Don’t get me wrong here, the Oakland A’s are thrilled to have Yoenis Cespedes and his game-changing ability back in the lineup following a two-week stint on the disabled list. Look no further than his four RBI night on Tuesday for an illustration of the impact he has the potential of making on a nightly basis. He just had one of those days on Wednesday, particularly in the latter innings, that probably made him wish he’d taken another one off.
His afternoon was highlighted (or lowlighted) by two major miscues that ended up playing major roles in the A's 5-4 loss to the Angels.
The first came in the eighth inning with Mike Trout at the plate. On a 2-2 pitch, Trout drove one in Cespedes' direction in center field, sending him back to the warning track. It wasn't exactly a routine play, though it certainly would be easier for a player more accustomed to the position like their currently injured regular out there Coco Crisp. Still, Cespedes appeared to be in good shape, but as the ball neared him his feet completely came out from under him and he took an embarrassing spill, allowing it to land safely.Read More »from Slip Slidin’ Away: Yoenis Cespedes’ rough afternoon helps Angels overcome A’s