Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 8/5/13
My apologies for not blogging during the Oakland series.  Friday night’s game got over really late, and now that I’m a working woman, it was all I could do to stay awake for the whole game.  Composing my thoughts afterward was not happening.  And then I only saw snippets of Saturday’s and Sunday’s games. But here are some quick thoughts I have about the series … - It was fun to see Nelson Cruz hit a few homers.  Especially since they might be his last of the season (more on that later). - Derek Holland pitched a magnificent game on Sunday.  This is the pitcher we always hoped he would be.  It’s great to see him maturing and making our vision a reality. - Matt Garza should probably stay off Twitter and just pitch.  I’m all for freedom of speech and players having personality, but he tweeted some pretty horrible things late Saturday night.  I cringed a few times. - I’m sad Elvis Andrus’ hitting streak is over, but it was good while it lasted. - I wish Wash would get over the bunt, but
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