The Oakland Athletics lost to the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night by the score of 6-4. The A’s gave up five runs in the fifth inning and didn’t have an answer as they were held scoreless after the fifth inning.
Joe Blanton continues to struggle and is now 5-12 after taking the loss. Blanton tossed six innings as he gave up nine hits and six runs. Blanton now has a 4.96 era and is not stepping up his game when it is his turn. I just have to think where the A’s would be if Blanton was throwing the ball like he is capable of.
Jerry Blevins, Santiago Casilla. and Andrew Brown all threw one inning each out of the bullpen and did not allow any runs to score. Great job by the three relief pitchers who atleast gave the offense the chance to come back in the late innings.
The A’s offense really didn’t do to much in the game. Jack Cust had a solo home run in the 2nd inning to get the A’s scoring started and then Donnie Murphy had a three run triple that cleared the bases in the fourth inning. That was all the scoring that the A’s would do in the game as they were held scoreless for the last five innings of the game.
The A’s and Mariners will now play an afternoon game. With a win Thursday, the A’s will have won the series three games to one so lets all hope they can pull out a victory! Athletics Blog