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Open Thread: Game 4 - A's at Anaheim

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The A's and Chad Gaudin (Nico, you get your wish) take on the undefeated Angels and Joe Saunders. Saunders has started two games in his career against Oakland and has an 8.22 career ERA. Righties have a .752 OPS against Saunders and lefties have a .678 OPS against. You know what that means? It means Klown Power time!

Here is the A's lineup:

Kendall
Stewart
Bradley
Piazza
Chavez
Swisher
Kielty
Ellis
Scutaro

Gaudin has started a grand total of 10 games. He's got an 8.42 ERA as a starter and we all know that he has an issue with walking batters. Thankfully, the Angels aren't exactly known as a patient team so perhaps that will work to Gaudin's advantage tonight.

The Angels lineup he faces looks like this:

Matthews
Cabrera
Guerrero
Anderson
Kotchman
Kendrick
Izturis
Molina
Willits

This is the first of a four game set where the pitching matchups don't look good for the A's.

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