Those are the numbers representing the ERA and WHIP of tomorrow's Bosux starter, Kyle Snyder.
Now, I can only hope that the A's seize this opportunity tomorrow. They are facing one of the worst starters in baseball. They're playing an East Coast team on a West Coast trip, that has already won this series on their getaway day. They have another tough team coming in right after. For me, tomorrow will be one of the defining games of the season. I know that baseball is a marathon, and win or lose tomorrow, anything could happen for the duration of the season. But to me, having such a golden opportunity to steal a win when it is so desperately needed....it just screams "MUST WIN".
Intangibles, clutch play and momentum are sometimes ignored or belittled by the sabermetric crowd. And while I consider myself a believer in sabermetric methods, I'm old-school in the regard that I still believe in those elements as well. In the opinion of one fan who has been a diehard A's fan since 1986, tomorrow's game will tell all I need to know about this year's squad and what my beliefs and hopes will be for the rest of the season. Let's hope the guys can't sleep tonight thinking about how their season is perilously close to starting the slow slide downwards. Or the fact they have recieved ass-whoopings two nights in a row in front of a pro-visitor crowd. Or the fact that the umps squeezed them hard tonight. Or the fact that Schilling is going to get away with the classless beaning of Swish. Any of those would work for me! Hopefully, these guys will feel their pride stinging all night.
Let's fucking go get 'em tomorrow, guys.