The Oakland Athletics entered Wednesday winners of 10 straight games somehow. While they don’t seem supremely talented, they’re playing Oakland style baseball. It’s an unlikely bunch that just grinds and gets clutch hits. Also, it helps that Matt Olson is on fire. Certainly the Minnesota Twins wouldn’t get swept in Oakland would they?
This was an incredible baseball game. Byron Buxton continued to play the part of superstar for the Minnesota Twins first by making a game-saving catch.
— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) April 21, 2021
Still, the drama wasn’t done there in Oakland. In the 10th inning tied at 10-10, Buxton hit his MLB leading 6th home run of the season to give the Twins a 12-10 lead. Certainly this seemed like the kill shot for the Twins and their star center fielder. Furthermore, it’s worth mentioning that this was Buxton’s third hit of the day. Somehow he’s remained on fire for all of April.
Still, the game would have it’s climactic ending in the bottom of the frame. After a ground ball was fallen on by the Twins’ second baseman Luis Arraez, a throwing error would seal defeat for the Twins and give the Athletics their 11th straight victory.
RIDE THE WWWWWWWWWWWAVE 🌊 pic.twitter.com/AJMrNR43RY
— Oakland A's (@Athletics) April 22, 2021
You can’t make sense of what’s going on for the A’s right now. Therefore, there’s no sense in trying. In a game that the Twins seemed to have put away several times.
The takeaways are that the Twins have a superstar on their hands and the Athletics could keep winning for a while when you’re getting bounces like they are at the current time.