Good afternoon and Happy Friday to all as we head into the last weekend of baseball before the break. The A's are in Houston, playing the Astros, and have already taken the first game of the 4-game series and will look to ensure at least a split tonight. Taking the mound will be Daniel Mengden, in his hometown, so expect some cheering for the rookie in green and gold. The Astros starter, right-handed pitcher Collin McHugh, has pitched incredibly well against the A's in his six appearances, so the lineup will look to solve him tonight.
Meanwhile, you don't see this every day:
Crisp decided not to appeal because he says he deserves one game suspension.— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) July 8, 2016
Here are your lineups:
|OAKLAND A'S||HOUSTON ASTROS|
|Jed Lowrie - 2B||George Springer - RF|
|Khris Davis - LF||Marwin Gonzalez - 2B|
|Josh Reddick - RF||Jose Altuve - DH|
|Danny Valencia - 3B||Carlos Correa - SS|
|Stephen Vogt - C||Luis Valbuena - 3B|
|Billy Butler - DH||Carlos Gomez - CF|
|Yonder Alonso - 1B||A.J. Reed - 1B|
|Marcus Semien - SS||Jake Marisnick - LF|
|Billy Burns - CF||Jason Castro - C|
|Daniel Mengden - RHP||Collin McHugh - RHP|
LET'S GO OAK-LAND!