Friday night was pretty phenomenal for Bay Area catchers -- and both of them made history.
The A's situation was more of a personal result from that of Josh Phegley. I'll tell you what happened with the Giants later.
The A's catcher has done something no other catcher has done in A's history and that was to have eight RBI in one game in the 14-1 destruction over the Pirates.
To break it down:
Number of games played by the #Athletics: 18,439
Number of games in which an Athletics catcher had more than six RBI in a game: 1
May 3, 2019 - Josh Phegley, 8 RBI— Ryan M. Spaeder (@theaceofspaeder) May 4, 2019
Derek Norris had six RBI back on May 11, 2014, when the A's defeated the Nationals, 9-1.
MLB Network's own Greg Amsinger reminded us how old we are with stating the A's have been around for 119 years and once again, over that time, no other catcher has done this sporting an A's uniform.
"I've been telling guys I had a really good month today out here," Phelgey joked. "I was lucky to come up with the bases loaded twice."
Lucky was a part of it.
In his last 11 games, Phegley has 12 RBI -- eight of them from Friday night alone. I know I keep repeating that, but it's pretty cool.
He's currently boasting a .288/.316/.548 line on the season with 21 total RBI.
As for San Francisco ...
The Giants, playing in Cincinnati, was led by Stephen Vogt who put the team in position to win with Evan Longoria finishing the job. The team came back from one of the largest comebacks in Giants' history from an 0-8 deficit with a 12-11 win result.
Mad respect for the catchers, fam.