The A's and Danny Haren look to avoid the sweep against Jake Peavy and the Padres. Haren is 6-6 with a 3.56 ERA and Peavy is 4-8 with a 4.50 ERA.
Peavy is the anchor of the Padres rotation, despite his less-than-stellar numbers at home (4.62 ERA) and in June (0-3, 5.47 ERA). He's an ace who can turn it up at any given moment. Let's hope that doesn't happen today against the A's.
Here is the A's lineup:
Kotsay winds up sitting out as Payton gets a taste of the lineup before Big Hurt probably returns tomorrow. Kielty also gets a spot in the outfield. Hopefully, given their June numbers, this will be the best A's lineup and they can score some freaking runs!
Any way, here is the Padres lineup:
The Padres have limited ABs (22) against Haren, so it'll be interesting to see how Danny does in the big yard. It didn't help Smokin' Joe last night. I wonder if Billy Beane and Sandy Alderson have a bet going on this series? Will we see Billy running through the streets of San Diego with a sign that says, "I love the Padres" at the end of the day?
LET'S GO A'S!!!!!!!