Would you believe the Oakland Athletics just won a homestand!?
The A's hosted the AL West leaders Texas Rangers for the third time this week on Wednesday and after losing their first two matchups they emerged victorious getting a 2-0 win and breaking Texas' eight-game winning streak.
I know, I know. It wasn't pretty. It was just a couple of runs and not much more than that. But the A's won three of their last five games, including sweeping the Giants last weekend in the Bay Bridge Series and snatching one from the Rangers. Tall task!
Also: A's living legend Zack Gelof made history on Wednesday.
Gelof hit his sixth homer of the season and that helped him enter the history books of the Oakland Athletics organization on Wednesday.
The rookie, who has hit those dingers in just 22 games, became the quickest member of the A's to accomplish the feat in such a short span, according to Martin Gallegos of MLB.com.
As Gallegos himself pointed out, the history of the Athletics goes all the way back to the year 1901 and absolutely nobody in more than 120 yars had bagged six homers in only 22 games played.
Per Gallegos research, "no A’s player had even reached six homers in their first career 25 games since Terrence Long in 2000" before Gelof broke that record with some room to spare.
Another electric player with a bright future donning A's threads, Esteury Ruiz, scored the other run after stealing bags on back-to-back pitches on Wednesday following reaching base with a single and a sacrifice fly by Jonah Bride.
Even though the A's already "clinched" a losing season, their second in a row, on Tuesday, they fixed their wrongs at least partially by defeating a superpowered ballclub in Texas' limiteing their offensive prowess to no runs on a sunny afternoon inside the Cavernous Coli.
Oakland waved goodbye to their superheroes as the A's will embark on a six-game road trip next starting on Friday with a matchup against the Nationals followed by another series played away from the Bay at St. Louis against the NL Central bottom-dwellers Cardinals.