Friday, July 19
AJ Griffin__________Jered Weaver
A's: Griffin has allowed two or fewer runs in four of his past five starts, all the while lowering his WHIP to an impressive 1.12. In his last start, he limited the Red Sox to six hits over eight shutout innings.Other guys: It looked like Weaver was settling into a groove, giving up two runs in a 20 2/3-inning stretch spanning three starts. But the Angels' ace gave up four runs in 5 2/3 innings in a loss at Safeco Field to finish the first half.
Saturday, July 20
Dan Straily__________CJ Wilson
A's: Straily has given up just three hits total in his past two starts, spanning 13 1/3 innings, and has limited opponents to two runs or fewer in seven of his past nine outings.Other guys: Wilson finished the second half as the Angels' hottest starting pitcher, at 5-1 with a 2.04 ERA over his past six starts. He'll look to avoid the debilitating second half of 2012, when he posted a 5.54 ERA in 16 starts.
Sunday, July 21
Bartolo "All Star" Colon______Jerome Williams
A's: Colon has only yielded just 15 walks and nine home runs in 126 2/3 innings. In his final start before the break, he allowed Boston two runs on eight hits and no walks with four strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings.Other guys: Williams hit a really tough patch in three July starts, recording no more than 10 outs each turn while giving up 18 runs (17 earned). Williams posted a 19.13 ERA in that stretch, inflating an ERA that started July at 3.21.