The A’s rallied in the ninth scoring three times, two runs coming on Jason Giambis two-run home run, but with the bases loaded and two out, the A’s trailing six to four, Landon Powell fouled out to right to end the game.
Brian Tallet continued his dominance over the A’s Saturday, as he limited them to one run on two hits over seven innings, as the A’s reverted back to the old, losing 6-4 to the Blue Jays. The A’s fall another game back in the division to 11-17.
Sean Gallagher (1-1) took the loss as he surrendered one run in the first, second, third and fifth inning. He allowed 10 hits, and struck out three in five innings of work. The other two runs were credited to reliever Jerry Blevins, both were earned runs. He now has an era of 23.14, bye bye Blevins.
Jason Giambi chose today to come out of his funk by driving in three runs for the A’s, with a solo home run off Tallet over the right field wall in the seventh, and a two-run shot to right in the bottom of the ninth. The offense had nine hits, five of which came in the ninth. Recently-added infielder Adam Kennedy added to the rally in the ninth, by driving a run in on a single.
I’ve never seen a team make a mediocre pitcher look son not once, but twice. If it wasn’t for the A’s, Tallet would have an era upwards of seven, but that’s not the case. The kryptonite for the A’s is a lefty pitcher, they’d have a better chance against Kansas City’s Zack Greinke than brian Tallet.
Something’s gotta give.