TORONTO — Andrew Triggs departed early from his start against the Blue Jays Thursday with right forearm nerve discomfort.
The right-hander had just gone 2-0 to Justin Smoak with a runner on with one out in the third inning when Jonathan Lucroy quickly ran out for a mound visit. Manager Bob Melvin and trainer Nick Paparesta came out to the mound shortly after, and after a quick consultation, Triggs was pulled from the game after 42 pitches to end his outing by allowing one run on one hit with two walks and a strikeout over just 2 1/3 innings in a 10-5 A’s victory.
Triggs was shaking his forearm as he walked back to the dugout and into the clubhouse. He entered the night 3-1 with a 5.31 ERA, and had tied a season-high six runs allowed in his previous start against the Yankees this past Saturday. Triggs underwent Tommy John surgery in his senior year of high school 11 years ago, and had not had any serious arm injuries recently.
Santiago Casilla came on in relief of Triggs and got Smoak and Yangervis Solarte to fly out and end the inning. Casilla, along with Yusmeiro Petit, Ryan Dull, and Lou Trivino combined for 6 2/3 innings, and although four runs were surrendered, they got some help from an explosion of runs from the A’s offense.
When Khris Davis, Matt Olson, and Matt Chapman are all clicking, it can be a downright frightening scenario for opposing pitchers. That was the case on Thursday.
Davis, Olson, and Chapman all homered as they combined to go 8 for 12 with seven RBIs and two walks.
Davis raised his average from .214 to .233 in one day by going 4 for 4. He was also hit by a pitch in the sixth, reaching base five times in a game for the second time in his career.
It was Chapman’s third multi-hit game in the past four days, tying a career-high three hits on the night.
Source: East Bay Andrew Triggs departs with forearm injury in A’s win over Blue Jays