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Open Thread: Game 119 - A's vs. Mariners

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The A's and Los Kirk with a 4-6 record and a 4.89 ERA take on the Mariners and Joel Pineiro with a 7-10 record and a 5.91 ERA.

Well, if the remarkable streak against the Mariners was to ever end, tonight would be the night. Saarloos has struggled as a starter this season. As a starter, his ERA is 5.37 and as a reliever his ERA is nearly a run and a half lower at 3.94.

The A's lineup looks like this:

Kendall
Kotsay
Bradley
Thomas
Chavez
Payton
Swisher
Scutaro
Ellis

The A's as a team have good numbers against Pineiro with a .280 batting average and a .353 OBP. Mark Ellis, Frank Thomas and Milton Bradley should seem particularly amped to see the Mariners pitcher.

The M's send out this lineup to try and stop the A's streak against them at 13 straight wins:

Suzuki
Lopez
Beltre
Ibanez
Broussard
Johjima
Dobbs
Betancourt
Bloomquist

The formula is very simple for Los Kirk, keep the ball down against an aggressive swinging team and you should have good success. Keep it up and you'll get hurt and the streak will die.

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