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Open Thread: Game 54 - A's vs. Twins

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The A's and Barry Zito with a 4-3 record and a 3.16 ERA takes on the Twins and Grant Brisbee's favorite pitcher Boof Bonser with a 1-0 record and a 4.09 ERA.

This could, and I emphasize could, be a nice matchup for Zito. The Twins current roster has a .193 batting average against Zito and a .282 OBP. Morneau has a .400 average and OBP against Zito and Rondell White has handled Zito well, but other than that, the lineup hasn't done much.

The A's send out this group to face Boof:

Kotsay
Swisher
Chavez
Thomas
Crosby
Payton
Johnson
Kendall
Scutaro

What, no Kendall hitting in the three-hole? Someone get Billy Beane on the phone.

The Twinkies send out this lineup to go against Mr. Z.

Ford
Castillo
Mauer
Hunter
Cuddyer
Morneau
White
Batista
Castro

Beware the six and seven spot in the lineup, Mr. Zito.

The real question is, can Kendall go yard in back-to-back games? If he does, we might have to upgrade the AN servers.

LET'S GO A'S!!!