The brooms were out at the Coliseum yesterday where the Oakland A’s finished up a home-stand with a three-game sweep of the Texas Rangers. We’ll be facing them again this coming weekend in Arlington, following a three-game set in Cleveland.
Season series so far: 1-2
The A’s dropped two of three at home to Cleveland back in mid-July, so this is a good opportunity to make amends at Progressive Field. The soon-to-be Guardians are hovering around .500, although that record is helped by them taking advantage of the Royals and Tigers (18-7). The probable pitching match-ups are as follows:
- Gm1. Sean Manaea – Triston McKenzie
- Gm2. Frankie Montas – Cal Quantrill
- Gm3. Chris Bassitt – Eli Morgan
Cleveland’s time zone means that the get-away day-game on Thursday is at the unusually early time (for Oakland) of 18.10 here in the UK.
Season series so far: 8-5
The A’s record against the struggling Rangers needed improving and the recent sweep has now pushed us past .500 against them. We need to carry on that trend this coming weekend.
The probable pitching match-ups are:
- Gm1. Cole Irvin – Dane Dunning
- Gm2. James Kaprielian – Jordan Lyles
- Gm3. Sean Manaea – Kolby Allard
Once again, the different time zone means the day-game on Sunday is a couple of hours earlier than we normally experience from the West Coast.