It takes a lot of skillet seems -- to draw a lot of woks, I mean. And to think it's not even Fryday. Hmm ... What do you know; Leopold Bloom is funnier.
Anyway, Daric Barton walked 4 times, once with the bases loaded, the walked in 2 runs and forced home another with a hit batter, and Ben Sheets celebrated recording an out by recording 11 more after that (4 IP, 3 hits, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K) as the A's beat the Cubs 7-4 in their Phoenix game. The A's had 19 baserunners on only 9 hits -- fun!
As for the other game...well...uh...yeah, 12-3 Jason Jennings getting lit up for 8 ER in 1.2 IP, Vin Mazzaro following soon after with 2 IP of 5 hit, 3 BB, 3 ER baseball, and Kevin Kouzmanoff making his 3rd error of the Spring. So we'll just ignore that game. (Except to mention that Kouzmanoff also HRed.), with
In Phoenix, Cliff Pennington continued to make a strong case, with 2 hits and a strong throw from the SS hole to take away a hit, Eric Patterson added 2 more hits in his bid to win the 25th spot on the roster, and Jerry Blevins tossed 2 scoreless innings in his effort to secure the role of Craig Breslow's understudy, while Brad Kilby went "6 up, 6 down" in his bid to impersonate Blevins. Add this to Trevor Cahill's excellent start yesterday and the right guys are currently shining.