Lets put everything in perspective. Yes, the A’s lost to the hated Giants last night, but they are still 3-1 against them this season. Josh Reddick exited early due to a problem with a contact lens. Sonny Gray pitched like an ace. The lighting was reported as subpar, or borderline dangerous by numerous players to Jane Lee. This could be a reason why the A’s committed so many errors. Not trying to make excuses, but let’s just say that the A’s aren’t that poor on defense very often.
The A’s fans were engaged the whole game. There was a line of A’s players signing autographs before the game, and they got to everyone. When looking up to the Giant side, there was one player, alone signing autographs. The A’s players know that they have the best fans, and want to show their appreciation with a little bit of their time. Heck, Stephen Vogt even said, “Of course we’re signing. A’s fans are the best in baseball.”
Let’s not get hung up on one Spring Training loss. They were bound to struggle with scoring runs at some point, after scoring 16 and 13 runs the past two games. This team is going to compete all season. Billy Beane has pushed the chips to the middle, and he isn’t going to let an injury or two derail what he has planned. Brandon Moss is set for arbitration next season, and the A’s could lose that bat. This is Beane’s time to secure a Championship and he isn’t going to waste it. This is going to be a great season, so let’s not worry about one Spring Training game. We’ll let the Giants celebrate their little victory, while our team is getting fine tuned for the season.