What can you possibly say after this one, except the A’s flat-out stunk and need to come out much better tomorrow. Rain delays or not, I was surprised that they came out this flat after two morale-boosting victories over Kansas City. We’ll see how they bounce back.
Second baseman Adam Kennedy, one of the culprits in the A’s defensive meltdown during the first three innings, said defensive miscues sometimes can be contagious around the infield. And he said the four errors made it way too rough on rookie starting pitcher Brett Anderson.
“It just kind of snowballed on us,” Kennedy said. “Brett kept making good pitches to good hitters, and we couldn’t pull it together for him.”