Gamecast: June 15, 2010, PT Barnum's Athletics at Cubs
Trevor Cahill (5-2, 2.91) vs. Big Z (2-4, 6.05)
Well kids, at least we got one against those pesky White Sox. And in what fashion. We may just spill our winning ways into the gulf of baseball and claim that BP Cup afterall. I feel like I am beating a dead horse (not nearly as fun as a pinata due to the lack of candy) but the Cubs go as far as their offense. The good news is, the A's are close to anemic in terms of offense as well.
One sign of the A's desperation for a bat, they have traded for King Valley Fever (not as cool as Disco Fever), Conor Jackson to add to their OF rotation. CoJack has had a hard time establishing exactly what type of player he is, batting anywhere from leadoff to cleanup... and hitting about .238 on the year.
Marlon Byrd- Marlon seems to have his bat back after a brief hiatus. Over his past 7, Byrd is batting .500 with 2 HR and an .889 SLG. Gotta love it when he is going.
John Grabow- Well, he had a rehab start, meaning he's on track to make it to the club. Bad news... he got lit up. Badly. Even minor leaguers are torching the guy. Can we get a do over on that contract?
On paper this should be a struggle to plate a run. Maybe we can have a second pitcher flirt with a no-hitter tonight. I'll be there working my magic and hoping I don't get poured on, so I'll keep you posted as best as my phone internet will allow me to. And as I finish this it starts pouring...awesome.