2. Matt Chapman two-run home run, September 25 vs Angels
In 2018, every time the A’s needed him, Khris Davis stepped up and bailed them out. With Davis struggling through most of 2019, the rest of the lineup stepped up, from Matt Olson to Ramon Laureano to Mark Canha to Marcus Semien. But no player had a bigger hit in 2019 than Matt Chapman against the LA Angels on September 25.
Despite taking off after the All-Star break and virtually establishing a spot in the Wild Card Game, the A’s were still scuffling at the close of the regular season with the Rays and Cleveland Indians breathing down their necks. And down 2-1 in the top of the ninth, they were in danger of losing their third in a row and dropping a half-game behind the Rays.
But once again, like in mid-June, Chapman delivered a two-run shot that gave us the best Glen Kuiper call of the season and kept the A’s in the driver’s seat for AL Wild Card.
(Video via NBC Sports Bay Area)
Hopefully only the first of many huge September hits for the All-Star third baseman.