Oakland A’s podcast with Jerry Feitelberg: A’s hold 1.5 game lead in AL West; Open 4 game series tonight vs. Royals

Oakland A’s Mark Canha (left) races past Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Carson Kelly (right) to score on a sac fly hit by Matt Olson in the seventh inning at the Ring Central Coliseum on Wed Jun 9, 2021 (AP News photo)

On the A’s podcast with Jerry F:

#1 Oakland A’s (37-26) starter Sean Manaea had everything working for him through six innings of work on Wednesday afternoon at the Oakland Coliseum surrendering just two hits as the A’s got a two hit shutout against the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks (20-43).

#2 The A’s got a three run rally against Diamondbacks in the bottom of the second inning with two outs and two on the A’s Mark Canha hit a bullet that the Diamondbacks centerfielder Ketel Marte made a back hand catch against the wall but the ball bounced out and allowed the two runs to score. That’s how bad things have been for the Diamondbacks this season.

#3 The A’s bullpen delivered with relief appearances from Yusmeiro Petit, Lou Trivino, and Jake Diekman who all combined for three innings of mop up work throwing no hit relief ball.

#4 Jed Lowrie and Mark Canha provided the most offense of the day with Canha two hits and two runs scored and Lowrie with three hits and an RBI.

#5 The Kansas City Royals (29-30) open a four game series with the A’s tonight Mike Minor (4-3 ERA 4.84) starts for the Royals and Frankie Montas (6-5 ERA 4.52) goes for the A’s at the Coliseum tonight.

Join Jerry for the A’s podcasts at http://www.sportsradioservice.com each Thursday

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