By the end of this season, we may run out of superlatives for Danny Haren.
By the end of this month, we'll definitely have run out of superlatives for Jack Cust.
And by the end of the top of the eigh--
Let me try that again.
And by the end of the top of the nin--
Dagnab it! Foiled again.
Thanks to the Giants hitters' apparent need to get home in time for a rerun of Law and Order, the A's pen was able to preserve the victory. We Cust-omers got our Cust-omary Cust-omized HR, Haren shrugged off a dicey first inning, Kendall resumed his relentless assault on the Mendoza Line, and Crosby continued his decent first month of the season.
And once again, the team with more extra-base hits takes the game.