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Open Thread: Game 84 -- Arizona Diamondbacks at Oakland Athletics

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We could be facing this guy... but instead...
We could be facing this guy... but instead...

I cannot believe it, but the A's won a game. And Rich Harden pitched! That is unbelievable! I mean, think about that for a second. Two, extremely rare events occurring simultaneously! A's winning a game AND Rich Harden being alive!


Onward!


The A's take on the snakes again for the second straight day (in Soviet Russia, the day is curved), with Josh Outman and Joe Saunders facing off. What is interesting is that this might be one of the last few starts for Outman, who would presumably be ousted from the rotation once McCarthy and Ross are back.


Saunders, as everyone is familiar with, is a former Slegna and the "Prize" from the theft that was Dan Haren from the DBacks. After giving up so much to get Haren in the first place, signing him to another team friendly deal on top of his other team friendly deal, and getting several great years out of him, I am still shocked that the Dbacks, based only on a spotty ERA, (but not peripherals), dumped him for nothing... to the hated Slegna... sigh... Oh how I wish we could have traded for him instead....


Game starts at 6 Pacific!


Current Series

Athletics lead the series 1-0

Fri 07/01 WP: Rich Harden (1 - 0)
SV: Andrew Bailey
LP: Josh Collmenter (4 - 5)
5 - 4 win

Arizona Diamondbacks
@ Oakland Athletics

Saturday, Jul 2, 2011, 6:05 PM PDT
Overstock.com Coliseum

Joe Saunders vs Josh Outman

Clear. Winds blowing out to right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 75.

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Sun 07/03 1:05 PM PDT