Let's hope "Good Gio" shows up today because the lineup behind him is anything but a Murderer's Row. More like a Jaywalker's Row at best, I'd say.
At 5.40, Gonzalez is the only A's starter with an ERA over 3.00, but he has taken good stuff to the mound all three times, fanning 16 in 15 IP so far this season. In his last start, he walked 5 Yankees in 4.1 IP and that was very ungood. In the rectangular box, Gio, in the rectangular box.
Meanwhile, Justin Masterson brings his 3/4 delivery to the A's "3/4 of a lineup." Kevin Kouzmanoff is back, Kurt Suzuki is taking another day off in front of tomorrow's travel day, and Rajai Davis is riding the pine while Cliff Pennington takes over leadoff duties for the second time this season. And the cleanup hitter has an OPS of .564. Fun!
04/25/10 1:05 PM PDT
|Cleveland Indians||Oakland Athletics|
|Asdrubal Cabrera - SS||Cliff Pennington - SS|
|Grady Sizemore - CF||Daric Barton - 1B|
|Shin-Soo Choo - RF||Ryan Sweeney - RF|
|Austin Kearns - LF||Eric Chavez - DH|
|Jhonny Peralta - 3B||Kevin Kouzmanoff - 3B|
|Russell Branyan - 1B||Gabe Gross - CF|
|Matt LaPorta - DH||Jake Fox - C|
|Luis Valbuena - 2B||Eric Patterson - LF|
|Lou Marson - C||Adam Rosales - 2B|