OAKLAND – The Los Angeles Angels arrived in the Bay Area seemingly a vulnerable team due to the shaky state of their starting rotation.
OAKLAND – A day later, A’s players were shrugging off the turn of events that led to them flying home from Seattle on Sunday in a plane branded with the Giants logo.
SEATTLE – A weekend sweep of the Mariners showed just how flexible the A’s are willing to be with their late-inning bullpen mix.
SEATTLE – Rich Hill has been around his new A’s teammates for almost two months now, but you could argue his arrival came Saturday night.
SEATTLE – A byproduct of the A’s mix-and-match roster is that designated hitter Billy Butler will find himself on the bench plenty against right-handed starters.