Gray Skies in Oaktown, Yanks Fall 6-2

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Brian McCann breaks up Sonny Gray's perfect game with a home run in the 5th inning at Oakland on May 28, 2015

Game 49 | 25-24, 1st : A’s ace Sonny Gray gave the Yankee lineup more than they could handle over 8 innings, and New York dropped the first two games of their West Coast road trip. Gray scattered 4 hits while striking out 5, improving to 6-2 on the season and lowering his America League-leading ERA to 1.82.

Gray had a no-no going until Brian McCann busted it up with a 4th inning home run. A Didi Gregorius double and run scored in the 6th was it for the offense.

“I mean, he’s really really good. He’s got four pitches and he sits at 95 miles per hour, he sinks it, he four-seams it, he’s got a really good curveball, so he’s got everything you want. He’s a number one and he showed it tonight. He’s really good. We watched him in the playoffs coming out of college and you knew he was going to be really good.” ‐ Brian McCann on Sonny Gray  (h/t: Chad Jennings/LoHud)

Here’s the box score, full recap, and video highlights.

A’s 6, Yankees 2

  • Brian McCann   If you haven’t been paying attention, McCann’s blast to right in the top of the 2nd inning was his first road home run of the season. This is turning into the first-half Yankee fans were expecting/hoping for from McCann last year.


  • Chris Capuano   In his third start since coming off the DL, Capuano is yet to go six innings. Tonight he was lifted after 5.1, allowing 4 runs (3 earned) on 6 hits, and 2 walks. His ERA is now 6.39.
  • Stephen Drew   Still struggling mightily, Drew’s 0-4 tonight dropped his BA to .158.
  • Chase Headley   Inconsistent fielding is not something you expected from Chase Headley, but the veteran third baseman has been struggling, making his 11th error of the season. A grounder that he fields cleanly 99 times out of 100 went right between the wickets, and got things going for the A’s in the third inning. Oakland’s 4 runs where all Sonny Gray would need and more.
  • “I really don’t have any explanation for any of it. It’s never happened to me before and I know I’ll get through it. It’s frustrating that it’s causing us to lose games, but it’s not for a lack of effort or lack of attention to detail, I can tell you that.” ‐ Chase Headley  (h/t: mlb.com)


FOOTNOTES : Slade Heathcott was diagnosed with a Grade 2 strain of his right quadriceps, sending him to DL where he’ll likely be out of action for about a month…

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