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Elephant Rumblings: A long awaited homer for Bethancourt Fans

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Cheerful Thursday, Athletics Nation! Being no-hit for six innings, then returning just to have your warm up area offer the game in the 10th stings a great deal. Adding on the way that the primary gathering of the year between the Astros and A's finished as a really avoidable range doesn't help by the same token. So while the group recuperates on an off day, how about we value one of the little things that happened yesterday evening. Christian Bethancourt came to the An's on a small time bargain during the lockout last December. As Martin Gallegos profiled on mlb.com, Bethancourt has had a long excursion to arrive at this point, going from a garish worldwide free specialist, to a Padres reinforcement catcher where he endeavored to move into a two-way player, to being let out of the Korean Baseball Organization in 2019. Yet, the powers of fate lined up in Oakland this year, where he stirred his direction back up to the majors and has turned into a choice at both catcher and a respectable starting point for the A's. Bethancourt last played in the majors in 2017, and he hadn't seen ordinary playing time in MLB beginning around 2016 with the San Diego Padres. He hadn't knocked it out of the park since August, quite a while back. Recently, on the primary pitch after Elvis Andrus separated Justin Verlander's no-hit bid with a RBI twofold, Bethancourt broke a 409 foot dinger off of Verlander's curve. This was Bethancourt's most memorable significant association homer in north of 2000 days and it helped the A's (for a brief time) start to lead the pack in a formerly dreary game.