Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: it was another great week in A’s baseball, and by extension, the A’s Twitterverse. From the new Big Three to a whole bunch of fun facts, scroll to see what made the cut!
And this was before the A’s acquired a new starter this morning.
The #Athletics did not allow an earned run in this three-game series against Detroit...the last time time the A's did not allow an earned run in a three-game series was April 19-23, 1918 at Washington.— Mike Selleck (@MikeSelleck) August 5, 2018
“The sunny Side of the Bay” works on so many levels.
Time to check out the other side of the bay, Jon https://t.co/FuYCUJe4vL— Kayla Vucinich (@ilovevucy) July 31, 2018
So. Many. Fun. Facts.
A's beat Tigers 2-1, move 20 games over .500, the team’s second-best record after 112 games in the past 26 years; the A’s are 3 1/2 back of NY for the AL's top wild-card spot Oakland has won five in a row, plus 11 in a row over the Tigers, matching franchise mark set in 1902.— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) August 5, 2018
Everybody makes mistakes.
Did you forget Matt Chapman ? https://t.co/uNrOVAlN6r— Vince Cotroneo (@vincebaseball) August 2, 2018
Paint the town green and gold!
Some new #HeroTown art going up around Oakland. Heard it’s 1 of 5 that will be popping up pic.twitter.com/XhshDTYEa0— Alex Espinoza IV (@AlexEspinozaIV) July 30, 2018
Khris Davis is coming up clutch for the A's.— San Francisco Chronicle (@sfchronicle) August 3, 2018
via @SusanSlusser: https://t.co/NYLiZCHpGS pic.twitter.com/fI73rTbljk
It might be the dog days of summer, but the @stocktonports clubhouse has adopted a stray kitten. She seems pretty attached to @tomasovich_13. pic.twitter.com/d9XEmptDur— Zack Bayrouty (@ZackBayrouty) August 3, 2018
Laureano's first big-league hit wins it for Oakland.— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) August 4, 2018
Motion to make these the alternate unis?
Bat Flippin’ SZN@DALLASBRADEN209 @outtadapakmark #RootedInOakland pic.twitter.com/clpsRI8yKp— Brodie Brazil (@BrodieNBCS) August 5, 2018
Indeed, they do not.
Ooh A’s get Shawn Kelley for free because they don’t care about slamming gloves or whatever— Eno Sarris (@enosarris) August 5, 2018
The new Big Three?
Tigers have now scored a single, unearned run in 28 innings at Oakland during this trip. Against the fireballing trio of Brett Anderson, Edwin Jackson, and Trevor Cahill. Oh wait, those are all retread, castoff, reclamation projects taken off the scrap heap. #DetroitSummers— Ryan Schuiling (@RyanSchuiling) August 5, 2018
Khris Davis > Barry Bonds— A's Tweets (@OakBsblTweets) August 5, 2018
Par for the course.
In the first 117 years of #Athletics baseball, the A's swept two season series of seven or more games (NYY in 1990, BAL in 2004)...they have now done it twice in year number 118 (TOR and DET).— Mike Selleck (@MikeSelleck) August 5, 2018
MLB literally needs the A’s.
“The MLB can’t attract young fans”— Andrew Baertlein (@AndrewBaertlein) August 1, 2018
Oakland Athletics: *Shotgun Red Bull in the dugout, hit dingers and bat flip*
This better be stenciled on the mound for his next start.
Trevor's K hill. #RootedInOakland pic.twitter.com/UFUZhfpHkr— Oakland Athletics ⚾️ (@Athletics) August 5, 2018
Inject this into our veins.
Back-to-back days with two strike home runs for Matt Chapman who is turning into not just a star, but a superstar, before our eyes.— Dieter Kurtenbach (@dkurtenbach) August 5, 2018
Remember when Chris Davis was better than Khris Davis?— Will Stanifer (@WillStanifer) August 5, 2018
Very here for the Royals media questioning trades from three years ago
I apparently missed this interview with Sean Manaea back in May, who noted that the Royals made him ditch his changeup but since joining Oakland, it's been one of the best in baseball pic.twitter.com/T4s73OFrix— Shaun Newkirk (@Shauncore) July 24, 2018
This is all so new!
There’s a bunch of people standing around in the bar at the A’s game watching the end of Dodgers-Astros waiting to see if the A’s can get to 4 games back in the West. Caring about baseball in August >>>>— Kyle Madson (@KyleAMadson) August 5, 2018
More chills for Ramón.
Ramón Laureano started for the Sounds on Wednesday. He didn't know his first call-up to the big leagues was in the works. This was in the 6th inning Wednesday night. CC: @espn, @MiLB, @Athletics pic.twitter.com/HYfcXlqJg8— Nashville Sounds (@nashvillesounds) August 3, 2018
Ah yes, exactly what we thought we’d be saying in August 2018.
If we end up hosting the WC game, I want Cahill starting. He has been stellar at home all season.— Donovan Frazer (@d_fraz61) August 6, 2018