The A's go for the sweep (doesn't that sound more fun than a losing streak?) today against the Mets as Jeff Samardzija will face off against Zack Wheeler. Wheeler has been nearly perfect in his last 9 starts, and he hasn't lost a single one, dating all the way back to June. The A's offense will try to break up that streak today.
Minor sidebar: In the middle of a pennant race, with two off-days this week, this is the best lineup we have? Seriously? I know everyone is struggling at the plate and all, but Callaspo, Fuld, Parrino and Sogard as 6-9? Are we even trying anymore? With the way Wheeler has been pitching, I fear for our offense, who hasn't exactly been gangbusters against lesser pitchers.
But we're being positive. And this is the second game of a win streak, so we should probably win it. Jeff Samardzij; good luck to you. At least you don't have to hit, as this Interleague game is in an AL ballpark. Let's do this!
Here are your full lineups:
|NEW YORK METS||OAKLAND A'S|
|Curtis Granderson - RF||Coco Crisp - DH|
|Daniel Murphy - 2B||John Jaso - C|
|David Wright - 3B||Stephen Vogt - 1B|
|Lucas Duda - 1B||Brandon Moss - LF|
|Travis d'Arnaud - C||Josh Reddick - RF|
|Matt den Dekker - CF||Alberto Callaspo - 3B|
|Eric Campbell - DH||Sam Fuld - CF|
|Wilmer Flores - SS||Andy Parrino - SS|
|Eric Young Jr. - LF||Eric Sogard - 2B|
LET'S GO OAK-LAND!