photo from sfgate.com: Oakland Athletics pitcher Frankie Montas works against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 15, 2019, in Oakland, Calif.
On the A’s podcast with Joey Friedman:
#1 The A’s wasted no time on Saturday scoring on the visiting Seattle Mariners for three runs in the bottom of the first inning. One of the key things in a division game like this is attack early and the thing just might work out, they did with the A’s in a nine-run win 11-2.
#2 A’s starter Frankie Montas held the Twins to just two runs through six innings of work, nine strikeouts, and a walk to improve his record to 9-2.
#3 Talk about the Mariners dealing Edwin Encarnacion to the New York Yankees just before the game. Was this a distraction to the M’s seeing they crushed the A’s Friday 9-2 then turn around and lose to the A’s 11-2 on Saturday?
#4 The A’s left-handed pitcher Sean Manaea threw a 45-pitch simulated game in Arizona and is recovering from shoulder surgery. He’s surely one of the pitchers that’s missed in the rotation.
#5 Sunday’s pitchers for the Seattle Mariners Mike Leake (5-6, 4.26 ERA) and for the Oakland A’s Tanner Anderson (0-1, 3.18 ERA).
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