The A's and Barry Zito with a 15-8 record and a 3.57 ERA take on the Rangers and Robinson Tejeda with a 3-3 record and a 6.87 ERA.
This is the final series of the year with Texas. And the A's could put the finishing touches on the Rangers by winning this series. I'm aiming for a 2-1 series win given the A's tendency to bow down to Padilla.
The team sends out this lineup to take on Tejeda:
After his day off yesterday, Bradley gets right back into the lineup as the A's number three hitter. The Athletics could really use a hot Bradley to help propel them into the playoffs and beyond. So it would be nice if his bat would come around. The A's as a group have had a total of 21 ABs against Tejeda, so it's tough to tell anything from that.
The Rangers send out this lineup against the guy who almost no-hit them in Arlington:
I'm surprised Hairston isn't in the lineup considering his past success against Zito, but they have Lee and Zito-killer Eric Young back in the lineup.
I'm going out for a while this afternoon, so I'm opening an extra thread for your commenting pleasure. I'll write the wrap when I get back later on.
LET'S GO A'S!!!!!!!