The A's and Not-So-Smokin' Joe Blanton with an 0-5 record and a 6.66 ERA takes on ex-Athletic Ted Lilly with a 3-5 record and a 7.60 ERA.
The A's go with Kendall back in the leadoff spot, but oh no, Byrnes is patroling centerfield. Guess Kotsay needs a day off eventually. I just don't like the idea of Byrnes out there with a tough sun.
The A's lineup looks like this:
I do like Byrnes behind Chavez going against Ted Lilly. I just wish he was DHing.
The Blue Jays counter with this lineup:
It'll be interesting to see what Blanton's reaction to Macha's quotes in the press. We shall see.
LET'S GO OAK-LAND!!!!!!!