A good start goes bad quickly for Felix Pena in Angels’ loss

first_img Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros “The pitches weren’t quite exactly where he wanted them to be, and those guys got too much barrel on them,” Scioscia said.The game spoiled a good streak for Peña, who is trying to establish a role for himself for 2019.After being a reliever for the past few years, the Angels moved him into the rotation and he’s flourished. He’s switched from a four-seam fastball to a two-seamer, used his changeup more and at times flashed a dominant slider. Coming into the game, hitters had swung and missed at his slider 49.7 percent of the time, making it the 11th toughest slider to hit in the majors.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Peña fell behind Nick Martini, 2-and-0, and then gave up a single. Peña’s first pitch to Matt Chapman was over the inner half of the plate, and Chapman shot it up the middle for a single.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Next, Peña actually threw a good changeup, down and away to left-handed hitting Jed Lowrie, who was still able to get good enough wood on it to drive it the opposite way, off the wall, for a two-run double.Khris Davis then reached on an infield hit and Matt Olson walked, loading the bases.Like he did to Lowrie, Peña went away to the right-handed hitting Stephen Piscotty. and he cranked it off the right-field fence, for a two-run double.Peña then left a fastball over the middle to Ramón Laureano, who whacked it up the middle for an RBI single. After a sacrifice fly, the A’s had taken a 6-0 lead.center_img Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter PreviousAngels starting pitcher Felix Pena throws to the plate during the first inning of Wednesday’s game against the A’s in Oakland. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani swings and misses a pitch from Oakland Athletics’ Brett Anderson in the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Oakland Athletics pitcher Brett Anderson works against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Angels pitcher Felix Pena works against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels pitcher Felix Pena works against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Oakland Athletics’ Stephen Piscotty follows through on a two-run double off Los Angeles Angels’ Felix Pena during the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, CA – SEPTEMBER 19: Jabari Blash #54 of the Los Angeles Angels can not catch a ball hit by Stephen Piscotty #25 of the Oakland Athletics in the fourth inning at Oakland Alameda Coliseum on September 19, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Oakland Athletics’ Jed Lowrie drops his bat after hitting a two-run double off Los Angeles Angels’ Felix Pena during the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, CA – SEPTEMBER 19: Felix Pena #64 of the Los Angeles Angels looks at the ball after giving up two runs on a double in the fourth inning against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Alameda Coliseum on September 19, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Oakland Athletics’ Ramon Laureano swings for an RBI single off Los Angeles Angels’ Felix Pena in the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Angels pitching coach Charles Nagy, center, speaks with pitcher Felix Pena (64) during the fourth inning of Wednesday’s game against the A’s in Oakland. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Oakland Athletics’ Matt Chapman prepares to slide as Los Angeles Angels catcher Joe Hudson waits for the ball during the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, CA – SEPTEMBER 19: Matt Chapman #26 of the Oakland Athletics slides safely past Joe Hudson #44 of the Los Angeles Angels to score on a hit by Jed Lowrie #8 in the fourth inning at Oakland Alameda Coliseum on September 19, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Oakland Athletics’ Matt Chapman (26) and Nick Martini (38) are congratulated after scoring against the Los Angeles Angels during the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, CA – SEPTEMBER 19: Jed Lowrie #8 of the Oakland Athletics hits a double the scores two runs in the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Alameda Coliseum on September 19, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)OAKLAND, CA – SEPTEMBER 19: Jefry Marte #19 of the Los Angeles Angels an not make a play on a ball hit by Khris Davis #2 of the Oakland Athletics in the fourth inning at Oakland Alameda Coliseum on September 19, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Oakland’s Stephen Piscotty watches the flight of his three-run home run during the fifth inning of Wednesday’s game against the Angels in Oakland. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Angels relief pitcher Parker Bridwell, right, waits for Oakland’s Stephen Piscotty, left, to circle the bases on a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Wednesday’s game in Oakland. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Angels starting pitcher Felix Pena throws to the plate during the first inning of Wednesday’s game against the A’s in Oakland. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani swings and misses a pitch from Oakland Athletics’ Brett Anderson in the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)NextShow Caption1 of 18Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani swings and misses a pitch from Oakland Athletics’ Brett Anderson in the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)ExpandOAKLAND — Felix Peña’s performance on Wednesday night was Exhibit A about how difficult it is to pitch in the big leagues.For three innings, Peña was as good as could be, but in the fourth inning he gave up six runs, which was more than enough to send the Angels on their way to a 10-0 loss to the Oakland A’s.Peña retired the first nine Oakland hitters on 25 pitches, with barely even a ball hit hard. At that point, he looked like the guy who had a 2.76 ERA in his previous eight starts.“In the first three innings he was doing a lot of the same stuff he’s been doing,” Manager Mike Scioscia said. “I thought he had a nice mix of pitches. In the fourth, he had trouble commanding counts and putting guys away and those guys, when they got a fastball to hit, hit it hard.” One night’s poor results notwithstanding, he’s still opened eyes with his 16 starts. He still has a 4.01 ERA in those games. He gave up 13 runs in two of his 83 innings as a starter.Peña gave up seven runs in the first inning against the Seattle Mariners on July 29, and he bounced back and pitched well after that, which he took as encouragement after this outing.“It was just a bad outing,” Peña said through an interpreter. “I put it behind me. The idea is to keep working hard and keep making progress.”After Peña came out, another pitcher trying to get himself onto the 2019 depth chart had a rough inning.Parker Bridwell gave up a three-run homer to Piscotty. Bridwell has now allowed 22 earned runs in 8-2/3 innings in his career against the A’s, while posting a 3.07 ERA in 120-1/3 innings against everyone else. Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros last_img read more

Nothing doing… Bluestem buries Belle Plaine 50-14… Oxford no luck with Udall.. South Haven loses big

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — For three Sumner County teams, it was a rough night.Belle Plaine would lose to Bluestem on its homecoming 50-14. At one point it was 42-0 in the third quarter. Tough loss for the Dragons, who were hoping to get a W against the other winless team. The Dragons fall to 0-3 while Bluestem improves to 1-2.In another game, that on paper before the game it looked like it would be closer, Udall drilled Oxford 54-6. The game was close for a quarter with Udall leading 8-0 after one. The Eagles then scored five touchdowns and led 40-0 at the end of the second quarter. Oxford’s lone touchdown came on a Smith to Vaughn 16-yard touchdown throw in the the third quarter.South Haven was a loser to Cedar Vale-Dexter 40-6.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Community to hold protest to get footpath outside their school

first_imgA West Donegal community has come together in a bid to highlight the need for a new footpath outside their local school. Members of the Loch na Luír school community yesterday met with local county councillor Micheal Mac Giola Easbuig to discuss the matter.After the meeting, it was decided to hold a day of action on the 13th of October to get the council to replace the footpath to the school. Parents and anybody interested in fighting for the footpath are asked to be at the School at 8.50am for a demonstration outside the school.“I would call on the Loch na Luír community to support the day of action and call on the other Councillors to support the Loch na Luír fight for a footpath,” said councillor Mac Giolla Easbuig.Community to hold protest to get footpath outside their school was last modified: October 4th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more