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Open Thread: Game 144 - A's at Minnesota

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The A's and Los Kirk with a 7-7 record and a 4.68 ERA take on the Twins and Matt Guerrier who makes his first start since 2004.

I hate this situation because the A's always, always seem to struggle against guys that they don't know well. The A's do have several ABs against him, but you just never know with our lovable muppets.

The A's send out this lineup tonight:

Kendall
Ellis
Bradley
Thomas
Chavez
Payton
Swisher
Johnson
Scutaro

In the limited ABs against Guerrier, Swisher has gone deep and Kendall and Payton have multiple hits. So we shall see. This is a key game given that the A's will be facing Liriano tomorrow.

The Twins send out this lineup:

Castillo
Punto
Mauer
Cuddyer
Morneau
Hunter
White
Tyner
Bartlett

The Twins also haven't faced Los Kirk very often, but Punto and (who else?) Morneau have done well. Especially A's killer Morneau with two bombs off Saarloos. Hopefully the turf helps Los Kirk instead of hurts tonight.

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