DLD 4.20.11 - Haren and Lincecum have free time today...

Happy birthday to AN's favorite hipster, DFA. It's ok, you can wear an A's cap today.

So, the A's are kind of good at pitching. (USA Today)

Poor Marco. (Boston Herald)

And although managerTerry Francona said he has a plan for getting Scutaro back into the lineup, perhaps as soon as today against Athletics left-hander Gio Gonzalez, Scutaro said he isn’t sure when he will play again.

"No clue, bro," Scutaro said. "You just show up and see what’s going on. Right now, we’re just trying to win games and putting who’s doing the best out there. That’s the way it is. All I’ve got to do is just keep working, keep doing my thing. We’re trying to win games. That’s all."


Tyson Ross will start Friday vs. Seattle. (BANG)

Ross made two spot starts as a rookie in 2010 but pitched mainly in the bullpen. He's pitched in relief since being called up April 6, but the A's see him as a future starter.

"He has a good fastball with movement and a swing-and-miss breaking ball," Geren said before Tuesday's game against Boston. "He has a real deceptive delivery. If he pounds that zone, he'll be tough."

Reds pitcher Mike Leake claims he was trying to exchange, not steal the shirts. (Big League Stew)





SHARKS! Down 4-0, the San Jose Sharks rallied to beat LA 6-5.


"This is a game that you don’t expect to happen. I don’t think it will repeat itself," San Jose coach Todd McLellan said. "We were very fortunate to come back from that deficit. We’re excited about it, but we also know the mulligan we used won’t be available to us again."

It was San Jose’s second overtime win in three games after taking the series opener 3-2.

Setoguchi’s wrist shot beat Jonathan Quick(notes) to cap the Sharks’ rally from a 4-0 deficit in the second period, when the teams combined for seven goals.

"The second you hang your head and feel sorry for yourself then it turns into six, seven, eight to nothing," Setoguchi said.



"I saw a chance to shoot the puck," Setoguchi said in describing the moment he took a pass from Patrick Marleau and fired it past Kings goalie Jonathan Quick. "I tried to get it off as quick as I could -- I knew he was moving across the crease."

The win gave the Sharks a 2-1 edge in their Western Conference series, with Game 4 set for Thursday night at Staples Center.

"We showed our resiliency as a team," a grinning Logan Couture said as he sat on the floor in the corridor outside the Sharks locker room. "No one gave up. No one quit. We just kept battling. We were deflated, but no one quit."

The Kings chased Antti Niemi to the bench 44 seconds into the second period with goals by Willie Mitchell, Kyle Clifford, Michal Handzus and Brad Richardson on their first 10 shots, but backup Antero Niittymaki let only one shot by Ryan Smyth past him of the 12 he faced after that.

But from that point on, the Sharks offense -- shut out in a Game 2 loss -- exploded.

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