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Open Thread: Game 133 - Twins at A's

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Fresh off a completely unexpected series win in Anaheim this week, the A's are at it again a day later, taking on the Minnesota Twins tonight in Oakland.

Taking the mound for the green and gold tonight will be Dana Eveland, mentioned positively in the Wolff interview, and looking to repeat his excellent performace last week against Seattle. Eveland spent a couple of weeks in the minors recently, working on his windup, and he is hoping that the effort will pay off again tonight.

The A's "offense" will be facing RHP Nick Blackburn, who is looking to continue the Twins' push for the AL Central lead. They are just a game out, and very much in the hunt. In other words, they will be playing hard.

That won't be a problem for our fearless crew, as the A's audition for the role of spoiler tonight. Late breaking news shows Carlos Gonzalez actually back at AAA and Sweeney, R reactivated.


Lineup

Minnesota Twins @ Oakland Athletics

08/28/08 7:05 PM PDT

Minnesota Twins Oakland Athletics
Denard Span - RF Rajai Davis - CF
Alexi Casilla - 2B Bobby Crosby - SS
Joe Mauer - C Jack Cust - LF
Justin Morneau - 1B Frank Thomas - DH
Randy Ruiz - DH Ryan Sweeney - RF
Delmon Young - LF Daric Barton - 1B
Brendan Harris - 3B Jack Hannahan - 3B
Nick Punto - SS Rob Bowen - C
Carlos Gomez - CF Eric Patterson - 2B


LET'S GO OAK-LAND!