Rangers: 4 Athletics: 3
Hand another loss to the A’s bullpen!
A.J Griffin was impressive tonight against the best offensive team in baseball, only allowing 2 hits and 2 walks over 6 innings while striking out 4.
It’s unfortunate that our bullpen could not hold it together for Griffin to get him his first big league win. It’s also unfortunate this is a reoccurring theme week after week.
Who’s really to blame for this loss? Grant Balfour for loading up the bases on a single and 2 walks (and then walking in a run) or Ryan Cook for not being able to record the last out before giving up a bases clearing triple? Either way, it’s frustrating to see how shaky the back end of the pen has been all season long.
In non-depressing news, former prospect Chris Carter was called up from Sacramento and started in tonight’s game. He went 1-3 with a walk and a HR. He was called up after Tyson Ross was optioned to Sacramento earlier today.
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