A’s dodge bullet with Stephen Piscotty; Dustin Fowler gets a break
HOUSTON — When Stephen Piscotty was drilled on his left wrist by a changeup from Lance McCullers Jr Wednesday’s 8-3 victory, A’s manager Bob Melvin had feared the worst.
Having already dealt with wrist issues earlier in the season, Piscotty’s wrist was heavily inspected by trainer Nick Paparesta as he arrived to first base in the fifth inning before getting removed from the game the next half-inning. But x-rays revealed nothing was broken in the wrist, and Piscotty even managed to talk his way into Thursday’s lineup for the series finale against the Astros.
“I was worried he might be out for a while by the look of it yesterday,” Melvin said. “I guess it was a little more glancing, but you can see the seams on (the wrist) and he had a cut on there. He comes in today, swings the bat and says he’s in the lineup. Tough kid.”
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Piscotty is currently one of the A’s hottest hitters, batting .303 in the month of July and having homered in four straight games prior to Wednesday night.
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Source:: The Mercury News – Sports