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Game Thread 90: A's vs. Rangers

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The secret to Colon's two-seamer movement: telekenesis
The secret to Colon's two-seamer movement: telekenesis

After the offensive explosion over the weekend in Minnesota, the A's look to continue their hot streak tonight against the Rangers and their Texas-sized offense. Indeed, the A's NEED to keep up the pace if they hope to even split this series.

Tonight, it's a battle of previously-awesome pitchers who are in the twilight of their careers. Roy Oswalt has been pretty pedestrian so far in his pseudo-retirement tour in homage to Roger Clemens: 3.89 FIP and averaging only 5+ IP per start. Bartolo Colon hasn't been much better (3.99 FIP) but has already banked 104 IP despite being 4 years older. Indeed, tonight's matchup seems to favor Oakland given that A's killer Colby Lewis is up tomorrow.

Lineups, courtesy of baseballpress.com. Looks like we have Reddick in CF and Carter at 1B again.


Next Game

Texas Rangers
@ Oakland Athletics

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012, 7:05 PM PDT
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Roy Oswalt vs Bartolo Colon

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing out to right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 65.

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