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Open Thread: Game 112 - A's vs. Angels

Well, it's the day after AN Day, which was a rousing success. Thank you to everyone who showed up and participated in all the fun, and thank you to Travis Buck, who made sure the game went into the 'W' column for the Athletics.

Today's game boasts one great pitching matchup: Danny Haren against John Lackey. I want Oakland to beat Lackey badly, and not just because it would be nice to win the series.

I am driving back to Los Angeles, so monkeyball will be on board to take you the rest of the way.




Figgins 3B
Cabrera SS
Tepes RF
Anderson LF
Mathews CF
Kotchman 1B
Izturis 2B
Quinlan DH
Mathis C

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

Murphy a late scratch; Furmaniak in at SS 3B, Suzuki moves up a slot.