Oakland Athletics’ second-baseman, Mark Ellis, who made his first start tonight since injuring his hamstring, left the game in the sixth due to a leg injury. The Athletics utility player, Adam Rosales, who is hitting over .300 so far this year, replaced Ellis in the sixth.
The A’s starting pitcher, Gio Gonzalez, who is dealing with personal issues right now, did not have his best stuff tonight. Gonzalez allowed five runs in 4 1/3 innings of work. In addition, Gonzalez struck out five while walking five.
A’s 1B Daric Barton and SS Cliff Pennington both started tonight. Pennington was expected to play, however, Barton was not. Barton suffered a deep bruise to his elbow in last Sunday’s game against the visiting Baltimore Orioles.
A’s RHP, Trevor Cahill, who started last year for the A’s rotation depsite being only 21-years old, was sent down to Triple-A shortly after being activated from the DL. Cahill was dealing with shoulder issues, but is said to be healthy now. Cahill is expected to see time in Triple-A to start the season.
A’s RP Michael Wuertz, who has been sidelined with an injury, is close to joining the A’s this week.
Sorry for the short post, but I’ve been short on time today. I’ll be sure to update this post after tonight’s game.