Well, if you were concerned about the A's offensive production so far this season (and let's be real; you weren't; it's game 5), you should be quite excited that the bats showed up in Phoenix today. The A's plated eleven runs under mostly their own power and cruised to a victory in the early week of training.
Jemile Weeks had a perfect day in his quest for second base. All he did was lead off the game with a homerun, walked to open the second inning, hit a sac fly in the third, and singled in the fifth. That's the day you want to have when you're competing for a roster spot.
The A's got the party started early, as they followed Weeks' homerun with singles by Rosales and Smith. Cespedes walked to load the bases, bringing up today's third baseman, Jed Lowrie. Lowrie singled to plate two, and John Jaso brought in the A's fourth run with a sac fly. Interesting note: Michael Taylor would later walk in the first inning, in what would be his best at-bat all day. Not that I'm complaining; February is a perfect time for garbage at-bats, but Taylor should probably take the Jemile Weeks approach if he wants to be heard of again this season.
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