Oakland Athletics @ Seattle Mariners
08/23/08 7:10 PM PDT
|Oakland Athletics||Seattle Mariners|
|Rajai Davis - CF||Ichiro Suzuki - RF|
|Bobby Crosby - SS||Yuniesky Betancourt - "SS"|
|Emil Brown - LF||Adrian Beltre - DH|
|Frank Thomas - DH||Raul Ibanez - "LF"|
|Kurt Suzuki - C||Jose Lopez - 2B|
|Jack Hannahan - 3B||Wladimir Balentien - CF|
|Daric Barton - 1B||Kenji Johjima - C|
|Carlos Gonzalez - RF||Bryan LaHair - 1B|
|Eric Patterson - 2B||Miguel Cairo - 3B|
|2008 - Jarrod Washburn||5-13||25||24||1||0||1||0||140.0||163||84||77||18||43||78||4.95||1.47|
|2008 - Dana Eveland||7-8||22||22||1||0||0||0||125.0||126||63||62||8||64||85||4.46||1.52|
To be perfectly honest, it wouldn't mean a damn thing if the A's go on to throttle Washburn tonight. He could have the ugliest start of his career, and even though that would come on the heels of RRS and Feierabend shutting down the same lineup, it's not like anyone could point to this series as evidence that the young guys are as good or better than the veteran. For each guy, you'd be talking about a sample of one start. That would be irresponsible. In the grand scheme of things, we already know who and what Jarrod Washburn is as a pitcher. What he ends up doing tonight is insignificant.
But with that said, I can't for the life of me imagine a more personally satisfying outcome. Come on, Oakland. Beat the living crap out of this clown. At least, as much as you can. I know there's a lot to beat out.
Matt Thornton tried to win me back today.