A frustrating loss for the A's tonight on so many levels:
-Four errors, a few of which cost Blanton two runs at least. It's hard to believe he's saddled with five losses, when you consider that our entire staff has only lost eight other games combined.
-They hit two balls to the warning track in the ninth inning, only to be tracked down.
-Josh Hamilton absolutely saved a run with a breath-taking catch at the track in the eighth.
On the plus side, Cust hit a towering opposite field bomb, Crosby had a pair of doubles, and Ryan Sweeney walked three times - something I didn't think he was capable of doing.
Still, it was a winnable game. Maybe we've gotten spoiled.