The A's couldn't do much of anything against Shaun Marcum in Monday night's series opener in Oakland. Marcum pitched a one-hit game and the offense was nowhere to be found. The one hit happened to be a home run, courtesy of Conor Jackson.
The only bright spots were the fact that the A's seemed to hustle on defense - the Blue Jay's hit into a few double plays but other than that it was pretty much them coasting to victory. With 11 hits, you might expect a score worse than 3-1, but again - the double plays.
Next up is Dallas Braden for the A's, who will look for some serious run support and try and elevate his play to early-season levels, when he had a perfect game.