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.