Angels pitcher Trevor Cahill struggles again in loss to Oakland A’s

first_img Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros “It’s tough,” Cahill said. “Today I felt like I threw better than six runs. Kind of been the story of the season. So just kind of have to figure out when I have my good stuff to get through it, a good quality outing.”Those have been rare for Cahill, whose ERA climbed to 6.92.To hear Cahill and Ausmus describe it, that number is misleading, though. Lately Cahill has had stretches in which he’s been very effective, but he’s either been pulled early — which Ausmus said is on him — or it’s gotten away from him.On Monday, Cahill seemed to be cruising for the first three innings, allowing only one run.“The first few innings he was really good,” Ausmus said. “I thought his changeup was outstanding like the last few starts. He mixed his pitches well. He got some swings and misses on his fastball up in the zone. He looked really strong the first three-plus innings.” PreviousLos Angeles Angels pitcher Trevor Cahill works against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of a baseball game Monday, May 27, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani grounds out on a pitch from Oakland Athletics pitcher Chris Bassitt in the third inning of a baseball game Monday, May 27, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani fouls off a pitch from Oakland Athletics pitcher Chris Bassitt in the first inning of a baseball game Monday, May 27, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsOakland Athletics’ Matt Olson (28) tags out Los Angeles Angels’ Kole Calhoun in a rundown between third base and home plate in the fourth inning of a baseball game Monday, May 27, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols, center, celebrates with Mike Trout, right, after hitting a home run off Oakland Athletics’ Chris Bassitt in the fourth inning of a baseball game Monday, May 27, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Oakland Athletics’ Stephen Piscotty swings for a two-run single off Los Angeles Angels’ Cam Bedrosian in the fifth inning of a baseball game Monday, May 27, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani fouls off a pitch from Oakland Athletics pitcher Chris Bassitt in the first inning of a baseball game Monday, May 27, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Oakland Athletics’ Jurickson Profar celebrates after hitting a two-run home run off Los Angeles Angels’ Trevor Cahill in the fourth inning of a baseball game Monday, May 27, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Oakland Athletics’ Jurickson Profar, right, celebrates with Mark Canha (20) after hitting a two-run home run off Los Angeles Angels’ Trevor Cahill in the fourth inning of a baseball game Monday, May 27, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols celebrates after hitting a home run off Oakland Athletics’ Chris Bassitt in the fourth inning of a baseball game Monday, May 27, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols celebrates after scoring against the Oakland Athletics in the second inning of a baseball game Monday, May 27, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels pitcher Trevor Cahill works against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of a baseball game Monday, May 27, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels pitcher Trevor Cahill works against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of a baseball game Monday, May 27, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani grounds out on a pitch from Oakland Athletics pitcher Chris Bassitt in the third inning of a baseball game Monday, May 27, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)NextShow Caption1 of 12Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani grounds out on a pitch from Oakland Athletics pitcher Chris Bassitt in the third inning of a baseball game Monday, May 27, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Expand In the fourth, Cahill missed with a changeup that Jurrickson Profar hit for a two-run homer, tying the game 3-3. He then hung a curve to Josh Phegley leading off the fifth, for a homer that put the Angels behind 4-3.Two hits later, Cahill was done. Ausmus said he might have led Cahill try to work his way out of it if the Angels had a lead, but down by a run he didn’t want to take a chance. He brought in Cam Bedrosian, who retired Matt Olson but then gave up a ground-ball single to Stephen Piscotty, pushing home two more runs that went onto Cahill’s line.So far this season, Cahill has left 10 runners on base and the bullpen has allowed six of them to score.Afterward, Ausmus said he remains hopeful that Cahill can improve.“I actually think Cahill has been pretty good his last three starts,” Ausmus said. “I know they haven’t been lengthy starts, but you can blame some of that on me for taking him out. But the key has been his changeup and he’s pitched so much better. Early in the season he didn’t have a good feel for it and now he does.”Despite Cahill’s rough game, the Angels stayed in the game because of their bats.Kole Calhoun, who had a pair of doubles and a walk, drove in Albert Pujols with a second-inning double.In the fourth, Pujols hit his ninth homer of the season to put the Angels up 2-1. They loaded the bases with one out in that inning, but scored only one more on a Luis Rengifo sacrifice fly.The Angels also put their first three runners on base in the sixth, scoring twice and stranding the tying run at third.A’s relievers Lou Trevino, Joakim Soria and Blake Treinen, however, shut down the Angels over the final three innings. They had just two singles.“If the A’s have a lead late in the game it’s going to be tough to get back,” Ausmus said. “They run those three guys out there, Trevino, Soria, Treinen. You are trying to have a lead through six to keep those guys out of the game because you know it’s an uphill battle. Today they did what they normally do when those guys come in.” Related Articles OAKLAND — For a couple innings on Monday, Trevor Cahill gave the Angels reason to be optimistic than he might finally be able to string together consecutive good outings.A few innings later, though, Cahill had departed with six more runs on the board, sending the Angels to an 8-5 loss to the Oakland A’s, who have won 10 in a row.Cahill, who took a no-hitter into the fifth and gave up just one run in his previous outing, retired the first seven hitters he faced before this game fell apart. Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img

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