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Open Thread: Game 117 - A's at Detroit

Quite frankly, I wouldn't at all mind seeing another slugfest today.

Sure, it's nice to see Haren up there on the pitching leaderboard (albeit a little glum to watch his ERA making a steady creep upward).

And, yes, yes, there is the classic beauty of a pitchers' duel with outstanding defense and tension in every inning, blah blah blah.

But we're in garbage time so far as the A's season goes, and I want to see me some runs!

Plus, I want to keep Haren from winning the Cy to keep him affordable.

Who am I kidding? Haren vs Verlander? Should be a nailbiter.

The A's send out essentially the same lineup as yesterday (with Kotsay bumped down a notch).



Buck RF
Stewart LF
Swisher 1B
Cust DH
Ellis 2B
Scutaro 3B
Kotsay CF
Murphy SS
Suzuki C


Granderson CF
Polanco 2B
Sheffield DH
Ordonez RF
Guillen SS
Rodriguez C
Casey 1B
Thames LF
Inge 3B