Editor's note: We're asking a new question each morning of the Bay Bridge Series.
OAKLAND – A’s players were pleased with the message sent by the front office with the trade that delivered starting pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland.
OAKLAND –- The second inning could have been the A’s undoing Thursday night.
Sonny Gray helped ensure that wasn’t the case.
It was inevitable that Sean Doolittle’s run of dominance would eventually end.