Jimmy Durkin in for Joe Stiglich today.
The A’s are getting set for a tough road trip to New York, Boston and Cleveland and will try to salvage a split of the 10-game homestand by winning their third straight against the Blue Jays. Guillermo Moscoso is on the mound for the A’s against Toronto left-hander Luis Perez. The lineups are a little late because A’s manager Bob Melvin met with the media later than normal with the A’s not taking BP on a day game after a night game.
Michael Wuertz threw in the bullpen today for the first time since going on the DL with a thumb injury. Melvin said he expects Wuertz to throw at least one more bullpen session before they send him on a rehab assignments.
Here’s a look at the lineups:
A’s: 2B Weeks, CF Crisp, DH Matsui, LF Willingham, 1B Allen, RF Jackson, SS Pennington, C Suzuki, 3B Sizemore, P Moscoso.
Blue Jays: 2B Hill, LF Thames, RF Bautista, 1B Encarnacio, CF Rasmus, 3B Lawrie, DH Teahen, C Arencibia, SS McDonald, P Perez.