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A's Offense Can't Hit Broad Side of Barn; Get Shut-out Again

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Why bother!
Why bother!

Ricky Nolasco pitched a complete game shutout tonight, allowing five hits and two walks. Of course, he faced these players:

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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. 


Current Series

3 game series vs Marlins @ Overstock.com Coliseum

Tue 06/28 WP: Gio Gonzalez (7 - 5)
SV: Andrew Bailey
LP: Javier Vazquez (4 - 8)
1 - 0 win
Wed 06/29 WP: Ricky Nolasco (5 - 4)
LP: Guillermo Moscoso (2 - 4)
0 - 3 loss

Florida Marlins
@ Oakland Athletics

Thursday, Jun 30, 2011, 12:35 PM PDT
Overstock.com Coliseum

Chris Volstad vs Trevor Cahill

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing out to right field at 10-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 70.

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