The A’s pounded out 21 hits and scored 16 runs, leaving the Dodgers and their faithful feeling crushed by the weight of a losing season. The Dodgers are currently swirling in the depths of a 4-7 record, at fourth place in the NL West. Die hards will say the team won’t remain there for long, but realists will remind you that’s where they stand tonight.
Davis let in on Dodgers’ starter Alex Wood quickly, smashing a two-run home run in the first inning. The A’s broke the game wide open in the fifth inning with a five run shower, and they just continued to pile it on no matter who was on the mound for the Blue. Wood gave up 7 runs in 3 2/3 innings. I don’t think he gave up that many runs during his bout with food poisoning last week in San Francisco.
It was a night-long slaughter. Wilmer Font was the last Dodgers pitcher victim. The A’s tagged him for a two-run homer in the 8th and a three-run bomb in the ninth.
The lone Dodgers highlights were Yasmani Grandal‘s second homer of the season..
…and Enrique Hernandez‘s solo shot in the ninth.
The team went 1 for 7 WRISP, which answered the age-old question, “How do you score six runs and lose?” The A’s took the game 16-6. The Dodgers have an off day tomorrow (to go along with today’s off day) and will have to face the music against the 9-3, first place Arizona Diamondbacks. Hold onto your nachos helmets, folks.