Pinder went 3-for-6 with an RBI single and a run in a win over the Astros on Tuesday. Pinder churned out one of the quartet of three-hit efforts the Athletics managed in Tuesday's 21-run outburst. The 27-year-old opened September with an 0-for-8 tally over his first five games, but he's now hit safely in three straight contests while going 5-for-12 with a double and two runs during that span.
Pinder hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning of a win over the Tigers on Friday that served as the conclusion of a game suspended due to rain back on May 19. He went 2-for-4 with three RBI and two runs overall in the contest. Pinder added to the 5-3 lead the Athletics had already established in May with a 386-foot shot to right in the ninth with Matt Chapman aboard. The home run technically doesn't go on Pinder's September ledger since it's tied into a game that was originally started in a prior month, but it puts the 27-year-old within three round trippers of the career-high 15 he slugged back in 2017.
Pinder will start at third base and bat seventh Thursday against the Royals, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. He'll pick up his second start of the series, this time replacing Matt Chapman (head), who is being withheld from the day game for precautionary reasons. Pinder has gone 2-for-30 (.067 average) over his 12 games and should fill nothing more than short-side platoon role for Oakland once Chapman returns to action.
Pinder went 2-for-4 with a double in a win over the White Sox on Sunday. Pinder is arguably in the midst of his best stretch of the season at the plate, as he's now equaled his season-best six-game hitting streak. However, unlike the previous occasion during which he accomplished the feat, Pinder is churning out much more impactful hits. He now has a double in three of the last four games and has also slugged a home run during that stretch. Pinder is also hitting .450 (9-for-20) overall in August and has already boosted his season average 17 points to .257 as a result.
Pinder went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk in a win over the White Sox on Friday. Pinder squared up on his 11th home run of the season in the eighth inning with Mark Canha aboard, doubling up the Athletics' lead to 4-0. Pinder's bat has caught fire in August following a .196 average in July, as he's now 6-for-14 with a double, three homers, seven RBI, two walks and four runs this month, giving his season average a quick 11-point boost to .251.
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