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Open Thread: A's at San Diego - Is it Getting Crowded in Here?

We really need to stop meeting like this.

I mean, this makes it three nights in a row, and, well, maybe we should slow things down a bit. Don't fret, AN. It's not you. It's me.

Two teams currently residing in the lower region of their respective divisions face off tonight as the A's slide further south on their nine-game tour through National League parks to take on the Padres.

Neither club has enjoyed much success in interleague play thus far; the A's are 2-7, and the Pads 1-5 in '09. San Diego snapped a thirteen-game losing streak against American League teams with an extra-inning win over Seattle last night.

Am I wrong, or have the Padres not been the same since:


Since you're here, I might as well provide the lineups. But the Cheeze-Its are mine.


Oakland Athletics @ San Diego Padres

06/19/09 7:05 PM PDT

Oakland Athletics San Diego Padres
Adam Kennedy - 2B Tony Gwynn - CF
Kurt Suzuki - C David Eckstein - 2B
Jack Cust - RF Adrian Gonzalez - 1B
Matt Holliday - LF Kevin Kouzmanoff - 3B
Jason Giambi - 1B Chase Headley - LF
Orlando Cabrera - SS Edgar Gonzalez - RF
Bobby Crosby - 3B Eliezer Alfonzo - C
Rajai Davis - CF Wade LeBlanc - P
Josh Outman - P Everth Cabrera - SS