Ah, what the hell; these games don’t really count. But losing to the Giants at any time is so…degrading.
Yes, the guys from the wrong side of the tracks took the first game of the Bay Bridge Series, walking away with a 7-4 victory.
San Francisco staked Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum to a quick lead in the first, scoring three runs off A’s starter Trevor Cahill. Edgar Renteria walked (!) with one out and came home on the second of back-to-back singles, courtesy of Bengie Molina’s bat. A double by Pablo Sandoval plated Fred Lewis, and Molina scored on a ground ball to second.
Eric Chavez connected off Lincecum in the fourth for a two-run homerun to center, bringing the A’s to within 3-2. The Cy Young Award winner was his typical stellar self, striking out eight
Cahill settled down some after the first, but still issued four of the A’s seven walks on this blustery evening by the Bay, to go with four runs and six hits allowed.
After the good guys had closed the gap back to a single run at 4-3, Gio Gonzalez was touched for three runs on two hits and two walks to push the lead to 7-3. It remains to be seen what is in store for the 23-year old southpaw, who surprised a lot of AN by making an appearance tonight.
Jerry Blevins and Brad Ziegler pitched a scoreless inning each, while the A’s scored a meaningless run in the ninth.
At this point, I guess they’re all sort of meaningless.