Auckland, California. (AP) – Auckland Athletics is running in every direction again, և they are back to play their winning baseball brand.
Steven Piscotti և Matt Olson endorsed Sean Manaea’s first win of the season, and A won the fifth straight game, beating the Detroit Tigers 8-4 on Thursday night.
Piscotty joined Tarik Skubal in the third (0-2) and Olson advanced in the fifth. Elvis Andrus added a sacrificial fly as Manayan (1-1) received a lot of support. He hit seven and did not hit during the six strong new rounds.
The left allowed two runs on five shots և has a nine-game winning streak against AL Central teams, which means his rookie victory over Cleveland in August 2016 in his rookie season.
Matt Chapman had a double run, և defending AL West champions suddenly rise after Astros և’s 0-6 win over Dodgers, seven to six wins.
“It’s too early, և the fact is that in the first pair of games we play a few teams that will probably become some of the best baseball teams,” said Mark Kanha.
“They are really good promotional staff that we face at the beginning of the year when you try to get some kind of bearings. “I think our squad is really good, we can do it, now the ball is rolling, I think good things can happen.”
Niko Goodrum was in his hometown of Detroit, which was gaining momentum in Houston following the return of manager AJ Hinch following a scheme to steal the token that ousted him from the Astros until the shortened 2020 season. It happened after the Tigers slipped four games and lost seven to six.
A is also capitalized on pair-loaded rides.
“They only put the ball in the game three times more than they put big numbers,” Hinch said. “Disappointing night.”
Auckland, which had 3,004 players, started seven straight games against AL Central հունիսի from June 23, 2017 to a 66-20 point improvement over that division. A scored 37 runs during the winning streak.
“It simply came to our notice then. “We can hit some homers, walk, walk, we put pressure on you, and then we get big hits,” said manager Bob Melvin. “It obviously didn’t happen to us at the start of the season, in the first six games, or so close, but since then it was the complete opposite of what we were looking at early on.”
Last summer, Hinch reached out to Melvin to apologize for his role in the Astros to steal signs while he was in charge of Houston.
They have a long-standing, respectful working relationship as partners from their day with Diamondbacks.
“I worked with Bob on a few different forms,” Hinch said. “I had him when I was in the front office, he was the manager, then I became the manager right after him. He and I have known each other for a long time. I have a lot of respect for him. I really called him last summer when I was stopped to apologize to him for realizing how wrong we were and how it affected A և his խաղի baseball game. “They did that business last summer.”
It was A’s right-hand man Mike Fiers who exposed the scam involving his former club.
ARY IMMEDIATELY Tired?
This marks the third time zone for the tigers in seven days. Hinch realizes the need for rest, recovery, and good care. He plans to give players a day off when there are not so many days off on the schedule.
“You have to remind yourself what room in the hotel you are in, what city you are in, what time zone you are in,” Hinch said.
Breaking down barriers
A’s second baseman Tony Kemp is among the players who donate his salary to Jack Ecky Robinson’s Day on Thursday night.
“Especially when wearing 42, there is no way to walk between the lines without feeling emotional or shivering,” Kemp said. “I think that’s very normal, because Jack was patient with things.”
Hinch met with the team on Wednesday about Jack Eckie Robinson Day.
“There is information. “Number 42 brings it every year on April 15,” Hinch said.
Tigers. Russia’s Nomar Mazara is on a 10-day injury list after suffering a side injury in the fourth blow of his victory in Houston on Wednesday after coming out of action. … JaCoby Jones started out in the CF, Հ Friday Hinch planned to play there with Victor Reyes. Achilles Baddoun played in Russia instead of Mazara.
Athletics. OF Chad Pinder, who was on the left knee’s another player’s payroll on Thursday, will soon start doing some extensive baseball activities. H LHP AJ Puk was thrown 90 feet away as he worked his way up the biceps muscle into his booster.
Jose Urena (0-2, 8.22 ERA) is looking for his first victory against Oakland RHP Frankie Montas (1-1, 8.31).
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