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Open Game Thread: Game 113 - A's at Texas

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The A's go south to take on the Rangers with Dallas Braden on the mound. Braden has a 1-6 record and a 5.28 ERA. He faces old A's farmhand John Rheinecker who is sporting a 1-0 record and a 5.74 ERA.

Braden has gotten better and better from month to month. We'll see if he continues to grow. Texas can be murder on the most experienced pitcher so we'll see if the rookie wilts.

The A's starting lineup looks like this:

Buck
Stewart
Swisher
Piazza
Ellis
Johnson
Scutaro
Murphy
Suzuki

Cust was awesome yesterday, so it's tough to see why he was out of the lineup, but at the same time, Geren is dealing with too many players and not enough positions to play them in.

The Rangers lineup looks like this:

Kinsler
Vazquez
Young
Sosa
Byrd
Cruz
Botts
Saltalamacchia
Laird

It's kind of nice to face the Rangers and not have to worry about Teixeira anymore. And man, they traded for a guy whose name is tough to spell. I know I'm one to complain considering my last name but sheesh!

I just want the A's to keep beating the Rangers. I don't really want to be the team that goes from first to last.

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