The Oakland Athletics are well out of postseason contention and are on pace to record one of the worst seasons in franchise history.
However, they set all of that baggage aside for one night as they took the series opener against the Chicago White Sox by a final score of 8-5 on Thursday night at Guaranteed Rate Field.
The team hit five home runs in their series-opening victory, with one of them coming from second baseman Zack Gelof.
The young second baseman hit his 10th home run of the season as the A’s rallied from a late deficit to beat the South Siders.
In fact, Gelof made some A’s history in the process.
According to Sarah Langs, the young second baseman is the fastest player to reach 10 career home runs in Athletics history, having done so in just 35 games.
10 HR in his 1st 35 career games
the fewest games to 10 career HR in A’s franchise history
— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) August 25, 2023
This is some impressive A’s history that was made by Gelof.
The 23-year-old has been on a tear as of late and has proven to be one of the few bright spots in a dreadful season for the A’s.
The second baseman is hitting .294 in his first 136 at-bats and has also driven in 19 runs while posting an OPS of .970.
This is a very impressive start to Gelof’s career, and it’s something the A’s can look forward to seeing more of down the road.
He only had one hit on Thursday, but he certainly made it count.
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