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Blue Jays 1, A’s 0

A quick recap before I bolt to the Toronto airport to catch a plane for New York:

The A’s are still searching for some consistent offense after today’s defeat, the third time they’ve been shut out this season. They mustered just five hits for the second straight day, and lost out on their best chance to score when Mark Ellis was thrown out trying to score from first on Ryan Sweeney’s double in the third.

Dallas Braden turned in a great effort, allowing just one run on five hits in 7 1/3 innings.

If you’re looking for reasons to be optimistic heading into a three-game series at the new Yankee Stadium, know that the Yanks’ new home has been a slugger’s paradise so far. New York and Cleveland combined for 17 homers in the first three games of their series this weekend, with 12 of those homers going to right field.

Joe Stiglich

  • crister

    wait, stop if you’ve heard this before. “the bats will come around.” How about, “We’ve just got to be consistent and not get down on ourselves.” and of course the “Gotta take the pressure off with runners on second and third.” line. Oh wait, I almost forgot the standard “So and so looks great in bp. It’s only a matter of time until he translates it to gametime. He looks locked in in the cage right now.”