A's Wow Pretty Much Nobody With Hard Loss (10-1)

Ouch. There's really not much to say about a game like this. Brett Anderson was ineffective, allowing three runs in 2.2 innings of work. The Diamondbacks kept piling on runs, as Tyson Ross allowed four more, with the help of a throwing error by Adrian Cardenas. And Henry Rodriguez was his usual wild self, matching his two strikeouts with two walks.  Daric Barton went 3 for 3, and Steven Tolleson hit an RBI single to avoid the shutout. Other than that, though, the A's offense was almost entirely silent.

There is some good news, however. According to Susan Slusser, Justin Duchscherer pitched two bullpen session sets of 15 pitches each.

"This is the best I've felt in four or five years," Duchscherer said. "There's no pain anywhere in my body. And before (the procedure), I had days where I couldn't walk."

Max Stassi tried his best at putting Duchscherer on the disabled list when he hit a line drive directly at Justin's face. Thankfully, Duchscherer was able to deflect it with his glove, and other than a sore glove hand (sigh), he's fine.

Tomorrow, the A's split up as they take on San Diego at home and San Francisco in Scottsdale. Both games start at 12:05 PM.

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