Komine makes '07 debut
OAKLAND, Calif. » With starting pitcher Joe Kennedy unable to find the strike zone in the first inning, Oakland Athletics manager Bob Geren turned to Kalani alumnus Shane Komine yesterday in a 10-3 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. Komine's 6 1/3 innings were Oakland's longest relief outing since Doug Johns went 6 2/3 innings against the New York Yankees on Aug. 23, 1996.
"I just felt like we had a lot of bullpen left because of the complete game last night by Joe Blanton and I just wanted to see if we could salvage it and I just felt that bringing Komine in there might give us a better chance," Geren said.
In his first appearance this season, Komine allowed four runs and six hits in the no-decision.
From staff and wire reports