San Carlos CA – It’s just a normal hump day Wednesday for most of us.
But for the Majors Oakland Athletics, it’s T.G.I.F.
Athletics catcher Carter Friday blasted 3 HR’s over the Arguello fence for the 1st Place Athletics yesterday evening.
Friday continues his personal quest to put The Sandwich Spot out of business.
Friday hit 1 HR in his team’s first 5 games, but in his last 2 games he has hit 4 HR’s.
He homered in his last AB in his last game and then hit homers in his first 3 AB’s yesterday, all on the first pitch.
Veteran Athletics Manager Lee Brandenburg has seen it all over his tenure in the Majors.
But he has never seen this.
“I believe I have seen 3 HR’s in a game before. I don’t believe I have seen 3 HR’s in a game on 3 pitches though”, said Brandenburg.
With his home run barrage on Tuesday evening, Friday has vaulted into the Majors Home Run lead with 5, ahead of 5 other kids who have 3.
And his hot streak has also led the way for the surging Athletics, who sit in 1st place with a 4-1-2 record.
This Oakland Athletics team might be the most fun team to watch since the 1970’s team that won 3 straight World Series.
They have a veteran coaching staff, a deep and talented pitching staff, and a mature group of hitters.
And now they also have the red hot Carter Friday.