The second series of the Oakland Athletics' season came and went this past weekend. The A’s introduced themselves to the Houston Astros—the new members of the American League West—or rather, got reacquainted with one another.
This trio of games was a reunion for several members of these two organizations. The A’s and Astros were involved in a five-player deal this past offseason, with Oakland sending three players, Chris Carter, Brad Peacock and Max Stassi to Houston in exchange for Jed Lowrie and Fernando Rodriguez. Additionally, Houston obtained Travis Blackley from the A’s in a trade on April 4.
All in all, the series featured five former A’s (Blackley, Carter, Peacock, Carlos Pena and Brett Wallace) and two former Astros (Lowrie and Nate Frieman) on their new respective major league rosters.