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Open Thread: Game 156 - A's at Angels

With the A's going for the sweep today -- it would be their second road sweep of a division rival in September -- Edgar Gonzalez is trying to break out of a recent slump in which he has sucked for the last seven years. He's opposed by lefty Joe Saunders, who has pitched well since coming off the DL with arm problems he said he first felt in spring training. So you could say that early in the season, Saunders was "meyered" in a slump.

Here are today's lineups, and lookie who's batting 2nd. (Don't look at who's batting 5th if you've eaten recently.)


Oakland Athletics @ Los Angeles Angels

09/27/09 12:35 PM PDT

Oakland Athletics Los Angeles Angels
Rajai Davis - CF Chone Figgins - 3B
Daric Barton - 1B Bobby Abreu - RF
Mark Ellis - 2B Torii Hunter - CF
Nomar Garciaparra - DH Vladimir Guerrero - DH
Bobby Crosby - 3B Kendry Morales - 1B
Matt Carson - RF Juan Rivera - LF
Landon Powell - C Maicer Izturis - 2B
Eric Patterson - LF Mike Napoli - C
Cliff Pennington - SS Erick Aybar - SS