A’s reach the midpoint of the season with a home midweek three-gamer against the Rangers. It begins on the anniversary of Dave Stewart’s no-hitter, 6/29/1990 in Toronto, backed by a Dave Henderson longball and Rickey’s customary bludgeoning of the Jays. This is a great recap. Stew was amazing in his prime from 1987 to 1990, 20+ wins each year, 41 complete games, owned that punk Clemens, never got a Cy Young.
Texas arrives with the worst road record in the AL, 10-27. Which looks pretty bad until you scroll down to the NL West. Holy fuck, Rockies and D-Backs. This all suggests to me that teams from arid home climates suffer worst on the road and should probably be in deep cryogenic hydration pods on every plane flight. I am not a crackpot.
Kaprielian v Foltynewicz, 6:40p
Bassitt v Allard, 6:40p
Manaea v Dunning, 12:37p