The A's take on the O's in a battle of vowels today at Camden Yards as the A's look to win a series in Baltimore. The lineups for these two teams are just downright ugly, so let's get them out of the way:
On the mound are Bartolo Colon and Tommy Hunter. Colon enters the game tied for the ninth most valuable pitcher in the American League as per WAR (0.7). His strikeouts have been lower than we'd want (5.5 K/9) but he is keeping guys off base (1.3 BB/9) and out of the seats (0.8 HR/9) and owns a 2.62 ERA and 3.30 FIP. Tommy Hunter has nearly been as "unvaluable" as Colon has been valuable with -0.3 WAR a 4.74 ERA and 6.80 FIP. He looks to improve upon his 2.6 HR/9, while Yoenis Cespedes plans on taking potshots at Boog Powell's BBQ stand.
All in all day baseball in a beautiful stadium ought to make it a great thing for everyone in America to watch as this is your MLB FREE GAME OF THE DAY!!! I spend money to watch this, but everyone else can enjoy for free. Let's all enjoy it together in the game thread.