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Brandon Moss has seven hits: five homers, two doubles

Jun 14, 2012, 6:42 PM EDT

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Brandon Moss loves him some Coors Field. The new Athletics first baseman hit his fourth homer of the series in Colorado and doubled twice Thursday as part of an 8-2 win over the Rockies.

Ross has now played in eight games, starting seven of them, since being called up by the A’s earlier this month. In 26 at-bats, he has seven hits: five homers and the two doubles today.

Prior to the callup, Moss had totaled 15 homers in 678 major league at-bats. He received his most extensive action with the Pirates in 2009 and hit .236 with seven homers in 385 at-bats. It took him nearly 2 1/2 years to earn another real opportunity, and the A’s might have waited longer to give him a chance if not for his June 15 opt out of his minor league deal. Now it looks like he’ll get a long look as the team’s starting first baseman.

Before wrapping this one up, I should also note here that Moss isn’t the only player doing nothing but collecting extra-base hits this year; Adrian Cardenas, an A’s castoff, has five hits in 32 at-bats for the Cubs so far, all of them doubles.

  1. vanmorrissey - Jun 14, 2012 at 6:45 PM

    And now who were the players complaining when Kia K.. whomever, was let go? Yea, that’s right.

  2. APBA Guy - Jun 14, 2012 at 6:57 PM

    Of course, Moss was the lucky beneficiary of the A’s Super Lotto, winning the “most hanging sliders thrown out over the plate in a 3 game series” prize.

    Seriously, his first home run, the 3rd deck job on Tuesday night, was impressive.

    The rest, well, the A’s band of merry cast-offs and “Who’ll be our All-Star” contest losers had to take advantage of perfect hitting conditions while they were in Denver. The ball does not carry like that in Oakland. Ever.

    Also note: Jarrod “The Real Deal” Parker, flying so low under the radar, 7 IP, 3H, 1 BB, 6 K’s, no runs allowed.

    I know who my A’s All-Star is.

    • proudlycanadian - Jun 14, 2012 at 7:55 PM

      McCarthy if he is healthy.

    • wendell7 - Jun 15, 2012 at 7:28 AM

      No mention of josh Reddick ?

    • dexterismyhero - Jun 15, 2012 at 7:39 AM

      How about Manny?

  3. garylanglais - Jun 14, 2012 at 7:38 PM

    Not to be Mr. Particular but Moss has 8 hits. 5 HRs, 2 doubles and 1 single. Had a single on June 9th vs the DBacks.

  4. storebrandcookies - Jun 15, 2012 at 2:04 AM

    For a split second after reading the title, I that he had five homers in a game. Almost got bamboozled.

    • storebrandcookies - Jun 15, 2012 at 2:40 AM


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