As I drove around today, I had my station tuned into 680 KNBR listening to the Giants/Cubs exhibition team wishing that the A's were a larger market team in my area so their game against the Brewers would get picked up. So anyway, as I laughed at the Giants as they seemed to be lost on how to get people out and let 8 runs score in the first 3 innings, little did I know that my beloved A's were also drowning in the middle of Phoenix. A lackluster showing with only 1 run scored by a solo homer from Dan Johnson, the A's left everyone else on base after 10 hits. Vets Mark Ellis and Jack Hannahan each had a pair of hits, and newbie Carlos Gonzalez picked up 2 as well. Final score 7 to 1. Joe Blanton allowed 6 earned in the first two innings with 3 SO and 1 BB. They will face off against the Brewers again tomorrow, same bat time, same bat channel.