I hope everyone realizes that if the A's hadn't come back in Game 4 of the ALDS, and if Ray Fosse hadn't screamed, and if the A's hadn't started his collapse, Jose Valverde would most likely still be closing games in the big leagues instead of wearing hot dog jerseys.
As tweeted by Jane Lee, here's a flashback to when Sonny Gray got drafted.
From the minor leagues, every A's affiliate is in action today, with the exception of the Dominican Summer League club, who got rained out.
If you've got things to do and thought you'd miss the start of tonight's game, you're in luck! If you have late plans tonight, it's not looking so good for you.
The weather here in Pittsburgh is inexplicable: pouring one minute, nice the next. Sounds as if we are in for at least one or two delays.— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) July 10, 2013
Jon Morosi talks about the Biogensis issue and how it could affect teams in the second half.
Today's starting lineup is out, and it's of the left-handed starter variety. Take note that with Gray, the A's now have six right-handed reliever options, a nice luxury to have with Grant Balfour and Ryan Cook having pitched two days in a row. Tommy Milone gets to hit tonight. He's 2 for 7 with an RBI so far, and he's gotten BABIP'd a couple times.