*TOUGH LOSS IN OAKLAND*
– *WHAT’S GOING ON TOMARROW?*
CC Sabatha (13-7) vs. Vin Mazzaro (4-8)
What’s worse than losing a ball game for the second straight day? The answer: Losing a ball game for the second straight day, and pitching nearly perfect! Yesterday’s game in Oakland proved that sometimes, one awful inning is all it takes to throw away a potential win. What can I say? The A’s had an incredible day, and Brett Tomko was no exception. Through 5 innings, Tomko allowed 5 hits and not a single run… Burnett on the other hand, went 8 full innings – but allowed 3 runs in the 4th to give Oakland the lead.
We can’t place all the blame on one individual player though. (Unless you’re Louis Castillo, and you drop the ball in the 9th!) Despite having more hits than the A’s, we simply couldn’t string the swings together to put some runs on the board. Jeter had another impressive night, going 3 for 4 – pushing his newly aquired hitting record deeper in to the books.
– *ON PAPER*
|Rodriguez, A, 3B||3||0||0||0||1||0||4||.256|
|Cabrera, Me, CF||4||0||0||0||0||0||2||.266|
|Pena, R, SS||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||.277|
|a-Hairston, J, PH-SS||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.257|
|Burnett, A (L, 10-6)||8.0||6||3||3||2||5||0||3.69|