The A's wound up making a lot of hard contact this week in Minute Maid Field particularly in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Astros that saw Coco Crisp deliver a two-run homer in the seventh inning to win it.
On Monday Josh Reddick hit a game-winning two-run homer in the eighth. On Tuesday Brandon Moss hit a two-run go-ahead homer in the eighth although the A's bullpen wasn't be able to hold on.
For catcher John Jaso the hard hitting cut both ways. He delivered the A's first run Wednesday with a first-inning opposite-field home run. But for the second straight day he had to come out of the game because he took a hard foul ball that left him with a headache and some dizziness.
For that reason he had to be checked out for a concussion for the second time in less than 24 hours. It's not clear if he'll be ready to play when the A's start a four-game series in Oakland Thursday night against the Angels although he probably wouldn't be asked to start with the left-handed C.J. Wilson schedu...