The A's and Barry Zito with a 4-3 record and a 3.16 ERA takes on the Twins and Grant Brisbee's favorite pitcher Boof Bonser with a 1-0 record and a 4.09 ERA.
This could, and I emphasize could, be a nice matchup for Zito. The Twins current roster has a .193 batting average against Zito and a .282 OBP. Morneau has a .400 average and OBP against Zito and Rondell White has handled Zito well, but other than that, the lineup hasn't done much.
The A's send out this group to face Boof:
What, no Kendall hitting in the three-hole? Someone get Billy Beane on the phone.
The Twinkies send out this lineup to go against Mr. Z.
Beware the six and seven spot in the lineup, Mr. Zito.
The real question is, can Kendall go yard in back-to-back games? If he does, we might have to upgrade the AN servers.
LET'S GO A'S!!!