Last night the A’s handed the reigning World Champion Houston Astros their biggest defeat of the season — hitting three home runs off of starter Dallas Keuchel — the most he had allowed in a single game since September 16, 2015.
Sean Manaea didn’t pitch another no-hitter but set an Oakland record 14 innings pitched without allowing a hit. Jed Lowrie also tied a record, the A’s record for number of hits in the month of April with 34. Funnily enough it was his own record, set back in April 2013. Today Lowrie will be looking to break that record and Daniel Mengden, who will be on the mound for the A’s, will look to keep his two-start winning streak alive (Mengden allowed one run on six hits over 6.1 innings against Boston in his last start, receiving a no-decision) against Houston’s Lance McCullers Jr.
Here are today’s lineups:
Can Mengden and Lowrie help lead the A’s to victory over the best team in the AL West, as they did against the Boston Red Sox, the best team in baseball, just last week?
We will have to wait and see! Let’s Go Oakland!