The A’s managed to grab a walk-off win on Sunday to avoid being swept in a four-game series by the Texas Rangers.
Marcus Semien hit his first home run of the season and, of course, it was a grand slam just to really drive the point home. We all knew it was going to come against us, but thankfully there are always new heroes to cheer for as well as, occasionally, one or two who have stuck around.
Jed Lowrie singled home Cristian Pache to give the A’s a 6-5 win yesterday and that means they can go into this week with a bit of confidence.
Getting the better of the Astros and the Red Sox requires a lot more than a spring in the step so we’re going to need the bullpen to get over their recent blip and the A’s batters to brush aside their RSIPin’ woes of yesterday (the A’s went 3-for-20 with runners in scoring position).
The good news is that four of the six games coming up this week are day-time affairs at the Coliseum, so we get to watch them live at a convenient time. And if that’s not enough, Monday and Wednesday’s games are both being broadcast on UK TV via BT Sport.
A look back at the Rangers series, and a look ahead to the Astros one, is now up on our YouTube channel too: