Holliday's Shine Despite Loss

Oakland, CA– The Oakland A’s lost 2-1 against the Arizona Diamondbacks.  The A’s are off to their worst start of the season.  Remaining in last place in the AL, the A’s continue to look for opportunities in getting hits.  The highlight of the game was Matt Holliday’s solo home run.  Matt Holliday hit his sixth home run of the season.

Pitcher Billy Buckner threw out the first pitch of the second inning and Holliday connected getting Oakland on the scoreboard quickly.  Jason Giambi next up at bat hit a single and then followed with three outs as Oakland could not get past second base.

The A’s offense was stale and could not get runners in a flow.  However, the pitching from Trevor Cahill did not allow the Diamondbacks any opportunities to control the game despite the A’s lack of runs.  Bottom of the second Augie Ojeda singled to center field and then stole second base.  Gerardo Parra also single to center and Ojeda scored.  The score was tied until Felipe Lopez homered during the top of thefifth inning.

The A’s have lost for the sixth time i the last eight games.  Frustration looms over the Oakland clubhouse as they continue to find ways to get wins.  They are home through next week before starting a seven game road trip at the end of the week.