Game Thread #3 (Doubleheader): Oakland Athletics vs. Cleveland Indians

Thearon W. Henderson

We're back at it! Game #2 starts right now, as the A's try to take the series from the Indians, and erase the memories of Opening Night!

Hello everyone, and welcome to another A's baseball game. Just another Wednesday of 6 hours of A's baseball; did you miss it?!

Tonight's game will feature a whole different cast of characters, including a starting pitcher that we have not seen; debuting from Triple-A, Josh Lindblom! Apparently, we can have nice things. From MLB.com:

Clubs participating in split doubleheaders are allowed to employ a 26th man on their active roster for the second game, so the A's didn't have to take another player off their current roster to make room for Lindblom.

This way, the A's can keep their starting rotation in order, while just using one of those starters today. For Lindblom, this has to be an unexpected, and fun, chance to shine. He will be facing off against the Indians'  Zach McAllister.

Let's see if A's lineup number 2 can do as well as the first squad did; it would be nice to give Lindblom some early runs. No pressure.

Here's our game lineups:

The Cleveland Indians

1. Nyjer Morgan (L) CF
2. Nick Swisher (S) 1B
3. Jason Kipnis (L) DH
7. David Murphy (L) RF
8. Mike Aviles (R) 2B

Your 2014 Oakland Athletics!

1. Sam Fuld (L) CF
2. Josh Donaldson (R) 3B
3. Jed Lowrie (S) SS
4. Brandon Moss (L) DH
5. Yoenis Cespedes (R) LF
6. John Jaso (L) C
7. Josh Reddick (L) RF
8. Nick Punto (S) 2B
9. Daric Barton (L) 1B

LET'S GO OAK-LAND!

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