The A's and Smokin' Joe Blanton with a 5-6 record and a 4.48 ERA take on the Blue Jays and Ted "I Don't Listen to Pitching Coaches" Lilly with a 6-8 record and a 5.89 ERA.
The A's look to build on the magic .500 plateau they finally reached last night. The offense has produced against lefties this year consistently and this is the lineup tonight:
This is pretty much the standard A's lineup against lefties, with the occasional swapping of DJ and Hatteberg and Ellis, Scutaro and Ginter.
The Jays counter with this group:
Hudson isn't well after hurting his hammy when he thought his home run might not get out last night. Instead, the A's face Frankie.
By the way, there is a $450 fine for anyone who showed up at this site before 4 p.m. Pacific today. Seriously though, let's give Macha credit for trying to change things up and not remaining stagnant.
LET'S GO A'S!!!!!!!