ON the MOUND
Mr. Young cruised through the first FOUR innings . . .
– He retired the side in order in the 1st, 2nd and 4th, allowed a double, but no runs, in the 3rd
– Then in the 5th, a double, a walk and TWO singles gave the A’s a 2-1 lead
– He gave up a homer to Moss (21st) in the 6th, his last inning, to extend the A’s lead to 3-1
six innings ~ five hits ~ three earned runs ~ one walk ~ two strikeouts
} The bully of Danny, Charlie, Brandon and Joe combined for ONE run (solo shot by Punto off Joe, who hadn’t given up a run since April 26th) on TWO hits, NO walks and TWO strikeouts
AT the PLATE
Scoring was early but, not often, tip o’ the cap to Sonny Gray . . .
~ M’s first and only run came in the 1st inning when JJ singled, got to 3B on a throwing error on a pick-off attempt and scored on a ground out by Robbie. None of their SIX hits were for extra bases and All Star Seager was the only one with multiple hits.
~ Speaking of Kyle – he had a rough AB/on base stint in the 6th – he singled right after taking a foul ball off his foot then was hit by a batted ball as he was advancing from 1B to 2B on a hit by LoMo. The really sucky thing is that it was the third out 😦
IN the FIELD
* NO DP’s on either side
* Really nice one hop back-handed snare by Brad for the 1st out of the 9th
* Justin was busy in his second game back w/SEVEN POs at 1B, so was Dustin – he recored EIGHT POs in LF
tweets of the game . . .
Good Luck and Best Wishes to our FOUR All Stars . . .
Felix, Robbie, Kyle and Nando – we know you’ll do us proud!!!