Thursday, June 4, 2009

Slap Hitter: A's fold Sox

Thu, Jun 4, 2009 at 3:03 PM

That's more like it.
The Athletics rolled the President of the United States own baseball team, with a three-game blitz of the Second City's second favorite ballclub. The A's wrapped up this afternoon with the third straight dose of solid starting pitching, sufficient power and double plays made to order. Gotta love the timing; just as Billy Beane was ready to back up the truck, his team is determined to start scoring more runs than they give up.

That's more like it.
The Athletics rolled the President of the United States favorite baseball team, with a three-game blitz of the Second City's second favorite ballclub. The A's wrapped up this afternoon with the third straight dose of solid starting pitching, sufficient power and double plays made to order. Gotta love the timing; just as Billy Beane was ready to back up the truck, his team is determined to start scoring more runs than they give up.

Today, Brett Anderson wriggled his way out of lead-off baserunners and into a 1-0 lead, until Jason Giambi launched a 2001 special, a three-run bomb en route to a 7-0 laugher. For those keeping score at home, Anderson's artistry follwed Outman being outstanding, which all got going after Mazzaro's mastery. This weekend the A's are home and start the one non-rookie they've got, Dallas Braden (a second-year guy) while getting ready for the Baltimore O's. If you want to see what a winning streak looks like, hustle to the Coliseum early. A three-game streak may not look like much to outsiders, but for fans of the '09 Oakland squad, three stories to the good looks like a penthouse view from here.— Kibby Kleiman

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