Well, as they say, "everything ends badly, or else it would never end", que no?
This was one was pretty much over before it began as the Rangers jumped on A's starter Edgar Gonzalez for six runs on nine hits in just a smidge over three innings on the clock. I will spare you the gory details, and you can thank me in private. Instead there will be only highlights of Christina Hendricks. Here she is eating a Drumstick. And this is one of her doing a crossword puzzle. Sorry, the links don't seem to be working properly, but I am sure you can imagine.
Anywho, Henry Rodriguez made his A's debut tonight, and he made like Ebby Calvin 'Nuke' LaLoosh: in one very eventful frame, he allowed a hit, two runs (one earned), walked one, struck out one, and threw a pair of wild pitches. But he did go home with Annie Savoy.
In short, he wasn't anything like Brad Kilby, who continued to impress with an impeccable 2.2 innings in relief of Gonzalez, while striking out three Rangers.
Matt Carson gave the A's one tiny thrill in the ninth when he stroked his first Major League homerun in the home half of the ninth. By that time, the outcome had long been decided, leaving AN to discuss...other things.
Just a dozen games left. Enjoy them A's fans. There is no pain like the off-season.