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Open Thread: Game 51 - A's vs. Devil Rays

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The A's and Danny Haren with a 1-7 record and a 4.87 ERA go against the Devil Rays and Hideo "I've Got the A's Number" Nomo with a 3-4 record and a 6.00 ERA.

The A's look to get a streak going in the other direction after snapping an eight-game streak last night and welcoming back shortstop Bobby Crosby.

The A's are mixing it up with this lineup tonight (perhaps Macha is finally listening to AN and leaving Kendall in the leadoff spot):

Kendall
Scutaro
Kotsay
Chavez
Johnson
Hatteberg
Crosby
Kielty
Swisher

Both Scutaro and Johnson get bumped up in the lineup against the righty. Scoot is an interesting choice in the second spot in the lineup. Last season, he probably wouldn't have had a sniff at that position, but he's already surpassed last year's walk total proving that if you follow the team philosophy you'll get rewarded. Unless of course your name is Watson.

The Devil Rays counter with this lineup:

Crawford
Lugo
Lee
Phelps
Huff
Cantu
Sanchez
Hall
Green

Baby steps, guys, baby steps.

LET'S GO A'S!!!!!!!