The 2022 Ray Fosse Memorial Series continues and concludes with four games in beautiful downtown Cleveland’s Progressive Field. The
Indi Guardians swept three at the Coliseum at the end of April, so the A’s must reciprocate with a sweep of their own to take home the Fosse Cup, which is of course one of Ray’s cups from his catching days.
Checking the Cleveland weather…eh, OK I guess. A nice temperature range between about 65°F and 75°F during all of the games but chances of rain showers for the Friday, Saturday and Sunday games, though nothing that looks heavy enough to result in worse than a delay.
In now-regretted selections made around the start of the season, two of the four games are on national television outlets. Jerry Blevins joins Vince on radio for the series. I do hope Jerry has done more preparation than Coco Crisp ever did when he sat in that chair.
Thursday at 4:10: Kaprielian vs. LHP Konnor Pilkington
Friday at 4:10: Blackburn vs. RHP Triston McKenzie
Saturday at 1:10: Montas if he’s still on the team vs. RHP Zach Plesac (NBCS-CA/FS1 coexist)
Sunday at 8:35 a.m.: Irvin vs. RHP Cal Quantrill (Peacock streaming exclusive)
A little break for the A’s as they miss ace Shane Bieber, who started Wednesday night’s game. They do not miss early season MVP candidate Jose Ramirez, who has posted .285/.388/.611 with 14 HR and 54 RBI.