A’s pitchers Yusmeiro Petit and Chris Bassitt are going to buy Ramón Laureano a nice steak dinner after the performance(s) he put on Wednesday.
The A’s centerfielder made a few strong plays against the Angels, but one in particular was peak Laureano. The fact that he robbed a home run of Los Angeles outfielder Brian Goodwin was great, but watch how casual he made the catch look:
Laureano out here casually robbing homers 😲 pic.twitter.com/5SavLaSY8s— A's on NBCS (@NBCSAthletics) August 12, 2020
I’m literally laughing out loud. How does he make it look so easy? All in a day’s work for Laureano.
This saved the Angels from tying it up in the bottom of the seventh, but that’s typical of the A's outfielder.
Laureano was given a six-game suspension after his role in the A’s-Astros bench-clearing brawl on Sunday, but has elected to appeal it. That means, when he does serve the ban, the A’s will be without him for the time being, but they have a phenomenal back-up plan in Chad Pinder.
Pinder’s middle name could be “diverse,” if it wasn’t Hudson. The guy can do it all, and he can do it well. Just as he did on Tuesday night against the Angels in the 6-0 loss.
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