I earned this.
Well, we might have found a reason to watch today's game. Guillermo Moscoso threw an absolute gem of a game today, flirting heavily with a no-hitter, and coming one out away from a complete game shutout. His line sparkled with two hits and one walk in his 8 2/3 innings, and he was everything you could have dreamed of today. Except...almost.
Moscoso's only jam came in the ninth inning, after a single and a two-base error by Scott Sizemore put runners on second and third, but De Los Santos got the final out of the game to keep Moscoso's scoreless gem intact.
Meanwhile, the A's offense put up seven runs against Bruce Chen. After a Weeks single and a Crisp double opened the game (Weeks was thrown out at the plate trying to run on Jeff Francoeur; a mistake we would see reinforced later), Crisp stole third base and was brought home by a sac fly by Josh Willingham.
Remember Jeff Francoeur? I'll just read you a GameDay highlight from the second inning:
That is not a typo. He was thrown out at first base, and he was running on the play.
Taylor would reach on an error in the fourth, scoring Suzuki for the A's second run. Sizemore would double two more in in the fifth inning; giving the A's a 4-0 cushion. The A's would score three more in the sixth, on a sac fly by Adam Rosales, a double by Weeks, and a single by Matsui.
Moscoso would need but one run. A phenomenal performance; a fun game to watch.
The A's now head to Texas, where we will be torn; do you want the A's to win, or do you not want to help the Angels? We'll see you here on Friday night.