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Open Thread: Game 42 - A's at Cleveland

Good morning AN!!!!

Welcome to the Game Thread, Really Early Edition, where our 2008 Oakland A's try to break the Indians' impressive scoreless innings streak with a little offense! The A's will send out Greg Smith as the sacrificial lamb starting pitcher today against the Indians' bats, looking for a little thing called 'run support'.

I'm tired of wasting great pitching performances on our offense. It's annoying. I'd like some runs today, please.

And if nothing else, we can keep the announcers quiet about how good Cleveland is and how lucky the A's have been. You know, with the whole scoring 6, 6, 9, and 7 runs against the Indians in our previous 2 series' wins. That kind of lucky.

Grab your coffee, warm up your fingers, and get ready to root the A's on to victory!


Oakland Athletics @ Cleveland Indians

05/15/08 9:05 AM PDT

Oakland Athletics Cleveland Indians
Rajai Davis - CF Grady Sizemore - CF
Daric Barton - 1B Jhonny Peralta - SS
Emil Brown - RF Ben Francisco - LF
Frank Thomas - DH Ryan Garko - 1B
Jack Cust - LF Travis Hafner - DH
Bobby Crosby - SS Franklin Gutierrez - RF
Jack Hannahan - 3B Kelly Shoppach - C
Donnie Murphy - 2B Jamey Carroll - 2B
Rob Bowen - C Andy Marte - 3B