Monday, July 24, 2006

Game 98 - A's 5th of 10

As usual all statistics were found at the day by day database at Baseball Musings.

Well Beckett gets to see if he can exact some revenge for the last time he faced this team (see that disater here) in this opening game of a 3 game series in Oakland. On the road his ERA is over 6 (6.33 to be exact) so there shouldn't be a lot of hope for a quality start by the number 2 man in the rotation. I think that he will respond though. I also expect Randy Johnson to dominate Texas so a win will be necessary to keep that 2.5 game lead in the standings.

The Sox are 16 and 16 against Lefties this year and Zito has already pitched a good one against this team this year, however, I think the Sox typically do better the second time around on these guys and the bats are starting to wake up. The key will be to get to Zito early in the game and not let up on these guys. preview is here. press pass here.
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