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Open Thread: Game 162 - A's vs. Angels

Dang -- it's only the National Anthem and the Angels are already into the A's bullpen. Meanwhile, Joe Saunders makes his final tuneup of the regular season, next to be seen if there's a Game 4 in the ALDS with Boston.

I remember Game 162 four years ago, when I decided not to bother to listen to the post-game wrap-up with all its "blah blah blah tell me stuff I already knew because I watched the whole season blah blah blah thanks to our engineers and the guy who runs the press box elevator blah blah blah," not realizing that I would never again hear Bill King on the air. So perhaps today is a day to cherish -- cherish the fact that there is still A's baseball one more time, and cherish anything that might be unknowingly cherishable for the last time.

Sorry I can't post the lineups, but I'm at my school's annual "Let's make Nico miss part of the last A's game of the season" picnic, always scheduled for the first Sunday in October. I'll give you a hint, though, about the lineups: The A's have really bad hitters 5-9. And 1-4 ain't too hot, neither.

(Edit by Flashfire: here are the lineups)


Los Angeles Angels @ Oakland Athletics

10/04/09 1:05 PM PDT

Los Angeles Angels Oakland Athletics
Chone Figgins - 3B Rajai Davis - CF
Bobby Abreu - DH Mark Ellis - 2B
Torii Hunter - CF Kurt Suzuki - C
Juan Rivera - LF Nomar Garciaparra - DH
Kendry Morales - 1B Bobby Crosby - 3B
Howie Kendrick - 2B Daric Barton - 1B
Gary Matthews - RF Matt Carson - RF
Mike Napoli - C Eric Patterson - LF
Erick Aybar - SS Cliff Pennington - SS