UPDATES & NEWS
Coco Crisp is not in the Athletics starting lineup on Wednesday.
Crisp is dealing with a sore hamstring and by sitting tonight he will get two more full days off as the A's do not play again until Friday at which point the team is hopeful Crisp could return. Craig Gentry will again get the start in center and is batting 8th versus Angels red hot starter Tyler Skaggs.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Wandy Rodriguez allowed just one run on five hits and three walks with five strikeouts over five innings against the Angels on Friday.
Sigh. He’s like that bad penny you just can’t get rid of, no matter how hard you try. Just when you think Major League teams have had enough of him and his boring mediocrity, someone goes and brings good ol’ Wandy back from the dead. It’s difficult to imagine that he’ll last long with the Rangers, especially with the number of home runs he normally allows, but consider this the warning to stay away. This start may not look bad on the surface, but it’s just setting you up for something downright horrible in the future. He’ll get another start next week against the Mariners, but we cannot, in good conscience, recommend using him. Analysis: Howard Bender