Darren Sabedra here again, wrapping up the A’s lights-out win Saturday night over the Yankees before handing this gig back to beat man John Hickey
The A’s got the expected Saturday night, another gem from Scott Kazmir, a pitcher whom manager Bob Melvin says has been nothing but consistent since joining the club.
And (sort of) the unexpected, a bank of lights at O.co Coliseum going out in left field, prompting nearly a 40-minute delay in the middle of the fourth inning.
This is Darren Sabedra, filling in John Hickey as the A’s play host to the Yankees on Saturday in the second game of a three-game weekend series.
Before I hit the pregame clubhouse, I wanted to pass along a little news.
The A’s traded former top prospect Michael Taylor on Saturday to the Chicago White Sox for minor-league right-hander Jake Sanchez.
Taylor, 28, played in only 26 games for Oakland and was currently with Triple A Sacramento, where the outfielder was the RiverCats’ franchise leader in games (511), at-bats (1,900), hits (521), and RBI (325).
Darren Sabedra here closing out the day as a fill-in for John Hickey. I just filed my final-version game story and thought I’d drop a few notes here before I head to the parking lott.
The 1973 World Series champion A's take the field during a pregame ceremony Saturday at O.co Coliseum.
The Baltimore Sun had an interesting nugget in its postgame notes from Friday.
Filling in for the John Hickey out here at the Coliseum this afternoon. Here are the lineups for today’s game as the A’s try to snap a skid in which they have lost seven of their past eight.