The A's and Esteban take their show on the road to take on Gil and the Mariners.
So, hopefully Gil looks a lot like this tonight:
The Mariners took two out of three from the Angels in their opening series. They also scored 20 runs in three games for an average over six runs a game.
Here's the bad news...Loaiza is 0-1 in his last three starts against the Mariners and the Mariners batted .364 in those games. His ERA against Seattle is his highest against any team. The good news? Loaiza has a .783 career winning percentage in April which is the second highest winning percentage of active pitchers (minimum 20 decisions).
The A's lineup looks as follows:
Notice the lack of Kendall. Perhaps Macha was serious about giving Kendall more time off this year.
The M's counter with this group:
Reed is back earlier earlier than I'd originally read.
Let's hope Loaiza makes a good first impression despite his rough career numbers against Seattle.
LET'S GO A'S!!!!!!!