All the A's needed was for Stephen Vogt to get seriously hurt and it appeared he did in the sixth inning on Wednesday.
With John Jaso having a concussion and Derek Norris a broken toe Vogt was the only healthy catcher on Oakland's roster so when manager Bob Melvin accompanied by assistant trainer Walt Horn hurried to check on Vogt it was a here-we-go-again moment.
Fortunately for the A's Vogt was OK to stay in the game. Unfortunately for the A's the run-scoring play on which Vogt was knocked over by Dustin Ackley was a momentum-changer in a 5-3 A's loss.
"We're lucky to have Stephen Vogt" Melvin said before the game "but we're down our two catchers with Derek and Jaso and that's not desirable. You deal with injuries and go forward but losing both your catchers can be tough.
"But Stephen Vogt has done a nice job for us."
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