Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

Stephen Piscotty hits home run in first at-bat since mother's funeral

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Sidney Guerrero | 16 May, 2018, 15:48

Piscotty arrived to the A's clubhouse Tuesday afternoon after spending the past four days with his family following the death of his mother, Gretchen, May 6 after a long battle with ALS.

In his first at-bat since coming off the bereavement list, A's outfielder Stephen Piscotty crushed a homer over the Green Monster at Fenway Park. "I've been a little cried out, so I didn't tear up or anything".

It would have been perfectly fine if A's right fielder Stephen Piscotty had sat out Tuesday night's game in Boston against the Red Sox. The gesture was a tribute to his mother, Gretchen Piscotty, who passed away on May 6 after battling ALS for almost one year. Because of the three-hour time difference, Piscotty said he didn't feel that exhausted.

Fuel prices up 2 days in row after K'taka polls
Oil prices for June delivery was trading lower by a similar margin at Rs 4,846 per barrel with a business volume of 266 lots. Kuku Marwaha, President of Nagpur Truckers Unity, said that the transporters were bearing the brunt of high fuel prices.

Added Melvin: "To hit a home run in his first at-bat like that, there's something in the air".

To make room for Piscotty and with Trevor Cahill (elbow) expected to return from the disabled list on Wednesday, the A's also optioned right-hander Kendall Graveman to Triple-A Nashville.

Eduardo Rodriguez (3-1) took his first loss of the season after getting roughed up in the first few innings.

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