A delightfully frenzied Deadline Day concludes with the A’s on the sidelines, making only one minor deal as they dispatch the forgettable Austin Allen to St. Louis for a 21-year-old low-A Venezuelan RHP, Carlos Guarate.
We move now to the extended denouement of the A’s 2022 season, first featuring a series in Orange County which sees the A’s trying to hunt down the Scioscias for fourth place in the division. I would not have had the A’s just 5 games back in this race in early August, but that’s where we are.
Both managers are looking around their clubhouses trying to get straight who’s gone and who’s new.
I’ll fill in the pitching matchups as we go. The most interesting part is that Shohei Ohtani is scheduled for the Wednesday night start, and who knows, we haven’t had our 5Aces Night yet this year…
Tuesday at 6:38: Irvin vs. LHP José Suárez
Wednesday at 6:38: Kaprielian vs. Ohtani
Thursday matinee at 1:07: Blackburn vs. RHP Janson Junk