Take note of this win for Nate Robertson because outings like this have come few and far between for the lefty. The A's sport a lineup that doesn't scare anybody so perhaps they were just what Nate needed to get back on track.
Fernando closed things out with 1.1 innings of work to pick up his 3rd save of the season.
- The A's issued a whopping 10 walks today, 7 coming from their starter Greg Smith.
- Ryan Raburn was 1 for 3 with 2 walks. In the 8th he hit an RBI double that turned into an error and allowed him to score. This put the game out of reach at 6-1.
- Miguel had a double and 2 walks. He's hitting the shit out of the ball right now (.652 SLG since the All Star break).
- Curtis was 1 for 4 with a homerun. His curse against southpaws is a thing of the past.
- Nate's day: 7.2 IP, 5 hits, 1 run and 5 K's, and he was in total control from the get-go.
Tayshaun Prince had 0 points and 3 rebounds in 7 minutes of action as the USA beat up on China, 101-70. Yao had 13 and 10 for China as he played through the pain of his troubled left foot. At the start things looked interesting as the Chinese hit a number of open 3's while the Americans kept chucking bricks. Ironically China resemble Duke basketball more than Coach K's U.S. squad, spreading the floor and shooting those 3's in transition. Regardless, USA had the lead almost all the way as China's front line couldn't hang with the likes of Dwight Howard. I think the U.S. had between 200 and 250 dunks in this game. That's a rough estimation.