Happy Birthday to Bartolo Colon. He turns the same age as his jersey number, 40.
After a rough start to the month of May the Oakland Athletics have found their winning stroke. The A’s will be in Houston for the weekend to take on the Houston Astros – a team that the A’s have a perfect record against this season. The Astros, who were moved to the AL West this season, have lost all six games they have played against Oakland. Yes, I am sure that Oakland have enjoyed welcoming Houston to the AL West due to their perfect record against the team. And I am sure the A’s have no problem playing them 19 times during the season. Well, the A’s have a chance to continue this winning streak against Houston over the weekend in a 3-game series.
The Athletics will send Tommy Milone to the mound for game one of the series. Milone is coming off of his first win in his last six games. He lost five games in a row before beating the Kansas City Royals on May 18. Tommy Milone is 4-5 with a 3.47 ERA with 49 strikeouts.
Erik Bedard will go to the hill for Houston to oppose Milone and the A’s. Bedard has received four no-decisions over his last four starts. He has a whacky 0-2 record over seven starts this year. He also has a 6.00 ERA on the season.
Saturday, May 25, 4:15 PM PDT
Sunday, May 26, 11:10 PM PDT
Bartolo Colon (4-2, 4.31 ERA) vs. Dallas Keuchel (1-1, 4.93 ERA)