He's a lefty with good control but not great stuff. He "knows how to pitch" but he's hittable. He's pitching in the #2 slot in the rotation but he's probably more of a "#4 guy."
That's right, I'm talking about the amazing Dallas Joe Braden-Saunders, now with 18 toes and a barrel's worth of grit.
Get our your Sex Ed manual because today is the rubber game of this 3-game series. Kurt Suzuki is practicing abstinence, while Mark Ellis isn't "playing the field" but may still get to third base -- oooooooh!
And lock up your babies, protect your puppies: Eric Patterson gets his first start today, as does the other of our "Out Of Options Brothers," Jake Fox.
04/11/10 12:35 PM PDT
|Oakland Athletics||Los Angeles Angels|
|Rajai Davis - CF||Erick Aybar - SS|
|Daric Barton - 1B||Bobby Abreu - RF|
|Ryan Sweeney - RF||Torii Hunter - CF|
|Kevin Kouzmanoff - 3B||Hideki Matsui - DH|
|Mark Ellis - DH||Kendry Morales - 1B|
|Jake Fox - C||Juan Rivera - LF|
|Adam Rosales - 2B||Howie Kendrick - 2B|
|Eric Patterson - LF||Mike Napoli - C|
|Cliff Pennington - SS||Brandon Wood - 3B|
My order with these 9 would be:
Rajai Davis - CF
Daric Barton - 1B
Mark Ellis - DH
Kevin Kouzmanoff - 3B
Ryan Sweeney - RF
Jake Fox - C
Eric Patterson - LF
Adam Rosales - 2B
Cliff Pennington - SS