The Stat Line Of The Night – 09/15/09 – Cliff Lee
The Stat Line Of The Night – 09/16/09 – Trevor Cahill
Total Pro Sports – It was not too loo ago when the Texas Rangers found themselves in a heated battle atop the AL wild card standings with the Boston Red Sox. Things have changed since then as Boston is in the midst of a seven-game winning streak, while the Rangers went into last night’s game having lost three in a row and looking to avoid a sweep against the Oakland Athletics. Unfortunately, A’s pitcher Trevor Cahill had different plans.
Facing a Texas team that is hungry for a win, Cahill dominated opposing batters throughout the game, leaving most who faced him to take the long march back to their dugout. In his seven innings of work, he allowed only a single hit while striking out seven batters on route to a 4-0 victory. It was a dominating performance which helped Cahil earn himself “The Stat Line Of The Night” for Wednesday, September 16th, 2009.
The A’s have been a huge disappointment this season, sitting at 11 games below the .500 mark, but they have managed to wheel off three wins in a row coming against a team that finds itself with a shot at post-season play At least they had prior to this series. Oakland has little to play for over this final stretch, but with some continued success, they can give fans something to look forward to in 2010.