Former Butler baseball player, Oakland Athletics Pat Neshek mourns the loss of newborn son

Gherig John was Neshek's first child

INDIANAPOLIS -  

Former Butler University baseball player and current Oakland AthleticsPat Neshek and his wife mourned the loss of their son, less than a day after he was born.

Neshek tweeted a photo of his wife and newborn son, Gherig John, asking for emotional support.

"Please pray for my family. Tonight, my wife and I lost our first, with no explanation," he said.

The former Bulldog has enjoyed a career year with the A's, posting a 137 ERA in 24 relief appearances. 

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