Monday, May 04, 2009
If we were A's fans, we'd be shopping for new furniture today
Sunday was a bad day to like the A's. Like whiskey/pistol bad. Like "Ikea Game" bad.
The line score above tells most of the story -- a blown save in the ninth, a really freakin' awful blown save in the 13th and a loss to the division-leading Mariners (what?!?!) in the rubber game of a three-game series.
Making matters worse, they played 15 innings, taxing the bullpen (Gio Gonzalez threw 108 pitches in five innings of relief) and forcing their starter from Friday night, Dana Eveland, to throw two days later (taking the loss Sunday after getting bombed in Game 1).
And, for the second time this weekend, Jose Lopez was the hero. Jose Lopez. A hero. Oil and water. The Mariners have a lineup that rivals only the Giants in futility and here comes Jose Lopez to get two walk-off hits in three days. That's stick-your-hand-in-a-fucking-blender frustrating.
The silver lining here is that Bay Area Ikeas should see some nice business today. Gooooooooo Economy!