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Open Game Thread: Game 106 - A's vs. Tigers

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The A's and Joe Blanton with his 8-7 record and 3.69 ERA take on ALCS opponent the Detroit Tigers and Jordan Tata who will be making his first major league start.

I'd really like it if Joe could get a good start with Suzuki catching. There seems to be something in Blanton's mind about not having his Kendall security blanket dropping the fingers behind the plate.

The A's starting lineup looks like this:

Buck
Stewart
Swisher
Piazza
Ellis
Scutaro
Kotsay
Murphy
Suzuki

Interesting that DJ isn't in the lineup again with the deadline being tomorrow. One thing is for sure, you have to imagine Bobby Kielty will at least be moving on even if Billy can't find a suitable deal for the other players.

The Tigers lineup, which is one of the scariest in all of baseball, looks like this:

Granderson
Polanco
Sheffield
Ordonez
Guillen
Rodriguez
Casey
Monroe
Inge

I know batting average isn't always a good indication of a player's value, but 1-7 in the Tigers lineup is close to .300 or over with Pudge being the low man at .284. Wow, can you see me drooling over the offense from here?

Any way, the game is kind of secondary tonight to refreshing AN tonight and waiting to see if OaklandA23 posts a Beane move before you see it anywhere else.

LET'S GO A'S!!!!!! LET'S GO A'S FRONT OFFICE - MAKE THIS TEAM BETTER FOR 2008!!!!