It’s 9 a.m. here in California, which mean’s we’re 10 hours away from Javier Vazquez’s attempt to get his season back on track against the Oakland A’s. As Josh wrote in today’s paper, Vazquez is working through some mechanical issues.
“It’s easily correctable,” Vazquez said. “This is something I’ve done pretty much all of my career. That’s my key. Sometimes I get away from it and then have to remind myself to get back to it.”
At 9-5, Oakland has been one of the better teams in the league the first two weeks. Like the Yankees, they won series against their division rivals — the Mariners and Angels — and they’ve since taken three of four against the lowly Orioles.
Despite how well they’re playing, there is good news for Vazquez.
Mark Ellis is a career .188 hitter against him. Eric Chavez, a career .100 hitter. Kurt Suzuki, .111. Kevin Kouzmanoff, .167.
Those are the only A’s with more than five career at-bats against Vazquez, and so far none of them has had consistent success. At this point, I’m sure Vazquez will take all of the help he can get.
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