Scott Kazmir allowed six runs on 11 hits and a walk with nine strikeouts over 5.1 innings in a no decision against the Phillies on Sunday.
Kazmir struck out nine batters in five innings which is great, but the 11 hits and six earned runs isn't. Kazmir was dominant early in the year but hasn't been lately. His ERA is up to 3.63 and his regression has hurt the Athletics as they are experiencing a major collapse. Analyst: Colby Conway View Profile
Drew Pomeranz tossed five shutout innings and allowed just one hit and two walks with six strikeouts during the A's 3-0 loss to the Phillies on Saturday.
While healthy this year, Pomeranz has been spot on, as he has a 2.53 ERA and 1.16 WHIP. Unfortunately, health has been his issue, as he's only totaled 10 starts in 20 appearances. He'll look to continue his success against Texas next week. Analyst: Ben Diamond View Profile
Soto has been in the mix behind the plate since coming over to Oakland but hasn't quite found the success you'd like to see. He is 1-for-13 over his last five games, but to get Derek Norris some added rest, he'll get the nod Sunday. Analyst: Howard Bender View Profile