Athletics: 6 Red Sox: 1
It seems that Jarrod Parker is a bit selfish when handing out runs. Parker has started 13 games for the A’s and has allowed 2 runs or fewer in 11 of those starts and even more impressively has only allowed 1 run or less in 9 of those starts. The only run he allowed was in the top of the first after Daniel Nava led off the game with a double and the very next at bat Dustin Pedroia singled him in.
Dice-K only lasted 1 plus innings tonight after allowing the A’s to score 5 runs on 4 hits, 2 walks and 2 HR.
Lines of the Day:
- Jarrod Parker: 6.2 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 3 SO. Parker threw 103 pitches and 65 of those pitches were for strikes. He now has 5 wins on the season and 2 of those are against the Red Sox.
- Brandon Moss: 3 AB, 2 H, 1 R, 3 RBI. Moss was the only player to have a multi-hit day for the team. He also hit his 9th home run of the season in the 2nd inning.
- Sean Doolittle: 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 BB, 3 SO. Doolittle shut down the Red Sox tonight after Parker was pulled in the 7th.
Ugly Lines of the Day:
- Jemile Weeks: 4 AB, 0 H. That’s 2 nights in a row Weeks has not reached base via hit or walk. He now has a .216/.305/.308 slash line on the season, not exactly the kind line you want to see your lead off hitter have.
- Yoenis Cespedes: 4 AB, 0 H. There is a positive side to his O-fer night, Cespedes did not strike out once!
- Josh Reddick hit his 19th home run this season tonight. He went 1-3 with a run and 2 RBI against his former team. (Thanks again, Boston!)
- Derek Norris went 1-3 today with 1 BB . Norris also had a stolen base in the 6th inning, it was his first major league steal.
- Brett Anderson is expected to throw to live hitters on Friday. It will be the first time Anderson will throw to hitters since his surgery.
- The A’s officially announced that Bartolo Colon will be starting against the Red Sox tomorrow. Colon’s last start was on June, 17th against the San Diego Padres. No corresponding move has been announced yet, but with Sean Doolittle pitching 2.1 innings of relief tonight I would not be surprised it it were him or Evan Scribner.
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