Now he's about substance, too.
Straily pitched the game of his life Tuesday night, tossing seven scoreless innings to beat the Rangers 1-0. He gave up two singles and walked nobody.
"He's got all the stuff, so I really think, when we look back, this might be his coming-out party," reliever Sean Doolittle said.
Straily is in the majors only because Brett Anderson is injured, and he gave a glimpse of what could be. He entered the game with a 5.23 ERA in two seasons, 7.27 this year.
This time, he had a different mindset, and it showed.
"The last few times out, I walked people, hit people. I wasn't getting hit hard. I was hurting myself. Tonight, my goal was to fill up the strike zone," said Straily, who outpitched Yu Darvish, who gave up a homer to Yoenis Cespedes.
"It would've been nice to give him three, four, five runs for a little breathing room," manager Bob Melvin said. "But who knows? Maybe that's what he needed, an outing where he had to be borderline perfect."
NEXT: Rangers (RHP Rick Wolf, 0-0, 0.00) vs. A's (RHP Jarrod Parker, 2-5, 6.04)
C John Jaso returned to the lineup at leadoff after missing five games behind the plate. He was hit in the right shin by a pitch on May 15. Jaso did start at DH on Saturday.
RHP Jarrod Parker is making his 10th start of the season Wednesday. He went 0-4 with an 8.10 ERA over his first five starts and 2-1 with a 4.07 ERA over the last four. Parker's 6.04 ERA is the fourth highest in the AL. He is 3-0 with a 2.70 ERA against Texas, his most wins against any team.
SS Jed Lowrie (right foot contusion) left Tuesday's game after being hit by a pitch. X-rays taken at the ballpark were negative, but manager Bob Melvin said Lowrie won't play Wednesday. He's hopeful for Friday in Houston.
CF Coco Crisp didn't start Tuesday after playing four straight games since coming off the DL after a hamstring injury. Manager Bob Melvin wanted to give Crisp a day off after a busy night on the base paths Monday.
LF Yoenis Cespedes homered in the third inning, his ninth of the year. He has homered in two of five meetings against Texas this season. It was his fifth career home run against the Rangers, second most against any opponent.
1B Daric Barton cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday. Barton was designated for assignment on Friday after an eight-game stint with the A's. He went 3-for-21 with a homer and three RBIs in that time.
RHP Dan Straily pitched the game of his life Tuesday night, tossing seven scoreless innings to beat the Rangers 1-0. He gave up two singles and walked nobody. "He's got all the stuff, so I really think, when we look back, this might be his coming-out party," reliever Sean Doolittle said.
"It hasn't sunk in yet. It's just another day at the office."—Rookie Dan Straily, of his 1-0 victory over the Rangers' Yu Darvish Tuesday.
SS Jed Lowrie (right foot contusion) left the May 21 game. He will sit out May 22 but he's hopeful for May 24 in Houston.
C John Jaso (stiff leg) remained unable to catch on May 20 because of a sore right leg incurred May 15. Jaso was available to pinch hit. Jaso finally returned to the starting lineup at catcher May 21.
RF Josh Reddick (sprained right wrist) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 7. He hit off a tee with a fungo bat and baseball bat on May 18, but he is not expected to come off the DL when eligible on May 22. He must take batting practice and then would go on at least a short rehab assignment. Manager Bob Melvin is hopeful Reddick joins the team May 24 in Houston for batting practice.
LHP Brett Anderson (sprained right ankle, stress fracture of the navicular bone in his right foot) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 30. He made a rehab start for Double-A Midland on May 12. He threw a bullpen session May 14. He will miss more than a month with a right stress fracture, the team announced May 17. Anderson, who had initially been expected to come off the DL on May 17, said he felt pain on the other side of the same foot while running on May 13. His foot will be immobilized in a boot for four weeks and then re-evaluated, and then he will need to rehab and build back up his innings, making a return date unlikely before late June. There is a chance the injury will require surgery if it has not begun to heal in four weeks when next examined; surgery would end Anderson's season.
SS/2B Hiro Nakajima (strained left hamstring) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 27. He began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Sacramento on May 3.
2B Scott Sizemore (torn left anterior cruciate ligament) went on the 15-day disabled list April 10, and he was transferred to the 60-day DL on April 22. He had season-ending surgery April 16.
RHP Fernando Rodriguez (torn ulnar collateral ligament in right elbow) went on the 60-day disabled list March 23. He had season-ending Tommy John surgery March 25.
RHP Andrew Carignan (Tommy John surgery in July 2012) began a throwing program in the fall. The non-roster reliever could be pitching again by midseason if his recovery continues to go well.
RHP Jarrod Parker
LHP Tommy Milone
RHP A.J. Griffin
RHP Bartolo Colon
RHP Dan Straily
RHP Grant Balfour (closer)
RHP Ryan Cook
LHP Sean Doolittle
LHP Jerry Blevins
RHP Pat Neshek
RHP Jesse Chavez
LHP Hideki Okajima
1B Brandon Moss
2B Eric Sogard
SS Jed Lowrie
3B Josh Donaldson
INF Adam Rosales
INF Nate Freiman
INF Luke Montz
LF Seth Smith
CF Coco Crisp
RF Yoenis Cespedes
OF Chris Young