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Spring Game Thread #1: Oakland A's vs. San Francisco Giants

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THE CACTUS LEAGUE IS HERE!!

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

I just stayed up really late writing about Jim Johnson for no good reason, probably because I'm really excited that the Cactus League is starting and baseball baseball baseball baseball. So, I don't have much to say to preview this game except the following:

1. Yes, we will be having another Game Thread competition this spring for any aspiring writers out there. More info in the coming days.

2. Buck Mills is starting, because he's on our team again. Dolla Dolla Mills Y'all!

3. There will be several A's players in this game who you have never heard of, unless you carefully scoured Jeremy's position player intro post yesterday. (see link below)

4. You guys, Ben Zobrist is on the A's now. Zorilla!

5. The game is radio only today. On terrestrial radio, the game is on KNBR 680 with the regular San Francisco Giants broadcasters. For the A's, game audio is online, for free, by visiting athletics.com and clicking on the listen link, or going to the audio link on Gameday. Mobile users will have to subscribe to MLB At Bat.

6. Jeremy has you covered with everything you need to know entering Oakland's 2015 Cactus League season:

How to watch: TV and radio info for first week of A's spring games
Meet the A's: Position players
Meet the A's: Pitchers

Lineups:


Lineup

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS OAKLAND ATHLETICS
1. Nori Aoki - CF 1. Craig Gentry - RF
2. Joe Panik - 2B 2. Marcus Semien - SS
3. Casey McGehee- 3B 3. Ben Zobrist - 2B
4. Justin Maxwell - LF 4. Billy Butler - 1B
5. Brandon Belt - 1B 5. Brett Lawrie - 3B
6. Andrew Susac - C 6. Nate Freiman - DH
7. Adam Duvall - DH 7. Mark Canha - LF
8. Juan Perez - RF 8. Josh Phegley - C
9. Joaquin Arias - SS 9. Sam Fuld - CF
P. Madison Bumgarner - LHP P. Brad Mills - LHP


Play ball!

UPDATE: You can watch the game, one camera only, with park audio at this link.