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Open Thread: Game 30 - A's at Angels

30 games already? Really? Wasn't it just yesterday we were acting like insomniacs, rooting on our A's as they played in Japan? Sure seems like it.

With a surprising 17-12 March and April behind them, the A's start their May play this evening against their rival LA Angels, looking to gain a split of the four-game series. True to form, after drubbing the Angels on Monday in a 14-2 romp, the A's bats have fallen silent, scoring only one run over the last two nights. Given the team's May records over the last few years, we're hoping this is not a sign of things to come...

To leave town with a victory, the A's are sending Justin Duchscherer to the mound with a 1-1 record and a sporty 2.70 ERA, to take on righty Nick Adenhart, who was called up from the Angels' AAA Salt Lake affiliate, after starting the minor league campaign with a 4-0 record and an 0.87 ERA. Tonight's game is Adenhart's major league debut. No pressure, rookie!

Lineups:

Your 2008 Oakland Athletics

Suzuki (C)
Ellis (2B)
Barton (1B)
Thomas (DH)
Brown (RF)
Cust (LF)
Crosby (SS)
Hannahan (3B)
Sweeney (CF)

Their 2008 LA Angels

Figgins (2B)
Matthews (CF)
Guerrero (RF)
Kotchman (1B)
Hunter (DH)
Anderson (LF)
Quinlan (3B)
Napoli (C)
Aybar (SS)