Lou Trivino didn’t want to talk to the media after the Athletics' tough 6-5 loss to the Giants on Saturday at the Coliseum.
His words, of course.
"Quite frankly, I don't want to talk to you, to be honest with you,” Trivino said. “I was lifting and [A's communications coordinator] Olivia [Hummer] was sitting there, eyeing me down saying, 'Hey you gotta talk to the media,' and I yelled something, I was like, 'OK, I'm coming,' so, I don't want to talk to you because it sucks after a loss, but hey, I'm here."
Trivino gave up a two-run homer to Giants pinch-hitter LaMonte Wade Jr. in the top of the ninth inning.
It was the first home run Trivino gave up since June 30 and his first blown save since May 31. (h/t Shayna Rubin, San Jose Mercury)
Trivino kept it honest throughout his interview, saying that he wasn't feeling any fatigue during his outing, and he felt pretty good when he was on the mound.
“Just one of those days,” Trivino said.
The pitch to Wade was up and in, which Trivino said was the case. Typically, he wants to attack lefties with a lower pitch.
“Apparently they hit 94, up and in pretty well, too,” Trivino said. “It is what it is.”
Trivino added that not all losses are equal. The elements of this game particularly might have heightened it: A heated playoff race, the Bay Bridge Series and a large crowd at the Coliseum, among others.
“We needed to win that game,” Trivino said. “It’s was very -- it sucks, quite frankly, it sucks. We have the lead most of the game, I thought we were on a roll, it just hurts a little more.”
The A’s look to bounce back from a tough loss and win The Bridge Tom Pellack Memorial Trophy against the Giants on Sunday.
Knowing how closers operate, Trivino wants nothing more than to get back on the mound in the series finale and redeem himself.