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After receiving 11 days' rest following his seven-inning win over the
According to mlb.com, McCarthy was to be held to a pitch count of 85 for Tuesday's game by Manager Bob Melvin in an effort to avoid a flare up of the shoulder soreness McCarthy has dealt with this season. He was forced to go on the disabled list for two weeks in May because of it and McCarthy and the A's are erring on the side of caution this time.
"I'm always kind of worried about that," McCarthy told mlb.com of another potential bout of soreness. "Especially now, without this kind of extended rest, it's a fight to get through it, and we're doing everything we can. I'm confident that [Wednesday] it should be fine, I should be able to go get back on a normal routine, but I've been proven wrong a bunch of times before with it."
McCarthy struck out five and walked one on Tuesday and only allowed one runner past first base while improving to 6-3 and lowering his earned-run average to 2.54.
He picked up his sixth straight win and has a 1.96 ERA over his last seven starts.
Oakland is 34-36 for third place in the
Doug Slaten (Glendale Community College, 1999) relief pitcher,
In 2/3 of an inning upon relieving starter
Slaten has rebounded in his last two outings though, tossing single spotless innings in a 9-2 win over the
Marco Estrada (Glendale Community College, 2003) starting pitcher,
His return may be drawing near, though, as the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported Estrada was slated to throw 75 pitches in a start Thursday for Triple-A Nashville with a return to the Brewers as early as Tuesday a possibility if all goes well.