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Open Thread: Game 152 - A's vs. Angels

After last night's awesome, very satisfying come-back win (well, all except the part where our Ziggy got hit by Teixeira; who is no longer a favorite of mine), the A's look to sweep (yes, I said SWEEP!) the Angels, and take the season series, if you can believe it.

Shoddy defense by the Angels helped ice the game in bottom of the ninth last night for the A's, and while I understand being done with the season, I was still shocked at the poor play shown from a team headed to the playoffs, especially from Anderson. I hope it continues.

Josh Outman will get another start this afternoon, following his very nice starting debut against Texas last week, where he went five innings and got the win. The A's will be facing Joe Saunders, one of the few pitchers that they were able to hit in the terrible month of August.

September is a whole new month for the green and gold, as the A's have won seven out of ten games, and look for their fifth straight in today's contest. They certainly have been more fun to watch, and there are promising signs for next season and beyond.

2008 - Josh Outman 1-0 3.86 1.32 6 2

2008 - Joe Saunders 15-7 3.65 1.24 90 50


Los Angeles Angels @ Oakland Athletics

09/18/08 12:35 PM PDT

Los Angeles Angels Oakland Athletics
Reggie Willits - LF Rajai Davis - CF
Gary Matthews - RF Aaron Cunningham - LF
Mark Teixeira - DH Kurt Suzuki - C
Torii Hunter - CF Emil Brown - DH
Robb Quinlan - 3B Chris Denorfia - RF
Kendry Morales - 1B Bobby Crosby - SS
Mike Napoli - C Cliff Pennington - 2B
Brandon Wood - SS Jack Hannahan - 3B
Sean Rodriguez - 2B Jeff Baisley - 1B