As could be expected, much of the Twitterverse in the week following Sean Manaea’s no-hitter was still centered on him. Scroll to check out the week that was.
We’ll leave you to imagine the BARTOLO/BARTON all-caps scenarios.
When your iPhone knows you're an old A's fan pic.twitter.com/IpFeAVzkti— Ken Arneson (@kenarneson) April 28, 2018
Sean Manaea is just on fire on all fronts.
Hate to burst your bubble, @BABYSMGIRAFFE, but this is still the second-most impressive thing you've done in the past week.#RootedInOakland pic.twitter.com/f2R7l2omKH— Oakland Athletics ⚾️ (@Athletics) April 25, 2018
IT’S HAPPENING! *cues Ron Paul ‘it’s happening’ GIF*
This is happening.#RootedInOakland pic.twitter.com/OMVzC1Aq3Q— Brodie Brazil (@BrodieNBCS) April 28, 2018
And this is how it’s happening
Sean Manaea hasn't allowed an earned run in the past 18 innings, and he hasn't allowed more than two runs in any start this year (and that only happened once).— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) April 28, 2018
Sean Manaea has now out-dueled Felix Hernandez, Chris Sale, and Dallas Keuchel in his last three starts. All three games resulted in wins for both the A's and Manaea. And all those opponents have good-to-great lineups.— Alex Hall (@AlexHallAN) April 28, 2018
The entire interaction below was blowing up all week. You have to read the replies to the Maller’s second tweet to fully appreciate it.
Breaks have been pressed on Shohei Ohtani choo choo train of hype for Angels. pic.twitter.com/JsAyQ0Ljyu— Ben Maller (@benmaller) April 25, 2018
T-bAlL LiNeUp pic.twitter.com/Q5cZpfuXf8— Oakland Athletics ⚾️ (@Athletics) April 25, 2018
A’s run total inflated by handful of high scoring games. Oakland put up 56 runs in 5 games (11.2 runs per game), in other 19 games, Athletics have scored rather pedestrian 3.6 runs per game. #Facts #DoYouWatchBaseball https://t.co/qXknY6fXHr— Ben Maller (@benmaller) April 25, 2018
Turns out high-scoring games are kind of a hallmark of the best offenses. Who knew? pic.twitter.com/LctIvtGo4Q— Athletics Nation (@athleticsnation) April 25, 2018
From #Athletics baseball to ballet, Mengden family is used to big stage. via @SusanSlusser: https://t.co/MeQjGCAML7 pic.twitter.com/BV7DiqbrFz— San Francisco Chronicle (@sfchronicle) April 26, 2018
We never want to celebrate an A’s strikeout, but Hamels’ reaction was just too good.
The reaction you have when you finally strike out the guy that owns you. pic.twitter.com/EWUk5bb3fV— A's on NBCS (@NBCSAthletics) April 25, 2018
How you know you’ve truly made it:
Sean Manaea says Mike Trout DM’d him to say congrats. He’s also still sorting through 200-plus text messages.— Jane Lee (@JaneMLB) April 23, 2018
This is about the closest the team can get to traveling with an actual piece of the Coliseum.
Hello from Minute Maid Park! LET'S GO OAKLAND! #Athletics #RootedInOakland pic.twitter.com/41cME3sVGa— Will MacNeil (@RFWill149) April 27, 2018
Not every team can have the best RF fans like we do, though.
Jeffrey Maier is all grown up. Home run gets overturned to an out on fan interference— A's on NBCS (@NBCSAthletics) April 29, 2018
Astros lead the A's 3-1 pic.twitter.com/wqVzTzCynI