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Open Game Thread: Game 131 - A's at Anaheim

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Well the game is pretty much meaningless in the grand scheme of things, but I still love beating the Angels if we can. It's not news, but I can't stand that team.

Any way, the A's send Dallas Braden to the mound and I think Braden has actually been pretty good this time in the rotation. Maybe it's just because my expectations haven't been terribly high for him, but he's looked good to me even if his results haven't shown it. His splits in August aren't good.

Here are his stats for the year:


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2008 - Dallas Braden 3-3 15 6 0 0 0 0 49.2 50 25 25 5 19 34 4.53 1.39

The A's face Spicoli tonight in Jered Weaver. Ironically, Weaver has a similar ERA to Braden right now. Course he has a career ERA under three against the Oakland A's offense. Not that that's a shock or anything. Here are his stats for the year:


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2008 - Jered Weaver 10-9 25 25 0 0 0 0 147.0 147 76 73 19 44 119 4.47 1.30

The lineups tonight are as follows:


Lineup

Oakland Athletics @ Los Angeles Angels

08/25/08 7:05 PM PDT

Oakland Athletics Los Angeles Angels
Eric Patterson - 2B Chone Figgins - 3B
Bobby Crosby - SS Erick Aybar - SS
Jack Cust - LF Mark Teixeira - 1B
Frank Thomas - DH Torii Hunter - CF
Kurt Suzuki - C Juan Rivera - LF
Jack Hannahan - 3B Howie Kendrick - 2B
Emil Brown - RF Gary Matthews - RF
Carlos Gonzalez - CF Robb Quinlan - DH
Daric Barton - 1B Mike Napoli - C


The best news? We're a week away from September call-ups. I wonder who we shall see before the end of the year.

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