sacrifice bonnet and two hits but Irwin will empty the Angels in each of his six innings with three strikeouts and one walk.
But A took the lead again in the sixth. With one out, Olson hit a single on the opposing field, Mark Kenna walked and both advanced on the wild pitch by Angeles reliever Jose Marte, who played in the second major league. Punch hitter Seth Brown’s ground out made a game tie run and Marte’s second wild pitch gave A the lead.
Jack Deckman played a clean seventh inning and Lou Trevino, entering the back of the Bulldogs, was eighth. After getting the first two outs, Kurt Suzuki’s Anfield single matt chapman was very difficult to handle. Luis Rangefu’s blow fell in front of single center fielder Starling Marte, who took the runner-up in the third inning with a rifle to Chapman and ended the innings.