A week after giving up a rather embarrassing grand slam to Wilson Betemit, of all people, Trevor Cahill went right back and reclaimed his mojo. Eight innings, two runs, and seven strikeouts later, Cahill gave Oakland a victory that put them two games above .500.
And when I say that he dominated, I mean it. His sinker was dancing around, his changeup was crisp, and his curveball was the best it's ever looked. Cahill racked up four strikeouts in the first three innings, and three of them came on Trevor's nasty new curveball. Cahill didn't even allow an air out until Mark Kotsay popped out to close the 4th inning.
On the offensive side of things, Rajai Davis went 3 for 5 in the leadoff spot with a stolen base, Jack Cust went 2 for 3 with a walk (and a stolen base!), and Chris Carter hit two no-doubt singles to triple his batting average to...something slightly more pleasant.
Bring your brooms tomorrow, as the A's look for a sweep of the Sox, followed by a very important series with the Rangers.
Athletics lead the series 2-0
|Mon 09/20||WP: Boof Bonser (1 - 0)
SV: Craig Breslow
LP: Scott Linebrink (3 - 2)
|3 - 0 win|
|Tue 09/21||7 - 2 win|
Chicago White Sox
Wednesday, Sep 22, 2010, 12:35 PM PDT
Edwin Jackson vs Brett Anderson
Partly cloudy. Winds blowing out to right field at 10-20 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 65.