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Monday, May 27, 2019

A’s go for 10 straight as Angels visit

When it comes to baseball player names, Skye Bolt has to be right up there with the best.

The Oakland Athletics rookie outfielder got his first major league start Sunday afternoon against visiting Seattle. Bolt went 0-for-3 with a walk and scored a run as the A’s extended their winning streak to nine consecutive games with a 7-1 victory.

They’ll go for No. 10 in a row Monday afternoon when they open a three-game series at home against the American League West rival Los Angeles Angels.

Sunday capped a travel-laden week for Bolt, who took a red-eye flight to join the A’s in Cleveland only to find that designated hitter Khris Davis wasn’t quite ready to go on the 10-day injured list. Bolt returned to Triple-A Las Vegas without officially being called up.

So, did Skye Bolt escape from a novel, and, if so, what was its genre?

 

QLE Posted: May 27, 2019 at 06:59 AM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: angels, athletics, great name, skye bolt

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   1. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: May 27, 2019 at 01:01 PM (#5845912)
So, did Skye Bolt escape from a novel, and, if so, what was its genre?


"Skye Bolt" sounds like the bad boy with a heart of gold in a failed 80's prime-time soap, played by the best Maxwell Caulfield type they could afford.


Meanwhile, with the big hit and stellar defense in yesterday's Oakland victory, your 2019 MVP Matt Chapman has surpassed once-heralded Yankees right-fielder Aaron Judge in career bWAR - in fewer games, and at a year younger.

Which reminds me, speaking of the awesomeness of Matt Chapman: can someone who understands "total zone fielding runs" explain why it thinks Chapman is barely above-average this season? He's leading the league in both range and fielding average, so what's that about?

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