Caught the beginning of the game on YES here in New York, and the Yankees' announcers mentioned that even though Vazquez's fastball has been mediocre this year, he should challenge the A's because they are not a threatening lineup. Essentially what I've been saying --- this is a team that can often be beat by simply throwing strikes. Yeah, they did hit two HRs off of him but the point stands.
On the other side of the bump, Gio Gonzalez obviously struggled with his command (though I didn't watch much past the 1st inning) and is exactly the type of pitcher who the A's would be able to score runs off. It's way too early to pull him, especially with how good his stuff has looked --- but keep in mind Trevor Cahill made his first AAA start last night and though he was mediocre (3 BB, 2 R in 3.2 IP) if he starts to perform in Sacramento, Gio will have to watch his back.
Zack will post a proper game recap later in the day.