A's/Red Sox Game Recap, Part Deux

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Ok...I realize I am posting this a little late, but I had to go out of town for work today, and sometimes, earning money trumps my mediocre A's musings...

But anyway, the A's won this morning! Woo! Rich Harden pitched himself quite a nice game - giving up 3 hits and one run over 6 innings. Let's hope he doesn't wake up tomorrow with "shoulder stiffness." The bullpen pitched well, and Emil Brown made up for yesterday's little baserunning blunder by hitting a 3-run homer. All-in-all, it was a good win.

After watching this series, I am really excited for Oakland's season. I thought they played a couple of good games against the defending World Series champs. The pitching looks pretty good. If Harden can stay healthy, I think he and Blanton will make a good 1-2 punch. And although the bats of Travis Buck, Jack Cust, and Daric Barton (although he walked quite a few times) were pretty quiet, other members of the team were able to step it up and string together enough hits to get the job done. I've said it before and I'll say it again - I wouldn't count the A's out just yet this year - especially with the pitching injuries the Angels are dealing with.

I'd also like to add that I've been pretty impressed with Jack Hannahan. With Chavez recovering from multiple offseason surgeries, it's good to have another 3rd base option. If Chavez still isn't at 100 percent, maybe the A's can use him as DH and put Hannahan at 3rd. The other day, my other half was trying to pick a 3rd baseman for their fantasy team, and there weren't many choices left. So I suggested he pick up Hannahan because I thought he might do well this year. We'll see what happens. I'll either end up looking like a mastermind or a moron. Whatever...I've been called both.

I'd like to end on a completely random note: I had to drive from San Diego to LA and back for work today. During my journey, I heard Adam Ant's "Goody Two Shoes" three times. How random is that?