The Minnesota Twins' GM Terry Ryan is stepping down after 12 seasons! (link)
But in Athletics news ...
Our lovable Muppets could not complete a sweep of the Mariners and the Cy Young is slipping farther and farther away from Danny Haren.
Rich Harden is penciled in to start on September 23rd vs. the Indians. (link)
Dan Meyer is going to get his second major league start tomorrow night vs. the Rangers while Dallas Braden is sent to the bullpen. (link)
And while the A's are on the brink of elimination, the Sacramento Rivercats took the first two games in the PCL Championship vs. the Mets' AAA affiliate team! They will be home tomorrow night to try to sweep the series! GO 'CATS!!
(pictured: Lou Merloni)
The battle to NOT be in last place starts up again tonight as the A's take on the Rangers at home at 7:05pm!
Rangers: Millwood's last start against the A's was cut short due to a rain delay. He went just 1 1/3 innings and didn't return after the delay. He will get another shot at the A's offense, as he is scheduled to face Oakland on Thursday. In that start, he gave up just one hit, though the run eventually scored after Millwood was pulled. Millwood is 3-2 with a 3.68 ERA in nine career starts against the A's.
A's: Gaudin struggled Saturday against the Rangers in Arlington, losing for the eighth time in his last 12 starts by giving up six runs on 10 hits (two homers) in just 3 2/3 innings. It was the fifth time he had faced Texas this season, and he is 1-3 with a 6.26 ERA in those encounters. In 14 career appearances against the Rangers, Gaudin is 1-5 with a 6.42 ERA.
LET'S GO OAKLAND!