Open Game Thread: Game 19 (The Real One) - Oakland A's at Texas

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The A's and current ace Dallas Braden head into Texas to hopefully actually play a game today as opposed to the rainout last night.  The A's got to skip Josh Outman this time which should be good for them as they try and get folks like Justin Duchscherer closer to rejoining the rotation.

Braden is 2-2 with a 2.52 ERA.  He faces Vicente Padilla who is 1-1 with an 8.27 ERA.  Course don't let that fool you as Padilla normally seems to have outstanding outings versus our green and gold.


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2009 - Dallas Braden 2-2 4 4 0 0 0 0 25.0 24 7 7 2 8 12 2.52 1.28


vs:


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2009 - Vicente Padilla 1-1 4 4 0 0 0 0 20.2 30 19 19 4 8 15 8.27 1.84


 

The A's offense is as much as mystery to me this year as why Jack on Lost had to go home to grow a "castaway-like" beard and he always is clean shaven on a remote island.  I can't seem to figure this team out. It's like any time anyone puts on the green and gold it sucks away any kind of hitting ability they had.  The lone exception I can think of in recent seasons is Frank Thomas.  Everyone else?  Well, it's sort of like the green in the A's uniform represents kryptonite to their hitting.  I do expect Matt Holliday to be better as he adjusts.  He's too damn good and playing for a contract for next year.  The rest of the A's?  I guess it would help if they can remain healthy somehow.  That being said, here is today's lineup:




You had to know that when Billy Beane constructed this team that it was going to be a challenge to keep it healthy.  What with so many guys coming off surgeries and the rotating door of injuries that Giambi and Nomar have continued to go through.  Hey, at least the A's have one iron man at short stop now.  The main issue being is that his backup is having to play all around the diamond now, substituting for the guys who can hit.

LET'S GO A'S!!!!!!!

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