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Open Thread: Game 158 - A's at Angels

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David DeJesus responds to a standing ovation, after he sets the record for "most HRs by a player whose season was utterly disappointing".
David DeJesus responds to a standing ovation, after he sets the record for "most HRs by a player whose season was utterly disappointing".

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Having ended the Angels' division hopes last night, tonight the A's take aim at the wild card. Guillermo Moscoso, whose middle name is, "drive to deep left-center field...but it's playable..." faces off against Jerome Williams, who has 3 wins since 2005 and who also has 3 wins since August 21st.

The A's enter play 20 games back with 5 to play, causing the more stat-minded folks to predict Oakland will miss the playoffs this year. Others simply eyeball the starting lineups, notice that Cliff Pennington is batting 6th, and laugh. Or cry. Or both.

Speaking of which, Baseball Press seems to believe that the lineups will look a lot like this:

UPDATE, 6:06pm: Pennington has been scratched (possibly due to fan laughter). Move Suzuki, Allen, and Sizemore up, and Eric Sogard is at SS, batting 9th.