Bullpen fails, A’s lose 8-7 in eleven innings to the Diamondbacks.

Yeah, that’s how it’s going for the A’s, four home runs off one of the most dominant pitchers in the National league in Dan Haren, still doesn’t equate to a win. Way to go bullpen, especially you Springer.

After another shaky outing in the eighth inning by reliever Russ Springer-whom for whatever reason is still the setup man- the A’s saw a five-to-one lead erased in one inning. Springer never recorded an out, Chat it up guys, plenty to discuss here. Instead of having Brad Ziegler come in late in the game, Manager Bob Geren chose to bring him in for the seventh. Ask yourselves this, who would you rather have late in the game right now, Springer or Ziegler. Where was Casilla in the eight?

Too bad for recently-recalled pitcher Edgar Gonzalez who pitched a solid game but failed to pick up the win after leaving the sixth inning with a five to one lead. Gonzalez went five-plus innings giving up one run on four hits, he struck out four and walked two.

The bright spot in the game was obviously the long-balls, one more special than the others. Jason Giambi hit his 400th career home run in the fourth inning off Dan Haren. Jack Cust started the home run parade with a two-run shot to right center in the first, followed by solo variety’s from Giambi, Adam Kennedy in the fourth and Nomar Garciaparra’s coming in the fifth.

PS: Jack Hannahan and Bob Geren are spies.

Post info: By KFinkas on May 23rd, 2009
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2 Responses to “Four home runs not enough…What?”

  1. Nick Says:

    It’s time to clean house. Geren and Springer need to go for starters. I could assume with relievers who can pitch and a managers who know what they are doing, this team could probably win games, instead of losing them. Look at what Arizona has been doing, they fired their manager and made some moves to their roster and their about to sweep the A’s. Hopefully Beane can take lessons from people who appear smarter than he is.

  2. BIGSTAN Says:

    Geren needs to go and so does Springer I agree, but add Giambi and Crosby/Caberra to the list. While your at it add Hannahan and Raji Davis to that list. But dont forget Buck and Chavez.

    When Ellis comes back do you guys think Kennedy moves to third? Thats guy was an actual good move by Beane.

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