Texas Hurts the A’s Again and Again and Again: The A’s need Orlando Cabrera to hold another meeting and kick some butt. After dropping a double header to the Rangers Friday and losing shamefully yesterday by the score of 14-1, the A’s need a swift kick in the pants. Not to mention that the Ballpark at Arlington took its toll on the health of A’s players once again. The last time they were there, 4 guys went down. This trip Travis Buck, who was beginning to get his swing back, is now on the DL, and the two Jacks (Cust and Hannahan) have sore backs and are day-to-day. Let’s hope we don’t lose anyone else today.
The River Cats Are on a Tear: The bright spot in the A’s orgaization is their Triple-A team, the Sacramento River Cats, who have won 9 out of their last 10 games. In about 90 minutes, I am headed up to Sacramento for their 1:05 start today against the Las Vegas 51’s, who are currently in last place in the PCL Southern Division. Hopefully, I can witness some good baseball and another River Cats win. They now lead their division with a 31-18 record. Not too shabby! I’ll keep you posted. Go Cats! And Go A’s!