Oakland A’s starter Mike Fiers who took a loss in this last start will try for his first win of the season today at the Oakland Coliseum against the Toronto Blue Jays as the four game series concludes this afternoon. (Athletics Nation photo)
On the A’s podcast with Jerry F:
#1 Oakland A’s pitcher Lou Trivino who pitched one third in relief on Wednesday night got tattooed by the Toronto Blue Jays at the Oakland Coliseum giving up three runs and five hits in relief.
#2 The relief core surrendered five runs in the top of the eighth inning to the Jays and the A’s wound up losing by as many runs 9-4.
#3 Reliever Adam Kolarek came in to relieve Trivino and threw a wild pitch to move runners to second and third and was lifted for Jordan Weems who wound up giving up a hit and two runs for the five run eighth and the damage was done for a 7-4 lead.
#4 The Jays added two more runs in the ninth inning for a nine run evening tally. The key thing for A’s victories has been the bullpen to hold them for wins but on Wednesday night the pen struggle to keep runners off the bases.
#5 The Jays and A’s conclude this four game series at 12:37pm this afternoon at the Oakland Coliseum. Starting pitchers for this afternoon for the Blue Jays Hyun Jin Ryu (1-2 ERA 2.60) and for the A’s Mike Fiers (0-1 ERA 4.60) struggled in his first outing for a loss.
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