You know how sometimes teams fight hard to come back from adversity; they play tough, hard, and make every opportunity count? This was not our team today. Although hampered by more pedestrian starting pitching, the A's offense wasted each and every opportunity to get back into the game, looking lifeless and flat while doing it. They are really feeling the loss of Crisp, Young and Reddick, and aren't even trying to stay afloat during their absence.
What can I say about Milone? The game was all but over in the very first inning as a single and a walk put two on for Kendrys Morales' homerun, sinking the A's into a 3-0 hole early. They didn't even bother to get back into the game as Joe Saunders (JOE SAUNDERS!?) allowed back-to-back doubles to Donaldson and Montz to open the second inning, plating the A's only run. As if that wasn't bad enough, a single by Derek Norris would put runners on first and third with no out out. Freiman's grounder would get the run thrown out at the plate, Moss struck out, and Michael Taylor popped up (shocking). The A's wouldn't score again.
Seattle would tack on two more on Milone; although, to be fair, a non-called Donaldson "error" had more to do with the last run scoring, but no one cares, do they? Blevins gave up a homerun in his outing to run the game to 6-1, but I'm sure no one cares about that, either. The A's offense was awful, and there's really no excuse for the runners they left on base today. They put two more runners on in the third, one in the fourth, one in the fifth, one in the sixth, and two in the seventh, and scored exactly none of them. Moss went 0-4 with 4 strikeouts and Taylor went 0-4 with 2 strikeouts from the bottom of the lineup.
Milone ended his night with 5 innings, 6 hits, 5 runs, 3 walks, and 4 strikeouts.
The A's are finally off the road trip and they now return home. To play Texas. Awesome. Just a suggestion: If they don't want to be absolutely buried, they should probably find a way to play better and win the upcoming series. Grimm vs. Griffin, tomorrow night at 7:05.