April 29, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; The scoreboard after the 19th inning walk-off two-run home run by Oakland Athletics first baseman Brandon Moss (37, not pictured) against the Los Angeles Angels at O.co Coliseum. The Athletics defeated the Angels 10-8 in the 19th inning. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Josh Hamilton Appreciation Night Turns into 19 Inning War of Attrition, A’s Win 10-8


It’s 3:23 AM as I write this, I just got back from Oakland after the 6 hour and 32 minute double header plus 1.  The A’s walked it off in dramatic fashion as Brandon Moss went deep for the second time in the game in the bottom of the 19th inning.  Brett Anderson was scratched from his start, and pitched 5.1 innings in relief.  The A’s came back from a 7-2 deficit to tie the game and send it to extras, and tied the game again in the bottom of the 15th when the Angels took the lead on a joke of a walk with the bases loaded by Anderson.

There are too many layers to this game to possible analyze at this point.  All I can say right now is that this was one of the most incredibly memorable baseball games I’ll ever see.

Josh Hamilton gets a lot of credit for being a great sport with all the razzing about his dropped fly ball, he gained points in many fans minds I believe by playing along.  He may have gotten a little grumpy by the end, but who wouldn’t after 6 1/2 hours of trash talk?  For everything else that surrounds him, he showed a lot of character out there in right field.  I’ll have more details on the aftermath of Josh Hamilton Appreciation Night later today.  For now, we have another A’s game in just about 16 hours to look forward to.  Sleep fast everyone.

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