The A's and Smokin' Joe Blanton with a 7-6 record and a 4.67 ERA take on the Padres and Clay Hensley who has a 4-6 record and a 4.38 ERA.
As I mentioned last night, Hensley has 15 walks to only six strikeouts in June. So, if the A's are patient, they should have an opportunity to hit with a lot of ducks on the pond tonight.
Here is the A's lineup tonight...it looks eerily similar to last night's lineup. As a matter of fact, the only change is the powerful stick of Joe Blanton hitting in that key ninth spot <sarcasm>.
None of the A's in the lineup have faced Hensley before, so there is no way to project how they'll do against the 26-year-old righthander.
The Padres send out this lineup:
The Padres decided to throw a big curveball and flip flop Gonzalez and Greene in the lineup. Not really...I'm sure it's just moving the lefty Gonzalez up to face the righty Blanton.
By the way, a big thank you to KMAX who has recently decided to pick up a bunch of KICU games. It's been nice actually being able to see my team considering I'm technically in their MLB-defined "market".
LET'S GO OAK-LAND!!!