clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Open Thread: Game 92 - A's at Minnesota

New, comments

Well, it's certainly getting harder and harder to introduce A's games these days, and it's no wonder. It's hard to see the season going down in flames, right before your eyes, as we all look for the one game that will put it all out of reach, even for the most optimistic.

Baseball Prospectus puts it like this:

The A’s...this is the worst A’s team since Billy Beane took over. The A’s are squandering a great year from their rotation, and it's because every veteran hitter they have is terrible, injured or both. Jason Kendall is the worst regular in the majors, Eric Chavez has continued to disappoint, and Mark Kotsay is alternately brutal and unavailable. Bobby Crosby has failed to develop at all, probaby due to the time he missed with injuries. This is a terrible offensive team; all it does is draw walks and hit a few home runs, and that may be the strangest sentence I’ve written in 12 years of doing this.

Today is the A's best chance to win their first game in quite a while. Danny Haren takes the mound against Boof Bonser in what we all hope is a win to start a magical streak. I don't know what else to say.

Lineups

Minnesota

Castillo
Bartlett
Mauer
Cuddyer
Morneau
Redmond
Kubel
Tyner
Punto

Oakland

Buck, RF
Stewart, LF
Swisher, 1B
Chavez, 3B
Johnson, DH
Kotsay, CF
Ellis, 2B
Crosby, SS
Kendall, C

LET'S GO OAK-LAND!