This morning finds the A's back at the .500 mark, having absolutely thrown the game last night, not that I'm complaining. When you are throwing out a placeholder as a pitcher in a game against C.J. Wilson, who is notoriously tough on your lineup, why not rest the entire lineup and take the loss? The A's already have the series split, and they go for the series win this afternoon.
In a battle of the creatively spelled first names, Jarrod Parker will take the mound for the A's against Jered Weaver of the Angels as the A's try to take the series. Yoenis Cespedes has not yet returned, and Manny is on the horizon, so the A's have to make do with the following lineup:
LET'S GO OAK-LAND!