Documenting the Athletics – From Philadelphia, to Kansas City, to Oakland and Finally to Fremont
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Just like the A’s won the other day, they lost to the Rangers 8-5 and it was a big inning that cost them. Edgar Gonzalez gave up six runs in the third inning in the beat down and it all came on seven hits and two walks. Of course Jost Outman was one of the relievers who shined and he did it with four shutout innings.
Kurt Suzuki went two for four with a double and an RBI. Ryan Sweeney tripled, drove in two runs and scored once. Gregorio Petit had a particularly rough game with two strikeouts in three at bats and he left five men on base.
Brett Anderson, who’s looked sharp so far this spring, gets the start tomorrow against the Indians. Michael Wuertz is also set to throw.
The Athletics scored nine runs in the third inning but a four run night by the Angels made this game an interesting. Still, the comeback by LA fell short in the 10-8 win. Trevor Cahill was knocked around for four runs in the second inning but the pen did a nice job until that ninth inning. Michael Wuertz and Jared Lansford were strong with two strikeouts in their shutout innings. Andrew Carignan was the culprit in the ninth and he was the one who was tagged for four runs.
Travis Buck had a monster game. He went three for four with a homerun, three RBIs and three runs. The long ball was his third of the season. Landon Powell also had a nice game and he went two for three with a walk, a run and an RBI.
The Diamondbacks are next. Sean Gallagher and Vin Mazzaro will see some time on the mound in tomorrow’s game.
After a hodge podge of writers last year, I’m back. Not that it means much, but I’m hoping to make it longer then the half season back in 2007. In the meantime, the site’s almost obsolete because the Athletics might not be heading to Fremont after all. Still, this is home and I’m returning to cover the A’s this season.
The A’s racked up another solid win yesterday behind a solid offensive attack and some good mound work by Brett Anderson. Brett piled up four shutout innings and he gave up just three hits in the 7-1 win. Chris Schroder struck out two in his single frame while Jerome Williams threw two perfect innings to close out the game.
Daric Barton was the hitting star. He went two for two with a double and three RBIs. Jack Cust was the lone A to homer. The long ball was his second of the spring.
Justin Duchscherer and that has thrown the Athletics rotation plans for a loop. Sean Gallagher, who was also penciled into the rotation, has been hammered so far this spring. This has caused manager Bob Geren to hesitate when he talks about how the rotation is shaping up.
More on the injury front, Mark Ellis looks like he might be ready in three weeks for opening day. On a bad note, Eric Chavez doesn’t look like he’ll be ready.
This afternoon, the A’s play the Dodgers. Trevor Cahill will get the start in this one.
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