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Game Thread #39: A’s at Yankees

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A’s collect 14 hits on Friday, can they do it again?

Oakland Athletics v New York Yankees
Matt Joyce hits the A’s fourth home run of the game in the eighth inning on Friday night at Yankee Stadium.
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Last night in the Bronx was eventful to say the least. Khris Davis homered to lead off the second inning off of former teammate and Yankees’ starter Sonny Gray. A batter later (after Matt Olson singled) Matt Chapman crushed a ball out of the yard and into the crowd in center field.

This trend continued throughout the game with the A’s ending up with 10 runs on 14 hits. Jed Lowrie continued his insane hot-streak, going 3-for-5 with a home run of his own. Rookie and recent call-up Dustin Fowler got his first big league hit. It happened to be off of the player he was traded to the A’s for — Gray. That’s something you don’t see everyday. Matt Joyce followed up later in the eighth inning giving the A’s their fourth home run of the game off of Yankees’ reliever David Hale.

Kendall Graveman was called back up to the majors after making a couple of starts in Triple-A and finally was rewarded with his first win of the season. The question is can the A’s put up the same kind of offense today to back starting pitcher Andrew Triggs? They will be up against Yankees’ rookie starter Domingo German in just his second career start, which could be promising for the A’s hitters. However, German pitched six scoreless innings against the Cleveland Indians in his MLB debut, striking out nine and walking just two. He may be a new force to be reckoned with — a new Baby Bomber. Uh oh! We’ll have to wait and see if the A’s can conquer him.

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Now let’s play ball! Let’s Go Oakland!!