After their rough game last night, both offensive and defensively, the A’s try to bounce back with a series win this afternoon against the Texas Rangers. On the hill for the A’s will be Danny Haren, and I’ll just borrow a clip from Matt Smith at MLB.com to introduce him:
Haren has been nothing short of phenomenal this year, posting an American League-leading 1.70 ERA and a WHIP (walks plus hits per innings pitched) of 0.89.
The A’s need him in a big way today, as they try to continue to tread water while waiting for some much needed help off the DL. The A's get a huge boost with Bradley coming back, but unfortunately, it looks like Duchscherer has suffered a setback, so no closer relief in sight. Good luck, Alan Embree!
Facing Haren will be LHP John Koronka. Hmmmm...new lefty against our offense. Maybe they’ll surprise us.
Bradley HELLOOOOOO MILTON!
Obviously, this is a lineup I absolutely love, right down to Swisher at first. Let’s see what it can do!