The Oakland Athletics host the Toronto Blue Jays in a three-game set, beginning on Monday night. The A's will have to contend with Shaun Marcum, who's coming off two losses - though they're two losses to some of the league's best offenses. The A's will be hoping that his confidence is low and that they can boost their struggling offense with a bad performance from him, seeing as how he's coming off of giving up four runs to the Red Sox and being beaten soundly by the Yankees.
The A's were just swept by the rival Twins and are returning home, looking for some offense. The Blue Jays have had their way with the A's this season, and are coming off of two straight series road wins, but they've never played against Brett Anderson - who, by proxy, has never played the Blue Jays. Maybe they'll get one of those random "this player is kryptonite to this team" kind of things, yes?
3 game series vs Blue Jays @ Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Toronto Blue Jays
Monday, Aug 16, 2010, 7:05 PM PDT
Shaun Marcum vs Brett Anderson
Clear. Winds blowing from left to right field at 10-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 70.
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