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Open Thread: Game 45 - A's vs. Giants

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Let's burst that bubble one more time!
Let's burst that bubble one more time!

The A's try to sweep their way over .500 today at the expense of a Giants team that is struggling to score runs more than the A's are -- and that's saying something.

Oakland sends Ben Sheets to the mound against the talented but inconsistent Jonathan Sanchez. Coco Crisp is not in the starting lineup, with a "chest muscle owie" -- because the hamstring and finger apparently weren't enough so far this season for Coco -- and Ryan Sweeney has the day off, giving him two days of rest in a row for his aching knees.

Enter Adam Rosales: Super utility-man! Rosales, who shone at 3B yesterday, takes his first shot at playing LF. We call this "Zobristing" and hopefully Rosales can excel again today.


San Francisco Giants @ Oakland Athletics

05/23/10 1:05 PM PDT

San Francisco Giants Oakland Athletics
Andres Torres - RF Rajai Davis - CF
Freddy Sanchez - 2B Daric Barton - 1B
Pablo Sandoval - 3B Kurt Suzuki - C
Aubrey Huff - 1B Kevin Kouzmanoff - 3B
Juan Uribe - DH Adam Rosales - LF
Aaron Rowand - CF Mark Ellis - 2B
Edgar Renteria - SS Jake Fox - DH
John Bowker - LF Gabe Gross - RF
Eli Whiteside - C Cliff Pennington - SS