Oakland A’s podcast with Charlie O: A’s can’t get it together drop two straight against Royals; A’s need a win Sunday to avoid sweep

Oakland A’s left fielder Seth Brown literally leaves it all on the field and can’t catch the Kansas City Royals Michael A Taylor’s drive which turned into a triple in the top of the seventh inning at the Oakland Coliseum on Sat Jun 18, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the A’s podcast with Charlie O:

#1 The Kansas City Royals starter Brad Keller who had not won in two months came out Saturday against the Oakland A’s pitching no hit ball through six inning and was lifted in the seventh and was the winning pitcher in a 2-0 pitcher duel at the Oakland Coliseum.

#2 A’s starter Cole Irvin pitched 6.1 innings, giving up just three hits and an earned run it would have been good enough to win if the A’s just got some hitting.

#3 In relief for the Royals Jose Cuas got two batters out and gave up a double in the bottom of the eighth inning. Then Royal reliever Scott Barlow followed up facing four hitters and setting them down and the Royals came away with a two hit shutout.

#4 The win was Keller’s first win since May 3 and he kept the A’s line up off balance all game long retiring 17 of his first 18 batters and he looked like he might have a shot at no hitter going into the seven inning.

#5 The A’s have one more chance at the Royals and to avoid a sweep. The Royals will start right hander Brady Singer (3-1, 4.24) and for the A’s left hander Jared Koenig (0-2, 11.25) a 1:07 pm PDT first pitch at the Coliseum.

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