A’s Drop Game Two In Opening Series

For the second-straight night, the Athletics failed to put on a good offensive showing. Oakland lost again to the visiting Mariners, 5-2 on Saturday night in front of crowd of 15,088.

Offensively, there’s not much to talk about. Seriously.

Oakland’s offense did not do much damage, recording just 8 hits and two runs. Hideki Matsui, Oakland’s new designated-hitter, went 0-for-4 in his second game of the season, and is hitless on the year.

The A’s did get a solid performance out of starter Brett Anderson who went six strong innings, allowing five hits and one run while striking out five. Anderson’s solid night, however, did not translate into a win. Instead, the A’s watched as their bullpen fell apart again, allowing three runs after Anderson’s exit.

Craig Breslow allowed a run, and Brian Fuentes was charged with the loss after he allowed three runs to score (two earned).

Altogether, not a great showing from the A’s, who made yet another error on Saturday night. For a team that prides itself on its strong pitching and defense, it’s been a rather disappointing start to a season filled with high expectations.

Topics: A's, A's Starting Rotation, Brett Anderson, Brian Fuentes, Craig Breslow, Defense, Hideki Matsui, Oakland Athletics, Oakland Bullpen, Offense, Pitching, Promotions

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