By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -
SEPT. 17, 2002
GAME 151 - ANGELS AT A’S
OAKLAND – As he strutted off the field after getting the last out in the eighth inning Tuesday night, Angels pitcher Jarrod Washburn glared into the dugout and said, ``Give it to me.''
The ``it'' Washburn was referring to was the baseball for the ninth inning. Washburn, working on three-days rest for the first time in his major league career, was in a zone, much like the one Oakland A's starter Mark Mulder was in.
The two matched each other inning-for-inning, putting up one zero after another. Mulder tied a career high with 12 strikeouts. Washburn didn't allow a hit after the third inning and didn't allow a single baserunner to reach second base. Neither pitcher walked anybody.
But after Mulder got out of the ninth, Washburn, having made 107 pitches, remained on the bench. Ben Weber took the mound in the bottom of the ninth in Washburn's place and retired the s...