The A's once again waltzed into Fenway Park, started to bend but never broke. Led by one of the best stories this year in the MLB, Stephen Piscotty, the A's were able to get to Eduardo Rodriguez for 3 runs through 5 then added 2 more later in the 8th off of beta Steven Wright, his first action since his knee injury and 15 game suspension for violating MLB's Domestic Violence policy.
Piscotty came to the dish in the second with the A's up 2-0, and reversed a 0-2 count into a moonshot over the monster. Just off of the bereavement list after the passing of his mother, Piscotty flew across the country to Boston to play in the series. It's always a feel good story when you see a good guy like Piscotty who has dealt with so much over the past year, come through like he did. I loved how his Mother who had a great sense of humor per Piscotty, stated that growing up Stephen and his brothers would crush naked wiffle ball in the back yard like absolute savages.
The Sox would never take the lead in this one, though Moreland stayed hot with the bat, ripping two doubles and Benintendi added 3 hits and a homer all in the losing effort. Mookie Betts took a rare 0-5 at the dish so look for him in any Fantasy format today to do big things with the stick.
For the A's Doug Mengden, much like Manaea the night before, scattered out the 8 hits, and allowed no walks through 6.0, picking up his 3rd win of the season. Treinen pitched a sloppy 9th to secure his 8th save of the season.
For the Yanks, the verdict is still out as they are knotted up at 3 after 6 against the Nationals. Tyler Austin got a couple of good swings in, including a 2 run shot and a sac fly to account for all of the Yankees runs. The game is supposed to resume today at 5pm ET, however weather is going to be an issue this entire series, and there is no guarantee the rest of this series will even take place.