Rejoice, we get to watch Jesse Hahn tonight instead of Eric Surkamp! Perhaps emulating certain recent events, the front office is launching a surprise attack and taking some big swings in the form of several roster moves:
#Athletics recall Jesse Hahn and Max Muncy from Nashville; option Eric Surkamp to Nashville; place Josh Phegley on the 15-day DL.— #VoteGreenCollar (@Athletics) May 17, 2016
Muncy has been very good in AAA but is unlikely to see heavy usage at least over the next few days due to the preponderance of left-handed starting pitchers the A's will see. Jesse Hahn is mercifully back for another start tonight, and hopefully many more at the big league level this season.
Taking the mound for the Rangers is ace Cole Hamels. He's been good this year, as always - 2.95 ERA, more than 1 strikeout per inning, decent but not great walk rate.
|TEXAS RANGERS||OAKLAND A'S|
|Rougned Odor - 2B||Coco Crisp - DH|
|Ian Desmond - CF||Billy Burns - CF|
|Nomar Mazara - RF||Josh Reddick - RF|
|Adrian Beltre - 3B||Danny Valencia - 3B|
|Prince Fielder - DH||Khris Davis - LF|
|Mitch Moreland - 1B||Billy Butler - 1B|
|Ryan Rua - LF||Marcus Semien - SS|
|Bobby Wilson - C||Chris Coghlan - 2B|
|Hanser Alberto - SS||Matt McBride - C|
|Cole Hamels - LHP||Jesse Hahn - RHP|
Game time is 7:05pm PST. Go A's!