Happy Friday, and welcome to your customary Friday night drinking thread! Even if your drink of choice is kale-cucumber lemonade since it's exactly 100 degrees outside and I'm at work, we can still have fun splashing around in the game thread, enjoying early summer weather.
The A's will be sending Dan Straily to the mound in tonight's contest, facing off against Clay Buchholz. From MLB.com:
Straily is part of an A's rotation that exited Wednesday with an American League-best 2.85 ERA, despite the club losing Jarrod Parker and A.J. Griffin to Tommy John surgery.
So apparently, Griffin did have TJ surgery. File that under "Wow, we saw that coming, even when it was called elbow surgery".
The A's lineup tonight is Derek/Daric-less, but it is heavy on the Moss and Jaso. Crisp and Cespedes are both in, and Jed Lowrie will get a crack against his former team.
Here are your lineups:
|OAKLAND A'S||BOSTON RED SOX|
|Coco Crisp - CF||Dustin Pedroia - 2B|
|Jed Lowrie - SS||Shane Victorino - RF|
|Josh Donaldson - 3B||David Ortiz - DH|
|Brandon Moss - 1B||Mike Napoli - 1B|
|Yoenis Cespedes - LF||Grady Sizemore - LF|
|A. Callaspo - DH||Xander Bogaerts - SS|
|Josh Reddick - RF||A.J. Pierzynski - C|
|John Jaso - C||W. Middlebrooks - 3B|
|Eric Sogard - 2B||Jackie Bradley - CF|
|Dan Straily - RHP||Clay Buchholz - RHP|
LET'S GO OAK-LAND!