The A's and Seth "Bullock" Etherton with a 1-0 record and a 4.91 ERA go against the Devil Rays and Doug Waechter with a 1-3 record and a 5.80 ERA.
The A's are looking to gain back some respect after their last trip into Tampa Bay. In particular, Jason Kendall needs to control the Rays running attack. This team ran wild on the A's last time.
Here is the A's lineup:
The Rays counter with this group:
Ken Macha was on the pregame show talking about the A's controling the amount of walks. He said he'd rather see the hits increase and the walks go back down. We'll see if Etherton complies with his request and pounds the zone.
LET'S GO A'S!!!