The A's pull out a 5-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins. The story of the day belongs to the guys at the end of the game.
A recently-turned 22 rookie closer is establashing himself as a person that knows how to handle himself in any situation. After giving up a walk and a double to open the 9th inning with a 3-run lead, Huston Street shut down the inning with three straight strikeouts. Painting the corners no less with his fastball.
On a day when Eck's jersey was retired, it was only befitting that the A's pull out a come-from-behind win that is saved in a tight situation. Huston Street is quickly establishing himself as our decade's closer, coming after Eck and Rollie. And that is a very tough act to follow.
The Angels trounced the Mariners 9-1 today and no one has expected them to rollover. With 7 games left to play, and a 3 game series in Anaheim later this month this is sure an exciting to be an A's fan. With the two teams winning, the A's and the Angels are still in a flat foot tie for first place, with 2 game lead in the head-to-head.
One more note: Today was the much ballyhooed AN-Day. There were special guests, the smell of a fine barbeque, an exciting game, and a chance to put a face to a handle. Left in the dark were the out-of-staters, the hungover, the poor, the shy, and the forgetful. However, when it was all said and done, the game threaders had a big blast, was the true mojo for the comeback kids, and took over AN. Word to the wise: Don't leave us alone.