Game Thread 8/09 vs. Oakland

Friday, August 09 2013 @ 06:07 PM EDT

Contributed by: Gerry

The boys are back in town after a day off. Oakland are in town for four games including a Monday day game. Once Oakland leave town the Red Sox show up for the first of 10 straight games against the AL East.

The A's are in a mini slump, they have lost six of seven.

Esmil Rogers faces Jarrod Parker tonight. Rogers is at 93 innings entering tonights game. He threw 80 innings the last two seasons. I assume the Jays will let Rogers pitch through August, 5 more starts, then move him to the bullpen.