The A's and Danny Haren with a 14-11 record and a 3.79 take on the Indians and Jake Westbrook with a 12-10 record and a 4.27 ERA.
Just when things have been going the A's way, they get Jake "A's Killer" Westbrook. Then again, Danny Haren had one of the best performances of the year his last time out. So maybe things will continue to roll the A's way.
The A's lineup looks like this:
The ONLY guy in the A's lineup to have hit Westbrook well in the past? Eric Chavez...he has a career 1.461 OPS in 23 ABs against Westbrook. The rest of the A's lineup? You don't wanna know.
The Indians send out this lineup against Danny Boy:
Sizemore, Blake and Martinez have done well against Haren in the past.
On paper, this appears to be statistically in favor of the Indians. We shall see if this game follows suit, even with all the kids in the lineup.
And for a night, we don't have to worry about anyone else except the A's.
LET'S GO A'S!!!!!!!