A’s lose to the Mariners some how, 8-7.

If a manager could strike out, Bob Geren did just that tonight.

Dana Eveland…my oh my. Well he gets the loss tonight but he’s not worth talking about anymore.

After scoring three in the top of the 13th, head-case-Gio Gonzalez (in his fourth inning of work) loads the bases and A’s manager Bob Geren leaves him in. He walks in one run, and gives up a two-RBI hit to tie the game. Gonzalez was just called up to replace Santiago Casilla who was placed on the 15-day DL. Gonzalez must be close to a mental break-down. He then comes in to pitch the next inning too, another bad decision, but he get’s out of it. Over 100 pitches out of relief from Gonzalez! Wow.

During the 13th, Geren say’s he has no more pitchers available, but he tells Andrew Bailey to get up and then get down, and then up again, and down once again? The problem here is that he never puts Bailey in. Why would Bailey get warm (twice) and not come in?

Josh Outman was in line for the win but Russ Springer couldn’t hold onto the one-run lead and blew the save chance by allowing a solo home run to Kenji Johjima. Outman pitched well, giving up two earned runs, four hits, one walk, five strikeouts while lasting six innings.

Managers shouldn’t lose games.

Post info: By KFinkas on May 3rd, 2009
Comments: 3 Comments »

3 Responses to “Extras extras, A’s manager should be responsible for this one”

  1. hbracer Says:

    Man!!! This team just finds ways to lose. I know it would be easy to blame Geren but Gio just totally lost control in the 13th while Jojhima just swung as hard as could at the first pitch he saw in the 9th. I know this season is not going anywhere but a positive in this game is that Outman looked strong. Hopefully Anderson, Cahill, and Outman can develop over the season. Holliday looks overmatched in the better talented American League he will be traded by the end of July.

  2. harry watson Says:

    Can the A’S trade billy beane?????

  3. Cliff Says:

    Doesn’t sound like you guys are too happy with Geren!

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