There is a baseball club in Seattle with 75 wins this season. There is a baseball club in Oakland with 94 losses this season. They clashed on Monday, and the former beat the latter 7-0 while limiting it to four hits as they got 14.
The A's dropped their third game in a row after losing the final two games of their series against the Chicago White Sox on the road to cap last week, this time to the mighty Seattle Mariners.
Oakland could only hit four pitches thanks to Zack Gelof, Seth Brown, Jordan Diaz, and Nick Allen's efforts at different points of Monday's ballgame. Not enough. Not even to score a single, measly, meaguer run against the dominant AL West leaders.
The highlight of the game was skipper Mark Kotsay's comments about learning to play in "a playoff environment."
It looks like the A's are still ways away from managing that type of pressurized content, but there is at least hope a move to Las Vegas can right their wrongs.
The unstoppable and wonderful Julio Rodriguez, he of the Mariners, got four hits by himself on the day, which is all you need to know about this dreadful game.
The only column where the A's matched the Mariners was the strikeouts one, where both ballclubs combined for seven among their batters.
Oakland is now looking bad again and determined to keep in possession of that no. 1 lottery slot when it comes time to bounce some draft balls and get the ever-slippery first-overall pick.
Meanwhile, negotiations will continue between the A's, the MLB, and Frisco for a split-time partnership and usage of the Giants ballpark starting in the 2025 season. If only sharing a venue could transfer some of the Giants superpowers to the struggling Athletics...