The A's and Barry Zito with a 1-4 record and a 5.48 ERA go against Matt Clement with a 4-0 record and a 3.35 ERA.
Zito has an opportunity to be a stopper for the A's, which is what his role is supposed to be being the veteran on the staff. Although I'm not convinced that Clement is a good matchup for the A's because he throws such a good slider. We all know how Chavez, Byrnes and Durazo do with a good slider. Not good.
The A's need a win today to avoid the Boston Massacre.
Here is the A's starting lineup:
The Red Sox counter with this group:
LET'S GO OAKLAND!!!!!!!