BK: The Reds face Dan Straily in the first game of this weird two game series... another guy that they've never faced. What should we expect?
CM: Sliders. His fastball is pretty meh, it's straight-ish and he can get to about 92 MPH on a good day. He has a changeup, but he only throws it about a third as much as he does the slider. The slider is his swing and miss pitch... unless he can't locate it. When it stays up and hangs, it goes far. I'm morbidly curious to see what happens in a launching pad like Great American ballpark.
BK: The A's have won a ton of game so far this year, with what looks like an average offense on paper (7th in the AL in runs scored, 8th in HR). Is that a concern going forward?
BK: For a team that doesn't have any guys who are lighting up the offensive leaderboards, the A's are getting the job done. Who's been the most valuable hitter for the A's this year?