The A's pounded an ailing Ben Sheets today for five runs in a third of an inning. Justin Duchscherer finally made an appearance this spring and pitched well. His line looked much like many lines in 2005, 1.0 IP, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 Runs.
Zito pitched better with three strikeouts in three innings and Eric Chavez had two hits. Jay Payton had three hits in three at-bats and Mark Kotsay left the yard.
So, for all of those who were already getting nervous, the team dedicates this one to you. I'm just hoping Esteban Loaiza doesn't pull anything in an important game for Mexico tonight.