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Open Thread: Game 55 - A's vs. Blue Jays

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The A's and Not-So-Smokin' Joe Blanton with an 0-5 record and a 6.66 ERA takes on ex-Athletic Ted Lilly with a 3-5 record and a 7.60 ERA.

The A's go with Kendall back in the leadoff spot, but oh no, Byrnes is patroling centerfield. Guess Kotsay needs a day off eventually. I just don't like the idea of Byrnes out there with a tough sun.

The A's lineup looks like this:

Kendall
Ellis
Kielty
Chavez
Byrnes
Hatteberg
Crosby
Johnson
Swisher

I do like Byrnes behind Chavez going against Ted Lilly. I just wish he was DHing.

The Blue Jays counter with this lineup:

Hudson
Catalanotto
Wells
Hillenbrand
Hinske
Hill
Zaun
Rios
Adams

It'll be interesting to see what Blanton's reaction to Macha's quotes in the press. We shall see.

LET'S GO OAK-LAND!!!!!!!