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Open Thread: Game 121 - Tampa Bay Rays at Oakland Athletics

So we meet again. The Rays and the A's do it all over again tonight with the pitching duel of Vin Mazzaro against Jeremy Hellickson, who is looking for his fourth win in as many starts. He's 3-0 with a 1.35 ERA, which means the A's should have no problem scoring some runs, right?


Sorry. Where was I? Oh yes, the game. Vin Mazzaro has pitched well, but hasn't really received any run support as of late; he hasn't won a game since July 24th. He's hoping to see a game like last night's.

In other news, the A's placed Conor Jackson on the DL today, recalling Jeff Larish from AAA. In case you're keeping score, that's the 23rd time the A's have used the DL on the season.

We have a Buck sighting tonight!

Here are your lineups:


Tampa Bay Rays @ Oakland Athletics

08/20/10 7:05 PM PDT

Tampa Bay Rays Oakland Athletics
John Jaso - C Coco Crisp - CF
Ben Zobrist - 2B Daric Barton - 1B
Carl Crawford - LF Kurt Suzuki - C
Evan Longoria - 3B Jack Cust - DH
Carlos Pena - 1B Kevin Kouzmanoff - 3B
Matt Joyce - RF Rajai Davis - LF
Willy Aybar - DH Travis Buck - RF
B.J. Upton - CF Steven Tolleson - 2B
Jason Bartlett - SS Cliff Pennington - SS