I was thinking about going to the game tonight, but I'm afraid if I show up a few minutes late, I might miss the whole game.
The average time of game for these two starters this year is 2:17. And that doesn't even take into account that none of Buehrle's previous starts were against the A's, who can't hit diddly squat. This game might be done by 9:00pm, if anybody manages to score a run somehow.
Ken Macha should give Eric Chavez the night off. Lifetime against Buehrle, he's hitting .207/.200/.310. Take a day off, and see if it helps cure his slump. Wednesday he gets a familiar opponent, Freddie Garcia. Give Hatteberg a night off, too: he's .190/.190/.333 against Buehrle. While we're at it, sit Durazo, too, and play with as many right-handed bats as possible: Ginter at third, Swisher at first, Byrnes and Kielty in the outfield corners. Harden don't need no steenkin' defense anyway.
Maybe, if my neck is feeling better, I'll go to the game tomorrow instead, since it's not on TV.