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Game Thread #71: Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Athletics

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Welcome y'all, and I hope the hangover from last night's disaster has at least somewhat worn off.

Today Jered Weaver (4-7 4.65) will be facing off against Brett Anderson's little brother, Jesse Hahn (4-5, 3.62). Weaver's been having a bit of a nightmare season so far, and maybe his low-80s fastball is finally catching up with him. That low-80s heat is resulting in a absolutely staggering 1.58 HRs allowed per 9 innings. He's only striking out 4.45 per 9, so he doesn't even have that going for him. During his last three starts, he has a 6.64 ERA. Being Jered Weaver right now is hard.

Jesse Hahn is doing great though! With a 3.62 ERA and a 3.35 FIP, he's cementing himself as a mid-rotation anchor, something the team can rely on. He's coming off a quality start win in San Diego.

If you want to read more about the Angels, Jeremy Koo's great preview about this is here. I'm not sure why you'd want to read more about baseball, considering that baseball is super dumb, but hey, you do you.

Here are the lineups.

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<tr><td class="td-last td-name">Efren Navarro - LF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Billy Burns - CF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Kole Calhoun - RF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Marcus Semien - SS</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Mike Trout - CF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Stephen Vogt - DH</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Albert Pujols - 1B</td><td class="td-first td-name">Ben Zobrist - LF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Erick Aybar - SS</td><td class="td-first td-name">Josh Reddick - RF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Johnny Giavotella - 2B</td><td class="td-first td-name">Ike Davis - 1B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Matt Joyce - DH</td><td class="td-first td-name">Brett Lawrie - 3B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Kyle Kubitza - 3B</td><td class="td-first td-name">Josh Phegley - C</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Carlos Perez - C</td><td class="td-first td-name">Eric Sogard - 2B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name"></td><td class="td-first td-name"></td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Jered Weaver - RHP</td><td class="td-first td-name">Jesse Hahn - RHP</td></tr></tbody>

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