Open Thread: Game 126 - A's vs. Blue Jays

It's not quite as bad as missing your own funeral, which I also plan to do (I plan to double-book a really important hair appointment that I just don't want to reschedule), but I will confess it feels pretty lame to be home missing AN Day. Such is the life of the hernia recovery blogfather-patient-thingy, but, with the silver lining that I can provide these game threads for you tonight! So sit back, relax with some Percocet and Aleve (what, we're not all doing it?), and enjoy. gigglingone has promised me a Brandon Allen grand slam tonight.

Meanwhile, Gio Gonzalez' recent performances have only given us indigestion. He'll try to get back on track against the RHP Henderson Alvarez, who made his debut against the A's in Toronto on August 10th (5 IP, 8 hits, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K).

For the second time in a week Eric Sogard gets a start at 3B, suggesting that perhaps Sizemore's every day job could be morphing into an occasional Sizemore-Sogard platoon. Willingham, leading the team with 21 HRs, gets the day off. Here are the full lineups, courtesy of Baseball Press, who got them courtesy of who knows?

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Athletics Nation

You must be a member of Athletics Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Athletics Nation. You should read them.

Join Athletics Nation

You must be a member of Athletics Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Athletics Nation. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker