Moscoso Looks Good, A's Offense Doesn't

For what seems like the 100th time this year an A's starter excellent outing is ruined by an offense that couldn't outscore a soccer team. Guillermo Moscoso went 8 strong innings, giving up 1 run on 3 hits. The only blemish to his day was letting up a solo home run to Blue Jays slugger and probable MVP Jose Bautista. Bautista smacked his 36th bomb of the year, giving him 89 home runs in the past 2 years. Not only might his amazing turn-around of his career earn him an MVP, but it also almost guarantees he will be the subject of Jose Canseco's next book. In the top half of the box score for the A's, appeared more 0's than a Bill Gates paycheck. For the first time this year (Yea i know, I had to double check myself) the A's were 1-hit. The sole single belonged to Jemile Weeks in the bottom of the 6th that loaded the bases after two walks. The next batter, Coco Crisp, couldn't use his blazing speed to beat out the double play and the bases were left full.

[caption id="attachment_32" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Moscoso, who came over from the Rangers last year, has been a pleasant surprise for the A's this year. "][/caption]

I'd like to say that the road for the A's gets easier, but I'd be lying. The A's will now travel to the Bronx to play 3 games against the Yankees. We just have to hope that their whole pitching staff gets the stomach bug and  A.J. Burnett has to start all 3 games and maybe we got a shot at a sweep.

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