Trevor Cahill’s Ten Strikeouts

I awoke and watched CBS Sunday Morning.  One of the segments was about Jimmy Kimmel.  I took the buses out to the Fruitvale BART station on my way to the Coliseum.  They handed out packs of baseball cards at the door.  One of my cards was Sean Manaea.  I sat down for a while before heading for the food trucks.  I bought the yakisoba with chicken, and I was given a watermelon boba for being a regular.  Later, I bought a Dr. Pepper Italian ice before heading back to my seat.  The A’s were trying to go undefeated for the season against the Tigers, something they did against the Toronto Blue Jays only a few days earlier.  We heard “White Rabbit,” and Trevor Cahill took the mound for the A’s.  He gave up a single to the first batter of the game, and he created more trouble when he attempted a throw to second base to start a double play, but it went for an error.  After a strikeout and a fly ball out in centerfield, Cahill allowed a walk to load the bases, but he got out of the jam with a second strikeout.  Cahill had clean innings in the second and third with three more strikeouts.  The A’s left the bases loaded without scoring in the bottom of the third inning.  In the fourth inning, Cahill allowed only a two-out double.  In the bottom of the inning, Khris Davis hit a ball 405 feet for his 31st home run of the season, giving the A’s the 1-0 lead.  With one out, Matt Olson, Stephen Piscotty, and Ramon Laureano all singled, producing one more run.  Josh Phegley hit into a double play to end the inning.  Cahill had a clean fifth inning with three strikeouts, and he allowed only a two-out single in the sixth.  That would be the end of his afternoon on the mound, as he gave up no runs and had ten strikeouts.  Dennis Eckersley won the Big Head race.  Yusmeiro Petit pitched the top of the seventh inning, and he allowed only a two-out walk.  In the bottom of the inning, Laureano came up to bat and hit his third single of the game.  After Phegley struck out, Laureano stole second base.  Semien flied out, but Matt Chapman followed with a home run, pushing the A’s lead to 4-0.  It was looking like the A’s had this game in hand.  Lou Trivino pitched the top of the eighth inning.  The Tigers made a bid to get back into the game with two singles, but a fly ball and a double play ended that threat.  In the bottom of the inning with one out, Mark Canha was hit by a pitch, and then Matt Olson followed with a home run that bounced on top of the left field scoreboard for two more runs.  Laureano couldn’t make it a perfect day, as he grounded out.  Jeurys Familia had been warming up to pitch the ninth inning, but with the 6-0 lead, Bob Melvin sent Ryan Buchter out to the mound.  He pitched a clean inning to end the game.  The A’s were 7-0 against the Detroit Tigers this season, just after finishing a 7-0 mark against the Toronto Blue Jays last Wednesday.  The Mariners won their game, but the A’s gained ground against the Astros.  This game started at 1:07 with a game time temperature of 68 degrees, and it ended at 3:48.  The attendance was 19,559.  When Kara Tsuboi played Name That Tune with a family, I couldn’t recognize the song.  On This Date in MLB History, we saw a highlight of Tom Glavine winning his 300th game.  I went home and went out to the record store, where a bought a used DVD copy of the ninth season of Seinfeld, two Elton John CDs, and a John Lennon CD.  I listened to Robert Hilburn’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Times radio program on KCSN.  He played songs from popular soundtrack albums, like “A Hard Day’s Night,” “Mrs. Robinson,” “Stayin’ Alive,” and “Purple Rain.”  I watched a bit of Sonny and Cher with their guests, Farrah Fawcett and Don Knotts.  I also saw Roger Miller and then Emmylou Harris on a couple of Glen Campbell television programs.  Some of the people who died on August 6 include Preston Sturges (1959), Cedric Hardwicke (1964), Everett Sloane (1965), Harry Reasoner (1991), Jorge Amado (2001), Rick James (2004), Willy DeVille (2009), John Hughes (2009), and Marvin Hamlisch (2012).  Today is a birthday for Vera Farmiga (45), M. Night Shyamalan (48) David Robinson (53), Michelle Yeoh (55), Catherine Hicks (67), and Peter Bonera (80).  According to the Brandon Brooks Rewind segment for August 6, The Beatles released their album “Help!” in the U.K. in 1965.  In 1972, the Woody Allen movie “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex” was released.  In 1993, the Harrison Ford movie “The Fugitive” was released.  In 1994, Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley made their first public appearance after their marriage.

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