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Open Thread: Game 117 - A's vs. White Sox

Coming off one of his best starts in the season's second half -- and breaking a string of 3 starts in a row in which he had allowed at least 5 ER -- Trevor Cahill tries to keep the ball in the park against a White Sox team that is gifted at leaving the yard. Cahill is opposed by lefty John Danks, whose last 5 starts have gone W, L, W, L, W. Sorry, John, and danks in advance.

I'll be at the game today, but that's ok because the A's aren't 2-13 when I attend, right 67MARQUEZ? Right. In fact, the only time I've seen Cahill pitch in person, he took a no-hitter into the 7th inning. (What? The A's lost that game 1-0? Bummer.)


Chicago White Sox @ Oakland Athletics

08/16/09 1:05 PM PDT

Chicago White Sox Oakland Athletics
Scott Podsednik - LF Adam Kennedy - 3B
Gordon Beckham - 3B Rajai Davis - CF
Jermaine Dye - RF Kurt Suzuki - C
Jim Thome - DH Scott Hairston - LF
Alex Rios - CF Nomar Garciaparra - DH
A.J. Pierzynski - C Bobby Crosby - SS
Alexei Ramirez - SS Tommy Everidge - 1B
Mark Kotsay - 1B Mark Ellis - 2B
Jayson Nix - 2B Aaron Cunningham - RF