So great to see them finally putting it all together! Starting pitching, bullpen, offense and defense . . .
far from perfect but, plenty good enough, not to mention being able to capitalize on opponents goofs!
ON the MOUND
JA with another effective, albeit short, outing . . .
FIVE innings ~ FOUR hits (all singles) ~ ONE earned run ~ TWO walks ~ EIGHT strikeouts
OK, so the bully wasn’t perfect tonight but, it was VERY GOOD . . .
FOUR innings ~ SIX hits ~ ONE earned run ~ ZERO walks ~ FIVE strikeouts
} Danny gave up a solo shot
} remarkable at how hard Mark still throws
} Joe shot the arrow in honor of Nando’s bobblehead night since, Nando didn’t get in (not a save situation)
AT the PLATE
~ TWO 2-out runs in the 1st
~ another night of double-digit hits (TEN)
~ another TWO RBI doubles (Nellie and Seth)
~ Zu 0-5 but, only ONE strikeout (progress?)
IN the FIELD
boy, we thought the M’s had been off to a bad start defensively – the A’s, FOUR errors tonight – yikes!
* neither team turned a DP
* Ack had a beautiful sliding catch to end the 8th
tweets of the game . . .