Oakland A’s pitcher James Kaprielian who threw during the MLB layoff in Arizona was acquired by the A’s on Tuesday to replace injured Jordan Weems (photo from Baseball America)
On the A’s podcast with Jerry F:
#1 Jerry talk about the A’s getting into the MLB history books for being the team getting two walk off grand slams the earliest in a season?
#2 Stephen Piscotty who did get that second grand slam for the A’s on Tuesday night has really had a good season so far this year he’s hitting .276, with five RBIs, four runs scored and the one homer the grand slam.
#3 The A’s who acquired right hand pitcher James Kaprieleian on Tuesday night was part of the Sonny Gray deal with the New York Yankees will replace injured Jordan Weems. Kaprielian in 19 minor league appearances had an ERA of 1.63 in seven games in double A.
#4 Weems who was a catcher turned pitcher suffered a strained latissimus dorsi in the right arm. Weems will be on the ten day IL. Weems pitched three innings on July 28th and has pitched in two games and feeling pain in the right arm after the last outing.
#5 A’s pitcher Sean Manaea said that Kaprieliean has some nasty stuff, he’s a hard thrower and has a good change up, Kaprielian and Manaea he threw with Kaprielian during the MLB layoff in Arizona.
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