I think it's fairly safe to say that the A's aren't this bad. I don't have them in my playoff bracket or anything, but 4 straight painful losses seems a pessimistic determiner of the future, even by my standards. Let's look at the upside for today:
- Andrew Triggs is starting. Andrew Triggs has been probably our funnest to watch and most effective starting pitcher in this young season. Andrew Triggs throws the ball kinda...sideways, I guess? Lefties especially don't seem to like him, which is weird considering his arm angle. Yes, his worst start of the season came against Seattle, but I still have confidence in him. And come on. Sideways.
- Chase De Jong, Seattle's starting pitcher, has been pretty bad so far this year.
- Some day, if only through sheer happenstance, Matt Joyce batting leadoff will result in production that leads to a run. That day could be today.
- (I am ignoring Healy at 3rd and Canha in Center when writing this list of good things)
Let's watch some baseball, yeah?
|OAKLAND A'S||SEATTLE MARINERS|
|Matt Joyce - RF||Jean Segura - SS|
|Jed Lowrie - 2B||Ben Gamel - RF|
|Khris Davis - LF||Nelson Cruz - DH|
|Yonder Alonso - 1B||Kyle Seager - 3B|
|Ryon Healy - 3B||Danny Valencia - 1B|
|Mark Canha - CF||Taylor Motter - 2B|
|Stephen Vogt - DH||Guillermo Heredia - LF|
|Adam Rosales - SS||Jarrod Dyson - CF|
|Josh Phegley - C||Carlos Ruiz - C|
|Andrew Triggs - RHP||Chase De Jong - RHP|
Game time is 7:10 PT. Go A's!