Matt Harvey vs. Stephen Strasburg headlines the weekend in baseball.
So tomorrow night we get Stephen Strasburg against Matt Harvey in what figures to be one of the premier pitching match-ups of the year. I’m not leaving my couch. I’m turning my phone off, and I’m focusing in on this one. I am bailed out because the wife has to work, so other than a few loads of laundry I’m completely off the hook.
Here are the five best series of the weekend:
1) Oakland Athletics (12-3) at Tampa Bay Rays (5-10)
The Rays have suffered from some tough luck. Just tonight they were walked off by a Matt Wieters grand slam at Camden Yards. It’s early, but it’s approaching ‘ride or die’ time for Joe Maddon’s club. Meanwhile, the A’s and their scrap pieces are continuing to be the A’s. They’ve strung together a very motley crew. Look at what Jed Lowrie, Eric Sogard and Coco Crisp are doing. They get Brandon Moss back this weekend, fresh off fatherhood. Honestly you wouldn’t recognize any of these guys at th