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Open Thread: Game 63 - A's vs. Mets

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The A's and Simmerin' Joe Blanton with a 1-6 record and a 6.13 ERA take on the Mets and Tom Glavine with a 4-5 record and a 4.56 ERA.

Blanton may be near the end of his rope in chances. The problem is that the A's don't have too many other pitchers to take his place. So he might get a longer rope than before.

The A's lineup looks like this, and as I suspected, the rejuvenated Hazy Shade of Ginter is back in the lineup (at third, nonetheless):

Kendall
Kotsay
Kielty
Chavez
Crosby
Ginter
Byrnes
Swisher
Ellis

Crosby is in the fifth spot in the lineup, which is exactly where I want to see the kid.

The Mets counter with this group:

Reyes
Cairo
Beltran
Floyd
Piazza
Anderson
Wright
Mientkiewicz
Diaz

The A's get Smoltz and then Glavine within a week. You'd think this was 1999.

LET'S GO OAK-LAND!!!!!!! IT'S GOOD TO BE HOME AGAIN!