Daniel Cabrera, RH Danny Haren, RH (8-11, 5.00) (10-8, 3.90)
Edit: Cabrera was a last-minute scratch.
Eric DuBose, LH Danny Haren, RH (0-0, 27.00) (10-8, 3.90) 2B B Roberts DH J Kendall LF E Byrnes CF M Kotsay 3B M Mora SS B Crosby SS M Tejada 3B E Chavez DH J Lopez RF B Kielty 1B J Gibbons 1B D Johnson CF L Matos LF J Payton RF D Newhan 2B M Ellis C S Fasano C A Melhuse
Cabrera desperately needs a good start, and it'd be a good time for it, too. He could help lead us to a sweep in Oakland, which would just be a nice thing at this point. After today, go A's, because I don't want to watch the Yankees in October.
I like Haren and he's been good this year, on fire his last three outings, lowering his ERA from 4.36 to 3.90. He's got decent strikeout numbers, a good WHIP (1.25) and he's only 24. I liked the Mulder trade when the A's made it and it's turned out to be a bargain, especially considering Haren's cost and age. He is a superior pitcher to Mulder in every way, and he didn't go to Michigan State. (For the record, he's a Pepperdine alum.)