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Morrow One-Hits the A's in Forgettable Game

Well, there isn't much to say about tonight's game, unless Morrow is on your fantasy team.

In the fourth inning, Rajai Davis hit a ground ball to the shortstop and beat it out for an infield single. The A's collected two back-to-back walks in the eighth, and in the ninth inning, with two outs, Landon Powell singled to right.

That was the entire extent of the A's offense tonight as Brandon Morrow nearly tossed a perfect game.

This is usually the point where I make fun of the A's offense, but I just can't this time. I don't know how to tell you this, but the A's just flat got out-pitched tonight by Brandon Morrow, who was throwing the game of his life. He would finish up with 8 innings pitched, one hit, two walks, and nine strikeouts. He was dominant in every way, and the A's never had a chance to score in this game, much less to win.

The victory tonight by Seattle gave them a winning season (pretty impressive coming off of last year). They racked up seven runs tonight, all but one of them coming off Mortensen, who allowed six runs on eight hits (no walks or strikeouts). I don't think that start was what he was looking for to close out the season. I did notice he looked calm.

Mortensen was relieved by Kilby, Gray, Meloan, and Henry Rodriguez, who all pitched well (Gray allowed the only run on a solo HR). Rodriguez hit the gun at 100 MPH, while Morrow was dealing around 97.

The A's and M's try it again tomorrow night; 7:05 start time.