That’s five straight and a series win versus the Orioles.

The game was looking like another blowout, something similar to last night’s 9-1 victory, that was until Bob Geren decided to manage again. With a nine-run cushion heading into the seventh inning and Trevor Cahill (tonight’s starter) at a comfortable 91 pitch mark, Geren chose to make a move to the bullpen because there were men on first and third nobody out. The move back-fired (once again) and Cahill was stuck with two earned runs. Two more scored and the 9-0 lead was now 9-4. What more can be said about Bob Geren. Has this guy ever heard of playing through adversity?

Aside from what I’m calling sabotage, things went well for the A’s tonight. Cahill pitched like a veteran and the offense continued to get runs on the board. However; If I could give out an error to someone tonight it would obviously be Geren, he would inherit three of the four runs scored for his misuse of the bullpen (your welcome Ziegler and Breslow, Bailey your still the man).

Cahill’s night was awesome, two runs (one earned because of manager) on six hits in six-plus innings of work. Cahill (3-5) struck out five and walked none.

The A’s offense pounded out 13 hits tying an Oakland-record with 8 doubles. Jason Giambi drove in three with a two-out bases clearing double down the right-field line. Adam Kennedy and Orlando Cabrera each drove in two apiece, Cabrera had a three-hit night. Kennedy, Matt Holliday and Rajai Davis each had two-hit nights.

Five straight and they’re playing the Orioles again tomorrow boys, only 7 1/2 back of Texas and rolling.

Green and Gold and doubles galore!

Post info: By KFinkas on June 6th, 2009
Comments: 3 Comments »

3 Responses to “Cahill and offense impressive as A’s win. Meanwhile Geren not so much”

  1. charleso Says:

    I’ve never been an apologist for Geren and I’m not starting now. But Geren seems to have the confidence of the team, at least they want to play for him, so changing managers at this point makes no sense! The team is hitting on all 8 cyl., but I don’t think they have enough to take it all the way. Maybe, leave the manager alone, for now, and see what needs to be done to improve the team. One or two more Kennedy’s would do the trick! I really hate hearing people use that tired old excuse “if it ain’t broke don’ fix it.” Unless you win the world series it’s broke! I don’t think we need a major overhaul, we’re not that broken…In fact, with good health and a lot of luck, this really could be a great team. 7 1/2 games back and rising, the A’s are making a run. First .500 then the division.

  2. Nick Says:

    I got some bad news. Ryan Sweeney got placed on the disabled list today. He will be replaced by Daric Barton. Luckily, Davis has played a lot better since Sweeney’s injury.

  3. KFinkas Says:

    I swear, the bullpen couldn’t be more of a guessing game for me, aside from bailey.

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