After a sluggish start to his season, Oakland right-hander Dan Haren is looking to post his fourth straight win as he faces the punchless New York Mets in the middle game of their series at McAfee Field.
A six-game losing skid early in the season didn’t faze Haren. He beat Atlanta 6-4 on Friday, depsite not having his best stuff.
Haren said he was “ecstatic” because he won, giving up six hits and four runs in 6 2-3 innings, even though he said, “I really didn’t have much. I didn’t have my breaking ball at all.”
The A’s took the series opener 5-0 as the Mets continue to struggle, dropping five of their last six games. They have failed to score more than three runs in any of those losses.
Cairo left Tuesday’s defeat in the seventh with tightness in his left hamstring and Cameron has a dislocated finger and a strained right quad that has also contributed to swelling in his knee.