A’s lose 8-7 in bottom of the ninth, but for me the story is Dana Eveland.
Although Russ Springer failed to do his job last night, This is about Eveland. It’s about time Eveland heads back to Sacramento, or another organization for that matter. He has been horrific all season, don’t let his one “decent” outing fool you. After giving him the biggest offensive lift of the season, he goes and squanders it by giving it back, and quick, with no chance of getting out of the inning. Opposing hitters are foaming out the mouth when they see Eveland on the mound this year. Bye Bye Eveleand.
I’ll take wild, Gio Gonzalez, and his good minor league numbers, over Eveland, I’ll even take the promise of a rookie pitcher in VIn Mazzaro, he can at least get ground balls.
Next game is today and hopefully by Sunday the A’s will have sent Eveland somewhere else.
Keep hitting the long-ball Holliday, and keep hitting .350 plus Suzki.