Lou Trivino blames self, not Mariners bats, for back-to-back loss
Trivino blames self, not Mariners bats, for back-to-back loss initially appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
History duplicated itself on Saturday night when the Sports lost to the Seattle Mariners, 5-4 at T-Mobile Park.
The Mariners won it in walk-off style after A’s reducer Lou Trivino tossed a wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth inning, scoring Jarred Kelenic.
“I mean, it’s very frustrating,” Trivino stated following the video game. “Obviously, no disrespect to hitters, but it’s not like they beat me. I feel like I beat myself.”
The A’s were fresh off another wild-pitch-induced loss on Friday where the group had a combined 5 wild pitches. An Oakland record.
2 losses in a row by method of pitching miscues is rough.
“Anyone looking at the game could see I gave up that first hit — that’s a good piece of hitting — then I end up walking two people and then throw a wild pitch,” Trivino included. “That’s the thing that really angers me is that, getting beat, so to speak.”
Luis Torrens’ single to best field started the ninth-inning rally. He blamed himself for the strolls.
“Hopefully it’s coincidental,” A’s supervisor Bob Melvin stated of the back-to-back wild-pitch losses. “[Trivino’s] trying to start off-speed with [Mitch] Haniger, he’s a pretty good fastball hitter. I don’t second-guess the pitch selection obviously but just yanked it in a bad spot. It’s a tough block that far out.”
Beginner Chris Bassitt started out 6 batters in 5 innings and quit 5 hits, and 4 made work on the night.
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In spite of a night that he specified as “trash,” for his own efficiency on the mound, he still believes his bullpen. The very same mindset he’s had all season.
“It’s July 24th,” Bassitt stated. “It is what it is. Those guys have been so good for us all year. It doesn’t matter. It matters within the grand scheme of things with the standings and all that stuff, but yeah, anytime you have a high-leverage situation, those are the guys I trust.”
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.