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It’s Either Great Pitching Or Bad Offenses; A’s Drop Game 2-1

Well, it looks like the offense decided to pay back Trevor Cahill for his last outing by refusing to help him tonight. Cahill had an excellent game; throwing 7+ innings, allowing six hits and two runs; a run in the third on a two-out single and a homerun by Chris Young in the fifth that would prove to be the difference in the game. More importantly for Cahill, he walked only one batter, while striking out five. He was relieved with one out in the eighth by Craig Breslow, who got the last two outs of the inning. Casilla pitched an uneventful ninth.

In a different season, Cahill should have won the game, but Buckner was a little bit better against the A’s mediocre offense; matching Cahill’s 7+ innings, but only allowing five hits and one run.

Cabrera went 2 for 4, Holliday had the one (big) hit, Hannahan had a hit, and Garciaparra--in a futile attempt to spark an A’s comeback in the ninth--singled in his four trips to the plate.

I think Suzuki is tired. He has been overused this week, and it shows in each of his at-bats.

There isn’t much more to say about a 2-1 loss, so I’ll leave it there.

The A’s face Danny Haren tomorrow. We can all miss him, starting at 6:05 PM.