Three losses in four games for Halos

KOLE CALHOUN hit a home run in the Angels’ 2-1 loss to the Oakland A’s on Sunday (Angels photo).

Here’s the good news first. The Los Angeles Angels lost 2-1 to the Oakland A’s on Sunday, their third loss in four games in the young 2019 season. The “relatively” good news in that is that in 2018, the Halos started off red-hot but then faded, so one could make a pretty good argument that they’ll reverse that this year, right?

The Angels got only three hits in the game, two by Kole Calhoun. One of his hits was a home run in the top of the sixth inning to account for the team’s only run. Oakland scored on a home run by Khris Davis and an RBI single by Matt Chapman.

Frankie Montas (1-0) got the win for Oakland (3-1), working six innings and giving up just the one run and three hits. He struck out six. For the Angels, Tyler Skaggs (0-1) lasted 4.2 innings, yielding five hits and striking out two batters while striking out one.

Overall, the Angels are 1-3, tied for the Houston Astros at the bottom of the American League West. They have a .198 batting average, 24th in Major League Baseball and 23rd in runs scored (nine in four games).

The Angels will try to get on track Monday when they visit the Seattle Mariners (4-1) .

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