What the hell kind of season is Dallas Braden having?

It is a strange season for him, no doubt about it.
He has had surreal controversy regarding A-Rod walking on his mound.
He had the heart warming Mother’s Day perfect game and his grandmother telling A-Rod to stick it.
He did a good job delivering a Top Ten list on Letterman.
He’s got 5 complete games plus 2 shutouts (which lead the AL).
So he has the aura of being a good pitcher.
But he has a losing record… and not just a hard luck Cole Hamels kind of losing record… he’s gotten BOMBED.
And tonight, with the A’s having a sliver of hope, and Texas already in the loss column… he coughs up 5 runs in a brutal second inning that takes the A’s out of it early and makes their wild 9th inning seem like desperation rather than a genuine comeback attempt.
And I thought Dice-K was tough to figure out!

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