Saturday, May 08, 2010
Didn't I tell you the A's/Rays series was worth watching?
It may not have the marquee value of a Red Sox/Yankees series... but unlike the monstrosity going on in Boston, the series in Oakland at least has some decent baseball.
David Price pitched into the 8th on Friday night's game for the win, but not before the Rays had to wiggle out of a bases loaded jam in the 8th and work around an Evan Longoria error.
And today Ben Sheets pitched the way Oakland hoped he would. The A's got the win but not before they worked around a blown umpire's call on a Rays double (it was foul but called fair) and Jerry Blevins got a clutch strikeout to end a Tampa threat.
Driving around today, I found myself not listening to New York/Boston but rather to Oakland/Tampa Bay.
If it was indeed a playoff preview, it would make a hell of a more exciting October than watching the Yanks beat up the artists formerly known as the Red Sox.
I'm just glad a big crowd showed up in Oakland to see the A's play.