The A's and Not-So-Smokin' Lately Joe Blanton with a 0-5 record and a 6.55 ERA go against the Devil Rays and Scott Kazmir with a 2-4 record and a 4.13 ERA.
The big news of the day is that Bobby Crosby is finally off the DL today. Keith "Hazy Shade of" Ginter was optioned to Sacramento.
It will take some time for Crosby to catch up to major league pitching, but at least they get some right-handed pop back in the lineup.
The A's go with this lineup tonight (one much closer to what the front office envisioned when they put this team together):
The Rays counter with this group:
Blanton got detroyed by these same Rays in a 1/3 of an inning last time out. Let's hope he's recovered somewhat since then.
LET'S GO OAK-LAND!!!!!!!