The A’s were only one out away from breaking their losing streak. I’d like to blame this loss on Brian Fuentes, he is the one who gave up the walk off home run to Josh Willingham, but the A’s as a whole played some ugly baseball tonight.
The A’s had a lead off hitter reach base 6 out of the 9 innings tonight and only 2 of those 6 players crossed home plate. The A’s took 9 walks tonight, they also loaded the bases twice and failed to score both times. They were 3-11 with runners in scoring position and stranded 12 base runners.
It wasn’t all bad tonight, Jarrod Parker pitched 6 shut out innings tonight, he allowed 4 hits, walked 4 and struck out 4.
The A’s are only one loss away from being a last place team now. Maybe things aren’t going their way, or maybe they’re just finally living up to everyone’s expectations. Either way, A’s baseball isn’t easy to watch right now.
Tomorrow the A’s will send (RHP) Tyson Ross to the mound to try and avoid the sweep, he will face off against (LHP) Francisco Liriano who will be making his first start since May 7th.