The A’s could not take advantage of Jarrod Parker going the deepest he’s gone into a baseball game in his career Wednesday night, as they lost their second straight game to the Astros.
In what turned out to be a pitcher’s duel between Parker and his newly-found near-namesake rival Jarred Cosart, Oakland could not come up with the big hit in a 2-1 11-inning loss that dropped the club two games behind Texas in the AL west standings.
“It seemed like it was frustrating from the beginning, and got a lot more frustrating as the game went on. You have to try and put that away and keep your wits about you, but it’s one of the more frustrating losses of the year,” said Bob Melvin, who was ejected in the eighth inning after arguing a call in which Eric Sogard was thrown out attempting to advance to third base on a fly-out to center field.
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