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Open Thread: Game 91 - A's vs. Rangers

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Danny Haren tries to pitch the A's to a series win today against Chris Young, whose Rangers are hoping to salvage a split of a series in which their hitters were 3 for their first 52.

You have to feel a little bad for Chris Young. Here's a guy who is having a solid rookie year (8-5, 4.01), and yet:

  • Thanks to Cy, he will never the best pitcher named C. Young
  • Thanks to Curt, he is not even the best pitcher named C. Young on the field today
  • Thanks to Michael, he is not even the best Young in his own lineup
Perhaps these realities are so demoralizing to Chris Young that it is beginning to affect his performance. In his last 5 starts, the "pitcher formerly coveted by the Sacramento Kings" has lasted just 23.1 innings, allowing 8 HRs and compiling an 8.10ERA.

Today's starting lineups:

Dellucci
Young
Teixeira
Blalock
Soriano
Mench
Matthews Jr.
Hidalgo
Barajas

Kendall
Kotsay
Crosby
Chavez
Hatteberg
Payton
Johnson
Swisher
Scutaro