Oller outdueled by HS colleague in possibility conference vs. Rangers initially appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
As Adam Oller settled into his 3rd MLB start on Friday night versus the Texas Rangers, a familiar face remained in the opposite dugout.
Oller’s previous high school colleague, Glen Otto, was making the very first start of his own major-league profession versus the Athletics after being called from the Triple-A Round Rock Express on Thursday.
The chances of such a conference are slim, however fate was operating in the buddies’ favor as they pitched from the very same mound at Oakland Coliseum in the opening match of the three-game series, which the A’s lost 8-1. During an occasion at their old high school throughout the offseason, the set expected the minute regardless of not understanding if they would be on their particular big-league lineups.
“It was kind of crazy,” Oller informed press reporters after the video game. “I saw [Otto] in the offseason when we went to an alumni thing, and I hadn’t talked to him a whole lot up until that point, just because we live in different areas in Houston now and recruiters are kind of taking us in different paths.
“But it was nice seeing him out there and getting the chance to come up, and he threw very well … [At the alumni event] we were kind of talking about hopefully we’d see each other. I don’t think it’s very often that you have a guy you went to high school with facing off against each other.”
Oller and Otto both finished from Concordia Lutheran High School in Tomball, Texas, in 2013 and 2014, respectively. They are 2 of 6 MLB gamers to come from the school.
Otto fared much better than his old colleague on Friday, enabling one run over 5 innings and starting out 5. He quit simply 2 hits to the A’s — all Oakland would have the ability to summon throughout 9 innings — and made the win in his launching, while Oller is 0-2 after his very first 3 MLB starts.
Oller quit 5 made operate on 5 hits, consisting of 2 crowning achievement, which all came throughout the 2nd inning. He went on to pitch 5 overall frames, starting out 2 and strolling 2.
The A’s only run can be found in the 4th inning thanks to a set of back-to-back, two-out doubles from Sean Murphy and Seth Brown. Murphy continued his hot start to the season and ended up being the very first Oakland gamer with seven-plus doubles in the group’s very first 15 video games of the season because Mark Ellis in 2003.
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Although Oller is still seeking to pull things together for his very first profession win, he looked sharp in all however one inning on Friday. Still, he had the ability to more than happy for his previous colleague regardless of the A’s loss.
“It would have been nice if the game had gone a different way, but [Otto] threw the ball well tonight, so good for him,” Oller stated.