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Open Thread: Game 84 - A's vs. Tigers

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Baseball is a funny game sometimes. For instance, if someone had asked any of us on Sunday how the A's would do against the team with the best record in the MLB after seeing the sweep by Arizona, I think the answer is 'not very well'. But that's why the games are played on the field, and not on paper.

But on the field, Kenny Rogers has been amazing facing the A's, and especially at the Coliseum. And Saarloos was shaky at best during his last outing. Which, on opposite day, means that the A's have a great chance of getting the win today, and the series sweep.

Make no mistake about it; to win a series against the Tigers is a great acomplishment, which we've already done. But I think I speak for all of us when I say that we're looking for a little icing. And a really great pounding couldn't happen against a nicer pitcher.

Lineups:

Granderson
Polanco
Rodriguez
Thames
Guillen
Monroe
Gomez
Shelton
Inge

Ellis
Kendall
Crosby
Thomas
Payton
Swisher
Kotsay
Kielty
Scutaro