The A's missed their wakeup call yesterday, and got blasted by Toronto 13-5. The first evidence of their drowsiness came on the first batter of the bottom of the first. On two pitches, the A's made three mistakes. First Eric Chavez dropped a routine foul pop up. Next pitch, Scott Hatteberg bobbled a routine grounder, and when he scrambled to recover, he found Rich Harden had stopped running towards first base. Things didn't get much better after that. Chalk it up as a bad dream, and move on.
The A's went 4-2 on the road trip, acceptable, but not great. Now they return home to face Boston:
The Red Sox are Red Hot, and their diaspora that shows up in Oakland these next few days are likely to be particularly obnoxious about it. I had planned to skip attending the series, but the Wednesday matchup is too good to miss, so I'll be there.