Akil Baddoo Strikeout Seven
Baddoo once again gets five sinkers from Montas in their second confrontation, but Oakland’s hurler mixes in a few wrinkles as well. He starts with a short slider that never really threatens the zone. So it’s back to sinker well, and Baddoo take a good hack but fouls the ball back. He tries the front-door again, but this time it’s a 4-seamer with no swing-back action.
So Baddoo is ahead in the count and ready to launch, but yet again he swings through a hittable pitch. Montas sticks with the sinker for the rest of the AB, failing to get the swing-back pitch for Ball 3, and then getting away with another hittable offering Baddoo just misses. He elevates his final sinker and Baddoo swings under it for his 5th consecutive strikeout.