Why Waldichuk's outing vs. Braves reminds Kotsay of Robbie Ray

Any other day, any other solid outing from an Athletics starter. This time, it turned into rookie Ken Waldichuk's turn. 

Following his encouraging begin in opposition to the Washington Nationals on Sept. 1, Waldichuk become given the 

unenviable mission of facing the reigning champion Atlanta the a  Braves on Wednesday afternoon at the  

 Oakland Coliseum For the maximum component, Waldichuk achieved nicely, typically retaining Atlanta's hitters off balance.

"Just getting ahead become the largest aspect for me," Waldichuk said of his day out. "Getting ahead and executing

offspeed "I assume I become capable of get ahead, now not without a doubt execute with two moves it really is why I 

handiest made it five innings In his five 1/3 innings of labor, the lefty gave up 3 hits, three earned runs, and stuck 

out  in the A's 7-three loss. A's supervisor Mark Kotsay concept Waldichuk had any other robust begin, in spite of the Braves tagging him 

for three runs "I think that Ken did a extraordinary process, outside of the 2 home runs, he simply pitched well today," Kotsay said. "He got