Good afternoon and welcome to Hump Day baseball, on the week of a lazy early summer long weekend where possibilities of magic seem endless. Maybe this will be the summer; the team; the year that will never be forgotten.
The A's are playing light tonight with their "B" lineup, but they've started a lot of games with "B" pitchers lately and won them all, so what do I know. I know that Tommy Milone started the last game the A's lost, through no fault of his own. In his last two starts, he went 8 and 6 innings respectively, only allowing one run over both. He will be pitching on the road tonight, and will try to win the A's fifth game in a row.
The A's will be facing off against Erik Bedard (LHP), so the lineup will reflect that.
Here are your lineups. Neither stiff neck is in the lineup; both Crisp and Lowrie will sit this one out, but on the bright side, we will get to see Kyle Blanks make a start at first base, and get multiple at-bats during this one. Here we go:
|OAKLAND A'S||TAMPA BAY RAYS|
|Craig Gentry - CF||Wil Myers - RF|
|Kyle Blanks - 1B||Evan Longoria - 3B|
|Josh Donaldson - 3B||James Loney - 1B|
|Yoenis Cespedes - DH||Brandon Guyer - LF|
|Derek Norris - C||Sean Rodriguez - 2B|
|Brandon Moss - LF||Yunel Escobar - SS|
|A. Callaspo - 2B||D. Jennings - CF|
|Josh Reddick - RF||Logan Forsythe - DH|
|Nick Punto - SS||Ryan Hanigan - C|
|Tommy Milone - LHP||Erik Bedard - LHP|
LET'S GO OAK-LAND!