You wanna dance? Guillermo Moscoso’ll make you dance. Well, half the time. Like Chappy and I determined earlier today, he’s either lights out, or gets lit up. Today he was on fire though. Neither of us caught the game, since it was a weekday day game, but we both certainly kept up on it. Oakland A’s pitcher, Guillermo Moscoso carried a perfect game into the 6th, and a no-hitter deep into the 8th. Apparently today’s start, coupled with his last start against Seattle, set an Oakland record with 30 consecutive batters retired. On paper, he didn’t appear to be particularly dominating. He struck out just four and had a ground ball to fly ball ratio of 3 : 19. But an outstanding performance is outstanding regardless of how it looks. And while the game itself doesn’t have much significance for the A’s for this season, Moscoso is looking more like yet another Oakland young player that, with a full season’s work, can help carry the team back into contention next year.
September 8th, 2011 at 5:51 am
I did a triple-take when the ticker on ESPN reported we had a no-hit bid late in the game and the A’s were on the pitching side of things. A piece of the foundation for 2012 for sure.
September 8th, 2011 at 9:35 am
He seems like some pretty good insurance in case Braden never can pitch again!
September 8th, 2011 at 2:10 pm
I’m glad someone had a good game last night. Should have watched that one.