MLB Podcast The Show with Matt Harrington: A’s rock Nat’s and Oakland native Ross 10-4; Nats Harper requests trade to Cubs pronto

Oakland Athletics’ Jed Lowrie celebrates after hitting a two run home run off Washington Nationals’ Joe Ross in the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 3, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

On the MLB The Show Podcast with Matt:

The Washington Nationals Bryce Harper said today that he would be interested in taking his talents to the Windy City. Harper who is serving a three game suspension for fighting after getting beaned in the hip last Monday from San Francisco Giants pitcher Hunter Strickland. Harper said he would be interested in going to Chicago. The problem is the Cubs have a crowed  outfield already. Harper has one more year on his $21.64 contract for 2018 and is looking for a $400 million contract when if he could sign with the Cubs. Besides the Cubs love the idea of a Harper and Kris Bryant line up but cost and a crowded outfield could hold the deal up.  The Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets have also expressed interest in Harper.

The Oakland A’s who were struck down for two straight Thursday 8-0 to Cleveland and back in Oakland to Washington in a 13-3 laugher Friday night. The A’s lost Friday to the Nats even with Washington star Bryce Harper out of the line up. The Nats touched up A’s starter Andrew Triggs for nine hits, six earned runs, and three strikeouts. The Athletics just simply couldn’t figure out Nats starter Stephen Strasburg who went seven and gave up two runs and four hits.

Saturday it was a different story former Oakland O’Dowd High School student Joe Ross who started Saturday’s contest against the A’s for the Nats. It was not the kind of introduction he was expecting in his second start for Washington. In the bottom of the first inning he was tattooed for two two run homers the first was from Jed Lowrie who hammered one to right with Chad Pinder on base with a full count to put the A’s on top 2-0 and then came up Ryon Healy who went deep center for a two run blast scoring Yonder Alfonso in front of him putting the A’s up 4-0.

The A’s who wound up winning the contest Saturday 10-4 thanks to some key hitting and a great start of the game also got some pitching from starter Daniel Mengden who improved his ERA to 10.13 he pitched 4.2 innings, six hits, four runs. He didn’t get the decision but A’s get the win.

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