Oakland Shows Signs of Life
Well, I bitched about Oakland a couple of days ago, and today I’m watching the possibility that they might string two wins in a row. I was watching last night in the top of the 9th when I received a phone call from my son whose car crapped out an hour away (I spent most of the day today trying to get it going, eventually giving up and having it towed) so I missed the heroics in the 9th to tie and the 11th to win. Tonight they are leading 6-1 in the top of the 7th, so barring world-ending meltdown, they should make it two in a row. Haren pitched well, giving up a bunch of long popups to the wall. Nick Swisher had a nice catch bouncing of the wall, and Scott Hatteberg had a nice unassisted double play.
Could have gotten good seats tonight: the stadium seems empty.
Perhaps June will be kinder to the
Yellow and Gold Yellow and Green.
It is good to see Crosby back in the lineup.
Addendum: In the bottom of the 9th, Nick Swisher hit a bases loaded triple, the first of his ML career. He’s got 4 RBIs on the night. 9-1 Oakland.