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Open Thread: Game 150 - A's vs. Indians

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The A's and Los Kirk with a 7-7 record and a 4.70 ERA take on the Indians and Cliff Lee with a 12-10 record and a 4.47 ERA.

The A's look to rebound after a dismal night in which everything seemed to go awry. Pitching and hitting just weren't there after a four-game hitting streak. Course much of that had to do with nemesis Jake Westbrook.

The A's send out this lineup against Cliff Lee:

Kendall
Ellis
Bradley
Thomas
Payton
Chavez
Swisher
Kielty
Scutaro

It's kind of unfortunate that the A's have to give Mark Kotsay a night off since he has a .971 OPS against Lee. The rest of the A's lineup? Not so good.

The Indians send out this group:

Sizemore
Michaels
Blake
Martinez
Kouzmanoff
Luna
Choo
Peralta
Gutierrez

This could be Saarloos last turn in the rotation. Maybe ever, if Harden comes back healthy and the A's don't bring Saarloos back next year. He deserves a lot of credit for performing above his head in many ways and it'd be nice for him to walk off the mound a winner. Just pull a Westbrook, Kirk.

The Angels have been outhit in Kansas City 7-2, yet they are winning the game against the Royals 2-1.

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