Brett Anderson's return to the mound tonight was a lot like Dallas Braden's a couple weeks ago (against the Red Sox): Some good moments, a lot of rust, and even more hits. Anderson was charged with 5 runs on 10 hits in 5.1 IP.
Meanwhile, Lucas Harrell made his major league debut because the scheduled starter, Daniel Hudson, was traded earlier today in a deal that will bring Edwin Jackson to the White Sox. Make no mistake about it, Harrell was not good. He walked five, including walking the bases loaded in the top of the 2nd, and Daric Barton missed a grand slam by a couple feet settling instead for a frustrating inning ending flyout to the CF wall.
The A's, however, managed all of one run in 6 IP against Harrell, who threw just 50 of his 98 pitches for strikes, striking out exactly one to match the number of wild pitches he uncorked. A frustrating night for Oakland, as the White Sox win for the 18th time in their last 19 home games, in what ended up being mostly a snoozer. Put it on the bored............yes.