Open Thread: Spring Training Game 7

Rich Pilling

baseballgirl is live in Phoenix at Spring Training Game 7, where the Oakland Athletics are taking on the San Francisco Giants. Could this be a preview of another, more important Game 7?

This game will be the next installment of the FanPost Game Recap Contest, and users "Trojanbrand" and "eastbaywolverine" (and maybe "hero66") will be posting recaps in the FanPosts shortly after the game. Make sure to vote for the one you like best by giving it a "rec" and the recap with the most rec’s will go up on the front page at the end of the night!

Good morning all, and Happy Friday to you! I have escaped to Phoenix for the weekend, where I am soaking in the sun, the drinks, and the A's. Today's recap will include what we saw live, so it might actually be more helpful than, "Some play happened, and someone is on third base--no first--no third, but we have no idea how he got there." Or maybe it won't be helpful. Either way. At least I'll tell you how everyone looks.

In case you didn't hear, Brett Anderson is going to start the season opener for the A's. And I've been saying that I'm going to throw an A's opening night party in Los Angeles, but I think I'm really going to do that. So if you live in the SoCal area, look for a post!

Back to today's game. Jarrod Parker will take the mound for the A's against the Giants' Madison Bumgarner. The A's will be looking to start the Bay Area rivalry off right, so they'll be sending out this lineup:

San Francisco Giants

1. Angel Pagan (S) CF
2. Marco Scutaro (R) 2B
3. Cole Gillespie (R) LF
4. Brandon Belt (L) DH
5. Brett Pill (R) 1B
6. Joaquin Arias (R) 3B
7. Francisco Peguero (R) RF
8. Kensuke Tanaka (L) SS
9. Jackson Williams (R) C

Your Defending AL West Champions 2013 Oakland Athletics

1. Jemile Weeks (S) 2B
2. Scott Sizemore (R) DH
3. Chris Young (R) CF
4. Yoenis Cespedes (R) LF
5. Jed Lowrie (S) SS
6. Derek Norris (R) C
7. Seth Smith (L) RF
8. Josh Donaldson (R) 3B
9. Daric Barton (L) 1B

And the pitchers:

Jarrod Parker*
Travis Blackley
Kyler Newby
Jerry Blevins*
Ryan Cook*
Sean Doolittle*

* = Spring Debut

LET'S GO OAK-LAND!

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