The A's break their 10-game losing streak. Dallas Braden pitches seven effective innings. Brad Ziegler throws two more scoreless innings, giving him 37 consecutive shutout innings to start his career, and picks up his first career save.
Braden's ERA is 4.62. Since he's essentially replacing Joe Blanton (4.96 ERA) in the rotation, that's pretty good. Blanton is easily replaced, and the A's both save money, and get three prospects. That deal has worked out well so far.
Ziegler's ERA is 0.00, obviously. If Ziegler went out in his next appearance and gave up 19 runs without recording an out, his ERA would be...(drumroll please)...4.62.