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Open Game Thread - Game 57: A's @ Rangers


Oakland Athletics @ Texas Rangers

06/01/08 12:05 PM PDT

Oakland Athletics Texas Rangers
Jack Hannahan - 3B Ian Kinsler - 2B
Bobby Crosby - SS Michael Young - SS
Jack Cust - LF Josh Hamilton - RF
Eric Chavez - DH Milton Bradley - DH
Mark Ellis - 2B David Murphy - LF
Travis Buck - RF Gerald Laird - C
Carlos Gonzalez - CF Marlon Byrd - CF
Daric Barton - 1B Chris Shelton - 1B
Kurt Suzuki - C Travis Metcalf - 3B

The A's go up against Scott "The Befuddler" Feldman today in Arlington in an attempt to avert the sweep and break their 4-game losing streak. Greg "Insert Nickname Here" Smith takes the mound for the A's.

For the life of me, I can't understand why or how the Rangers are right on our tails. (Seattle I expected to be pretty bad, albeit not this bad.) This being the Internet, I have three options for explaining the Rangers' success: I could research the Rangers' stats thoroughly, I could contact Rangers bloggers, or I could just pull a guess out of my ass.

This being a half hour before game time, I think I'll go with the latter option.

The Rangers, obviously, are winning games due to their recently sworn undying devotion to Beelzebub, Lord of the Flies.

As for the A's, their souls (or at least those of the batters) are still simon-pure. Barton is back in the lineup, while Chavvy gets half a day off by DH'ing.

Go A's!