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Game Thread #47: A's at Mariners

The A's try and take game two of this three game set against division leading Seattle.

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Good evening A's fans. Welcome to those of you not watching the literal or figurative nut kicking that is the Warriors series.

In a borderline do or die series, the A's took game one last night in convincing fashion. Rich Hill pitched 8 shutout innings, continuing his riveting story, Ace from the Ashes. Kendall Graveman gets the nod tonight, hoping to get similar results in spite of being nothing like Hill. Can Graveman find that early season form, be the pitcher we all know he's capable of being?

In the everyone is broken, so here's your hilarious starter that shouldn't be starting edition, Jake Smolinski starts another game against a righty while Coco Crisp starts his 7th straight game in spite of being really old. Yay, injuries!

Today's Lineups

Coco Crisp - LF Leonys Martin - CF
Billy Burns - CF Seth Smith - RF
Stephen Vogt - C Robinson Cano - 2B
Danny Valencia - 3B Nelson Cruz - DH
Khris Davis - DH Kyle Seager - 3B
Yonder Alonso - 1B Adam Lind - 1B
Marcus Semien - SS Chris Iannetta - C
Chris Coghlan - 2B Shawn O'Malley - SS
Jake Smolinski - RF Norichika Aoki - LF
Kendall Graveman - RHP Nate Karns - RHP

First pitch is at 7:05pm. Let's go A's!