The beginning of April brings the beginning of the baseball season. The season actually started, in full, on March 31st, but that’s close enough. The Oakland Athletics dropped the season opener by a score of 2-0 to the Cleveland Indians. The 2 runs came in the top of the 9th inning off the new closer Jim Johnson.
So far in this young season the Athletics have had 2 games postponed. 1 due to rain and the other due to unplayable infield conditions. The rain out was made up the next day as a part of a split double header. No make up date for the second postponement has been announced at this time. It has been quite an interesting first week for the green and gold.
The first week wraps up tomorrow as the Athletics take on the Seattle Mariners. Sonny Gray (0-0, 0.00 ERA) will face off against Erasmo Ramirez (1-0, 2.57 ERA). Sony was the Opening Night starter and pitched 6 strong innings striking out 7 receiving a no decision.