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What Dallas Braden Needs to Do in Order to Become More Effective

For many Oakland A's fans, Dallas Braden has been a pleasant surprise as a top of the rotation starter for the A's, despite a 3-5 record and a 3.67 ERA.

But his record is deceiving.

The A's themselves have been shutout three times when Braden has taken the mound.

In another game, the A's only scored one run.

In his last start against the Tampa Bay Rays, he gave up just three runs. He didn't lose the ball game as it was yet another impressive outing for Braden.

Even with the strong showing, there's a major problem with Braden, especially in his loss to the Rays. What hurt him was the fact that once he got two strikes, he wasn't able to put the Rays' batters away.

It happened in tonight's game against the Seattle Mariners as well.
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