Ronald Acuna Jr. (13) who scored, Austin Riley (27) and Dansby Swanson (7) all congratulate the Atlanta Braves Matt Olson after hitting a top of the eighth inning grand slam at PNC Park in Pittsburgh against the Pirates on Wed Aug 24, 2022. Olson and the Braves are in Oakland to open a two game series at the Oakland Coliseum Tue Sep 6, 2022 (AP file photo)
On That’s Amaruy’s News and Commentary’s podcast:
#1 Seth Brown was swinging the heavy bats for the Oakland A’s (50-85) hitting two home runs and Oakland got some nifty pitching out starter Adrian Martinez and four relievers for a 5-0 win over the Baltimore Orioles (71-62) at Camden Yards in Baltimore to avoid getting swept in three games.
#2 The Orioles who had a six consecutive game win streak going had it snapped with the loss and drop to 2.5 games behind third place Toronto for the final AL wild card spot. The O’s in order to get back in the hunt will have to do some damage on the Jays starting Monday as they open up a four game series at Camden.
#3 The A’s will be facing a team that came from behind in 2021 to win the National League crown and then went on to defeat a very good Houston Astros team four games to two. The Atlanta Braves started slowly this year but have been on fire.
#4 They trail the first place New York Mets by one game in the standings. Their record is 84-51. The Braves, the Mets, and the Los Angeles Dodgers are the three best teams in the National League.
#5 The Braves will be starting Kyle Wright whose 17-5 and former Athletic Matt Olson will be facing his old teammates tonight at the Coliseum and he could very well be the reason why the A’s will get extra fans out at the Coliseum tonight.
Amaury Pi Gonzalez is the Oakland A’s Spanish play by play lead announcer on flagship station Le Grande 1010 KIQI San Francisco and does News and Commentary at http://www.sportsradioservice.com