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Open Thread: Game 3 - A's at Baltimore

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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:

Kotsay
Byrnes
Kendall
Chavez
Kielty
Durazo
Ginter
Swisher
Scutaro

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.

Roberts
Newhan
Mora
Tejada
Sosa
Palmeiro
Lopez
Surhoff
Gibbons

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.

LET'S GO A'S!!!!

Poll

When do you think the first time we'll see Melhuse start a game?

This poll is closed

  • 42%
    Somewhere Between Games 4-10
    (35 votes)
  • 30%
    Somewhere Between Games 11-20
    (25 votes)
  • 7%
    Somewhere Between Games 21-40
    (6 votes)
  • 3%
    Somewhere Between Games 41-162
    (3 votes)
  • 15%
    Wait, Someone Else is Going to Catch Beside Kendall?
    (13 votes)
82 votes total Vote Now