By Joe Stiglich
Saturday, April 18th, 2009 at 1:34 pm in Uncategorized.
To expand on what I wrote below, here’s a few comments from second baseman Mark Ellis, who was obviously frustrated with the team’s offensive output today (just two runs and five hits).
“Non-existent,” he said of the A’s hitting. “A lot of guys were 0-for-5, myself included. But we’re fine. It was one of those days where we didn’t swing the bat well.”
But he’s adamant the offense will come around based on the personnel the A’s have added. Bob Geren echoed the same thoughts after the game.
Trevor Cahill, who gave up two runs in 5 1/3 innings in Saturday’s start, had this to offer on the offense:
“That’s why we play 162 games. There will be plenty of days when we don’t pitch well and the offense picks us up.”
Lyle Overbay just hit a two-run homer off Dan Giese in the bottom of the 12th to give the Blue Jays the victory. Can’t hang this one on the bullpen though, as the A’s offense did nothing over the final six innings.