One swing of Evan Longoria’s bat changed the complexion of Friday’s game, as his three-run homer in the fifth inning put the A’s in a hole they wouldn’t recover from in a 5-2 loss to Tampa Bay.
Kendall Graveman will be recalled from the minors to start Saturday’s game at Tampa Bay, A’s manager Bob Melvin told reporters before Thursday’s series opener.
The victories serve as a tease, when the A’s show a glimpse every now and then of the quality baseball they’re capable of playing.
Left-hander Drew Pomeranz is flying back to the Bay Area to have his throwing shoulder examined, and A’s manager Bob Melvin told reporters Tuesday that Pomeranz could join the disabled list.
If only hitting the reset button was an option.