The Los Angeles Angels recalled pitching prospect Chase Silseth prior to their game against the Oakland Athletics to start for their club.
With the promotion, Silseth completed a rapid ascent to the highest level. The 21-year-old was drafted in the 11th round of the 2021 MLB Draft out of the University of Arizona and became the first draft selection from his class to reach the Major League level.
The move came with some risk as he has only made five starts in Double-A, but he was quite impressive. Through his starts there, the right-hander posted a 1.73 ERA with 37 strikeouts in just 26 innings.
The Angels showed a lot of faith in his ability by making him their starting pitcher, and he rewarded them with a highly impressive debut that put him in the organization’s record books. He ended up pitching six innings while allowing no runs, only giving up one hit, striking out four and walking two.
This performance made him the second pitcher in Angels history to toss at least six innings and allow just one hit during his Major League debut. He joined Rudy May who went nine innings, allowing one hit against the Detroit Tigers on April 18, 1965, as the only other pitcher to achieve this feat.
The Angels got on the board for Silseth in the fourth on a Brandon Marsh RBI single. With his performance, that was all the support Silseth needed, but they added an insurance run in the fifth inning on an Andrew Velazquez home run.
The Angels ultimately won the game 2-0 as Silseth picked up his first career win. Aaron Loup, Ryan Tepera and Raisel Iglesias each pitched an inning to secure the win.
Tim & Chad Wallach become fifth father & son duo in Angels history
The Angels have been fortunate in 2022 to avoid injuries to their top contributors, but they were forced to call on the services of six-year veteran backstop Chad Wallach after losing their top two catchers to the injured list.
Wallach made his debut for the Angels on Tuesday night and just so happened to become part of Angels’ history as he was behind the plate for Reid Detmers’ no-hitter, and slugged a three-run home run to extend the lead himself.
Furthermore, Chad Wallach joined his dad Tim Wallach as players to don a Halos uniform in their career, which made them the fifth father and son duo in Angels history. Tim Wallach played 57 games for the Angels in 1996.
The Wallach’s joined Ruben and Ruben Amaro Jr., Chris and C.J. Cron, Jerry and Jeff DaVanon, and Bob and Darren Oliver as the father and son duos in the organization’s history.
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