Weather’s a bit warmer today than yesterday, as the temperature should get up to the mid-60s. I know, not quite Phoenix-like yet. But it’s getting there.
Not a ton of news today compared to Wednesday, but Justin Duchscherer is still scheduled to throw to hitters here tomorrow at Phoenix Muni as the team travels down to Tucson for a game against the Diamondbacks. We should have a report from Bob Geren on how things went either by the time the team arrives there or by after the game.
Gio Gonzalez will pitch Saturday’s split squad game at Scottsdale Stadium against the Giants, and Clayton Mortensen will pitch here in Phoenix against the Padres. No update from Geren on pitcher John Meloan (elbow soreness) or outfielder Coco Crisp (left hamstring).
Today’s A’s lineup — Patterson CF, Ellis 2B, Sweeney RF, Kouzmanoff 3B, Barton 1B, Rosales SS, Buck LF, Powell C, Braden P