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Open Thread: Game 153 - A's vs. Rangers

Brett Anderson takes the mound for the A's in the final game of the season against the Rangers. Anderson is trying to get his W/L record above .500 to end the year; he is currently 10-10. He's had probably the best season of the A's pitchers, and looks to continue to build for next season with his last two starts.

According to

Anderson, who is 7-3 with a 3.10 ERA over his past 10 starts, credits the advanced workout environment of the Majors for keeping him strong throughout the grind of his longest professional season. He's thrown 164 2/3 innings, up from 105 in two Minor League stops last year.

Barring a pretty miraculous finish, the A's themselves won't get to .500, but Anderson has been a very bright spot in a very long season.

The usual crew is batting today (Powell for Suzuki)...except...wait for it...who's that?


I hope he goes 4-4 with a couple of homeruns. 5-5 if the A's score a lot.



Texas Rangers @ Oakland Athletics

09/24/09 12:35 PM PDT

Texas Rangers Oakland Athletics
Ian Kinsler - 2B Adam Kennedy - 3B
Elvis Andrus - SS Rajai Davis - CF
David Murphy - LF Ryan Sweeney - RF
Andruw Jones - DH Jack Cust - DH
Hank Blalock - 1B Landon Powell - C
Marlon Byrd - CF Daric Barton - 1B
Chris Davis - 3B Eric Patterson - 2B
Taylor Teagarden - C Travis Buck - LF
Craig Gentry - RF Cliff Pennington - SS