15 June, 2023
Since the A’s team’s seven-game winning streak from August 4 to 12, 2021, the A’s seven-game winning streak is the longest in Major League Baseball right now. Since winning 13 straight games from April 9–24, 2021, Oakland hasn’t had a winning streak that lasted longer than seven games.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the span was matched for the longest in Major League history for a team that had a sub-.200 winning percentage before to the streak. Seven-game runs were also experienced by the 1895 Louisville Colonels and the 1885 Detroit Wolverines.
During this time, the A’s outscored their opponents 41-20 (19 earned runs in 64.0 innings), and their ERA was 2.67. They did, however, bat.272 (63 for 232).
The A’s managed seven hits on Wednesday, but after Bleday’s home run—his fourth of the year—they were unable to score any more runs.
The bases were loaded and the A’s were behind 4-3 with one out in the sixth inning. Aledmys Diaz was nevertheless forced to ground into a double play by Ryan Thompson of the Rays.
The finals score saw Tampa defeating the A’s in Oakland by a score of 6-3. Tampa finished with 13 hits and 0 errors. Oakland ended the contest with 7 hits and 2 errors.
There was only one long-bomb in the game. JJ Bleday blasted a homer off a pitch offered up by starting Tampa pitcher Tyler Glasnow.
Is it back to the losing ways for Oakland or is this just a minor setback? The former is more likely than the latter.