Baseball season is among us once again, and the Oakland A’s kicked off their season in Philadelphia against the Phillies by losing 2 out of 3. They lost Opening Day 5-9, as the pitching couldn’t contain the Phillies high powered offense. Frankie Montas drew the start and gave up 5 runs over 5 innings of work. After being down 6-1 at one point the A’s did claw back into the game and made it 6-5 going into the bottom of the 7th. However the bullpen struggled, and let the game get out of hand.
In game two of the series the A’s offense struggled to get going as they lost 4-2. Cole Irvin pitched into the 5th inning giving up 4 runs on 7 hits. A positive sign in this game was that the A’s bullpen bounced back after Opening Day.
In the final game of the series the A’s were able to avoid the sweep winning 4-1. They got 5 fantastic innings from Daulton Jefferies. Another 4 solid innings from the bullpen, and clutch hitting from Seth Brown, and Tony Kemp.
It’ll be interesting to see how this season plays out for the A’s. Through just 3 games a few players have already impressed. Including Seth Brown who has 4 RBIs and Center Fielder Cristian Pache. He has hit the ball well, and showed his athletic ability on the bases, and in Center Field.
The A’s will continue their 10 game road trip this week. First visiting Tampa Bay for 4 games, and then Toronto for 3 games before returning home for their home Opener April 18th against the Baltimore Orioles.