Ricky Nolasco pitched a complete game shutout tonight, allowing five hits and two walks. Of course, he faced these players:
That should really be the end of the recap. The A's offense is horrendous. It's embarrassing to watch. It's hopeless to cheer sometimes. It's beyond frustrating to know that as soon as the A's give up a homerun, especially with men on base, the game is all but over. Look at the A's homerun total this year. They could be playing in Coors Field and I'm not sure it would be much higher.
The highlights? A hit by Weeks, Crisp, DeJesus, Sweeney and Jackson. Only Weeks' was an extra base hit. The A's left the bases loaded in the first, setting the tone for the entire night. Moscoso gave up two homeruns for his three runs, but it didn't matter. He could have allowed one solo homerun on one hit and still lost. Another highlight was Brad Ziegler, who made quick work of the Marlins in the ninth inning, dropping his ERA under 2 for the season.
I don't know what else to say. Halfway through the season, nine games under .500, with no signs of resurrecting the offense. And Chris Carter? Nowhere to be found.
All the A's can do is keep playing. They can win the series by winning tomorrow's game.
3 game series vs Marlins @ Overstock.com Coliseum
WP: Gio Gonzalez (7 - 5)
SV: Andrew Bailey
LP: Javier Vazquez (4 - 8)
|1 - 0 win|
WP: Ricky Nolasco (5 - 4)
LP: Guillermo Moscoso (2 - 4)
|0 - 3 loss|