BABIP, 201 wRC+, 9.5 AB/HR, His batting average is back and then some, thanks in part to his BABIP normalizing. His dingers have flown off the charts, and his total of six is just one off the MLB lead, but for now let’s write off at least some of that power to the small sample and come back to it later. We can also use his career baselines to temper excitement on his average (.
The A's continue to "Ride the Wave" as they extend their winning streak to 11.
He’s always had the stuff to do it,” Melvin said after that April 16 win. We really envisioned him being that guy after ’18 and then when Blake (Treinen) left, but (he) found some tougher times and you have to work back for it. It doesn’t mean that he might not have an eighth inning sometimes and Diekman the ninth.