Before I head down to the clubhouse, I wanted to pass along that the San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that Rich Harden has been scratched from tomorrow's start because of a sore right shoulder. Left-hander Dallas Braden, 23, will take his place.
Braden appeared in only one game at Double-A before this season. He was promoted to Triple-A last week. Tomorrow will be his major league debut.
I wonder if Braden being left-handed influenced the A's?