Mengden rises to occasion as A’s shut out the St. Louis Cardinals

first_imgST. LOUIS — In stints together in Triple-A, pitcher Daniel Mengden and catcher Beau Taylor sat next to each other in the dugout and mentally played the games at hand.“Me and him worked a lot, each day trying to get better,” Taylor said. “When I wasn’t playing and he wasn’t pitching, we’d just sit there and do sequences, trying to call the game for the other pitcher.”Wednesday, they got to do that for real, and on the big stage, too. Batterymates Mengden and Taylor combined to help lead the …last_img

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