Jed Lowrie’s Three Hits and Two Runs

After I awoke, I watched the Partridge Family episode “The Diplomat.”  I thought I saw Laurie eating something in one scene, but I couldn’t tell what it was.  I watched CBS This Morning and their chef segment.  Some of Mike Randolph’s signature recipes include Chili-roasted pork coppa with apple glaze, Roasted mushrooms with taleggio cheese and baby arugula, Roasted brussels sprouts with honey and pecorino, and Roasted Romaine Salad.  I looked up the American Top 40 playlist for the weekend.  The Top 10 songs on April 22, 1972 were “Doctor My Eyes,” “A Cowboy’s Work is Never Done,” “Heart of Gold,” “Day Dreaming,” “Betcha By Golly, Wow,” “In the Rain,” “A Horse with No Name,” “I Gotcha,” “Rockin’ Robin,” and “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.”  I took the bus out to the MacArthur BART station, and I headed over to the Coliseum.  After the gates opened, I got the T-shirt that was the giveaway, and went to one of the food trucks to have some chicken.  That was a good meal, and I bought a sundae and headed for my seat.  I must have fallen asleep for a while.  I saw Kara Tsuboi and Ruby Lopez sitting near me talking about a special A’s shirt in Warriors colors.  It looked like both of them were going to have their babies pretty soon.  Jharel Cotton was the A’s starting pitcher, and he gave up a home run to the third Seattle Mariner to come up to bat in the game.  However, the home team responded in the bottom of the first inning.  Adam Rosales hit a home run to tie the score at 1-1.  Jed Lowrie singled, and then Ryon Healy followed with a home run to give the A’s a 3-1 lead.  Cotton allowed the first three batters in the third inning to reach base, although one runner was caught stealing.  A sacrifice fly, though, allowed the Mariners to get the score to 3-2.  However, in the bottom of the inning, Lowrie singled and Healy doubled.  Khris Davis grounded out but brought in the run for a 4-2 score.  Cotton had a clean fourth inning.  He allowed a double and a single in the fifth, but kept the Mariners from scoring.  He pitched another clean inning in the sixth, which would be his last of the afternoon.  In the Big Head race, Rollie Fingers pulled away from Rickey Henderson down the stretch to win for the 46th time.  Rickey Henderson and Dennis Eckersley have both won only 28 times.  Frankie Montas had a quick and clean seventh inning.  Daniel Coulombe was brought in to face Robinson Cano in the top of the eighth inning, but Coulombe gave up a single, so Bob Melvin made the change to Liam Hendriks.  Hendriks annoyingly walked the first batter he saw, but then got a ground ball for a double play.  He faced a pinch hitter and allowed a triple that Jaff Decker could not catch against the outfield wall, and so the Mariners had the score at 4-3.  Ryan Madson was summoned to attempt a four-out save.  Lowrie made a good play on a ground ball that prevented the run from scoring and went for the third out.  In the ninth inning, Madson struck out the first two batters, but then gave up a single.  A stolen base made the crowd feel highly uncomfortable, but then Madson struck out the next batter to end the game.  Suddenly, it was a five-game winning streak and a 10-8 record for the A’s.  The game had started at 7:07 with a game time temperature of 66 degrees and ended at 4:14. The attendance was 20,722.  Ken Korach on the radio praised Jed Lowrie’s defensive play.  Lowrie also had three hits in the game, and he scored two runs.  I rushed out of the stadium because I wanted to catch the 5:20 showing of “Born in China.”  Some of the people who died on April 23 include William Shakespeare (1616), Buster Crabbe (1983), Harold Arlen (1986), Otto Preminger (1986), Paulette Goddard (1990), Johnny Thunders (1991), Satyajit Ray (1992), Cesar Chavez (1993), Howard Cosell (1995), and David Halberstam (2007).  Today is a birthday for George Lopez (56), Valerie Bertinelli (57), Michael Moore (63), Joyce DeWitt (68), and Lee Majors (78).

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