Oakland A’s podcast with Lewis Rubman: Melvin talks about replay reviews in Rockies series; A’s tough loss to M’s in Seattle

Seattle Mariners’ Kyle Lewis slides safely home to score as Oakland Athletics catcher Sean Murphy waits for the ball in the fourth inning of a baseball game during the Mariners home opener Friday, July 31, 2020, in Seattle.Elaine Thompson/AP

On the A’s podcast with Lewis Rubman :

#1 On a play on Wednesday that saw the Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado threw to the plate to catcher Tony Wolters who tagged the A’s Matt Olson sliding on the thigh Melvin argued the replay showed that Olson was safe and it was the first of two plays that manager Bob Melvin was not in agreement on.

#2 The second play pitcher Jesus Luzardo threw a high ball to first base to get the runner but it was ruled too late the replay showed it to be a tie and it went to the runner. Luzardo took blame for it saying he threw a high lob toss giving more time for the runner to get there.

#3 Lewis it’s true the A’s have a very talented line up they have hitters and depth in the their rotation but in the Rockies series on Tuesday and Wednesday it came down to the bullpen to try and get the A’s out of situations but still dropping both games.

#4 How important is it that the A’s now have a flagship radio station Bloomberg 960 after forgoing 860 KTRB due to too much right wing programming?

#5 The A’s got one precious day off last Thursday and they will only get one day off this month of August they face the Mariners this weekend who have struggled how much of an advantage will it be for the A’s facing the Mariners after taking two tough loses in the Colorado series?

Lewis Rubman filled in for Charlie O for the A’s podcasts every other Saturday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

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