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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