The A's take the field tonight coming off one of their best wins of the year. Last night, they combined absolutely superb pitching with one very timely hit, and they became the team we always envy; the one who takes advantage of gifts given, and just simply plays well.
The A's line up the righties against LHP Scott Kazmir tonight, as they replace Buck and Sweeney with Davis and Cunningham. On the other side of the mound, they will throw Brett Anderson, who will try to even come close to Josh Outman's sparkling performance yesterday. Anderson would be best served to forget all about his last start, where he received zero support from the team; defensive or otherwise. They owe him a great night.
Maybe they just needed to see how a great win felt. Maybe they can repeat tonight. Expect a long one; Kazmir is not known for economical pitch counts.
05/20/09 4:08 PM PDT
|Oakland Athletics||Tampa Bay Rays|
|Orlando Cabrera - SS||B.J. Upton - CF|
|Kurt Suzuki - C||Carl Crawford - LF|
|Jack Cust - DH||Evan Longoria - 3B|
|Matt Holliday - LF||Carlos Pena - 1B|
|Jason Giambi - 1B||Jason Bartlett - SS|
|Adam Kennedy - 2B||Willy Aybar - DH|
|Bobby Crosby - 3B||Akinori Iwamura - 2B|
|Aaron Cunningham - RF||Gabe Kapler - RF|
|Rajai Davis - CF||Dioner Navarro - C|
LET'S GO OAK-LAND!