07/08/08 7:05 PM PDT
|Seattle Mariners||Oakland Athletics|
|Ichiro Suzuki - RF||Ryan Sweeney - RF|
|Willie Ballgame - SS||Mark Ellis - 2B|
|Raul Ibanez - "LF"||Jack Cust - DH|
|Jose Vidro - "DH"||Emil Brown - LF|
|Adrian Beltre - 3B||Carlos Gonzalez - CF|
|Jeremy Reed - CF||Wes Bankston - 1B|
|Richie Sexson - 1B||Kurt Suzuki - C|
|Jeff Clement - C||Jack Hannahan - 3B|
|Miguel Cairo - 2B||Donnie Murphy - SS|
|2008 - Carlos Silva||4-10||18||18||0||0||0||0||104.2||139||70||68||13||18||42||5.85||1.50|
|2008 - Justin Duchscherer||9-5||14||14||0||0||0||0||92.0||64||25||20||5||21||59||1.96||.92|
Even on a day during which they traded their best player, this pitching matchup still feels like the A's are bragging. We get it, you're smarter than us. Give it a rest already.
Erik Bedard's been shut down through the All Star Break, by the way. I can't think of another player in baseball who's more in need of a couple weeks' rest.