If the A’s are going to make the playoffs again, it will be on the strength of their pitching. A.J. Griffin will be a big part of that.
Cole Hamels pitched eight strong innings and also hit a two-run single Wednesday as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-2.
The Phillies’ three aces can’t throw shutouts every start. Some pop in that lineup on a more consistent basis sure would help — even a team with the best record in baseball.