Danny Haren makes his regular season debut for the Oakland Athletics going against Erik Bedard, the much-coveted pitcher in any trade talks with the O's (and rumored to be a part of a possible Zito deal last offseason before all the other deals went down).
Bobby Kielty gets his first start of the season, and it's no surprise because he still pounds left-handed pitching. What is a bit surprising is that he's hitting behind Eric Chavez. Kendall is batting third, as Macha promised to do a bit during spring training.
The lineup looks like this:
Swisher makes the start at first base while Kielty is playing in right field.
The O's, meanwhile, have changed up a few in their lineup, leaving Matos and Bigbie on the bench.
Hopefully, the A's take the series, Haren gets off to a good start in green and gold and the A's head into Tampa on a mini-roll.
Question: Just for fun, when do you think we'll first see Melhuse behind the dish? I added a poll about it, so click on entry link to vote.
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When do you think the first time we'll see Melhuse start a game?
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Somewhere Between Games 4-10
Somewhere Between Games 11-20
Somewhere Between Games 21-40
Somewhere Between Games 41-162
Wait, Someone Else is Going to Catch Beside Kendall?