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Game Thread: A's @ Angels Game 12

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Angels and Athletics square off again at Angel Stadium in the cultural heart of northeastern Orange County, Anaheim! The A's offense has been non-existant. Let's put it into perspective for a minute:

Stat

AL Rank

MLB Rank

Runs Per Game (2.55)

14th

29th

Offensive WAR (-0.1)

14th

29th

Batting Average (.198)

14th

29th

On Base Percentage (.265)

14th

29th

Slugging Percentage (.263)

14th

29th

Weighted On Base Average (.258)

14th

28th

Weighted Runs Created Plus (64)

14th

28th

Isolated Power (.110)

14th

26th

Yes ladies and gentlemen, dead last in every category. National League teams spare them from the worst mark in any given category but of course they only have eight true hitters - so for the most part 8/9 hitters beat the A's full nine.

The A's face Dan Haren, not a pitcher to break a slump against, with this lineup:

Tyson Ross takes the hill for the A's making his first start of 2012. The Angels he will try to keep at bay and keep under 2.55 runs a game to give them a hope of winning are:

Share comments, concerns, etc in the comments! Enjoy the game and feel free to post videos of you in a batting cage. If you are lucky you just may hit fourth for the A's before the week is through!