BALTIMORE – He’d been away from the big league club for roughly two months, but Pat Venditte got reintroduced to the emotional knockout punches that A’s losses can deliver.
BALTIMORE – If Sonny Gray comes out of Saturday’s bullpen session feeling good, the A’s ace will return to the rotation Monday against the Orioles, manager Bob Melvin said.
OAKLAND – All went smooth for Sean Doolittle judging from his pitching line Friday night for Single-A Stockton.
OAKLAND – The A’s are becoming experts at sifting through the disappointment of losses such as Thursday’s in an effort to extract something positive.
OAKLAND – The zero in the win column was getting to Chris Bassitt, and that had his adrenaline pumping double-time Tuesday night.