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Good news — and bad — for A’s

The A’s have put together their first three-game win streak of the season with tonight’s come-from-behind 4-3 win over Seattle. But in the process, they’ve likely lost Nomar Garciaparra to the DL again. He was a late scratch today when his right calf acted up again, and being that the injury has resurfaced twice since he came back from his first DL stint Friday, I’d say it’s a pretty likely conclusion.

On the bright side for the A’s, they got a game-winning hit from Jason Giambi with the bases loaded, after he failed in the same situation in the first inning. Dallas Braden turned in a solid seven innings and was finally rewarded with some run support, not to mention his first victory since April 30.

But maybe the biggest development tonight: A bounce-back effort from closer-at-the-moment Andrew Bailey. The rookie was back to being dominant with a 1-2-3 ninth that included two strikeouts on high 90′s fastballs (if the stadium radar gun is to be believed). It was an important night for Bailey after he blew leads in each of his two previous outings. But remember, Bob Geren still isn’t officially naming him as closer (wink, wink).

Actually, I still think Brad Ziegler will get his number called in the ninth depending on the situation …

12:35 game tomorrow with Trevor Cahill going against Erik Bedard …

Joe Stiglich

  • Scott No2

    Nomar who?
    Like Eric who?

    They’re still on the team? no, they are on team DL.

  • http://contractyear.mlblogs.com Bee

    It was great to see the A’s hang tough and get the late-inning victory. It’s beginning to look like the team is gelling, and all parts of the game are working–starting pitching, bullpen, hitting and defense. It’s fun to watch.

    Everyone knew that acquiring Nomar was risky. His right calf problem is not new. He came to us with it. Maybe they can figure out a way to fix the problem while he’s on the DL, if it’s fixable at all. I hope he can come back. He is a great presence on the field and at the plate.

    Eric Bedard vs.
    trevor Cahill in 2 1/2 hours! Go A’s!!

  • Oakland Sí

    might have been a better idea not to activate Nomar on Friday for the Arizona series, adn save him for the two Seattle lefty starters…

  • Oakland Sí

    A’s officially placed Nomar on DL again, and recalled reliever Jeff Gray.