I finally have something good to say about Bobby Crosby! So as I dropped Blez off at the airport, who was dropping off his wife in the van in front of me but "ultility infielder extraordi-not!" Bobby Crosby. As tempted as I was to roll down my window and say, "Hey, Bobby, lay off the slider down and away," I didn't (it just didn't seem like quite the right time). But I wound up driving alongside him from the stretch between the airport and the exit for the Coliseum and I am thoroughly pleased to report that Bobby Crosby uses his turn signal every time he changes lanes. You go, Croz!!!
Anyhoo, it's the rubber game of the series with 20-year old ROY candidate Rick Porcello going against the weathered "double-jinx" stylings of 36 year old Brett Tomko. Tomko just needs to give up a "10-spot" to reach the important career milestone of allowing 1000 runs.
Kurt Suzuki has a well-earned day off today, creating an "even more amusing than usual" 3-4 in the order for the green and gold.
08/23/09 1:05 PM PDT
|Detroit Tigers||Oakland Athletics|
|Curtis Granderson - CF||Adam Kennedy - 3B|
|Clete Thomas - RF||Rajai Davis - CF|
|Carlos Guillen - LF||Ryan Sweeney - RF|
|Miguel Cabrera - 1B||Scott Hairston - LF|
|Aubrey Huff - DH||Jack Cust - DH|
|Brandon Inge - 3B||Mark Ellis - 2B|
|Alex Avila - C||Landon Powell - C|
|Adam Everett - SS||Daric Barton - 1B|
|Ramon Santiago - 2B||Cliff Pennington - SS|