In his return to starting role for the Los Angeles Angels, Tyler Skaggs (1-2) is evidently not ready for prime time, as he was smacked for six hits and three runs in four innings in the Halos’ 5-0 loss to the Oakland Athletics on Saturday in Anaheim.
Of course, it wasn’t all Skaggs’ fault. His teammates managed only six hits in the game. Kole Calhoun did the best, with two singles. A’s starter Paul Blackburn kept the Angels at bay with 6 2/3 strong innings, giving up only five hits. He struck out just one batter, but walked no one.
The series with the A’s concludes on Sunday with Ricky Nolasco (5-12) making the start for the Angels.