Saturday, August 22, 2009

The Angels 1st round supplemental pick - southpaw Tyler Skaggs, debuted tonight for the Arizona Angels short season club. Skaggs was schedule to get in an inning of work tonight and he did just that, notching a perfect frame in which he struck out two out of the three batters he faced.

The real story tonight however wasn't so much the debut of Tyler Skaggs, but that the Arizona Angels were no-hit by three pitchers from the Oakland Athletics Arizona rookie club, yet won the game by a score of 2-1. Let's just say it was a great night by the Oakland Athletics pitching staff, but a night to forget by their defense who committed two errors and a passed ball, combined with 4 total walks by the A's staff.

The Arizona Angels scored their runs in the fifth inning and then won the game in the bottom of the ninth by a bases loaded walk-off walk by 1st round pick Randal Grichuk. Grichuk came into the contest having had four straight multi-hit games, including two triples and four home runs.
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