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What’s That You Say, the Oakland A’s Defense Showed Up?

Published by on April 30, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

The Oakland Athletics defense this year has been less than stellar at the start of the season. Well that changed today and it's definitely the reason why the A's were able to win 4-2.

The defense saved three pitchers, the first being Dallas Braden, who would have lost his victory if the A's defense hadn't made these plays. The second pitcher is of course Russ Springer. The third would have been Michael Wuertz.

The first play was not really a game changing even, but it was a very solid play at third base. Bobby Crosby made a diving effort at third on a sold hit ball by Ian Kinsler, and Crosby was also able to handle the high bounce get up from his dive and throw out Kinsler.

The game changing play happened la...

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