terrible miserable awful little league forgetable week at home, where the A's won exactly one game, the homestand will close with a three-game series against the Detroit Tigers (who swept the last time they faced the A's) starting tonight. Brett Anderson, fresh off an extended break, will be matched up against a great rookie pitcher in Rick Porcello, who has already collected a win against the A's so far this season. Porcello has an 8-4 record with a 3.55 ERA in 2009, and he's only twenty.
Interleague play is over, so the A's are now back on the all-AL, all-the-time schedule, and if they have any hope left on the 2009 season, things had better start to turn around for the green and gold. Tonight's match-up seems like an unlikely way to start a winning streak, but that's what we're hoping for.
06/29/09 7:05 PM PDT
|Detroit Tigers||Oakland Athletics|
|Curtis Granderson - CF||Adam Kennedy - 3B|
|Placido Polanco - 2B||Orlando Cabrera - SS|
|Miguel Cabrera - 1B||Matt Holliday - LF|
|Marcus Thames - DH||Jason Giambi - 1B|
|Ryan Raburn - LF||Kurt Suzuki - C|
|Brandon Inge - 3B||Ryan Sweeney - CF|
|Magglio Ordonez - RF||Jack Cust - RF|
|Gerald Laird - C||Landon Powell - DH|
|Adam Everett - SS||Mark Ellis - 2B|
This is probably the best lineup we have, so let's see if it can produce a win for the boys.
LET'S GO OAK-LAND!