The Oakland Athletics were shut down on offense Tuesday night, falling on the road to the Los Angeles Dodgers 0-4.
The Athletics managed just five hits in what was an underwhelming performance in LA.
Sean Manaea started by giving up two home runs in the first inning before he could even record an out. He certainly wasn’t as sharp as he has been in his first two starts, but he did flatten out as the game progressed and turned in somewhat of a decent performance.
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Manaea allowed seven hits, two runs (2 HR) and one walk in five innings, striking out five.
Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu was fantastic, striking out eight over six innings and allowing just one hit and one walk.
The A’s just couldn’t seem to get a hold of Ryu. It was eerily similar to Sunday’s loss to the Angels when Shohei Ohtani was on the bump; Oakland just never looked like getting something going all game long.
The Athletics got two runners on base in the ninth inning, but the Dodgers promptly brought in Kenley Jansen to put a lid on the game.
Marcus Semien‘s success has somewhat gone under the radar this season. He’s currently on a career-high eight-game hitting streak, dating back to April 2.
Semien has recorded a hit in 11-of-12 games so far this season, and has reached base safely in all 12 games.
He’s hitting .255 (.308 OBP) with one home run and five RBIs through the first 12 games.
Khris Davis was the lone Athletics’ hitter to record two hits tonight. He finished 2-for-4, striking out twice.
Davis has had a slow start to the season, hitting just .209 with one homer and five RBIs.
One thing that Davis does have going for him, however, is his hair. It may end up being the cause for his problems, but we’ll let him off the hook for now because of it.
He’ll likely shift into gear eventually, but his woes aren’t doing the A’s offense any favors right now. They need his production to be successful.