The A's try to sweep their way over .500 today at the expense of a Giants team that is struggling to score runs more than the A's are -- and that's saying something.
Oakland sends Ben Sheets to the mound against the talented but inconsistent Jonathan Sanchez. Coco Crisp is not in the starting lineup, with a "chest muscle owie" -- because the hamstring and finger apparently weren't enough so far this season for Coco -- and Ryan Sweeney has the day off, giving him two days of rest in a row for his aching knees.
Enter Adam Rosales: Super utility-man! Rosales, who shone at 3B yesterday, takes his first shot at playing LF. We call this "Zobristing" and hopefully Rosales can excel again today.
05/23/10 1:05 PM PDT
|San Francisco Giants||Oakland Athletics|
|Andres Torres - RF||Rajai Davis - CF|
|Freddy Sanchez - 2B||Daric Barton - 1B|
|Pablo Sandoval - 3B||Kurt Suzuki - C|
|Aubrey Huff - 1B||Kevin Kouzmanoff - 3B|
|Juan Uribe - DH||Adam Rosales - LF|
|Aaron Rowand - CF||Mark Ellis - 2B|
|Edgar Renteria - SS||Jake Fox - DH|
|John Bowker - LF||Gabe Gross - RF|
|Eli Whiteside - C||Cliff Pennington - SS|