The Oakland A’s Shea Langliers is excited about his eighth inning triple against the Seattle Mariners at the Oakland Coliseum on Sun Aug 21, 2022 (AP News photo)
On the A’s podcast with Barbara:
#1 Since joining the Oakland A’s catcher Shea Langliers has been a huge plus in the A’s line up and Sunday afternoon was no exception as Langliers ended the A’s 81 game tripleless drought in the bottom of the eighth inning to help defeat the visiting Seattle Mariners at the Oakland Coliseum 5-3.
#2 Langliers on the afternoon clouted a total of three hits as one of those ended the 81 game tripleless drought a Major League record that last happened back in 1901. Langliers now has two triples this season the other was in triple A baseball.
#3 Langliers belted the eighth inning triple that went off the left field wall that went far enough that Mariners leftfielder Dylan Moore had to chase it down and it gave Langliers time to safely reach third base. Langliers said after the game that he got lucky that the ball kicked off the wall long enough for him to get time to reach third.
#4 JP Sears has been sharp in his outings for Oakland (5-0) threw for five innings of work with six hits one earned run, a walk and three strike outs. The only run Sears surrendered was a home run to the M’s Mitch Haniger in the top of the third inning.
#5 The A’s open up a three game series Monday night against the Miami Marlins. Starting for the Marlins Edward Cabrera (3-1, 1.78) and for the A’s Adam Oller (2-5, 6.63) a 6:40 first pitch at the Oakland Coliseum.
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