Major League Camp and Game vs. Brewers at Phoenix Municipal Stadium
The A’s beat the Brewers 9-7 on a relatively quiet day around camp. Bartolo Colon allowed 3 runs over 5 innings to earn his first win of the spring while Dan Straily gave up 4 runs in 3 innings of work. Outfielder Chris Young blasted a grand slam and infielders Josh Donaldson and Scott Sizemore each went 4-for-4, a particularly timely performance for Sizemore after his chief rival at second base, Jemile Weeks, was sent down yesterday. In his pre-game press conference, manager Bob Melvin announced it’s possible that the team could take all 36 players currently in camp back home for the Bay Bridge Series and make the final roster decisions after that.
The scene at Phoenix Muni before batting practice on Monday
Manager Bob Melvin hitting grounders to Scott Sizemore at second base
Scott Sizemore, who went 4-for-4 on Monday, taking grounders at second base
Derek Norris, the A’s spring home run leader, taking his hacks in the cage
Josh Reddick awaiting his turn in the cage
Josh Reddick standing in at second base during batting practice. Could he be the answer at second? He did snag a line drive there!
Bartolo Colon allowed 3 runs in 5 innings to earn his first win of the spring
Coco Crisp led off on Monday and had 2 hits and 2 stolen bases
Derek Norris went 0-for-1 with 2 walks but still leads the team in home runs with 5
Coach Tye Waller congratulates Nate Freiman’s neck after the 6’8″ first baseman got his first hit for the A’s
Crisp & Reddick congratulate each other after scoring on Chris Young’s grand slam
Reddick, Crisp & Sizemore head back to the safety of the dugout after Sizemore’s big bomb
Dan Straily allowed 4 runs in 3 innings of work on Monday
Now that my spring training trip has come to a close, be sure to stay tuned for lots of interesting insights from Bob Melvin, Grady Fuson, Farhan Zaidi and more…
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