It was one of those split-squad games today; the A's split up to face the National League:
A's vs. Dodgers - A's win 9-2
Gio Gonzalez put together another wildly successful Spring start; he pitched into the fifth inning, allowing only four hits and one run. He struck out three, while walking one. Ziggy continued his scoreless Spring; he finished the fifth for Gio; striking out a batter in the process. Blevins pitched the sixth, allowing a solo homerun, but no further damage; Fernando Cabrera pitched two scoreless innings, striking out three, and Willie Eyre pitched a scoreless ninth, striking out two.
On the other side of the field, the A's offense was red-hot. Coco Crisp put up another 3-4 day; he's nearly batting .500 for the Spring (he's also sliding feet-first). Michael Choice was 1 for 1, LaRoche had an RBI, Ellis walked three times, and Willingham, Chris Carter and Jai Miller all had RBIs, as well. The lone homerun for the A's came off the bat of Coco Crisp, but the A's spread out the wealth in fine fashion this afternoon.
A's vs. Brewers - A's lose 4-3
It was a different story over in the other A's game today. Tyson Ross (perhaps being considered as a long-man?) started the game with three scoreless innings, while Gabe DeHoyos and Joe Bateman each added a scoreless inning of their own. All of the Brewers' runs were allowed by Josh Outman, in the form of seven hits, one walk, and four runs. He and his nearly-12 ERA have not looked good in his Spring comeback.
Meanwhile, the A's offense only managed to put together six hits; two of them off the bat of Michael Taylor. Taylor had one RBI; Whitaker and Carson had the other two.
And there you have it! We're another Friday closer to Friday night game threads...can you stand it!?!?