Athletics: 3 Dodgers: 0
The A’s did not hit a lot today, in fact their walk total doubled their hit total, but thanks to Brandon McCarthy’s strong start the A’s were able to defeat the Dodgers by only scoring 3 runs on 5 hits.
The A’s have won 6 of their last 7 games and are now 7-5 in interleague play this season.
Lines of the Day:
- Brandon McCarthy: 7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 SO. Brandon McCarthy only needed 81 pitches to get through 7 innings (56 were for strikes). McCarthy has now won 5 of his last 6 starts.
- Coco Crisp: 3 AB, 2 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 3 SB. Not only was Coco the only player to have a multi-hit night, he also had an impressive 3 stolen bases (13 total on the season).
Ugly Lines of the Day:
- Cliff Pennington and Brandon Inge: The 2 combined for 8 AB, 0 H and 3 SO. Inge and Pennington were the only 2 players to not take a walk today, they are also the only 2 to not reach base.
- Josh Reddick: 4 AB, 0 H, 1 BB, 4 SO. Josh Reddick reached base once on a walk, but ended up wearing the golden sombrero.
- Ryan Cook recorded his 4th save of the season today. Andre Either reached on an error by Coco Crisp, he then walked Bobby Abreu, but was able to get James Loney to ground into a double play to end the game.
- Grant Balfour threw 1 clean inning today, he walked 1 and struck out 1. He has not allowed a run in his last 7 appearances.
- Bob Melvin believes that Bartolo Colon will be placed on the DL, it is unknown who will replace him in the rotation.
- Jarrod Parker’s start was moved to Friday because the club is trying to limit his innings. Travis Blackley will replace him on Thursday.
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