Originally posted on BaySportsNet  |  Last updated 5/9/13
Perhaps a hangover from the previous night’s blown home run ruling caused the A’s to come out flat in Cleveland Thursday morning, as they were blown out by the Indians. A night after the infamous Angel Hernandez replay debacle of what would have been a game tying home run by Adam Rosales in the ninth inning, Oakland’s bats were near nonexistent resulting in a four game sweep. Bartolo Colon started the game for the A’s, but could not locate his fastball as he allowed 6 runs in only four innings in an eventual 9-2 loss. A larger area of concern was that Yoenis Cespedes left the game in the seventh inning after going 0-3 with three strikeouts. There was no apparent injury, but with an already depleted outfield, having the talented slugger slumping would be detrimental to the A’s lineup. One of the few highlights for the A’s on the day was a solo home run for acting cleanup hitter Josh Donaldson, who launched a sixth inning blast decisively over the conspicuous railing of the elevated l...
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