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Open Thread: Game 34 - A's at Boston

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The A's and Barry Zito with a 1-4 record and a 5.48 ERA go against Matt Clement with a 4-0 record and a 3.35 ERA.

Zito has an opportunity to be a stopper for the A's, which is what his role is supposed to be being the veteran on the staff. Although I'm not convinced that Clement is a good matchup for the A's because he throws such a good slider. We all know how Chavez, Byrnes and Durazo do with a good slider. Not good.

The A's need a win today to avoid the Boston Massacre.

Here is the A's starting lineup:

Kotsay
Kendall
Chavez
Durazo
Kielty
Hatteberg
Scutaro
Ginter
Byrnes

The Red Sox counter with this group:

Damon
Renteria
Ramirez
Ortiz
Millar
Varitek
Payton
Mueller
Bellhorn

LET'S GO OAKLAND!!!!!!!