Aiming for a split in the series Oakland sends its warrior, Dallas Braden, to the mound against Sergio Mitre, who is the Yanks' choice to fill in for injured Chien-Ming Wang because Phil Hughes has discovered dominance in the bullpen. Last time the A's played a getaway game in the Bronx, the game went 14 innings before the A's
ran out of gas ran out Giese.
With a RHP on the mound, the A's are back to the Barton/Patterson lineup most fans want to see as Oakland tries to use the second half of the 2009 season to find out what they have.
07/26/09 10:05 AM PDT
|Oakland Athletics||New York Yankees|
|Adam Kennedy - 3B||Derek Jeter - SS|
|Orlando Cabrera - SS||Johnny Damon - LF|
|Scott Hairston - LF||Mark Teixeira - 1B|
|Jack Cust - DH||Jorge Posada - C|
|Kurt Suzuki - C||Hideki Matsui - DH|
|Ryan Sweeney - RF||Nick Swisher - RF|
|Daric Barton - 1B||Robinson Cano - 2B|
|Mark Ellis - 2B||Melky Cabrera - CF|
|Eric Patterson - CF||Cody Ransom - 3B|