After the offensive explosion over the weekend in Minnesota, the A's look to continue their hot streak tonight against the Rangers and their Texas-sized offense. Indeed, the A's NEED to keep up the pace if they hope to even split this series.
Tonight, it's a battle of previously-awesome pitchers who are in the twilight of their careers. Roy Oswalt has been pretty pedestrian so far in his pseudo-retirement tour in homage to Roger Clemens: 3.89 FIP and averaging only 5+ IP per start. Bartolo Colon hasn't been much better (3.99 FIP) but has already banked 104 IP despite being 4 years older. Indeed, tonight's matchup seems to favor Oakland given that A's killer Colby Lewis is up tomorrow.
Lineups, courtesy of baseballpress.com. Looks like we have Reddick in CF and Carter at 1B again.
|10:05pm Rangers (R. Oswalt - R) @ Athletics (B. Colon - R)|