Another week starts with the A’s below .500. Joe Blanton had another strong start, going 6 and 2/3 and giving up 2 runs. 4 walks in the game are uncharacteristic of Blanton, but he still pitched a fine game and had great back up out of the pen.
The offense; however, was not quite there (is this 2007 again?). Travis Buck continued his impressive pitiful streak by gonig 0-3. He is not hitless in 21 at bats this year. Hey, but I guess he did have the lone RBI of the game for the A’s. Curt Suzuki is still swinging a hot bat as he went 2-3 and scored the only run of the day.
Overall, not a bad weekend for the A’s. The first series win of the year is always good, but the sweep, and a winnig record, would have been much better. The A’s head to Toronto for 3 games as part of an 8-game round trip. The bats likely won’t get going against one of the best rotations in the majors, so we’ll need some strong pitching on our north-easternly trip. Until next time, enjoy the games, enjoy some brews, and most importantly, if you know anyone who’s put $100 on the A’s for futures betting, smack them pronto.