The A's can't seem to figure out how to defeat the Blue Jays. Toronto is currently 5-0 against Oakland this season following a 7-1 win on Saturday.
During a postgame interview, when asked about why the Jays are being a "thorn in the side" of the Green and Gold, manager Bob Melvin said it simple enough, the other team was playing better -- no sugar coating it there.
Brett Anderson got starting honors for the A's where in 4.1 innings he gave up six runs on 10 hits with two walks and two strikeouts. Not the strongest of numbers, but he did do something nobody else has done before.
Anderson became the first pitcher in Major League history to pitch to both Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and his dad, Vladimir Guerrero Sr. And it made him feel really old:
Brett Anderson, asked about being the first pitcher to face Vlad Sr. and Jr. "I got up when I was fairly you and you just made me feel old."— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) April 27, 2019
Anderson made his debut on April 10, 2009, when he was 21 years old. Vladito is just 20, so Anderson knows what it's like to get to the show at a young age.
In the bottom of the first, Anderson struck out young Vlad who finished the game with one hit in four at-bats.
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Against Guerrero Sr., Anderson has limited the Hall of Famer to a .200 batting average in five at-bats. It's a small sample size, but you don't need much to make history.