West coast games are not fun.
They are even less fun when your team forgets to show up.
It felt like deja vu as Scott Feldman had a great 1st inning and then completely fell apart in the 2nd inning. I wondered if Oakland was going to score 21 just like Seattle did last week. I didn’t want to see that. Apparently Ron Washington didn’t either. He pulled Feldman two outs into the 2nd inning with seven Athletics runs already in.
Robbie Ross tried to stop the bleeding, but one more run skated home that inning. And Mark Lowe decided that looked like fun, so he let the A’s have two more runs in the 5th inning.
It really didn’t matter how many runs the A’s had at that point because the Rangers didn’t look like they wanted to score any. I wasn’t even sure they wanted to get on base. Through seven innings, they had just three baserunners. All walks. Do you see where I’m going?
Yep, the Rangers, who hadn’t been shutout all season, were suddenly being no hit by Jarrod Parker. How does th