|Skrevet: on. juli 25, 2018 02:01 Emne: awarded to the winner of the rivalry series each year
|The Oakland A’s and San Francisco Giants were slated to play six games this season, and all six are now completed and in the books. We already took a closer look at the first set in AT T Park, so now let’s do the same for the three dates at the Coliseum this past weekend.
1. The A’s won, again!
Oakland emerged from the All Star break as the hottest team in MLB. They’d wrapped up the season’s traditional first half on a 21 6 run, and vaulted themselves into legitimate postseason contention. The Giants aren’t at the same level but neither is their NL competition, leaving them within reach of their weaksauce division and not so Wild Card. Therefore http://www.athleticsfanaticsjersey.com/stephen-vogt-jersey-c-14.html, there was more at stake in these games than just local pride.
After taking two of three in this latest series, the A’s now stand at 57 43 overall. They kept pace with the Mariners even though Seattle was facing the doormat White Sox , so Oakland is still only three games out of the second AL Wild Card.
If we’re being honest Marc Rzepczynski Jersey, the A’s didn’t play their best ball over the weekend. In the opener they managed only four hits and went down meekly, and in the second game they only had two hits entering the 9th inning. Some uncharacteristic wildness from Madison Bumgarner helped salvage Game 2, though, and a power display by Khrush Davis and Matt Olson saved the day in Game 3, but the inconsistent bats nearly cost them and so did their inability to put the Giants away when it counted.
Fortunately it all ended well, with the A’s on top where they belong. They still haven’t lost a game this season when http://www.athleticsfanaticsjersey.com/chris-coghlan-jersey-c-16.html trailing after the 7th or 8th innings, and they’re not really losing much at all anymore. They haven’t dropped consecutive games since June 14 15, over a month ago, and they last lost a series in mid June against the Astros — they’ve won nine series and split one since then. Holy Toledo!
Game 1 recap Giants 5, A’s 1
Game 2 recap A’s 4, Giants 3 11 inn
Game 3 recap A’s 6, Giants 5 10 inn
2. Oakland claims the trophy
The standings are the most important thing right now http://www.athleticsfanaticsjersey.com/yonder-alonso-jersey-c-15.html, but there’s still time to enjoy the other aspect of beating the Giants. This season marked the introduction of the trophy known as The Bridge, which will be awarded to the winner of the rivalry series each year. There was a dumb tiebreaker attached, but fortunately it didn’t come to that as the A’s won outright 4 2 in the six games. Hold it high, Bob!