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.