No broom service, please. This time around, the A's are seeking to avoid a sweep, pinning their hopes on the ability of Vin Mazzaro to best Matt Cain. The A's come in "32 up, 32 down," which sounds more like an Armando Galarraga start than it actually is.
Adam Rosales has snuck into the starting lineup, playing at 2B as Mark Ellis gets a day off. "My batting average is falling off a" Cliff Pennington is down to .205, amidst rumors that the A's have initiated talks with Mario Mendoza. Going in the opposite direction, Kevin Kouzmanoff is up to a season high .287, with 5 consecutive multi-hit games and a league-leading 22 hits in the month of June.
06/13/10 1:05 PM PDT
|Oakland Athletics||San Francisco Giants|
|Rajai Davis - CF||Andres Torres - CF|
|Daric Barton - 1B||Pablo Sandoval - 3B|
|Ryan Sweeney - RF||Aubrey Huff - RF|
|Kevin Kouzmanoff - 3B||Juan Uribe - SS|
|Jack Cust - LF||Pat Burrell - LF|
|Adam Rosales - 2B||Buster Posey - 1B|
|Landon Powell - C||Bengie Molina - C|
|Cliff Pennington - SS||Matt Downs - 2B|
|Vin Mazzaro - P||Matt Cain - P|