Good evening, happy Friday and welcome to another gorgeous night of Oakland Athletics baseball! I have just returned from a whirlwind tour from ballparks on the East Coast, visiting PNC in Pittsburgh, Citizens Bank in Philadelphia and Camden Yards in Baltimore, as well as the Hall of Fame. Wrap up and pictures to follow in a subsequent post, but it was absolutely terrific.
Now I'm home, and we join the A's in this opening series, featuring a very different lineup than we started the season with. Chris Bassit will try to get another win for his campaign tonight.
Here are your lineups:
|TAMPA BAY RAYS||OAKLAND A'S|
|John Jaso - DH||Billy Burns - CF|
|Grady Sizemore - RF||Mark Canha - 1B|
|Evan Longoria - 3B||Danny Valencia - 3B|
|James Loney - 1B||Josh Phegley - C|
|Logan Forsythe - 2B||Jake Smolinski - RF|
|Asdrubal Cabrera - SS||Brett Lawrie - 2B|
|Desmond Jennings - LF||Billy Butler - DH|
|Kevin Kiermaier - CF||Coco Crisp - LF|
|Curt Casali - C||Marcus Semien - SS|
|Drew Smyly - LHP||Chris Bassitt - RHP|
LET'S GO OAK-LAND!