The A's are sinking faster than the Titanic and yet, I have to imagine that a certain large individual who wields a rebar will be quite jacked up for tonight's game. I'll get to that in a second.
The A's schedule doesn't get any easier as they go from facing Dice-K yesterday to facing Roy Halladay today. The pitching matchup is as follows:
|2008 - Roy Halladay||12-8||23||22||7||2||0||0||167.1||146||59||53||12||28||141||2.85||1.04|
|2008 - Sean Gallagher||1-0||4||4||0||0||0||0||22.1||23||12||8||2||15||23||3.22||1.70|
It doesn't seem to favor the A's snapping out of their funk. The A's offense against any good pitching right now appears overmatched. But that's going to likely be the case for the rest of the year.
The lineups look like this:
Oakland Athletics @ Toronto Blue Jays
08/04/08 3:07 PM PDT
|Oakland Athletics||Toronto Blue Jays|
|Jack Hannahan - 3B||Joe Inglett - 2B|
|Kurt Suzuki - C||Marco Scutaro - 3B|
|Jack Cust - LF||Alex Rios - CF|
|Frank Thomas - DH||Lyle Overbay - 1B|
|Carlos Gonzalez - CF||Rod Barajas - C|
|Emil Brown - RF||Adam Lind - LF|
|Mark Ellis - 2B||Matt Stairs - DH|
|Bobby Crosby - SS||Brad Wilkerson - RF|
|Daric Barton - 1B||John McDonald - SS|
You think Frank Thomas might be a little amped to go back and face the team that essentially told him that he wasn't an everyday player any more? I 'm guessing he probably will be. Whether that means he'll have great success or not, I don't know, but you have to think that it's bad form to make someone nicknamed "Big Hurt" angry. That's all I'm saying.
LET'S GO A'S!!!!!!