For Pete's Sake

A's fans shower Stephen Piscotty with love in first game since his mom's death

This was a really cool moment from Tuesday night.

Oakland A's outfielder Stephen Piscotty returned to the lineup just two days after the death of his mother, Gretchen, who had been battling ALS.

Piscotty stepped to the plate and received a standing ovation from the fans at Oakland Alameda Coliseum.

Astros pitcher Lance McCullers stepped off the mound to let the ovation continue.

Take a look at the video from Cut4:

McCullers told John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle: “It’s tough, man. I feel for him, and I feel for his family. From everything I heard, he’s an awesome guy. I just wanted him to have some time to be able to come up and have the fans recognize him. I wanted that moment to be his.”

What made it even more special was Piscotty lined a single in the plate appearance.