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Open Thread: Game 139 - A's vs. Mariners

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The A's and Danny Haren with a 12-10 record and a 3.86 ERA take on the Mariners and Ryan Franklin with a 6-14 record and a 5.24 ERA.

The A's struggling offense looks to make sense of chemically-enhanced Ryan Franklin. Franklin has an 8.33 ERA since he came back from his suspension. So, could he possibly help cure what ills our A's offense?

Let's hope so.

The A's lineup looks like this:

Ellis
Kendall
Kotsay
Chavez
Payton
Hatteberg
Johnson
Scutaro
Watson

Finally, Macha is messing around with the lineup to try and stimulate things. Swisher gets a must-needed day off. We'll see if Kendall's day off yesterday helps him.

The M's counter with this lineup:

Suzuki
Reed
Ibanez
Sexson
Beltre
Dobbs
Lopez
Betancourt
Ojeda

Let's get back in the winning column before we get back on the road. But the good news is that this team has played exceptionally well on the road lately. Get a win and get on that plane.

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