Marty Lurie Talks San Francisco Giants Baseball

Momentum is the Next Days Starting pitcher

As we watched with excitement and anticipation on Monday night as the A’s clobbered the Mariners 13-2, you had a sense that the A’s can possibly leave Seattle in first place.

Afterall, the A’s are hitting the cover off the ball, pitching well, and Seattle is missing 3 starters in their batting lineup.

Well, Seattle put a wrench in those plans right away. In fact, after last night’s loss, the pressure is on Zito to keep the series at a draw. No one said it would be easy.

Seattle eased the streaking A’s with starting ptching. First by two crafty veterans in James Baldwin and Jamie Moyer, which shows that statement so true , “Momentum is the next day’s starting pitcher.”

The A’s were scorching hot going into Tuesday nights game, but starting pitching killed the momentum. The A’s also benefit from this concept as they are often the momentum killers to other teams as one of their aces pitches.

So, with all of the injured players out of the Mariners starting lineup, once again here’s evidence that good pitching is the momentum killer for any team.


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