Adam Rosales’ Two-Run Walk-Off Single

I woke up to watch CBS This Morning.  They discussed this year’s summer movies.  I also watched the chef segment.  Some of Didier Elena’s signature recipes are Roasted leg of lamb in hay, Crispy potato churros with comté cheese, Bayaldi, Petite Pois à la Francaise, and Lemon Tart. I looked up the American Top 40 playlist for the weekend.  The Top 10 songs on May 6, 1978 were “Count on Me,” “Dust in the Wind,” “Lay Down Sally,” “You’re the One That I Want,” “Too Much, Too Little, Too Late,” “With a Little Luck,” “The Closer I Get to You,” “Can’t Smile Without You,” “If I Can’t Have You,” and “Night Fever.”  I finished work at two o’clock and cursed AC Transit for their buses that took forever to take me to a BART station.  I had to wait for 18 minutes for a train, and then because of track maintenance, I had to get off at 19th Street and take a bus to the Fruitvale station.  I got to the season ticket holder line just as the gates were opening.  The bobblehead giveaway was not enough to attract a big crowd.  The team’s losing record and the Warriors game in Utah were two things keeping fans away from this game.  I looked at all the food trucks and decided to get a Cajun fried chicken sandwich with potato salad.  I thought it was quite good.  I went over to the frozen custard truck and bought a Creamsicle shake.  It was a long time before the game would start, and I fell asleep for a while at around five o’clock.  Dick Callahan sounded sick as he announced the starting lineups.  Jesse Hahn was the A’s starting pitcher, and he had problems getting outs against the Tigers.  He threw 101 pitches in less than four pitches, contributing to the game’s very slow pace.  Hahn got into a jam with two outs in the first inning.  The bases were loaded, but he got a ground ball to first.  In the second inning with one out, Ryon Healy, playing third base, committed an error.  Hahn then allowed a single and then a triple for two runs, and another single gave the Tigers a 3-0 lead.  Healy committed another error in the inning before making a good play on the force play that ended the inning.  Healy started off the bottom of the second inning with a home run.  Hahn pitched a good third inning, getting two strikeouts and giving up only a single, keeping the score at 3-1.  However, in the fourth inning, he loaded the bases with two outs.  Bob Melvin brought in Daniel Coulombe, who annoyingly walked the first batter he faced, giving the Tigers another run.  Coulombe then got a ground ball out to end the inning.  In the bottom of the fourth inning, Yonder Alonso hit a home run, the A’s second hit of the game, to make the score 4-2.  In the top of the fifth inning, Coulombe gave up a single with one out, and then after a strikeout, he gave up a double, giving the Tigers a 5-2 lead.  Liam Hendriks came in to pitch, and he got a strikeout for the third out.  In the sixth inning, he allowed one of the Tigers to reach base, as he threw a wild pitch on a strikeout.  He threw a second wild pitch, but he got out of the inning with the score unchanged.  The bottom of the sixth was a good one for the A’s, as Lowrie singled and Alonso hit a home run, making the score 5-4.  The Big Head race had Rickey Henderson winning rather easily.  Ryan Dull pitched a clean inning in the seventh.  In the eighth inning with Ryan Madson pitching, the Tigers got only a single with two outs.  The A’s did nothing on offense in either the seventh or eighth.  Frankie Montas pitched the top of the ninth inning, and allowed a walk with two outs.  One of his pitches hit 100.7 mph.  He got the strikeout which kept the score at 5-4.  The A’s had to face Francisco Rodriguez in the bottom of the ninth.  Alonso and Healy made quick outs.  Bruce Maxwell faced a 0-2 count, worked it to 3-2.  For a moment, it looked like the game was over with a swing and a miss.  However, Maxwell did hit the top of the ball.  He drew a walk.  Matt Joyce had been struggling with a batting average below .200, but he managed a good swing on a ball that went for a double.  It was too bad that Maxwell didn’t score a run on the play.  Adam Rosales came up to bat, and singled.  Maxwell scored the tying run, and Joyce managed to score the winning run.  The game began at 6:07 with a game time temperature of 63 degrees, and it ended at 9:35.  The attendance was 16,651.  Some of the people who died on May 7 include Dawn Addams (1985), Eddie Rabbitt (1998), and Ray Harryhausen (2013).  Today is a birthday for Michael Rosen (71). Acording to the Brandon Brooks Rewind radio segment for May 7, “The Black Cat,” the first movie to pair Boris Karloff with Bela Lugosi, was released in 1934.  In 1941, Glenn Miller recorded “Chattanooga Choo Choo.”  In 1987, NBC aired the fifth season finale of “Cheers,” titled “I Do, Adieu,” which marked the departure of Shelley Long’s character from the series.

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