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Recap: Padres @ A’s Game 67

June 17, 2012

The A’s offense which had been playing out of its mind for a few days, came back to the dependable .226/.302/.364 team we’ve all grown to know and love on Father’s Day. Padres starter Clayton Richard and former Athletic Huston Street held the A’s to a mere run and six hits as they won 2-1 sending the A’s to five games below at 31-36.

  • We all know Bartolo Colon isn’t a slick fielder, but today his lack of slickness resulted in a strained oblique fielding an Alexi Amarista bunt. Colon only threw two innings, allowing one earned run on one hit while striking out two. That one run was enough to earn him the loss as the A’s never tied the game. Pressed into duty the A’s bullpen answered the call with Pedro Figueroa throwing three innings of one hit, two strikeout baseball (impressive most due to the control he had not exhibited previously walking no one). Jim Miller followed that up with two innings of one hit, two walk, two K ball. Blevins followed with an inning and a third allowing an earned run on two hits thereby stymieing the A’s chance at tying it as their run in the bottom half still left them trailing by one. Ryan Cook got the last two outs in this one striking out both batters he faced.
  • Not much happened offensively as the contributions primarily came from two people: designated hitter Jonny Gomes who went 3-for-4 with a strikeout and Coco Crisp who went 2-for-5 driving in the lone A’s run. No one had an extra base hit, (the only other hit coming from the 1-for-4 Collin Cowgill) and the A’s left ten on base going 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position. Disappointing when all they needed was one run to change the tenor of this game.
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