‘There’s a little bit of extra sizzle’: A.J. Puk has wild debut, Liam Hendriks records five-out save in Athletics win

first_imgOAKLAND — A chorus of mockeries and jabs harmonized with the post-game victory music blaring in the A’s clubhouse. Oakland beat the Yankees, 6-4, to claim the series and their fifth win over their last six this home stand (against the Astros, too). But jokes must still fly.“This guy throws a 99 mph slider and an 88 four-seam fastball,” one unidentified A’s player shouted. He was, of course, referring the inaccurate scoreboard readings on A.J. Puk’s first major league pitches.Let the official …last_img

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