The Oakland Athletics come to Tropicana Field having seen their 13-game winning streak end Sunday at the hands of the Baltimore Orioles. They’ll want to start a new win streak tonight against the Tampa Bay Rays, who have lost three of their last four. For this four-game series, we have four aspects you’ll want to watch for from the Oakland A’s
Matt Olson Has Been Incredible For Oakland
Few people around Major Leagie baseball have had a bigger rebound in 2021 than Athletics first baseman Matt Olson. In 2020, despite hitting 14 home runs and driving in 42, the now-27 year old hit a paltry .195 and struck out 77 times, fifth-most in all of Major League Baseball. But that Matt Olson disappeared with the 60-game spring schedule, and even with an 0 for 4 afternoon Sunday that saw his nine-game hitting streak come to an end, he’s hitting ,319 with an OPS of 1.030 with six home runs and 18 RBI in 22 games this year.
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