The Oakland A’s are the best team is the American League and possibly the best team in all of baseball through the first month of the 2014 season. Looking to continue their great start against the Houston Astros on Thursday night, the Oakland offense charged out to a big lead early.
Perhaps no shot was more emphatic than this blasted home run from Josh Donaldson, one that nearly hit the train in Houston.
Coming off a season in which he exploded onto the scene with a .301/.384/.499 slash line and 24 home runs, Donaldson is off to a nice start once again in 2014 with five home runs already. On a team that is known to the general public for having a “bunch of no-name players,” Donaldson is the player who looks like he might be a star. The A’s would love to see more swings like this one over the course of the long season, that’s for certain.